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Dry Creek

Kelly Tops, Dry Creek, Taipo Circuit

A 3 day circuit from 7 Mile Creek to the Kelly Tops, down to Hunts Saddle and then over Hunts ...   More ▶︎
Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

A long journey through the west of Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Taipo River track to Julia Hut

Taipo River track to Julia Hut

Taipo River track to Julia Hut - above Dry Creek   More ▶︎
Mid Taipo Hut to Dunns Creek Hut

Mid Taipo Hut to Dunns Creek Hut

The more direct route from Mid Taipo to Dunns Creek, the alternative to heading all the way up Dunns Ck ...   More ▶︎
Mid Taipo hut

Mid Taipo hut

An ex NZFS hut that was built in 1973. In the 70's it was known as "New Mid Taipo" because ...   More ▶︎
Mid Taipo hut June 2009

Mid Taipo hut June 2009

An ex NZFS hut that was built in 1973. In the 70's it was known as "New Mid Taipo" because ...   More ▶︎
Old Julia Hut

Old Julia Hut

Old Julia Hut after refurbishment in February 2014.   More ▶︎
Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek - valley head above the hut. Te pass to Dry Creek in the Taipo is up scree ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

5-7 hours slog up Kellys Creek from the Otira highway, this little abode is welcome site after mud-jumping across Hunts ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Hut

Hunts Hut

A small but tidy hut located at the edge of a tussock clearing near Hunts Creek.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Track

Hunts Creek Track

Rough travel to a small, tidy hut. Better walked as part of a circuit.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

A small hut handsomely located at the edge of a tussock clearing on Hunts Creek, west of Otira. Hunts Creek takes ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

A challenging circuit route traversing the Kelly Range and returning along Kelly's Creek. The direction described is the easiest option.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Nice size   More ▶︎
Ascent to Dunns Creek Hut

Ascent to Dunns Creek Hut

On reaching the waterfalls in Dunns Creek, this slip on the true left must be climbed for 100m or-so before ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

The route from the tops of the Kelly Range to Hunts Saddle drops through thick scrub to a small bog ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Julia hut Feb 2009

"Old" Julia hut Feb 2009

Close to the "New" Julia hut near the confluence of Julia & Mary Creeks where they join to form the ...   More ▶︎
SI Bush Robin in Old Julia hut April 2013

SI Bush Robin in Old Julia hut April 2013

For the second time in about a month a bush robin has spent time in a hut that I've been ...   More ▶︎
inside old julia

inside old julia

a classic view of the interior of a classic hut. Note the hand hewn locally sourced timbers.   More ▶︎
"Old" Julia hut

"Old" Julia hut

Close to the "New" Julia hut near the confluence of Julia & Mary Creeks where they join to form the ...   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut, early evening in April.   More ▶︎
View from Dunns Creek Hut

View from Dunns Creek Hut

View from Dunns Creek Hut, early evening in April.   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

The marshes in the mid-reaches of Dunns Creek. Dunns Creek Hut is visi ble on the right: a wet spot!   More ▶︎

Picton to Aspiring

An aborted alpine traverse. Picton to West Cape, but aborted at Aspiring due to real world emergencies back home. Posted ...   More ▶︎
Julia Hut

Julia Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of the Julia & Taipo rivers.   More ▶︎
Julia Hut

Julia Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of Julia and Mary Creeks where they meet the Taipo River. Good hot pools ...   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek

The lower Dunns Creek ascending from the Taipo to Dunns Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 2)

Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 2)

One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel to ...   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns creek Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Head of the Rolleston River, just below Pt2000

Head of the Rolleston River, just below Pt2000

Taken while traversing slopes high in the Rolleston river. Shows the snow slope used to access the first col north ...   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut (4 bunks, stove, limited dry firewood, tank & creek water, mattresses). The hut sits at the back ...   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek, rough scrub on the ascent to Newton Saddle   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park

This alpine park straddles the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, with dry beech forests in the east and damp ...   More ▶︎
Philistine Bluffs

