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Tararua main ridge

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 ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

6 bunks, wood burner, mattresses ,tank water   More ▶︎
New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

This was taken when inspection being carried out by DOC Engineer , Allan Dallas (blue overalls)just prior to completion of ...   More ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   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 ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

Arete Biv in the Northern Tararua's midway between Te Matawai and Tarn Ridge. 2 bunks   More ▶︎
A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

Memories on a winter circuit to visit Mid Waiohine from the Mangaterere roadend.   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 ▶︎
Kime Hut - Tararuas

Kime Hut - Tararuas

Kime Hut November 2007 on a jaunt to Mt.Hector for the weekend.   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 ▶︎
Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut from the ridge up to Herepai - February 2007   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut

Maungahuka Hut

The original hut (pictured) has been replaced by a new hut on the same location. Sleeps 12, but has no ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

The original hut was first dropped on the site by Oliver Anderson (a pilot) who died a year later flying ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing (1400m). Magnificent views north and south. Handy for Mt. Hector. No stove - ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing. Nice view of Masterton through the valley. This hut was replaced in 2014 ...   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 ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

The hut has two large sleeping platforms which can hold about 12 people. It is located beside a tarn on ...   More ▶︎
My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

A tweaked image from a trip into the Tararuas Feb 2010.   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Highest hut on the southern crossing Tararuas. Cold no fire   More ▶︎
Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

View of Kapiti Island and the Horowhenua from Kime Hut Tararua Range.   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

6 Bunk very cosy hut. Water tank and Fire it has some of the best Goblin forrests at the front ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Yep.....it's still cold! 24 OCT 2011   More ▶︎
Day 4 is always good!!

Day 4 is always good!!

Taken from a hut in the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Kime Hut replacement

Kime Hut replacement

Builders working on the new Kime Hut (number 3) on 8/2/2013. 20 bunks, lots of insulation and double glazing. better ...   More ▶︎
New Kime Hut

New Kime Hut

Progress on the new Kime Hut near Mt Hector in the Tararua Range. taken on 1/3/2013. The cladding was completed ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut with Kahiwiroa behind.   More ▶︎
Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut

An older huts lower than the bush line. It has a cast-iron fire, two platforms for sleeping quarter. It holds ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Kime Hut...

Descent to Kime Hut...

12 March 2011 - Nice day but the tops were a bit cloudy (funny that!)   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 ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Kime Hut, Tararua Range near Mt Hector August 2010. One of the coldest huts in the Tararua's   More ▶︎
Kime in mid summer

Kime in mid summer

On a calm sunny day there is no better place   More ▶︎
Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikaoura peaks from near Kime hut. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Panorama

Maungahuka Panorama

A panoramic view looking NW from above Maungahuka Hut. Taken Feb this year.   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut Feb 2010 on a beautiful 4 day trip. Finally made it after years of failed attempts! Mixed feelings ...   More ▶︎
Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut (2 bunks, matresses, tank water): A tidy, well insulated 2-bunk hut on the bush-line overlooking the Waiohine River. ...   More ▶︎
Kime White Out Winter, Tararuas

Kime White Out Winter, Tararuas

The track between Field and Kime Huts in the Tararua Forest Park. A mostly forgettable trip I did with a ...   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 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 ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

2 man biv very new looking   More ▶︎
The Tararua Range

The Tararua Range

Looking along the Main Range, into the heart of the Tararua from Hut Mound   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

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

A tidy little hut in a great location. It recently had some work done, new roof, paint job, and new ...   More ▶︎
Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Memorial Cross on the summit of Mount Hector. Lake Wairarapa in the background and The Beehives on the right. Great ...   More ▶︎
Kime 2012

Kime 2012

Kime 06/05/2012   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks, Tuiti and Tunui. Just above the famous ladder. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

The goat trail that is the Tararua Peaks section of the main Tararua range crossing from Kime Hut to Maungahuka ...   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 ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
tararua peaks

tararua peaks

before any ladder   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Track heading out to Otaki Forks from Kime Hut looking down towards Table Top. Early morning with some rain shadow ...   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Track heading out to Otaki Forks from Kime Hut looking down towards Table Top. Early morning with some rain shadow ...   More ▶︎
Table Top

Table Top

View looking north comming down from Kime Hut.Otaki/sea to the left.   More ▶︎
View west from the Tararua Ranges.

View west from the Tararua Ranges.

