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Totara Flats Hut

Totara Flats

Totara Flats

On the track to Powell Hut in the Tararuas. Totara Flats in the distance   More ▶︎
Totara Creek

Totara Creek

View from hut looking north.The Creek joins the Waiohine River.   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut

Totara Flats Hut

The new hut at Totata Flats, in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut - Sat 12 Dec Heavy Rain

Totara Flats Hut - Sat 12 Dec Heavy Rain

Shot on a recent overnight trip into Totara Flats. Our first attempt to leave via Totara Creek was aborted as ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Swing Bridge near Totara Flats

Waiohine Swing Bridge near Totara Flats

This was the swing bridge over the Waiohine River next to Totara Flats. On a some days the wind comes ...   More ▶︎
Sayer Hut Sep '04

Sayer Hut Sep '04

Totara Flats - Waiohine River   More ▶︎
A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

Memories on a winter circuit to visit Mid Waiohine from the Mangaterere roadend.   More ▶︎
Sayers Hut

Sayers Hut

A well maintained historic, but functional hut on the Waiohine River flats in the Tararuas. A beautiful hut, harkening back ...   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut September 2012   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Hidden away and camouflaged in green and orange. 6 bunks with mattresses. Water from river. The fireplace is OK. Photo ...   More ▶︎
Approach to Neil Forks hut

Approach to Neil Forks hut

Nearing Neil Forks Hut from Maungahuka (1 min away!). Perfect spot to cool down after a sweltering & knee jarring ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone   More ▶︎
Rainbow under Neill Peak

Rainbow under Neill Peak

We were chasing rainbows all morning.   More ▶︎
Relaxing...

Relaxing...

Almost at Powell hut   More ▶︎
Rocky look out

Rocky look out

Rocky lookout, facing towards Powell hut, Mt Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

On ANZAC day 2005   More ▶︎
Sunrise

Sunrise

From Powell Hut, Tararua Forest Park   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Hut

Mid Waiohine Hut

Steep climb on well maintained track to Mt Holdsworth (1470m) then a steeper descent into the Waiohine Valley. Return via ...   More ▶︎
holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

Hutt Valley Tramping Club trip 2-3 may 2009   More ▶︎
on my back (unintentionally)

on my back (unintentionally)

taken by accedent as i slipped on east holdsworth !!!   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut Feb 2010 on a beautiful 4 day trip. Finally made it after years of failed attempts! Mixed feelings ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Panorama

Maungahuka Panorama

A panoramic view looking NW from above Maungahuka Hut. Taken Feb this year.   More ▶︎
Tararua main ridge

Tararua main ridge

The length of the tracked Tararuas along the main ridge from Mangahao (behind Shannon) to Kaitoke. For a 'Total Tararua Traverse ...   More ▶︎

A Total Tararua Traverse

The length of the Tararuas via the pointy bits, from the Manawatu Gorge at Woodville to the Rimutaka Hill Road ...   More ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

This was taken when inspection being carried out by DOC Engineer , Allan Dallas (blue overalls)just prior to completion of ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut

Maungahuka Hut

The original hut (pictured) has been replaced by a new hut on the same location. Sleeps 12, but has no ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

The hut has two large sleeping platforms which can hold about 12 people. It is located beside a tarn on ...   More ▶︎
Mountain House

Mountain House

A small 3-sided shelter now occupies the site where the infamous Mountain House once stood. Originally a 3 room structure ...   More ▶︎
Old Mountain house

Old Mountain house

Taken about 1973 this was in fairly ruggered condition even then. The stories of rats in the night where legendary   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

Mountain house Shelter, me and my two boys on our descent from Powell Hut   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

"Newly" built Mountain House Shelter   More ▶︎
Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut (2 bunks, matresses, tank water): A tidy, well insulated 2-bunk hut on the bush-line overlooking the Waiohine River. ...   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks, Tuiti and Tunui. Just above the famous ladder. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

The goat trail that is the Tararua Peaks section of the main Tararua range crossing from Kime Hut to Maungahuka ...   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
tararua peaks

tararua peaks

before any ladder   More ▶︎
A billy at Cone Hut

A billy at Cone Hut

We passed through Cone Hut at about morning tea time, which was really just an excuse to build a small ...   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

An outstanding example of bush carpentry. Built in 1946, renovated using original techniques in 1987. Adzed totara plank sleeping platform, ...   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

The Classic Cone Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

View looking towards Masterton   More ▶︎
Sunset at Powell

Sunset at Powell

Awesome views from Powell hut.   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Great views across the Wairarapa Plains. Popular as a stop in day walks to Mt. Holdsworth (4 hours from the ...   More ▶︎
Powell Hut [Replaced]

Powell Hut [Replaced]

One of the first huts to come complete with wardens' quarters. A popular hut with gas cookers and fly away ...   More ▶︎
Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

This version of Powell Hut burned down on 17th May 1999 and was replaced by Jan 2000.   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎
Old Powell Hut

