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Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
The Recutting of the NZFS track to Worsley Pass

The Recutting of the NZFS track to Worsley Pass

How we searched for, found, recut and marked this ancient track that had been lost for 25 years.   More ▶︎
Worsley Biv

Worsley Biv

Recently renovated (thanks CUTC with Kerry Clapham) with new ridgeline and skylight 'A' frame Maori bunk biv, with 3 foam ...   More ▶︎
NZFS track to Worsley Pass and deer trail route in Poulter Gorge

NZFS track to Worsley Pass and deer trail route in Poulter Gorge

They were bitchin' in the hut book about this track in 1988. No work done on it for a long ...   More ▶︎
Sidle Mt Valiant

Sidle Mt Valiant

A good direct route from the East Hawdon to the head of the Poulter at Trudge stream, Arthurs Pass National ...   More ▶︎
Trudge Col

Trudge Col

A day trip to an iconic spot in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎
trudge col - from the north

trudge col - from the north

Trudge stream drains the northern or Poulter side of Trudge Col. Crossing Trudge Col provides an interesting and challenging route ...   More ▶︎
trudge col

trudge col

trudge col as seen from hawdon hut. left of rough peak, hawdon valley, arthurs pass national park.   More ▶︎
route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

Untracked mission only able to be done when rivers at low flows (usually from December to April).   More ▶︎
route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

Untracked mission involving 1)crossing of Otehake River. Only able to be done at low flows. @) travel up Koropuku Gorge ...   More ▶︎
Poulter Bivvy

Poulter Bivvy

A new 2 bunk D.O.C. bivvy located in the headwaters of the Poulter River. It has two sleeping platforms with ...   More ▶︎
Otehake hut

Otehake hut

Otehake hut is an NZFS six bunker that was built in 1963. It is the "stretched style" with a porch ...   More ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut. NZFS six bunker with porch. Built 1962/63.   More ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

6 bunk NZFS style hut in the Otehake Valley, near the confluence of East & West Otehake Rivers, altitude 640m   More ▶︎
Poulter Hut

Poulter Hut

Fairly new hut with 8 mattresses on 2 levels of Maori bunks. On flats by the Poulter River at the ...   More ▶︎
Poulter Hut

Poulter Hut

At the confluence of Poulter River and Minchin Stream, Arthurs Pass NP   More ▶︎
Mural gracing Koropuku hut

Mural gracing Koropuku hut

I snapped this to show my partner how cultured the inhabitants of back country huts can be. It is topical ...   More ▶︎
Koropuku

Koropuku

Hut in 2004   More ▶︎
Koropuku Hut

Koropuku Hut

Cult Hut! A NZFS 4 bunk beauty with silken wooden floors, no fireplace, tasteful furnishings and domestic accoutrements including the ...   More ▶︎
Otehake NZFS track up to Big Tops and down to Koropuku Hut

Otehake NZFS track up to Big Tops and down to Koropuku Hut

Attractive old track from Otehake swingbridge to open tops. Recent extensions cut from gully to bypass waterfalls.   More ▶︎

Penny Pass

3 day trip from upper Poulter River over Penny Pass between Minchin and Thompson Streams.   More ▶︎
Taramakau in the evening from Big Tops

Taramakau in the evening from Big Tops

then the rain came and washed it all away...and yet keeping low doesn't make no sense so little Eiffel stands ...   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

A short walk to a new biv located on a branch of the Hawdon River.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Bivouac

East Hawdon Bivouac

A smart new hut on East Hawdon Stream. It was built 2007, replacing the original biv.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Biv

East Hawdon Biv

The shiny new two-bunk hut in the frosty East Hawdon Valley.   More ▶︎
Walker Pass Tarn

Walker Pass Tarn

October 08, Tarn on Walker Pass looking back towards the Hawdon Valley   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Hawdon River

Edwards River-Hawdon River

See Hawdon River.   More ▶︎
'20 minutes' rock, Big Tops

'20 minutes' rock, Big Tops

'Lost track of my past/ On deception pass/ Dont know where im going/ Can't recall where ive been' Deception Pass (Mudhoney)   More ▶︎
Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake hot springs. October 25th 2009.   More ▶︎
Trust/Poulter Hut

Trust/Poulter Hut

Taken August 2019   More ▶︎
Snow Cup Range from Trust/Poulter Hut

Snow Cup Range from Trust/Poulter Hut

Taken August 2019   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

A new hut opened in December 2007 after the previous hut was destroyed by fire June 2005. An easy two to ...   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

New Hawdon Hut   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut Feb 2012   More ▶︎
Heading back to the tent on Tarn Col

Heading back to the tent on Tarn Col

Chuzzman aka chuzz returning to the tent after getting yha on the cliff-sides of Tarn Col.   More ▶︎
Minchin Bivvy Feb 2016

Minchin Bivvy Feb 2016

The photo is of Minchin Biv & is taken looking down Minchin Stream. It was built by the NZFS (New ...   More ▶︎
Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass from Otehake   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Otehake River

