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Emily Pass 1200m Basin

Emily Pass 1200m Basin

There's great camping to be had in the large grassy basin at just over 1200m on the south side of ...   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie

Lake Mackenzie

Lake MacKenzie from the basin below Emily Col. Good campspots and a so-so rock biv marked by a cairn.   More ▶︎

Not The Routeburn

A six-passes, seven catchments trip through the Humboldt Mountains from Glenorchy to The Divide. Note that for access from Double Barrel ...   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1400m Basin

Emily Pass 1400m Basin

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley from Fraser Col   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

The view down the Fraser from just below the Col. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek

Fraser Creek

One of several valleys that cut into the southern Humboldt Mountains. It passes through many kilometres of beech forest, river ...   More ▶︎
Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Looking north from Fraser Col across Emily Basin. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Emily Pass

Emily Pass

Emily Pass from Lake Mackenzie   More ▶︎
Emily Pass View

Emily Pass View

The view north from Emily Pass. December 2014   More ▶︎
Emily Pass South View

Emily Pass South View

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

This photo is looking east at Fraser Col from the true right top of the gut of the initial climb ...   More ▶︎
Route up to Emily Pass

Route up to Emily Pass

This is looking west at the northern route up to Emily Pass, and is the opposite direction from this photo: ...   More ▶︎
Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Taken from near the campisite at the top of lake on a cool crisp March morning, fog swirls over reflections ...   More ▶︎
Emily Peak Reflections

Emily Peak Reflections

Serenity can be found early morning at places like Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Lake MacKenzie

Lake MacKenzie

The lake just below the DoC hut, looking towards Emily Pass.   More ▶︎

Lake Mackenzie Campsite

Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie Hut

Lake Mackenzie Hut

A Great Walks Hut on the Routeburn Track. During the summer season, bookings are required, with a maximum two-night stay. ...   More ▶︎
Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into the Fraser. Mt Earnslaw looking bare & bleak without snow cover in the ...   More ▶︎
Haast to The Divide

Haast to The Divide

Andrew Barker's traverse 2009. From Pleasant Flat in the Haast to The Divide via Mt Aspiring National Park.   More ▶︎
Emily Basin

Emily Basin

High above the Routeburn at the top of Emily Creek, about 1.5 hours climb from Emily Creek bridge. Fraser Col ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek passes through several grass flats which get more and more pleasant the closer to the head of the ...   More ▶︎
Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

A steep, loose but otherwise straight forward pass out of the Double Barrel into the Fraser   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Mackenzie Hut is near the lake edge, with the guided walks hut further back.   More ▶︎
Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death of a glacier. Death Valley, Humboldt Mountains   More ▶︎
Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into Death Valley. Catchment is blocked by twin falls at its lower end, but ...   More ▶︎
Emily Creek

Emily Creek

In Emily Creek looking down towards the bridge. Once you you get past the initial large boulders it's a typical ...   More ▶︎
Parorama from Harris Saddle

Parorama from Harris Saddle

several photographs put together to create a panoramic view   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

The view over Routeburn Flats is the quintessential photo of the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

SMS texts directly to your cellphone when a place becomes available. Free of charge!   More ▶︎
Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.   More ▶︎
Routeburn

Routeburn

Taken from a slip below the Routeburn Falls hut (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Photograph courtesy of DOC, I think. Around 30 April. Repairs not expected for about 3 months. This creek is easily ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek Waterfall

Fraser Creek Waterfall

Unnamed waterfall crashing out of a hanging valley about half way up the Fraser. Its well worth the 15-20 minute ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

An interesting hours excursion from Routeburn Falls hut takes you up the hill to the South of the hut giving ...   More ▶︎
Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

The old Routeburn Falls Hut I stayed at in 2 November 1989 and 23 January 1990. Picture from November 1989. ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut - great views (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls Hut

Routeburn Falls Hut

A modern hut on the Routeburn track. It is at bushline on the edge of the cirque that leads up ...   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford from the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
The Darran Mountains

The Darran Mountains

Taken from the Routeburn North of The Orchard, almost the whole length of the Hollyford valley is visible with Lake ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

Grassy camping next to Routeburn Flats Hut.   More ▶︎
Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park

