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Barlow Hut

Green and Golden Bell frog?

Green and Golden Bell frog?

Found a small colony outside the front door of Barlow hut Ruahine forest park   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

8 bunk hut Ruahine forrest park   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

A good solid Ruahine climb to a 3 person biv well situated with a great views, Tops travel then a ...   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

In 1983, Barrie Atkins of the NZFS had $50000 to spend in three weeks. So he purchased two huts from ...   More ▶︎

Walking the length of the Ruahines

A 10+ day trip down to backbone of the Ruahine Range from Wharite (Palmerston Sth) to the Napier Taihape (Gentle ...   More ▶︎
Walking the length of the Ruahines

Walking the length of the Ruahines

This article documents my recollections of the Ruahine setion (Wharite to Kuripapango) of a walk from Wharite near Palmerston North ...   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Biviouac (sleeps 2-3, tank water) is one of the nicer biv's in the Ruahine's. The biv is a typical ...   More ▶︎
Kylie Biv loo

Kylie Biv loo

The loo at Kylie biv. taken 20-Feb-2011   More ▶︎
Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac (Ruahine ranges)   More ▶︎
Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac (sleeps 2-3, tank water) may one day save someone's life on the exposed tops of the Ruahine Ranges ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

A quick scramble over Maropea   More ▶︎
Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut (sleeps 4, wood-burning stove), lies adjacent to the Makaroro River in its upper reaches. It is a ...   More ▶︎

Ikawetea Forks Hut to Sentry Box Roadend: Musings on hypothermia.

A trip up Apias Creek in less than ideal conditions. Day two of a weekend trip to Ruahine Corner and ...   More ▶︎
Upper Makaroro Hut, Eastern Ruahine Forest Park

Upper Makaroro Hut, Eastern Ruahine Forest Park

This hut has 4 bunks and can be reached via Makaroro Roadend track via Parks Peak Hut (15km, 5-10 hrs) ...   More ▶︎
Tupari Peak

Tupari Peak

Ridge south of Tupari Peak (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Parks Peak hut

Parks Peak hut

A tidy new hut on the ridgeline above the Makaroro and Ohara Valleys, overlooking the Hawkes Bay and Guarvas. A ...   More ▶︎
Parks Peak Hut

Parks Peak Hut

Parks Peak Hut (6 bunk, stove, tank water) is a new DoC hut on a cleared flat on the ridgeline ...   More ▶︎

Gold Creek Hut

Gold Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut is a typical forestry style 6-bunker on flats near the forks of the North and South Maropea ...   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso via Mokai Station

Lake Colenso via Mokai Station

Note: If you use this route then you MUST get permission from Mokai Station to cross the section of private ...   More ▶︎
Sentry Box Hut

Sentry Box Hut

A typical Ruahine 4-bunker forestry hut 5 mins form the bushedge on the Mangleton Road. The short walk from the ...   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Mangatera River at Colenso Hut

Mangatera River at Colenso Hut

Mangatera River from the veranda at Colenso Hut - looking upriver towards Te Atu Mahuru on the main range.   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut lies not at its namesake, Lake Colenso, but 5 minutes away on the terraces of the Mangatera River ...   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Taken from the river bed   More ▶︎
Lupins and toetoe near Colenso hut

Lupins and toetoe near Colenso hut

Mangatera river bed near Colenso hut. The lupins were planted deliberately to help control erosion, but are now a pest. ...   More ▶︎
Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

A beautiful walk (when the wind permits) across Armstrong Saddle takes you down to Top Maropea or over the tops ...   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

An idyllic lake only accessible from this one place. Also a noticable abundance of bird life in this area.   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

A gem of an old NZFS hut built in the 60s or 70s for deer cullers, this hut is a ...   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut, by the Waikamaka River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut sits in beech forest on the south side of the Wakamaka River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's an ...   More ▶︎
Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Great views to be had from the saddle at any time of year (assuming you can get to it, the ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Looking North over Sunrise Hut   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Very tidy little 4 bunk historic hut in Ruahine FP. Excellent camping spot just a few metres away.   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Lovely old NZFS hut built for deer cullers in the 60s or 70s, it has been repainted, however remains cold ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Top maropea hut August 2009 on fine day after recent snow   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Ruahines July 2008.   More ▶︎
Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle with Ruapehu in the background. April 2009.   More ▶︎

Unknown Campsite

Clearing next to a creek near Lake Colenso.   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nice hut just 5 min climb from waipawa river. Abit of grafitti but other then that its ok. completed the ...   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut good for school camps etc only a short walk in with 12 bunks   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Very nice hut/house, just happened to go on the one rainy day all last week, still enjoyable though   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Nice day for a walk over to Top Maropea hut with wiew up to Te Atuaoparapara   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

September 2009   More ▶︎
Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut. taken 18-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Looking north up the range from Sunrise Hut on a crisp Winter's day.   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut for camps, families etc Only 15 min from road end with alot of space for camping etc   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut. taken April 2009   More ▶︎

Gwavas Conservation Area

Gwavas (Wakarara) range is a small range of ~1000m hills to the east of the Ruahines.   More ▶︎

Poutaki Hut

Poutaki hut in the Gwavas Conservation Area, just east of Ruahine Forest Park - a tidy 4-bunk hut overlooking the ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Popular day trip and weekend hut with great views over Hawkes Bay. Located in Buttercup Hollow on the Ruahine Range. ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut in the early morning sun. April 2009   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut June 2007   More ▶︎
Aranga Hut

Aranga Hut

A handy hut on the saddle at the head of the Makaroro in the Ruahines. Slowly falling down, stranded 100m ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Spectacular

Ruahine Spectacular

A Committing Bush and Tops Trip in the Northern Ruahines, with Stunning Scenic Rewards   More ▶︎
Aranga Hut (dilapidated)

Aranga Hut (dilapidated)

The Aranga hut (4 beds, wood-burning stove, stream water) is located on the saddle at the head of the Makaroro ...   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nestled above the river on the true right side, this hut is a bit rough and has been vandalized to ...   More ▶︎
Benifits of Walking Friday

Benifits of Walking Friday

When there's nobody else around you can use as many mattresses as it takes to get a comfy bed.   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

A bit rough considering it's a newer DOC hut - vandalism in the bunkroom on the right. 5 minutes up ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Corner Hut

Ruahine Corner Hut

Ruahine Corner Hut with it's new deck!   More ▶︎
Ruahine Corner Hut

Ruahine Corner Hut

A six bunk, typical forestry style hut in the northern Ruahine Ranges, surrounded by a huge verandah, and an absolutely ...   More ▶︎