Edwards River-Otehake River

Another north-south crossing of the park.   More ▶︎
Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake Hot Springs

A popular weekend route to good hot pools.   More ▶︎
Grand Traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Grand Traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Traverse from Kaurapataka Saddle, over summit to Waharoa Saddle.   More ▶︎
traverse of Mt Pfeifer

traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Traverse of ridge south-east of the summit in clag. Getting around the boulder was tricky and a bit exposed.   More ▶︎
Mt Pfeifer etc from Kellys Hill July 2011

Mt Pfeifer etc from Kellys Hill July 2011

This photo was taken from near the broadcasting repeaters on top of Kellys Hill which is the hill immediately north ...   More ▶︎
scree descent from Pfeifer Biv

scree descent from Pfeifer Biv

as above   More ▶︎
Posing on Mt Pfeifer

Posing on Mt Pfeifer

This pic looks westward from Mt Pfeifer during autumn conditions prior to the May snowfalls. Mt Pfeifer is an easy ...   More ▶︎
The Descent Route of the NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

The Descent Route of the NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

this route avoids waterfalls   More ▶︎
Descent Route from NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

Descent Route from NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

This avoids waterfalls   More ▶︎
Townsend Hut

Townsend Hut

Early morning, heading for Lake Minchin to meet the 'Chuzzman' aka 'chuzz'.   More ▶︎
Townsend hut March 2009

Townsend hut March 2009

Townsend hut which is perched high above the TL of the Taramakau River in the scrub - tussock transition zone ...   More ▶︎
Townsend hut

Townsend hut

Townsend hut which is perched high above the TL of the Taramakau River in the scrub - tussock transition zone ...   More ▶︎
Veiw from campsite on Amber Col

Veiw from campsite on Amber Col

This just shows the route up to Amber Col from the Otehaki river on the bottom right, Falling Mtn on ...   More ▶︎
First Light Amber Col

First Light Amber Col

5:30am God it's early, beautiful light, freezing cold, about an hour before total white-out.   More ▶︎
Amber Col

Amber Col

September 2008 Stayed the previous night at the new Hawdon Hut, then made my way over Walker Pass and up the ...   More ▶︎
Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka From Waharoa Saddle   More ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka

Lake Kaurapataka

Easy weekend trip to a pretty Arthur's Pass camping spot   More ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka.

Lake Kaurapataka.

This small lake next to the Taramakau Valley is a good camping spot.   More ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka

Lake Kaurapataka

"It can be beautiful from a distance..." (Holcroft) dis-tance - detente (softening)? de(to do) tente(softening) (or hardening? - dis tente)... ...   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

Following the riverbed.   More ▶︎
Peak a chamois - Townsend Tops

Peak a chamois - Townsend Tops

Occasionally when walking between Townsend hut and Minchin pass you may play peak a boo with the wildlife.   More ▶︎
birds-eye view

birds-eye view

Looking from Waharoa Saddle down Pfeifer Stream & to Lake Kaurapataka   More ▶︎
Paratu Stream - Waharoa Saddle

Paratu Stream - Waharoa Saddle

The easiest route to Mt Pfeifer via an attractive bouldered stream and a magical saddle with flybys of kaka and ...   More ▶︎
Pfeiffer Biv

Pfeiffer Biv

cosy,dinky even,modern 2 bunker with longdrop nearby.   More ▶︎
Descent from Pfeifer Biv into Pfeifer Creek via scree

Descent from Pfeifer Biv into Pfeifer Creek via scree

Unmarked route exiting basin where biv lies, maintaining altitude to cross a spur after 20 minutes then travelling northeast along ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Pfeifer biv (Removed) Dec 2007

"Old" Pfeifer biv (Removed) Dec 2007

The old biv a few months before it was replaced.   More ▶︎
Pfeifer biv & toilet April 2012

Pfeifer biv & toilet April 2012

A new biv from early 2008 replacing an old biv that was about 20m to the south. (The sign on ...   More ▶︎
Pfeifer biv

Pfeifer biv

A new biv from early 2008 replacing an old biv that was about 20m to the south. (The sign on ...   More ▶︎
Caterpillar on bog pine

Caterpillar on bog pine

This Dasyuris callicrena caterpillar is brilliantly disguised and almost invisible. It is directly in the centre of this picture. Dracophyllum ...   More ▶︎
Hawdon Valley - Discovery Flat

Hawdon Valley - Discovery Flat

View looking to the south across the Hawdon Valley at Discovery Flat. Taken from the track up from the Hawdon ...   More ▶︎
Hawdon River

Hawdon River

Easy travel up a wide river valley.   More ▶︎
Discovery Stream/Sudden Valley traverse

Discovery Stream/Sudden Valley traverse

2 day circuit from Hawden River, crossing mountain ridgetop after approach from Discovery Stream which features boulder-hopping and cascades.   More ▶︎
Discovery Sudden

Discovery Sudden

Discovery to Sudden Valley tarck   More ▶︎
Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle

Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle

A brief circuit crossing one open saddle and one bush saddle in the southeastern corner of Arthur's Pass National Park   More ▶︎