Nearby

Howletts Hut

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 ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Howletts is ideally positioned to view the sun rising over Hawkes Bay   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut is located below the 1682m Taumatamekura Peak and the last rest heading north before the infamous Sawtooth Ridge. The ...   More ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts is in an idylic spot, in a hollow on the ridge top   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Tucked into a fold in the ridge a welcome site on a bad day   More ▶︎
The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

This photo is taken from Daphne Ridge on the way to Howletts Hut. Longview is behind the higest point on ...   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 ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

8 to 10 person hut.It's in a stunning spot where the northern and western branches of the Tukituki converge. Note, ...   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Sited in a clearing beside the river.   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Showing Daphne Hut's location on the river bank   More ▶︎
Tarn Biv loo

Tarn Biv loo

The loo at Tarn Biv.   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv, near the tarn on Black Ridge.   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Sawtooth Ridge

Sawtooth Ridge

Looking south along the Sawtooth towards Tiraha (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Long view to Howletts

Long view to Howletts

Started out a beautiful day but rapidly closed in Looking North towards the Daphne Howletts turn off   More ▶︎
Longview to Howletts

Longview to Howletts

Moments before the clag decended the rest of the weekend was wet and misty   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut in the Oroua river catchment. On a raised terrace above the river. Water from the river, pot ...   More ▶︎
A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A winters's river trip in the Ruahines - attempting to keep the circulation going!   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut situated on a bench above the river very pleasant   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut in The Western Ruahine Range. can be reached via Rangiwahia Hut and over the tops. River route downstream ...   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Cordyline Banksii ?

Cordyline Banksii ?

In Damp bush there where a couple of impressive specimens is the discription right   More ▶︎
Longview track

Longview track

Looking out towards napier/coast around about 1280 metres asl along the daphne-longview track just before the last climb to the ...   More ▶︎
View from longview hut-or lack of

View from longview hut-or lack of

View from the hut with about50-150m visibility, really bad weather for tramping but still enjoyable   More ▶︎
Trampers on route to Longview Hut

Trampers on route to Longview Hut

Photo is taken just out of the bush from the daphne hut track,Was a very windy day though. Snow up ...   More ▶︎
Longview Track

Longview Track

Very exposed track that can become dangerous, at the very least, unpleasant due to high winds.   More ▶︎
Longview Track

Longview Track

Very exposed track that can become dangerous, at the very least, unpleasant due to high winds.   More ▶︎
Longview Pano

Longview Pano

Panorama of Central Hawke's Bay from Longview Hut.   More ▶︎
Longview Hut

Longview Hut

Longview Hut (Ruahine Range)   More ▶︎
Longview Hut

Longview Hut

Longview hut (12 beds, gas heater, gas cookers, tank water) provided a view of nothing but mist on the occasion ...   More ▶︎
Longview Makaretu Awatere Circuit

Longview Makaretu Awatere Circuit

2 Day circuit in the Ruahine Forrest park from Moorcock Saddle 3 huts some tops bush and river travel.   More ▶︎
Longview hut

Longview hut

Great view on a clear day   More ▶︎
Descent to Triangle Hut

Descent to Triangle Hut

About 800 metrs the descent into pleasant bush is welcome on a hot day   More ▶︎
Broken Ridge, Ruahine

Broken Ridge, Ruahine

On Broken Ridge, above Hinerua hut. taken Dec 2009   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

A damp morning at Iron Gate Hut in the Western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut on the Oroua River western Ruahines   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut February 2011   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut is on Hinerua Ridge in Ruahine Forest Park. A tidy 4-bunk lined hut with a good woodburner. A far ...   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Last day of Autumn, with frost on the ground all day. Cosy little hut in the Ruahines, although the toilet can ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki River

Pourangaki River

Heading down the Pourangaki River from the swingbridge to Kelly Knight Hut. This was one of the first of 44 ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Frost

Ruahine Frost

Heading down the track to Pourangaki River, looking across to the Pourangaki tops. Heavy frost on the ground all day ...   More ▶︎
Great inventions

