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St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A useful profile of the 100km tramp - with a couple of bad weather alternatives : 1. low route past Speargrass ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream

Pell Stream

open travel just above the second gorge section (going up)   More ▶︎
Fantail

Fantail

Fantail near Cannibal Gorge Hut on the Saint James Walkway   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut is the first hut on the St James walkway from the Lewis Pass end   More ▶︎
Frosty Morning Maruia River

Frosty Morning Maruia River

Trampers on a frosty morning in the upper Maruia River near Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut is the first hut on the St James walkway from the Lewis Pass end. Sleeps 20. Nice ...   More ▶︎
Alfred 4wd track

Alfred 4wd track

and the signpost to Pell Stream   More ▶︎
Alpine Tarn

Alpine Tarn

early morning at Lewis Pass (start of the St James Walkway) Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass tops

Lewis Pass tops

Looking toward Cannibal Gorge and the St James.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

A superb track which provides quick access to the open tops of the Lewis Pass. Allow around 1.5 hours to reach ...   More ▶︎
Maruia Valley

Maruia Valley

Viewed from the Lewis tops.   More ▶︎
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

An interesting circuit exploring the alpine tops around Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-7 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

An easy overnighter through the pretty bush of Cannibal Gorge and on to the alpine views of Ada Pass.   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

The first hut on the western end of the St James Walkway.   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

A view of the beautiful Lake Thompson, a short distance from Thompson Pass   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass National Reserve

Lewis Pass National Reserve

A small park occupying the forested valleys around Lewis Pass and bordering Lake Sumner and Victoria Forest Parks as well ...   More ▶︎
St James Walkway

St James Walkway

A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut August 2011

Pell Stream hut August 2011

Neil B & I recently visited this hut. There have been some track improvements since I was last there. Hut ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

We visited this hut as a day trip from the Marble Hill camping area. It seemed a good comfortable hut with ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream Hut

Pell Stream Hut

Small hut at the end of the Pell Stream Track.   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Pass

Tarn, Lewis Pass

Looking towards the Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎
Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Lonely camper

Lonely camper

The hut became rather full with a boy's school excursion. A (clever) tutor decided the nightlife outside may be quieter.   More ▶︎
Rolleston Pack Track

Rolleston Pack Track

An old pack track near Lewis Pass. This is a pleasant forest walk, and an alternative to walking along the ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Nature Walk

Tarn Nature Walk

A nature trail exploring the wetland plants on Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

Lewis Pass to treeline and return   More ▶︎
Exploring Lewis Pass

Exploring Lewis Pass

There is a good range of tracks and routes around Lewis Pass to suit all abilities. Here is a selection ...   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Tidy old shack provides shelter and shade from the elements. No mattresses or water supply.   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high on a river terrace, accessed from a swingbridge 'on the Boyle'.   More ▶︎
St James Walkway June 2009

St James Walkway June 2009

Gloriana and the Faerie Queene, on a brilliant winter's day.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

View of the Maruia River and Cannibal Gorge from Lewis Pass Tops   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

A light hearted trip report up onto the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass in winter.   More ▶︎
St James Conservation Area

St James Conservation Area

A large new recreational area featuring tussock grasslands, and including the headwaters of the Waiau and Clarence Rivers.   More ▶︎
The Sluice Box

The Sluice Box

A short walk from Marble Hill Camping Area.   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells

Overnight walk to Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut   More ▶︎
Sluice Box

Sluice Box

A narrow slot cut into marble by the Maruia River on the Lake Daniell Track   More ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Blackadder's hut

Blackadder's hut

This hut is located on Frazers Flat on the TR of Pell Stream about 400m above the confluence with the ...   More ▶︎
Location map in Blackadder's hut

Location map in Blackadder's hut

I snapped this pic of the map on the wall of Blackadder's hut. I note that the location has been described ...   More ▶︎
Blackadder's hut

Blackadder's hut

This hut is located on Frazers Flat on the TR of Pell Stream about 400m above the confluence with the ...   More ▶︎
Mist in the beech forest

Mist in the beech forest

Lewis Tops Track   More ▶︎

Lewis Pass Lookout

A loop track at Lewis Pass leading to a good view of the Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎
Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge, St James Walkway   More ▶︎
lewis pass tops - winter

lewis pass tops - winter

Near where we camped. June 2010   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

A short climb onto the tops at Lewis Pass, providing panoramic views of the area. With camping on the valley ...   More ▶︎
Tarn, Trovatore

Tarn, Trovatore

Comfortable camping just east of Trovatore.   More ▶︎
Travers Peak from Trovatore

