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Tararua Forest Park

Arete

Arete

Ridgeline from Arete, Northern Crossing of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Mitre Peak

Mitre Peak

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

North Tararua (Hardings Park) Tracks

Tracks,routes and cut stoat lines in the area between South Range Road and the Mangahao. A mixture of GPS created files, ...   More ▶︎

Northern Tararua Tracks

A number of little known tracks and routes in the northern Tararuas in the area between North Mangahao Biv - ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Rimutaka Forest Park

Rimutaka Forest Park

A small block of forest close to Wellington, and abutting Tararua Forest Park. A popular spot for picnics, day walks ...   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

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

Sledge Track

Easy to Medium Track through the Kahuterawa Valley along the Kahuterawa Stream and up to Hardings Park.   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Kaitoke - Holdsworth

Route Guide: Kaitoke - Holdsworth

The classic route between Kaitoke in the south of the Tararua Ranges and Holdsworth (about halfway up the eastern side ...   More ▶︎
Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Three low bush saddles separate two long and scenic river valleys.   More ▶︎
Route guide: Scotts Road to North Mangahao Biv

Route guide: Scotts Road to North Mangahao Biv

The northern Tararuas get little of the traffic of the rest of the range. There's an image of an uninterrupted ...   More ▶︎
North Mangahao Bivouac

North Mangahao Bivouac

A tidy, well maintained dog-box bivouac in the northern Tararuas. Unlike some of it's Ruahine counterparts, the biv is tall ...   More ▶︎
North Mangahao Biv

North Mangahao Biv

A tidy dog-box biv in the northern Tararuas. Accessed from wither Kopikopiko road on the east or Scotts Road on ...   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 ▶︎
Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

A classic, must-do walk that climbs through bush onto exposed, high tussock tops, traversing them back into bush at Alpha ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Repainted Arete Forks hut in original Orange colour, Tararua Forest Park. Open Fireplace restored June 2016 This hut along with 4 ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks hut, photo taken in 1960 not long after construction. (6 bunks, wood-burner, firewood available) is a standard forestry ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut at the forks in the valley floor, on the eastern side of the Waiohine Pinnacles.   More ▶︎
Cow Creek Saddle

Cow Creek Saddle

Cow Creek. Yes - really.   More ▶︎
Cow Creek Hut

Cow Creek Hut

Nice hut with a camping site nearer the river. The cable-way giving access across the river is fun. 6 bunks ...   More ▶︎
cow creek hut

cow creek hut

cow creek hut tararuas   More ▶︎

cow creek hut via blue ridge hut

H.V.T.C trip 13-14 june 09   More ▶︎
Arete Sidle track

Arete Sidle track

Track between Cow Creek Hut and Arete Forks hut in the Upper Waingawa valley in Tararua Forest Park.   More ▶︎
ArĂȘte Forks Hut

ArĂȘte Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut, taken not long after construction in 1960.   More ▶︎
Smith Creek up close and personal.

Smith Creek up close and personal.

A shot from my misguided adventure into Smith Creek. Still - it was worth it for this shot and hey, ...   More ▶︎
Smith Creek track mushrooms.

Smith Creek track mushrooms.

Shot these amazing looking guys on my recent trip through the Tauherenikau Valley and over Mt.Reeves.   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 ▶︎
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 Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Hard frost at Mitre Flats Hut on the shortest day of the year   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle

Waiohine Pinnacle

The route up the Waiohine Pinnacle spur from Arete Forks taken from Bannister ridge. The Arete Stream in the foreground, avoid ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Headwaters

Waiohine Headwaters

Headwaters of the Waiohine River, Tararua Range. Taken from near the Waiohine Pinnacles. Carkeek Ridge on the right   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles, Tararua Range. Between Arete and Tarn Ridge. The route across the pinacles is OK, a little steep and ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle track

Waiohine Pinnacle track

Gives access from Arete Forks to Waiohine Pinnacles on Tarn Ridge Ascends Pinnacle Spur from the Arete Stream Junction   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 ▶︎
Waingawa Track

Waingawa Track

This is a non maintained route leading from Arete Forks up to the point of Waingawa 1420 Metres.The route meets ...   More ▶︎
Beautiful morning

