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Atiwhakatu Hut

Atiwhakatu hut

Atiwhakatu hut

The finnished article   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 ▶︎
Jumbo Hut

Jumbo Hut

Great views across the Wairarapa Plains. The range from Jumbo to Mitre can be seen from the track just before ...   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 ▶︎
Jumbo-Holdsworth Ridge (from Jumbo)

Jumbo-Holdsworth Ridge (from Jumbo)

Looking south to Holdsworth and Isabel from the Jumbo junction. This is a good spot for camping with a couple ...   More ▶︎
Old Powell Hut

Old Powell Hut

One of the old Powell Huts Taken about 1973   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth   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 ▶︎
summit of Mt Holdsworth

summit of Mt Holdsworth

first trip to the top   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 ▶︎
Mt Holdsworth

Mt Holdsworth

A loop track climbing to one of the peaks of the Tararuas.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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

Mountain House

A small 3-sided shelter now occupies the site where the infamous Mountain House once stood. Originally a 3 room structure ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Modern hut. Good porch. Often a starting or ending point for the ascent of Mitre (at 1571m the highest peak ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Bridge

Mitre Flats Bridge

5 person bridge ,designed by A Dallas , DOC Engineer, built by Forrest Hills Construction (Miles Helberg) Replaces one washed out ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv after upgrade

Mid King Biv after upgrade

2 sleeping matresses,repaintin and out, relined with insulation, new door   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv

A small 2-bunk biv in the beech basin at the head of Baldy Creek, just south of Mid King Peak ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv (2 bunk, mattresses, stream water) is a small biv just below the bushline at the head of ...   More ▶︎
Beautiful morning

Beautiful morning

Looking along the ridge that connects jumbo to angle knob, from McGregor .   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 ▶︎

Holdsworth Lodge

This lodge needs to be booked with the caretaker at the house near the carpark. Usually open during the day. ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Hard frost at Mitre Flats Hut on the shortest day of the year   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

So who left their boots at the McGregor Biv turnoff? Why? And what did they wear on the way out? ...   More ▶︎
Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Three low bush saddles separate two long and scenic river valleys.   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv   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 ▶︎
McGregor biv

McGregor biv

2 to 3 person biv.When i visited it was unlined but had a new water tank.It has recently had a ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

A small buishline biv north of Jumbo and south of The Kings in the eastern Tararuas. Amazing views up to ...   More ▶︎
Devon Crash mid 90's

Devon Crash mid 90's

The remains of de Havilland Devon as seen in the mid 1990's.   More ▶︎
Devon Crash mid 90's

Devon Crash mid 90's

The remains of de Havilland Devon as seen in the mid 1990's.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The insides of Mid Waiohine hut showing fireplace   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Refurbished by a community group of volunteers in February 2008. Following the refurbishment, the hut now boasts an extension containing a ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut in the central Tararuas. The hut looks across Dorset Creek to Baldy and The Kings. It is ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

The old Dorset Ridge hut. Actually located on next spur east of current hut. Removed when the NZFS built the ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Peak

Mitre Peak

Camp on Mitre peak summit (1571m), highest point in the Tararua range, breathtaking. - 27 Feb 2010   More ▶︎
Tararua Forest Park

Tararua Forest Park

The first of New Zealand's forest parks, this is a large and famous park near Palmerston North and Wellington. Highest ...   More ▶︎
Arete

Arete

Ridgeline from Arete, Northern Crossing of the Tararuas   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   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 ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut with Kahiwiroa behind.   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

The original hut was first dropped on the site by Oliver Anderson (a pilot) who died a year later flying ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

6 bunks, wood burner, mattresses ,tank water   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

6 Bunk very cosy hut. Water tank and Fire it has some of the best Goblin forrests at the front ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge Hut on the Tararua northern crossing. Great views and good location   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

Great views and a welcome sight at the end of a wind blown day   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

This modern hut (1995?) replaces the smaller hut at the north end of Tarn Ridge and may replace Dorset Ridge ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

A tidy little hut in a great location. It recently had some work done, new roof, paint job, and new ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut - sitting on the Tararua main range above the mid Waiohine Valley with views down the the Wairarapa.   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut - overlooking the Waiohine Valley in the Tararuas. The hut is sited on a bench some 50m below ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols hut - a pleasant, recently renovated 6-bunk hut in the mid Tararuas. It lacks the coast views of Andersons, ...   More ▶︎
Aokaparangi Hut, Tararuas

Aokaparangi Hut, Tararuas

A comfortable two-bunker that replaces the Biv. Great alternative to Muangahuka Hut for small parties. Isobell in the background.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Totara Flats

Totara Flats

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

Totara Flats Hut

The new hut at Totata Flats, in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Totara Creek

Totara Creek

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

Totara Flats Hut

A central hut for the Kaitoke to Holdsworth trip (3 days). It was sited under trees at the north-west corner ...   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

NZFS 6 bunk , mattresses, log fire,repainted inside and out   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek is located in the middle of the Tararua Forest Park. There are no maintained tracks leading to this hut. Several ...   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

Awesome little hut   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

A wonderfully blue hut set at the back of a small clearing. Stove and tank water. 4 bunks. Amusing collection ...   More ▶︎
blue ridge hut

blue ridge hut

tararuas   More ▶︎
blue range hut

blue range hut

blue range hut tararuas   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Takes me a couple of days to get there, but well worth it. Nice trip through McGregor Biv on way ...   More ▶︎

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