View from bridge peak looking west overlooking the Otaki forks, the Otaki river & Otaki at the top.   More ▶︎
Tararua Range

Tararua Range

The Tararua Range from hut mound.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
A Zen Momemnt

A Zen Momemnt

In the midst of chaos there is always a moment of calm. Moments before throwing myself across a gale blown ...   More ▶︎
Mt Hector Memorial Cross

Mt Hector Memorial Cross

View looking towards Winchcombe Peak from Mt Hector in April 2008 during a perfect 3 day Southern Crossing with not ...   More ▶︎
Mt Hector from Fields Peak

Mt Hector from Fields Peak

View of Mt Hector and surrounds from Fields Peak.   More ▶︎
Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Photo taken facing the west coast towards Otaki from the summit of Mount Hector.   More ▶︎
Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector, Tararua Range, looking north east down the Niell Ridge with Winchcombe peak in the distance   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Takes me a couple of days to get there, but well worth it. Nice trip through McGregor Biv on way ...   More ▶︎
Ruapae Falls Tararua's

Ruapae Falls Tararua's

Ruapae Falls are in the headwaters of the Magatainoka River near Eketahuna. The falls can be reached by following the ...   More ▶︎

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut.   More ▶︎
Mt. Hector

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut. November 2007   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 ▶︎
Burn Hut

Burn Hut

Near Mangahao Dam 2, Shannon   More ▶︎

Burn Hut

Burn Hut. 2 hours from Mangahoa Dam 2, near Shannon   More ▶︎
Burn Hut

Burn Hut

Cool wee hut sitting on the tops a few hours from Mangahoa Dam 2, near Shannon. Great view. Walk in ...   More ▶︎
Burn hut

Burn hut

Nice hut,terrible track in May 2011.   More ▶︎
Burn Hut

Burn Hut

Burn Hut in the Mangahao catchment, Northern Tararua Range. A good loop is from the number 2 dam downriver to ...   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 ▶︎
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 Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles

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

Working Boots

My boots and rainbow leggings - 2 days into Southern Crossing of Tararua Range   More ▶︎
Saddle between East Peak and West Peak Northern Tararua

Saddle between East Peak and West Peak Northern Tararua

The Saddle between East Peak and West Peak, Dundas Ridge, Northern Tararua . With Walker and Pukemoremore beyond .   More ▶︎
Interior of the Northern Tararua Range

Interior of the Northern Tararua Range

The view from East Peak looking into the heart of the Northern Tararua range . Showing The Dundas ridge to ...   More ▶︎
ArĂȘte Forks Hut

ArĂȘte Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut, taken not long after construction in 1960.   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 ▶︎
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 Sidle track

Arete Sidle track

Track between Cow Creek Hut and Arete Forks hut in the Upper Waingawa valley in Tararua Forest Park.   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Feb 2010

Southern Crossing Feb 2010

On a hot and windless day 2. The best weather we could of hoped for. What an awesome trip!   More ▶︎
The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The insides of Mid Waiohine hut showing fireplace   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine hut

Mid Waiohine hut

Photo taken in 1960, when hut was in original NZFS orange colour. A favourite place of the Tararua deer cullers.   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Hut

Mid Waiohine Hut

Steep climb on well maintained track to Mt Holdsworth (1470m) then a steeper descent into the Waiohine Valley. Return via ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Biv

Mid Waiohine Biv

6 Bunk hut at the bottom of a knee jarring descent whichever way you descend into it. Open fire and ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine

Mid Waiohine

Small Cold in winter but a welcome sight after a knee busting descent from Isobel The hut is cosy when the ...   More ▶︎
Mangahao Vally Bush

Mangahao Vally Bush

About an hour South of Mangahao Hut, the bush is wet and damp, with mud up to your knees. Fantastic.   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek hut, 1965.   More ▶︎
Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges

Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges

Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...   More ▶︎
Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1

Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1

Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...   More ▶︎
Approach to Neil Forks hut

Approach to Neil Forks hut

Nearing Neil Forks Hut from Maungahuka (1 min away!). Perfect spot to cool down after a sweltering & knee jarring ...   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 ▶︎
Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

NZFS 6 bunk , mattresses, log fire,repainted inside and out   More ▶︎
Waiohine Headwaters

Waiohine Headwaters

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

Dundas Ridge from West Peak

The view along the backbone of the Dundas ridge from West Peak, showing Walker, Dome and Pukemoremore   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Hidden away and camouflaged in green and orange. 6 bunks with mattresses. Water from river. The fireplace is OK. Photo ...   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut September 2012   More ▶︎
Number 1 dam on the Mangahao River

Number 1 dam on the Mangahao River

Taken from the Puketurua Ridge. The ridge is accessed from Baber Forks where College Creek and Baber Creek join. The ...   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Tararuas

