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Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Great dry bivvy located under a giant boulder in the north branch of the Routeburn. Sleeps 4 or 5 but ...   More ▶︎
The North Branch of the Routeburn

The North Branch of the Routeburn

Our final camp in the North Branch of the Routeburn. North Col, which we have just come through, is in ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

An overnight or multiday scenic diversion from the Routeburn Great Walk. The Valley of the Trolls is easily accessed from ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson

Lake Wilson

Near the Harris Saddle on the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Routes up Mt Erebus

Routes up Mt Erebus

There are at least 3 possible routes to climb Erebus from Lake Wilson. The red and blue routes go up ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

I didnt summit Erebus due to exhaustion and the snow conditions but from 1860m the view is almost as fine! ...   More ▶︎
On the Serpentine Range 2

On the Serpentine Range 2

Looking north from near Point 1489 over the saddle at Point 1410. There is good looking camping on the saddle. ...   More ▶︎
Camping at Lake Wilson

Camping at Lake Wilson

When the snows gone, the head of the lake is a spectacular place to pitch your tent. January 2017   More ▶︎
The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

A six day trip around the Three Passes, including a traverse of the Serpentine Range instead of the North Route ...   More ▶︎
Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

It blew but didn't come to much   More ▶︎
Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

A photgraph from near the bottom of the climb up the southern route to Erebus (I had just climbed down ...   More ▶︎
Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

While on a circuit of Lake Wilson, Peak 1680 is a hard scramble on the northwestern corner of the lake. ...   More ▶︎

Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

A classic tramp north of the Routeburn. Rather than exit via the Rockburn, we extended the trip through Lake Nerine ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson with Mt Erebus and Mt Xenicus above. 5th Jan 2013   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from the outlet

Lake Wilson from the outlet

The first view of Lake Wilson you are greeted with upon reaching the lake. Theres good camping here. 5th Jan ...   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

At the top of the climb to Lake Wilson this great view is to be had when looking south. Ocean ...   More ▶︎
North Branch Route Burn

North Branch Route Burn

From near small tarn on Serpentine Range   More ▶︎
North Routeburn Rock bivvy

North Routeburn Rock bivvy

I've guessed the location from a description but don't take my word for it.   More ▶︎
North Route Burn Rock bivvy

North Route Burn Rock bivvy

2 person biv rumoured to be 500m from the Routeburn Track in the North Branch of the Route Burn on ...   More ▶︎
The Route up to Lake Wilson

The Route up to Lake Wilson

It begins here at the foot of the waterfall at the head of the Valley of the Trolls and climbs ...   More ▶︎
Summer 2017

Summer 2017

January 2017 was complete garbage. While on the Serpentine Range we awoke to found our camp site under snow!   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Result of 24 hours snow fall on Jan 14 & 15. What about summer! Looking back towards the Routeburn Track.   More ▶︎
On the Serpentine Range

On the Serpentine Range

Looking south down the range from flat topped Peak 1550, over the unnamed lake that drains into the North Route ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls

Routeburn Falls

Located near the Falls hut these impressive falls are passed on the way to Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
North Col from Serpentine Range

North Col from Serpentine Range

Looking north from Peak 1550 towards North Col. Peak 1796, which anchors the northern end of the Serpentine Range, rises ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

Grassy camping next to Routeburn Flats Hut.   More ▶︎
Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

A slightly shorter option to the 5 passes trip but of similar if not more difficulty. Can be done in ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats Hut

Routeburn Flats Hut

A large hut on the Routeburn Track, often bypassed for the Routeburn Falls Hut which is 1 hour further along ...   More ▶︎
Haast to The Divide

Haast to The Divide

Andrew Barker's traverse 2009. From Pleasant Flat in the Haast to The Divide via Mt Aspiring National Park.   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy underneath an overhanging cliff about half way up the Valley of the Trolls and about 40m above the ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy formed by an overhanging cliff. Probably enough room for about a dozen people but the northern end is ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls Hut

Routeburn Falls Hut

A modern hut on the Routeburn track. It is at bushline on the edge of the cirque that leads up ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Parorama from Harris Saddle

Parorama from Harris Saddle

several photographs put together to create a panoramic view   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut - great views (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Despite the abundance of boulders in the Valley of the Trolls, there is vertually no natural shelter here. One place ...   More ▶︎
Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