Philistine Bluffs

Decending the bluffs - not a forgiving place to loose your footing- there have been deaths here.   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine

Moderate to hard daytrip in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎
Philistine Bluffs

Philistine Bluffs

Decending the bluffs - not a forgiving place to loose your footing- there have been deaths here.   More ▶︎
Above Waimakariri Falls

Above Waimakariri Falls

Looking down the valley from high under Waimak Col. Spot the hut? (just left of the river - the new ...   More ▶︎
Waimakariri Falls Hut

Waimakariri Falls Hut

Located in the Waimakariri headwaters at 1300m, just above the top falls. Built 1960, and refurbished 2005.   More ▶︎
Waimakariri Falls hut

Waimakariri Falls hut

6 bunk hut 1380m   More ▶︎
View from un-named Campbell Range saddle

View from un-named Campbell Range saddle

This April 2013 photo was taken from the un-named Campbell Range Saddle at 1600m that is on the direct route ...   More ▶︎
Track Descent

Track Descent

The map shows the track crossing two small tributaries before heading sharply down to meet the main river. You may ...   More ▶︎
Grass my Arse

Grass my Arse

Sections of alpine "herbs" break up the scree slopes high above the Rolleston River. There is no track through these ...   More ▶︎
The Track Starts

The Track Starts

After three or four scree/shrub combinations, where the gorge below opens out a little, keep an eye out for the ...   More ▶︎
Top of Rolleston Valley

Top of Rolleston Valley

There are sporadic cairns down into the Rolleston Valley, but they can be difficult to pick out against the scree. ...   More ▶︎
Pick Your Path

Pick Your Path

Try to stay reasonably high above the river on the true left for the easiest route down and to avoid ...   More ▶︎
Route Planning

Route Planning

Checking the map for a route over the head of the Waimakariri Valley into the Rolleston Valley. Be aware in ...   More ▶︎
At the top

At the top

If intending to cross over into the Rolleston from the Waimak, DON'T go over the actual Waimak Col (you'll see ...   More ▶︎
The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

view of the grassy trail before the riverbed becomes the trail. The hut is still far here but it is behind ...   More ▶︎
Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

the trail after a nice rain   More ▶︎
Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Alpine tramp over Waimakariri Col.   More ▶︎
Newton Saddle

Newton Saddle

Newton Saddle between Dunns Creek (hut) and Newton Creek (hut), Westland   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine

The slopes to the summit - from the east.   More ▶︎
Mt Rolleston - Otira Face

Mt Rolleston - Otira Face

The best known peak in Arthurs Pass national park. The Otira Face as seen here from Mt Philistine is often ...   More ▶︎
Crow Glacier, Mt Rolleston

Crow Glacier, Mt Rolleston

Crow glacier and Mt Rolleston. taken April 1969.   More ▶︎
Descent from Kelly Tops to Hunts Saddle and Return!

Descent from Kelly Tops to Hunts Saddle and Return!

Masochistic mission involving at times 40 degrees gradients where the techniques of hanging off scrub and sliding to the next ...   More ▶︎
View south from Mt Tara Tama

View south from Mt Tara Tama

This photo shows a large expanse of Westland back country and some peaks on the Canterbury side of the main ...   More ▶︎
Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

This pic looking SW from Kellys Hill was taken before this weeks heavy snowfalls. The dip in the foreground is ...   More ▶︎
Upper Taipo towards Pope Pass

Upper Taipo towards Pope Pass

Upper Taipo towards Pope Pass - boulderfields through the last of the scrub-layer   More ▶︎
Philistine / Warnock's Bluffs

Philistine / Warnock's Bluffs

The normal route up Philistine from the road ascends through this line of bluffs. When there is no snow, the ...   More ▶︎
Otira Valley

Otira Valley

Footbridge on the Otira Valley.   More ▶︎
Otira Valley

Otira Valley

A short, pretty walk into an alpine environment. A variety of alpine flowers in summer.   More ▶︎

Mount Barron Route

Old trail leading up the the tussock tops of Mount Barron. A good benched track leads up to a rocky ...   More ▶︎
Mount Barron tops