Old Powell Hut

One of the old Powell Huts Taken about 1973   More ▶︎
Old Powell hut winter

Old Powell hut winter

Taken about 1975 this has to be the coldest stay in a hut i have ever experienced.   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Luxury in the tararua tops. Fantastic views of the Wairarapa by day and night. Spectacular Sunrise's un fortunately you do ...   More ▶︎
A Zen Momemnt

A Zen Momemnt

In the midst of chaos there is always a moment of calm. Moments before throwing myself across a gale blown ...   More ▶︎
Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Climbing through beach Forest, Open tops, steep Descents followed by steep climbs, river valleys, great huts. An alpine experience with ...   More ▶︎
The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The insides of Mid Waiohine hut showing fireplace   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine hut

Mid Waiohine hut

Photo taken in 1960, when hut was in original NZFS orange colour. A favourite place of the Tararua deer cullers.   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Biv

Mid Waiohine Biv

6 Bunk hut at the bottom of a knee jarring descent whichever way you descend into it. Open fire and ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine

Mid Waiohine

Small Cold in winter but a welcome sight after a knee busting descent from Isobel The hut is cosy when the ...   More ▶︎
Mt Holdsworth

Mt Holdsworth

A loop track climbing to one of the peaks of the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Knee Jarring Descent to Mid Waiohine

Knee Jarring Descent to Mid Waiohine

About 1000mtre Descent from Holdsworth to Mid Waiohine my Knees gave out at the bottom   More ▶︎
Holdsworth-Mitre Ridge in snow

Holdsworth-Mitre Ridge in snow

The Last day of winter 2012 looking over the Jumbo-Mitre ridge from Holdsworth on a tramp over to Mid Waiohine ...   More ▶︎
Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit

Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit

A good introduction to travelling across the tussock-covered tops of the Tararua Ranges, crossing the lofty Mt. Holdsworth on your ...   More ▶︎
summit of Mt Holdsworth

summit of Mt Holdsworth

first trip to the top   More ▶︎

Holdsworth Lodge

This lodge needs to be booked with the caretaker at the house near the carpark. Usually open during the day. ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

This is not the usual Northern Crossing from Levin to The Pines via Mitre Flats Hut. Rather it exits via ...   More ▶︎
Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Three low bush saddles separate two long and scenic river valleys.   More ▶︎
Jumbo Holdsworth Ridge

Jumbo Holdsworth Ridge

On the ridge between Jumbo and Mt Holdsworth. Typical Tararua day, screaming northerly, lots of clag. East holdsworth on the ...   More ▶︎
Orange Fungus

Orange Fungus

Orange Fungus spotted on Donnelly's Flat Track. Tiger Whiskers was the best we came up with. Anyone know the real ...   More ▶︎
Yellow Fungus

Yellow Fungus

Anyone know what this fungus is called. The best name my daughter came up with is Lion's Whiskers. Photo taken on ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End   More ▶︎
Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

In the far distance you can just make out the Tararua Peaks from Mt Reeves. The Tauherenikau Valley is in ...   More ▶︎

Kaitoke to Greytown via Tutuwai & Mt.Reeves, Tararua Forest Park

A two day jaunt to clear the head and get a little much needed exercise. Oh and to enjoy some ...   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu hut

Atiwhakatu hut

The finnished article   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut

Atiwhakatu Hut

A neat and tidy hut. New hut has a water supply. Handy for a head start on a Friday night. ...   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut 17 June 2009

Atiwhakatu Hut 17 June 2009

New hut just opened   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut open for business

Atiwhakatu Hut open for business

The newly built hut in Tararua Forest Park is now open for people to stay   More ▶︎
Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009.   More ▶︎
Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009. That's the old hut burning in the background. It was very hot, and we were being ...   More ▶︎
Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009.   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009. The builders had been strumming some Metallica in the old hut as we passed by the ...   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 10th May 2009, now starting to look more like Roaring Stag (which it's supposed to).   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 3rd May 2009, lots happened in the past 24 hours.   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 2nd May 2009, not much to look at yet.   More ▶︎
New Atiwhakatu Hut

New Atiwhakatu Hut

The new hut all stained up and looking flash.   More ▶︎
Mt Hector from Fields Peak

Mt Hector from Fields Peak

View of Mt Hector and surrounds from Fields Peak.   More ▶︎
Mt Hector Memorial Cross

Mt Hector Memorial Cross

View looking towards Winchcombe Peak from Mt Hector in April 2008 during a perfect 3 day Southern Crossing with not ...   More ▶︎
Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector, Tararua Range, looking north east down the Niell Ridge with Winchcombe peak in the distance   More ▶︎
Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Photo taken facing the west coast towards Otaki from the summit of Mount Hector.   More ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Set on a bank above a river flat (good camping). Gas stoves and running water. Potbelly stove. Well-built modern hut.   More ▶︎

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut.   More ▶︎
Mt. Hector

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut. November 2007   More ▶︎