Southern Crossing Tararuas

Leaving Aston the ruas didnt disappoint fine in the morning high winds and clag around lunch and fine by the ...   More ▶︎
The Southern Crossing tops

The Southern Crossing tops

The Southern Crossing from just past Table Top, showing Dennan, Bridge Peak and Hut Mound .   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mangahao Flats Hut

Mangahao Flats Hut

A huge modern hut put in between (now removed) Harris Creek Hut and (now removed) Avalanche Flats Hut. Approximately five ...   More ▶︎
Rainbow under Neill Peak

Rainbow under Neill Peak

We were chasing rainbows all morning.   More ▶︎
Tabletop

Tabletop

Snow on the Tararua Ranges above Tabletop 21 SEP 2011   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 ▶︎
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

McGregor Biv   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 ▶︎
Field Hut August 2016

Field Hut August 2016

August 7 2016   More ▶︎

penn creek

penn creek hut 1968   More ▶︎
penn creek

penn creek

penn creek hut 1968   More ▶︎
Penn Creek

Penn Creek

Penn Creek in the Tararua Range which flows into the Otaki River. The sidle track down the Otaki which is ...   More ▶︎
Brew time at Penn Creek

Brew time at Penn Creek

Well earned billy of tea after the slippery descent into Penn Creek from Table Top.   More ▶︎
Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek in July 2009, nice hut except for the leaky chimney!   More ▶︎
Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek Hut

A standard NZFS hut from the Seventies, has had some recent work done on it. Add in Field Hut and you ...   More ▶︎
Penn Creek

Penn Creek

3 bunk,open fire,hut   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge, Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range   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

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

On the banks of the Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range. 2 to 3 hours from the road end and another couple ...   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Picture taken as passing through on a day hike from Otaki forks to Mount Hector to see the views & ...   More ▶︎
Why I tramp...

Why I tramp...

Sunset at Field Hut 21 September 2011   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

2010. Taken from the long drop roof   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Built in 1924, there are still signs of the original bush carpentry. Handy for Friday-nighters doing the Southern Crossing over ...   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

field hut   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaiwai Hut on the banks of the Otaki River about 4 hrs from the Otaki Forks road end. Big roomy ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Track

Waitewaewae Track

I beautiful photo of the forest   More ▶︎
Log Hauler

Log Hauler

On the way to Waitewaewae Hut   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae track

Waitewaewae track

The tramp to Waitewaewae is an interesting 4-6 hour walk (each way) which takes the walker through a variety of ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae

Waitewaewae

On the track   More ▶︎
On the Waitewaewae track

On the Waitewaewae track

Logging engine   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaewae Hut

The first architect-designed hut in the Tararua Forest Park - built to show good use of hut fees. Big windows ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Track

Waitewaewae Track

Just one snapshot of the beautiful forest you walk through along the track   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut inside

Waitewaewae Hut inside

View from the top bunk   More ▶︎
An Eco System in Miniature

An Eco System in Miniature

The closer you look the more there is going on under the canopy this is about the size of my ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaewae Hut

Its been photographed before but its one of those luxury units that house the masses in the middle of the ...   More ▶︎
Swing bridge

Swing bridge

About 15 minutes above Waitewaewae hut heading for junction knob   More ▶︎
Ralph Wood Memorial Cross

Ralph Wood Memorial Cross

This cross marks the gravesite of Ralph Wood who died on the slopes of Twin Peak in the northern Tararua ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Track

Waitewaewae Track

Track from Parawai Lodge to Waitewaewae Hut   More ▶︎

Elder Hut

A tidy, new 4-bunk hut on the exposed summit of Elder Peak. Features windows round 2 sides looking over the ...   More ▶︎
Old Waitewaiwai Hut

Old Waitewaiwai Hut

The first hut at Waitewaiwai about 10 minutes upstream from the current hut   More ▶︎
New Zealand Eyebright

New Zealand Eyebright

New Zealand Eyebright (Euphrasia cuneata) Photographed in the saddle between Wiopehu and Twin Peak, Northern Tararua range   More ▶︎
New type of DOC marker?

New type of DOC marker?