The third-largest national park, although most of its space is under-utilised. The Routeburn is the second busiest trail in New ...   More ▶︎
Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

A slightly shorter option to the 5 passes trip but of similar if not more difficulty. Can be done in ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats Hut

Routeburn Flats Hut

A large hut on the Routeburn Track, often bypassed for the Routeburn Falls Hut which is 1 hour further along ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls

Routeburn Falls

Located near the Falls hut these impressive falls are passed on the way to Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Tops

Routeburn Tops

The Route Burn meanders through this basin beneach Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Death Valley

Death Valley

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, upstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Lake Harris Western Shore

Lake Harris Western Shore

The western end of Lake Harris looking towards the entrance to the Valley of the Trolls. The route to the ...   More ▶︎
The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

A six day trip around the Three Passes, including a traverse of the Serpentine Range instead of the North Route ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris

Lake Harris

January 2009, Although it doesn't look like, we had awesome weather :)   More ▶︎
Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

From Lake Harris and Harris Saddle, the Left Branch of the Route Burn leads up to the Lake Wilson (at ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

An overnight or multiday scenic diversion from the Routeburn Great Walk. The Valley of the Trolls is easily accessed from ...   More ▶︎
North Routeburn Rock bivvy

North Routeburn Rock bivvy

I've guessed the location from a description but don't take my word for it.   More ▶︎
North Route Burn Rock bivvy

North Route Burn Rock bivvy

2 person biv rumoured to be 500m from the Routeburn Track in the North Branch of the Route Burn on ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris from Conical Hill

Lake Harris from Conical Hill

If you are walking the Routeburn Track, don't miss the opportunity to climb Conical Hill from the Harris Saddle shelter. ...   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle Shelter

Harris Saddle Shelter

Enclosed day shelter perched on Harris Saddle, on the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited. A side trip from here leads ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
The Orchard

The Orchard

Open space edged by ribbonwood near Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn, Sept 2006   More ▶︎
The Valley of the Trolls

The Valley of the Trolls

Looking into the rain swept valley. The route in climbs over the rocks on the True Right of the Route ...   More ▶︎
Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

A classic tramp north of the Routeburn. Rather than exit via the Rockburn, we extended the trip through Lake Nerine ...   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

This route crosses the easiest pass from the Dart to Caples Valleys, via Scott Creek, Scott Saddle and Kay Creek ...   More ▶︎
Scott Basin

Scott Basin

Scott Basin at the head of Scott Creek, between the Dart and Caples valleys. Scott Creek Hut (dilapidated) is located ...   More ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.   More ▶︎
Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek - Upper Caples

Kay Creek - Upper Caples

April 2006 - Taken while coming back down Kay Creek to the Upper Caples DOC hut   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Despite the abundance of boulders in the Valley of the Trolls, there is vertually no natural shelter here. One place ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy formed by an overhanging cliff. Probably enough room for about a dozen people but the northern end is ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy underneath an overhanging cliff about half way up the Valley of the Trolls and about 40m above the ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Result of 24 hours snow fall on Jan 14 & 15. What about summer! Looking back towards the Routeburn Track.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut (sleeps 3-4, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) makes up for in character what it lacks in comfort. ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, looking downstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   More ▶︎
Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Looking back down through Scott Basin to the Dart from Kay saddle   More ▶︎
The Route up to Lake Wilson

The Route up to Lake Wilson

It begins here at the foot of the waterfall at the head of the Valley of the Trolls and climbs ...   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   More ▶︎
Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

A photgraph from near the bottom of the climb up the southern route to Erebus (I had just climbed down ...   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

Over this bridge the trail starts to live up to its name   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

At the top of the climb to Lake Wilson this great view is to be had when looking south. Ocean ...   More ▶︎
Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Hut has been removed (2010?). Details below for old-time's sake ... Scott Creek Hut (4 beds, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from the outlet

Lake Wilson from the outlet

The first view of Lake Wilson you are greeted with upon reaching the lake. Theres good camping here. 5th Jan ...   More ▶︎
Earland Falls

Earland Falls

A 174m watterfall that the Routeburn track passes right underneath.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut, between the Caples and Dart valleys.   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