Travers Peak from Trovatore

The ridgeline between Travers and Trovatore is rough.   More ▶︎
Trovatore

Trovatore

1737m, overlooking Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎

Lake Daniels to Lake Rotoroa

Route tracing of Alternate route from the Lewis Pass to St Arnaud   More ▶︎
Zampa (1710m)

Zampa (1710m)

Viewed from just above Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut after a seasonal March snowfall.   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

20-bunker nested into the bush edge with excellent sub-apline vista from the balcony.   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut (sleeps 14 on platform beds, matresses, stove, tank & river water) is a large, comfortable two-room hut ...   More ▶︎

Picton to Aspiring

An aborted alpine traverse. Picton to West Cape, but aborted at Aspiring due to real world emergencies back home. Posted ...   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

Panorama (click to see the whole pic) from near SH1535, looking along the tops to the descent to Lewis Pass. The ...   More ▶︎
Travers Peak

Travers Peak

A short walk to 1724m peak in Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Tops

Tarn, Lewis Tops

Lewis Valley and Libretto Range beyond.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping

Lewis Tops camping

2 small tarns and a shallow gully to provide good shelter make for a good campsite, after reaching the Lewis ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping 3

Lewis Tops camping 3

Panorama with Mt Technical & the Apprentice as backdrop to the Lewis Tops - just past pt 1561, 2 small ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping 2

Lewis Tops camping 2

2 small tarns and a shallow gully to provide good shelter make for a good campsite, after reaching the Lewis ...   More ▶︎
W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

Treeline in West Matakitaki Valley to Ada Pass Hut, via 3 Tarns Pass An actual, recorded, gpx – the only thing ...   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

From the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops and Mount Technical are in the distance. The spur southwest of Trovatore is closer, and the northern slopes ...   More ▶︎
Zampa panorama

Zampa panorama

180 panorama from the tarn below Zampa (click the photo to see the whole thing) (L to R) : Zampa tops, Philosophers ...   More ▶︎
Philosophers Knob

Philosophers Knob

from the tarn below Zampa Peak (March 2020). Main access route is up (500m) an unnamed stream from Maruia River (right ...   More ▶︎
Deer Valley Campsite

Deer Valley Campsite

A minimal roadside camping area near Lewis Pass. Water is available from the nearby stream. Foleys Creek and Rolleston Pack ...   More ▶︎
Trovatore Peak

Trovatore Peak

The ridge to Trovatore Peak from Travers peak   More ▶︎
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

A poled route to the summit of Travers Peak near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Top of Travers Peak

Top of Travers Peak

View north from Travers Peak towards Gloriana Peak and the Fairie Queen   More ▶︎
Libretto Range

Libretto Range

View south along Libretto Range from Travers Peak   More ▶︎
Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Lakeside hut with tranquil views and only interrupted by other trampers - this place is popular.   More ▶︎
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut

This hut is very popular with beginning trampers, families, and school groups. The hut is a decent size with ample ...   More ▶︎
Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut at Lake Daniells - tidy hut with 20 bunks. Photo by Andrea   More ▶︎
waterfall

waterfall

nice walk but some of the track missing at the moment due to slip   More ▶︎
Five Mile Creek Falls

Five Mile Creek Falls

Short track to precipitous 40m falls   More ▶︎
Snow Cannible Gorge June

Snow Cannible Gorge June

After a heavy 25 cm fall.   More ▶︎
Mount Haast

Mount Haast

A striking profile from the road into Springs Junction.   More ▶︎
Zampa Kampas

Zampa Kampas

a campsite beside Zampa Lake.300m under & east of Zampa herself.   More ▶︎
Zampa Lake

Zampa Lake

2 hectare lake under Zampa Peak.Idyllic campsite at 1450m   More ▶︎
Head of the Henry River

Head of the Henry River

Between Trovatore and Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells is a tranquil, shallow lake west of Lewis Pass. The walk in is along easy, well-maintained tracks through ...   More ▶︎
Dawn

Dawn

Lake Daniell.   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells from hut

Lake Daniells from hut

Lake Daniells and jetty from Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut. Photo taken by Andrea   More ▶︎
Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells from jetty   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells

10-15 minutes walk from the start of the track.   More ▶︎
Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells view from the hut   More ▶︎
Thompsons Flat Hut

Thompsons Flat Hut

A great hut to escape to, an hour or so beyond Lake Daniells and away from the crowds, sleeps 4 ...   More ▶︎
The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

Springs Junction and Mount Haast in the distance   More ▶︎
Sunset

Sunset

Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

Morning on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Mossy forest

Mossy forest

Mueller Tarn Track.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

This is the view south across the valley.   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn

Mueller Tarn

A snowy tarn just above the treeline near Maruia Springs.   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn Track

Mueller Tarn Track

A steep but easy climb to a pretty alpine tarn near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

climbing up to the tops with Mt Technical (left) and the Apprentice (right) behind - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
South side of 3 Tarns Pass

South side of 3 Tarns Pass

campsite and tarn as sunset approaches Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lakes and forested hills in this sprawling park provide good tramping, and contrast with the rugged alpine environment of Arthur's ...   More ▶︎

Upper Glenroy Hut [Removed]

Hut located on the upper Glenroy River. Removed about 2005.   More ▶︎
Rough Creek track

Rough Creek track

Rough Creek track on one of the steeper parts   More ▶︎
Rough Creek Tops

Rough Creek Tops

2010 in the hanging basin at the head of Rough Creek   More ▶︎
Rough Creek tops, view east

Rough Creek tops, view east

View down Rough Creek from slightly north of the track   More ▶︎
Rough Creek Track

Rough Creek Track

The track leads up to Rough Creek Saddle from where there is a great view on Lake Christabel and the ...   More ▶︎
3 Tarns Pass

3 Tarns Pass

from the Pass, looking back to the 3 tarns the better camping is on the south side of the pass Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Snow hole lunch

Snow hole lunch

Taking refuge in a snow hole for lunch during a white out on the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Apprentice tarns

Apprentice tarns

our camp under the Apprentice - hoping for some shelter from the approaching cyclone Gita but it was a restless ...   More ▶︎
Three Tarns, Three Tarns Pass

Three Tarns, Three Tarns Pass

Three Tarns, Three Tarns Pass - at the head of the West Matakitaki Valley   More ▶︎
Thompson's Flat Hut

Thompson's Flat Hut

An old hunters hut near Lake Daniell. This is a private hut on private land.   More ▶︎
Thompson's Flat Hut

Thompson's Flat Hut

Thompson's Flat Hut, north of Lake Daniells. A 4 bunk forestry hut.   More ▶︎
West Matakitaki Valley

West Matakitaki Valley

traveling up the valley to 3 Tarns, it's easiest to keep to the river until the last push to the ...   More ▶︎
Lucretia

Lucretia

with cyclone Gita approaching (blowing from right to left and just able to stand against it), we were taking it ...   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Very basic 2 bunk hut with open fire in the head of Lucretia Stream, Lewis Pass area   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

inside the biv - basic but welcome in bad weather - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

a good lunch stop on the route to the tops - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia biv via Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Mt Technical

Mt Technical

south-west face, from the saddle SW of Lucretia - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut   More ▶︎
Anne Hut

Anne Hut

Anne Hut   More ▶︎
Anne Cullers Hut

Anne Cullers Hut

Viewed across the Anne River. A newer, larger hut was adjacent to this old timer but burned down in Jul ...   More ▶︎
Rokeby Hut

Rokeby Hut

Hidden on a high bench above the Boyle River. Three canvas bunks, 2 cute seats and a woodstove make for ...   More ▶︎
Rokeby Hut

Rokeby Hut

Rokeby Hut is an old cullers hut about 1 hour upstream from the Boyle Flats Hut. Three canvas bunks and ...   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac   More ▶︎
Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

This pic shows a couple of the tarns near the biv. The biv, an ex NZFS one, is in a ...   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

A basic 2 bunk bivvy on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
New Anne River Hut

New Anne River Hut

The new Anne River Hut on the St James Walkway nearing completion on March 17th 2011. The hut replaces the ...   More ▶︎
Anne Hut

Anne Hut

The new Anne Hut replaces the hut that burned down in July 2010, and opened 18 February 2012. This hut ...   More ▶︎
Camp above Rough Creek

Camp above Rough Creek

Superb camp site by a small tarn only 100m from the Rough Creek saddle on the way to Lake Christabel   More ▶︎
West Matakitaki valley

West Matakitaki valley

West Matakitaki valley, heading from Bob's Hut to Three Tarn Pass   More ▶︎

Klondyke Spur

A route from Rahu Saddle onto the unnamed peaks of the Victoria Range.   More ▶︎
Klondyke Valley

Klondyke Valley

Valley track to tarns near the bushline.   More ▶︎
Nina River

Nina River

Spring snow on the Libretto Range.   More ▶︎
Nina Gorge in snow

Nina Gorge in snow

June 2010 a track that's always muddy   More ▶︎
Lewis River

Lewis River

Lewis River near Palmer Lodge at the start of the Nina Valley Track, October 2009.   More ▶︎