Ran into this handiwork a couple of days ago when going from Otaki Forks up to Field Hut about 20 ...   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 Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

Great views and a welcome sight at the end of a wind blown day   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge Hut on the Tararua northern crossing. Great views and good location   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 ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut in 1995   More ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

The first Alpha Hut was built in 1915, the 2nd replaced it in 1953 ( it was 6 yards inside ...   More ▶︎
Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Three low bush saddles separate two long and scenic river valleys.   More ▶︎

First Waitewaiwai hut

The old Waitewaiwai hut 10 minutes upstream from the current hut.   More ▶︎
Beautiful morning

Beautiful morning

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

Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut sits just on the bushline in the Northern Tararua range. About a 3 to 6 hour walk from ...   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 ▶︎
Mt Holdsworth

Mt Holdsworth

A loop track climbing to one of the peaks of the Tararuas.   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 ▶︎
summit of Mt Holdsworth

summit of Mt Holdsworth

first trip to the top   More ▶︎
Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth   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 ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut Tararua Range. One of the new standard 10 bunk huts. On a river terrace at the confluence ...   More ▶︎
South Ohau hut

South Ohau hut

Built in 2008 to replace old hut   More ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut Tararua Range. One of the new standard 10 bunk huts. On a river terrace at the confluence ...   More ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut Tararua Range. One of the new standard 10 bunk huts. On a river terrace at the confluence ...   More ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

A new hut opened in October 2008 replaces an older hut that now forms the base for the woodshed. The ...   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Great views across the Wairarapa Plains. Popular as a stop in day walks to Mt. Holdsworth (4 hours from the ...   More ▶︎
Sunset at Powell

Sunset at Powell

Awesome views from Powell hut.   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

View looking towards Masterton   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Luxury in the tararua tops. Fantastic views of the Wairarapa by day and night. Spectacular Sunrise's un fortunately you do ...   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎
Powell Hut [Replaced]

Powell Hut [Replaced]

One of the first huts to come complete with wardens' quarters. A popular hut with gas cookers and fly away ...   More ▶︎
Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

This version of Powell Hut burned down on 17th May 1999 and was replaced by Jan 2000.   More ▶︎
Old Powell hut winter

Old Powell hut winter

Taken about 1975 this has to be the coldest stay in a hut i have ever experienced.   More ▶︎
Old Powell Hut

Old Powell Hut

One of the old Powell Huts Taken about 1973   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Tararua Forest Park

Tararua Forest Park

The first of New Zealand's forest parks, this is a large and famous park near Palmerston North and Wellington. Highest ...   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 ▶︎
Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut November 2011

North Ohau Hut November 2011

North Ohau is reached via the Ohau River and then the North Branch of the Ohau. All river travel except ...   More ▶︎
North Ohau

North Ohau

North Ohau Hut on the Ohau River, Tararua Range. Take the sidle track from Poads Road for about 1 hour ...   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut

North Ohau Hut

North Ohau Hut is a cozy 4-bunk hut in the middle reaches of the North Ohau River in the Tararuas. ...   More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Battered legs

Battered legs

This is the result of running on old bush tracks that are infested with Toitoi and Hook Grass (Bastard Grass)in ...   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut

North Ohau Hut

The new North Ohau Hut. June 2008   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut Exterior

North Ohau Hut Exterior

The cosy little 4 bunk North Ohau hut in the Tararuas. A fairly easy walk in low river conditions and ...   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut interior 1

North Ohau Hut interior 1

Interior of the cosy little North Ohau hut in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut approach

North Ohau Hut approach

5 mins from North Ohau Hut in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

Great hut and views but very cold. If you get wet, there is no way to dry yourself or your ...   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut and the Levin coastline   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

A cold hut with great views.   More ▶︎
View From Waiopehu Hut

View From Waiopehu Hut

Storm rolling in, great view.   More ▶︎

Waiopehu Hut 1940s - 2002 [Replaced]

The second Waiopehu Hut, built just after WWII to replace a hut lost in 1936 storm. Replaced in 2002. Up until ...   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 ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut

Totara Flats Hut

A central hut for the Kaitoke to Holdsworth trip (3 days). It was sited under trees at the north-west corner ...   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut

Totara Flats Hut

The new hut at Totata Flats, in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Totara Creek

Totara Creek

View from hut looking north.The Creek joins the Waiohine River.   More ▶︎
Totara Flats

Totara Flats

On the track to Powell Hut in the Tararuas. Totara Flats in the distance   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut - Sat 12 Dec Heavy Rain

Totara Flats Hut - Sat 12 Dec Heavy Rain

Shot on a recent overnight trip into Totara Flats. Our first attempt to leave via Totara Creek was aborted as ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Swing Bridge near Totara Flats

Waiohine Swing Bridge near Totara Flats

This was the swing bridge over the Waiohine River next to Totara Flats. On a some days the wind comes ...   More ▶︎
Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut

Nice 10 bunk hut, Steady climb up but well worth it with the tops only an hour walk away   More ▶︎
Mountain House

Mountain House

A small 3-sided shelter now occupies the site where the infamous Mountain House once stood. Originally a 3 room structure ...   More ▶︎
Old Mountain house

Old Mountain house

Taken about 1973 this was in fairly ruggered condition even then. The stories of rats in the night where legendary   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

Mountain house Shelter, me and my two boys on our descent from Powell Hut   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

"Newly" built Mountain House Shelter   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 ▶︎
Sayer Hut Sep '04

Sayer Hut Sep '04

Totara Flats - Waiohine River   More ▶︎
Sayers Hut

Sayers Hut

A well maintained historic, but functional hut on the Waiohine River flats in the Tararuas. A beautiful hut, harkening back ...   More ▶︎
Relaxing...

Relaxing...

Almost at Powell hut   More ▶︎
Rocky look out

Rocky look out

Rocky lookout, facing towards Powell hut, Mt Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

On ANZAC day 2005   More ▶︎
Sunrise

Sunrise

From Powell Hut, Tararua Forest Park   More ▶︎
holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

Hutt Valley Tramping Club trip 2-3 may 2009   More ▶︎
on my back (unintentionally)

on my back (unintentionally)

taken by accedent as i slipped on east holdsworth !!!   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   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

Mid King Biv (2 bunk, mattresses, stream water) is a small biv just below the bushline at the head of ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Waiotauru Hut

Waiotauru Hut

Interior of Waiotauru Hut, Tararua FP. You really would have to be desperate to want to stay here for more ...   More ▶︎
Waiotauru Hut

Waiotauru Hut

Built in the early 70s,tin hut.   More ▶︎
Log Hauler

Log Hauler

Old log hauler and boiler on the Waitewaewae track near Otaki Forks. The hauler is about 1.5 hrs from the ...   More ▶︎
Rata Flower

Rata Flower

Rata Flower in the Ohau River, Tararua Range. Probably R. Fulgens   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

An outstanding example of bush carpentry. Built in 1946, renovated using original techniques in 1987. Adzed totara plank sleeping platform, ...   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

The Classic Cone Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
A billy at Cone Hut

A billy at Cone Hut

We passed through Cone Hut at about morning tea time, which was really just an excuse to build a small ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Atiwhakatu hut

Atiwhakatu hut

The finnished article   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
New Atiwhakatu Hut

New Atiwhakatu Hut

The new hut all stained up and looking flash.   More ▶︎
Parawai Lodge

Parawai Lodge

Parawai Lodge is just across the Waiotauru River at the Otaki Forks car park. It was originally on the other ...   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 ▶︎
Northern Rata

Northern Rata

DOC have hammered the possums in the forks so these can actually grow and flower!   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

Awesome little hut   More ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Set on a bank above a river flat (good camping). Gas stoves and running water. Potbelly stove. Well-built modern hut.   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 ▶︎
Renata Hut

Renata Hut

Renata Hut on the Renata ridge between the old logging road from the Akatarawa summit and Elder Hut. An old ...   More ▶︎
Renata Hut

Renata Hut

An older club hut, last of a kind. Opened in 1956. Unfortunately close to a road end, so popular with people ...   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 ▶︎
Waiotauru river, old saw mill.

Waiotauru river, old saw mill.

Old steam engine on river flat.   More ▶︎
Parawai Hut

Parawai Hut

A very tidy hut with two sleeping platforms and mattresses. A wood burner and plenty of firewood supplied. Sink with ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

Route Guide: Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

The Southern Crossing is a classic route over the peaks in the southern part of the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Sheridan creek,Log hauler.

Sheridan creek,Log hauler.

Old steam engine/winch used for log hauling.Two speed gear set up with a band brake.   More ▶︎
Parawai Hut

Parawai Hut

The well cared for Parawai Hut. A tidy little gem.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Hard frost at Mitre Flats Hut on the shortest day of the year   More ▶︎
Mt Kapakapanui

Mt Kapakapanui

A smaller peak (1102m) in the Tararua Ranges.   More ▶︎
Mount Kapakapanui Possumers Hut

Mount Kapakapanui Possumers Hut

Possumers Hut also known as Thornhills Hut, on Mount Kapakapanui near Waikanae. Still dry inside. There are a couple of ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End   More ▶︎
Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

In the far distance you can just make out the Tararua Peaks from Mt Reeves. The Tauherenikau Valley is in ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Holdsworth Lodge

This lodge needs to be booked with the caretaker at the house near the carpark. Usually open during the day. ...   More ▶︎