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Kowai/Castle Hill Peak/Porters Pass Circuit

Castle Hill Peak

Straightforward alpine walk with great views.   More ▶︎
Torlesse Range Feb 2014

Torlesse Range Feb 2014

This photo is taken from slightly uphill of & beside the John Hayward Memorial Hut (Kowai Hut) in the Kowai ...   More ▶︎

Mt Plenty, Ghost Creek Circuit

A day trip involving a 700 m climb then descending a creek with 2 challenging sidles past waterfalls.   More ▶︎
Foggy Peak

Foggy Peak

The climb up Foggy Peak follows Foggy Peak Ridge from the Porter's Pass road summit (visible lower right) to a ...   More ▶︎
Foggy Peak

Foggy Peak

A short walk from Porter's Pass to a peak with good views at the southern end of the Torlesse Range.   More ▶︎
The Big Ben Range from Foggy Pk

The Big Ben Range from Foggy Pk

Looking across Porters Pass in the Canterbury high country. Kowai Forest is a very accessible point from which to explore the ...   More ▶︎
Winter, Foggy Peak

Winter, Foggy Peak

June 2006   More ▶︎
Lake Lyndon from Foggy Peak

Lake Lyndon from Foggy Peak

June 2006   More ▶︎
John Hayward Memorial Hut Feb 2014

John Hayward Memorial Hut Feb 2014

Also known as Kowai hut but not to be confused with Kowhai hut in the Kaikoura area near Mt Fyffe. ...   More ▶︎
John Hayward Memorial Hut

John Hayward Memorial Hut

Also known as Kowai hut but not to be confused with Kowhai hut in the Kaikoura area near Mt Fyffe. ...   More ▶︎
Mt Torlesse

Mt Torlesse

Noteworthy peak east of Porters Pass.   More ▶︎
Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park

Korowai/Torlesse Tussocklands Park

This park incorporates the Torlesse and Big Ben Ranges either side of Porter's Pass. The Torlesse Gap is a prominent ...   More ▶︎
DOC sign

DOC sign

Kura Tawhiti Conservation Area is the karst landscape also known as Castle Hill, located on the road between Porter's and ...   More ▶︎
Trig M

Trig M

An easy climb through subalpine scrub to a windy summit.   More ▶︎
Striking limestone formations of Castle Hill

Striking limestone formations of Castle Hill

Known as Kura Tawhiti to Ngāi Tahu, this is an area of historic significance, with rock drawings hidden amongst the ...   More ▶︎
Dusk, Porter's Pass

Dusk, Porter's Pass

Near Trig M, July 2009.   More ▶︎
Dusk, Porter's Pass

Dusk, Porter's Pass

Near Trig M, July 2009.   More ▶︎
Foggy Peak

Foggy Peak

From near point 1170, Porter's Pass, July 2009.   More ▶︎

Broken River Hut via Cave Stream

Alternative route to Broken River Hut. Land owners' permission needed.   More ▶︎
Red Hill (1641m)

Red Hill (1641m)

This hill just east of Lake Coleridge is a good day walk. Viewed from near Trig M, Porter's Pass.   More ▶︎
Black Hill (2067m)

Black Hill (2067m)

Just south of Lake Coleridge. Viewed from Trig M near Porter's Pass.   More ▶︎
Blue Hill

Blue Hill

From near Trig M, Porter's Pass.   More ▶︎
Erosion on Broken River

Erosion on Broken River

Just downstream of Cave Stream.   More ▶︎
Prebble Hill (902m)

Prebble Hill (902m)

Red Peak (1853m), The Gap, and Castle Hill Peak (1998m) behind.   More ▶︎
Cave Stream

Cave Stream

Limestone jumble just downstream of the cave.   More ▶︎
Near Trig M, Porter's Pass

Near Trig M, Porter's Pass

July 2009.   More ▶︎
Red Hill from Trig M

Red Hill from Trig M

Red Hill (1641m) is the highest peak to the right. The Lyndon Road winds past Lake Lyndon to Lake Coleridge ...   More ▶︎
Lake Lyndon from Trig M

Lake Lyndon from Trig M

Beyond is Mount Lyndon and the Craigieburn Range.   More ▶︎
Trig M

Trig M

Looking west toward Lake Coleridge.   More ▶︎

Mt Lyndon

Day trip of moderate ascent of 650 m hill overlooking Lake Lyndon near Porters Pass. Route goes via low open ...   More ▶︎
Cave Stream

Cave Stream

An exciting walk through a twisty limestone cave near Castle Hill.   More ▶︎
Castle Hill

Castle Hill

not much of a tramp, but worth a look. Flock hill.   More ▶︎
Near Broken River Hut

Near Broken River Hut

The view up Winding Creek to Purple Hill from one of the terraces above the hut.   More ▶︎
Broken River Hut

Broken River Hut

Located upstream of Avoca Homestead.   More ▶︎
Broken River Hut

Broken River Hut

This little hut sits on a sunny terrace and a coal seam. The layers exposed here are part of the ...   More ▶︎
Broken River hut Feb 2012

Broken River hut Feb 2012

This 1960 vintage NZFS 4 bunker is about 1.5hrs upstream from the Avoca Homestead hut. There are various coal mining ...   More ▶︎
Benmore Hut

Benmore Hut

Short walk to a deerstalkers' hut in Thirteen Mile Bush.   More ▶︎