Beautiful morning

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

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek hut, 1965.   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 range hut

blue range hut

blue range hut tararuas   More ▶︎
blue ridge hut

blue ridge hut

tararuas   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Upper Park River

Upper Park River

Taken from the Tararua Main Range looking into the headwaters of the Park River. Waiohine Pinnacles on the right and ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv   More ▶︎
Arete Hut

Arete Hut

DOC's website states that they upgraded the small, cold Arete Biv to a 2-bunk 'Arete Hut' in 2007. Arete lies ...   More ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

2 man biv very new looking   More ▶︎
Arete Hut and Norski toilet

Arete Hut and Norski toilet

These toilets are becoming common in the backcountry. Single pit ,1 seat, plenty of light, fibre glass construction . Only ...   More ▶︎
Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

The bay is called Deliverence Cove , named by Captain James Cook during exploration of the New Zealand coast.Popular with ...   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut, Tararuas

Dundas Hut, Tararuas

The hut is the orange dot, just off the spur. Photo taken from main ridge, looking south.   More ▶︎
Park Valley Sunset

Park Valley Sunset

Looking West into a gathering storm, down the park Valley. It's sunset just over the ridge from the new Arete ...   More ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

Arete Biv in the Northern Tararua's midway between Te Matawai and Tarn Ridge. 2 bunks   More ▶︎
Arete biv

Arete biv

Arete Biv from the turnoff on the ridge north of Arete. The route to Tarn Ridge leads off to the ...   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 (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 ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut 1

Dracophyllum Hut 1

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut (2 bunk, tank water) is a small ridgeline hut situated in cloud-forest (and thus mostly in cloud) on ...   More ▶︎
Smith Creek Shelter

Smith Creek Shelter

A small concrete block shelter on Smith Creek at the end of the descent from Puffer Saddle for those crossing ...   More ▶︎
Smith Creek Shelter

Smith Creek Shelter

No door, windows without glass.   More ▶︎
Smith Creek Shelter

Smith Creek Shelter

No door, windows without glass.   More ▶︎
Smith Creek Shelter

Smith Creek Shelter

No door, windows without glass.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Feeder Creek Tauherenikau Valley nr Tutuwai Hut

Feeder Creek Tauherenikau Valley nr Tutuwai Hut

Feeder Creek Tauherenikau Valley nr Tutuwai Hut - the track crosses an open expanse of rocky river bed for a ...   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 ▶︎
New Atiwhakatu Hut

New Atiwhakatu Hut

The new hut all stained up and looking flash.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
View East from Te Matawai Hut

View East from Te Matawai Hut

Evening view.   More ▶︎
Te Matawai Hut

Te Matawai Hut

Another view of the hut.   More ▶︎
Te Matawai Hut

Te Matawai Hut

A nice hut with great views.   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 ▶︎
Te Matawai

Te Matawai

A big L-shaped hut with 2 big sleeping platforms (18 mattresses) in one arm and the living area in the ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

This is on the excellent Herepai-Dundas-Cattle Ridge-Roaring Stag Hut circuit in the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

A 5 bunk old style forest service hut located 2 to 3 Hrs up a steep spur from Roaring Stag ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut: the outside showing it's age, but still a pleasent tidy hut inside. A peaceful alternative to the ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut: nestled in a tussock and letherleaf basin at the north end of Cattle Ridge. This was a ...   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 ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut (4 bunk) sits in one of the best spots of any hut in the North Island. It perches ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Dundas Hut

Sunrise from Dundas Hut

Sunrise from Dundas Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut - February 2007   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 ▶︎
Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut Interior

Dundas Hut Interior

The spartan interior of Dundas Hut   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut in pea soup clag   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 ▶︎
Mt Holdsworth

Mt Holdsworth

A loop track climbing to one of the peaks of the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

On the banks of the Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range. 2 to 3 hours from the road end and another couple ...   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 ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Taken from the helipad.   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Taken from the Helipad.   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge, Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

16 bunk fairly new hut located in a neat spot next to the Ruamahanga river.A combined effort by DOC and ...   More ▶︎
Eastern Hut Hut Photo

Eastern Hut Hut Photo

pic of hut   More ▶︎
Eastern Hut Hut

Eastern Hut Hut

Hut operated by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Although it is said to be for emergency use only, the 6 bunks ...   More ▶︎