Mount Barron tops

The end of the marked track up Mount Barron.   More ▶︎
Barrack Creek Route

Barrack Creek Route

Goat Hill and Barrack Creek from Mount Barron. The route follows the spur to the true right of Barrack Creek.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek

Hunts Creek

Barron Ridge is at left, and Hunts Ridge at right. Hunt Saddle is at bottom right and Kelly's Creek at ...   More ▶︎
Newton Creek hut Dec 2011

Newton Creek hut Dec 2011

This view of the hut looks SW. The hill in the background is Mt Newton which is on the opposite ...   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut (4 bunk, mattresses, stove, firewood, water) is a pleasant forestry hut beside Newton creek. It's drier and ...   More ▶︎
Arahura-Styx track

Arahura-Styx track

The Arahura - Styx track: a benched historic pack-horse track through the Arahura and Styx valleys in Westland. An easy ...   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Formerly overgrown forest service track that could have led to underuse of lovely hut in magical setting.   More ▶︎
Phipps Peak (1965m)

Phipps Peak (1965m)

From the Otira Valley.   More ▶︎

Mt Rolleston- Low Peak (via Rome ridge)

Track starts off at SH73 (Coral track). Steep ascent through the bush line on a marked track leading you up ...   More ▶︎
Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

The Kelly below the Kelly-Hunt Saddle   More ▶︎
Mount Barron

Mount Barron

Mount Barron from the Death's Corner lookout. The route follows the far edge of the obvious slip. The steep bluffs ...   More ▶︎
Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut, in the Arahura Valley, Westland.   More ▶︎
Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove, firewood available) lies in the mid-reaches of the Arahura Valley in Westland. ...   More ▶︎
Arahura Valley

Arahura Valley

The Arahura Valley from the Mudflats swingbridge.   More ▶︎
Scottys biv

Scottys biv

A seldom walked to biv in a nice spot in the head basin of Scottys Creek a Taipo River tributary. ...   More ▶︎
Scottys biv Jan 2010

Scottys biv Jan 2010

A seldom walked to biv in a nice spot in the head basin of Scottys Creek a Taipo River tributary. ...   More ▶︎
Mount Barron Route

Mount Barron Route

Old access track onto the Mount Barron tussock tops.   More ▶︎
Arahura River & swingbridge

Arahura River & swingbridge

The swingbridge over the Arahura on the track to Newton Creek Hut.   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Former forest service track that was left to overgrow and suffered further damage from snow loading in winter of 2008. Fortunately ...   More ▶︎
Dobson Nature Walk

Dobson Nature Walk

A short walk on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, offering alpine flora and panoramic views.   More ▶︎
Tarn on Tara Tama Range

Tarn on Tara Tama Range

This Westland range has many nice tarns. This is one of the nicer ones IMO. It is situated on the ...   More ▶︎
Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Climb up Rome Ridge towards Mount Rolleston to traverse the ridge between it and Avalanche Peak.   More ▶︎

Lake Misery Track

Short connector track that crosses the Main Divide of the Southern Alps.   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine Traverse

Mt Philistine Traverse

A classic mountain traverse in Arthurs Pass National Park, includes climbing steep scree, bluffs, rock and snow. An ice axe ...   More ▶︎
Lake Misery Track

Lake Misery Track

Small rockpile on the Lake Misery Track.   More ▶︎
Scottys Saddle Jan 2010

Scottys Saddle Jan 2010

You can see this saddle from Scottys biv. It is about a 20 - 30 minute climb to the west.   More ▶︎
2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley.JPG   More ▶︎
Crow Slide in snow

Crow Slide in snow

Frank and me doing an alpine finish (our speciality) down the Crow slide en route to Crow Hut from Avalanche ...   More ▶︎

Goat Creek track to Mt Barron

Overgrown and line is destroyed by recent slips.   More ▶︎
Taipo River above Dillons Hut

Taipo River above Dillons Hut

Taipo River above Dillons Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Taipo River