Great inventions

I wouldnt be without my walking pole anymore   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut from the Porangaki - Hikurangi track   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pouragaki Hut (8-bunk, stove, tank water) is a warm, sheltered hut in a north-facing grassy basin above the Pourangaki River, ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

A warm sheltered hut in the upper Pourangaki valley in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut (sleeps 8, stove, stream water) sits on the beech-forested banks of the Oroua River. It's a comfortable ...   More ▶︎
Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Looking towards Maungahuia (1583m) Part of the Rangiwahia - Deadmans Ridge circuit. July 2012   More ▶︎
Longview hut on ridge

Longview hut on ridge

The small white dot on the rige is longview hut from the ridge on the way to awatere hut   More ▶︎
Awatere Hut

Awatere Hut

Nice walk over ridge from kashmir road end, road is abit dodgy now that they have run a grader over ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuia

Maungahuia

Frozen tarn and Maungahuia (1583m), above Rangiwahia Hut. Part of the Rangi - Deadmans Ridge Circuit. July 2012   More ▶︎
Turn off to Pourangaki

Turn off to Pourangaki

Signpost marking the spur down to Pourangaki Hut off the ridge running SE from Mangaweka (Ruahine Ranges).   More ▶︎
Top Gorge Hut

Top Gorge Hut

Top Gorge Hut (2 bunks, 3 mattresses, open fire with ample firewood available, river water) is a small, basic hut ...   More ▶︎
Top Gorge hut

Top Gorge hut

Top Gorge Hut in the head waters of the Pohangina River in the Ruahines. Can be reached from Longview Hut, ...   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

Smith Stream hut. taken 19-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

On Smith Stream, Ruahine Forest Park. This is a good example of NZFS 4-bunk hut in original condition.   More ▶︎
Awatere hut

Awatere hut

North branch of the makaretu river   More ▶︎
Awatere Hut

Awatere Hut

Nice 3 bunk hutin the ruahines built in 1957, nice ridge travel over from Kashmir rd. Mainly used by hunters. Also 10 ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Bush

Ruahine Bush

Just below the bush line from Wooden peg to Kelly Knight Hut.   More ▶︎
Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Two huts, open tops, fantastic views on a fine day typical Ruahine travel.   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

An older hut in the head of the Kawhatau River in the heart of the Ruahines   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut

Waterfall Hut

An older hut in the heart of the Ruahines at the head of the Kawhatau River   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Situated in a pleasant clearing on a terrace above the Pourangaki river   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut from above

Kelly Knight Hut from above

Approaching Kelly Knight Hut, this is the first view that you get. It is only 10 minutes more and after ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Quite close to the park boundary in the Pourangaki River. Situated in a lovely clearing on a terrace above the ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

The ridge from Rangiwahia Hut to the top of the whanahuia range. An easy stroll well marked by the passage ...   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Ragiwahia Hut and Mts Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe on a fine mid winters day.   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut from up on the little hill just next to it!!   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

A tidy popular hut. Great views. Good camping on the tops about 40 minutes further along track.   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut sept 06, 2008   More ▶︎
Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu from the Rangi Hut   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

14 bunks gase heater could sleep double that number on the floor   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Mount Ruapehu from the rangi hut sept 06, 2008, approx 6:30am in the morning   More ▶︎

Rangiwahia Hut

Located on the western side of the Ruahine Rangers it is accessibly by tramping for approximately 3 hours up a ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Panorama

Ruahine Panorama

Taken from Wooden Peg, looking east.   More ▶︎
Snow Pole Ruahines

Snow Pole Ruahines

Near Wooden Peg July 2008   More ▶︎
Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Late July 2008, photo taken from Wooden Peg, had planned to walk out to the trig but I was not ...   More ▶︎
Mangaweka Tarn

Mangaweka Tarn

Between Iron peg and Mangsweka   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv in the Ruahine Range Between Toka and Tunopo. Used to be called Ngamoko Biv. It sits on a ...   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv in the Ruahine Range Between Toka and Tunopo. Used to be called Ngamoko Biv. It sits on a ...   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv (2 bunk, tarn water) is a small dog-box bivvy on a small plateau on the Pohongina Valley side ...   More ▶︎