I didnt summit Erebus due to exhaustion and the snow conditions but from 1860m the view is almost as fine! ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson with Mt Erebus and Mt Xenicus above. 5th Jan 2013   More ▶︎
Routes up Mt Erebus

Routes up Mt Erebus

There are at least 3 possible routes to climb Erebus from Lake Wilson. The red and blue routes go up ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson

Lake Wilson

Near the Harris Saddle on the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

It blew but didn't come to much   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Camping at Lake Wilson

Camping at Lake Wilson

When the snows gone, the head of the lake is a spectacular place to pitch your tent. January 2017   More ▶︎
Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

Enclosed shelter at the Wakatipu end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

another rainy day at the start of the Routeburn (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

This old Emergency Shelter on Harris Saddle (1277m) is now replaced by something larger/better. This picture is from 2 November ...   More ▶︎
Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

While on a circuit of Lake Wilson, Peak 1680 is a hard scramble on the northwestern corner of the lake. ...   More ▶︎
Five Passes

Five Passes

A classic trip starting and finishing at the Routeburn road. The five passes are; Sugarloaf pass, Park pass, Cow saddle, Fiery ...   More ▶︎
Broken bridge

Broken bridge

The bridge at the start of the Routeburn Track, damaged by a slip, August 2008.   More ▶︎
Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

A dry and sheltered bivvy underneath a giant boulder in the North Branch of the Route Burn. Sleeps 4 or ...   More ▶︎
Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Great dry bivvy located under a giant boulder in the north branch of the Routeburn. Sleeps 4 or 5 but ...   More ▶︎

Boyd Creek to The Divide via Kiwi Burn and the Mavora Walkway

A New Year's trip through the Snowdon Forest and on to The Divide. Heavily affected by weather, I had to ...   More ▶︎
Lake Howden

Lake Howden

Summer at Lake Howden is a magic time. The wind is warm, days are hot and sunny, and the fellow ...   More ▶︎
Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden from the Howden Hut   More ▶︎
Howden Hut

Howden Hut

Wonderful lunch spot on a busy trail.   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford Valley floor sits just above sea level, while the Routeburn Track creeps along the Serpentine Range at around ...   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Short, easy walk at the start of the Routeburn Track to a low summit. Panoramic views of the Greenstone, Hollyford, ...   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut   More ▶︎
Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Spooked a mob of 30+ deer back in 06/07.   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut in the Upper Caples Valley. This hut was closed to the public in February 2014, but is now reopened ...   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut on the Caples Track   More ▶︎
Caples Track

Caples Track

A quiet track climbing alongside the Caples River through forest and grassy flats and over a sub-alpine saddle.   More ▶︎
The North Branch of the Routeburn

The North Branch of the Routeburn

Our final camp in the North Branch of the Routeburn. North Col, which we have just come through, is in ...   More ▶︎
Greenstone / Caples Tracks

Greenstone / Caples Tracks

The Greenstone and Caples Tracks are often linked together to form a circuit from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Long ...   More ▶︎
Scott Creek

Scott Creek

Scott Creek from the Routeburn Road Bridge.   More ▶︎
Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area. McKellar Saddle, cloaked in cloud and dusted with snow, is left of centre.   More ▶︎
Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Large informal campsite at Greenstone Saddle, near the top of the Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎
On the Serpentine Range 2

On the Serpentine Range 2

Looking north from near Point 1489 over the saddle at Point 1410. There is good looking camping on the saddle. ...   More ▶︎

The Divide Shelter

Open shelter at the Milford end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎
Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

A good way to start a trip going into the Rockburn is to leave Glenorchy late in the day and ...   More ▶︎
Marian Creek

Marian Creek

Taken from the viewing gantry, an easy 10 minute walk from the carpark, Marian creek tumbles down the hillside on ...   More ▶︎
Looking up the Rockburn

Looking up the Rockburn

From Sugarloaf pass, this is the view of the Rockburn that greets you after you cross   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A short forest walk to a tranquil lake.   More ▶︎
Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route as tramped by us in May 2012 and recorded with Garmin GPS60csx   More ▶︎
Lake Marian

Lake Marian

Short walk from the Hollyford Road up to a hanging valley and lake in the Darran Mountains.   More ▶︎
Greenstone Track

Greenstone Track

A famous, easy track along red tussock river flats.   More ▶︎