Taipo River

Lower Taipo river valley from the Kelly Range above Dillons Hut   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut

Dillons Hut

The New Dillons Hut (sleeps 10, stove, tank water) lies in the middle reaches of the Taipo valley, 10 minutes ...   More ▶︎

Dobson Nature Walk

Stroll through an alpine herbfield scattered with massive boulders, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Walks Around Arthur's Pass

Walks Around Arthur's Pass

A variety of both easy and more challenging walks are available around Arthur's Pass village and the nearby pass.   More ▶︎
Harman Pass

Harman Pass

Looking back over Ariels Tarns to Harman Pass.   More ▶︎
Taipoiti Gorge

Taipoiti Gorge

Described in DoC literature as "impassable", small waterfalls at the top of the Taipoiti Stream, on the way from Carrington ...   More ▶︎
Lake Kaniere - Otira

Lake Kaniere - Otira

from the north end of Lake Kaniere, along the west shore to the Styx river. East along the Styx to ...   More ▶︎
Faultline on Mt Olson May 2013

Faultline on Mt Olson May 2013

This picture shows a fault line on the eastern side of Mt Olson (1603m) Mt Olson is a hill in ...   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut (new)

Dillons Hut (new)

Dillons Hut (new), Taipo Valley, Westland   More ▶︎
Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek above the first gorge   More ▶︎

Bealey Chasm and Valley

A excellent short walk in the autumn or spring with wonderful views of rolleston glacier   More ▶︎
(Pihoihoi) - Pipit

(Pihoihoi) - Pipit

Moaris used to mimick the pipits movements and use a tactic called Manukawhaki (decoy bird). They would pretend to retreat ...   More ▶︎
Dillon's Hut (historic)

Dillon's Hut (historic)

Dillon's Hut (historic), in the Taipo Valley   More ▶︎
Dillon's Homestead (historic)

Dillon's Homestead (historic)

Dillon's Homestead(historic) (5 beds, fireplace, tank & stream water, fiirewood available) is a well built, well restored hut in the ...   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut (historic)

Dillons Hut (historic)

Dillons Hut (historic), in the Taipo Valley   More ▶︎
Crow hut (Arthurs Pass) March 2008

Crow hut (Arthurs Pass) March 2008

I've noticed that there isn't a photo on here of this hut to go with the text entry. Seeing no ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)

Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)

In the Crow valley, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Campbell biv Feb 2009

Campbell biv Feb 2009

A 1950's vintage cullers biv located on a west facing spur of the Campbell Range. From the biv there are ...   More ▶︎
Looking down the Arahura River from near Campbell biv Feb 2009

Looking down the Arahura River from near Campbell biv Feb 2009

This pic shows the Arahura River as far as the "big bend" where it goes out of sight then it ...   More ▶︎
Campbell biv

Campbell biv

A 1950's vintage cullers biv located on a west facing spur of the Campbell Range. From the biv there are ...   More ▶︎
Descent to the Taipo Valley

Descent to the Taipo Valley

Descent to the Taipo Valley from the Kelly Range, above Dillons Homestead / Hut   More ▶︎
Upper Taipo Forks - Pope's Pass & Mt Harman

Upper Taipo Forks - Pope's Pass & Mt Harman

Upper Taipo Forks - Pope's Pass to right with Mt Harman snowfield (route to Browning Pass) just visible below the ...   More ▶︎
Track amongst gold workings Taipo River

Track amongst gold workings Taipo River

This photo shows a section of the Seven Mile Creek to Kelly Range tops track that passes amongst old alluvial ...   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Walking Track

Arthur's Pass Walking Track

A new walk, opened March 2014 to mark 150 years of Arthur's Pass. Attractive and easy walking from the Arthur's ...   More ▶︎
7 Mile Hut

7 Mile Hut

This hut is on private land and both have been bought by someone who has improved access to 7 Mile ...   More ▶︎
Seven Mile hut Jan 2008

Seven Mile hut Jan 2008

Well it is a surprise that this hut is still there. A while back I read that DOC had removed ...   More ▶︎