The old Routeburn Falls Hut I stayed at in 2 November 1989 and 23 January 1990. Picture from November 1989. ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris Western Shore

Lake Harris Western Shore

The western end of Lake Harris looking towards the entrance to the Valley of the Trolls. The route to the ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris from Conical Hill

Lake Harris from Conical Hill

If you are walking the Routeburn Track, don't miss the opportunity to climb Conical Hill from the Harris Saddle shelter. ...   More ▶︎
The Valley of the Trolls

The Valley of the Trolls

Looking into the rain swept valley. The route in climbs over the rocks on the True Right of the Route ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn

Routeburn

Taken from a slip below the Routeburn Falls hut (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Photograph courtesy of DOC, I think. Around 30 April. Repairs not expected for about 3 months. This creek is easily ...   More ▶︎
Emily Creek

Emily Creek

In Emily Creek looking down towards the bridge. Once you you get past the initial large boulders it's a typical ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

An interesting hours excursion from Routeburn Falls hut takes you up the hill to the South of the hut giving ...   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn, Sept 2006   More ▶︎
Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

From Lake Harris and Harris Saddle, the Left Branch of the Route Burn leads up to the Lake Wilson (at ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris

Lake Harris

January 2009, Although it doesn't look like, we had awesome weather :)   More ▶︎
Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park

The third-largest national park, although most of its space is under-utilised. The Routeburn is the second busiest trail in New ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Tops

Routeburn Tops

The Route Burn meanders through this basin beneach Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle Shelter

Harris Saddle Shelter

Enclosed day shelter perched on Harris Saddle, on the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited. A side trip from here leads ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine Range & Swamp Creek

Serpentine Range & Swamp Creek

From near Pt 1796   More ▶︎
West side of Nereus

West side of Nereus

From near Pt 1740   More ▶︎
Emily Basin

Emily Basin

High above the Routeburn at the top of Emily Creek, about 1.5 hours climb from Emily Creek bridge. Fraser Col ...   More ▶︎
The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

SMS texts directly to your cellphone when a place becomes available. Free of charge!   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

The view over Routeburn Flats is the quintessential photo of the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Five Passes

Five Passes

A classic trip starting and finishing at the Routeburn road. The five passes are; Sugarloaf pass, Park pass, Cow saddle, Fiery ...   More ▶︎
Looking up the Rockburn

Looking up the Rockburn

From Sugarloaf pass, this is the view of the Rockburn that greets you after you cross   More ▶︎
Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

A good way to start a trip going into the Rockburn is to leave Glenorchy late in the day and ...   More ▶︎
Swamp Creek

Swamp Creek

From Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
View north from Nereus Peak

View north from Nereus Peak

The ridge east of Nereus Peak summit can be reached by a straight forward climb from North Col. Looking north ...   More ▶︎
Ice Cave

Ice Cave

Remnants of winter snow fall melted from underneath by the North Routeburn. Taken from just below North Col.   More ▶︎
Route up to Emily Pass

Route up to Emily Pass

This is looking west at the northern route up to Emily Pass, and is the opposite direction from this photo: ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

This photo is looking east at Fraser Col from the true right top of the gut of the initial climb ...   More ▶︎

Not The Routeburn

A six-passes, seven catchments trip through the Humboldt Mountains from Glenorchy to The Divide. Note that for access from Double Barrel ...   More ▶︎
Emily Pass South View

Emily Pass South View

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Emily Pass View

Emily Pass View

The view north from Emily Pass. December 2014   More ▶︎
Lake Hyslop

Lake Hyslop

Small lake beside the Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Creek

Hidden Falls Creek

Most of the creek above the big bend; from between North Col & Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

thick cloud fills the Hollyford Valley as we sidle on the 1600m contour to North Col (Prospector Peak in the ...   More ▶︎
Rockburn Skyline

Rockburn Skyline

panorama of the Rockburn from Park Pass Glacier to Theatre Flat - from the outlet of Lake Nerine Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Looking north from Fraser Col across Emily Basin. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek

Fraser Creek

One of several valleys that cut into the southern Humboldt Mountains. It passes through many kilometres of beech forest, river ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

The view down the Fraser from just below the Col. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Tutuko & Madeline

Tutuko & Madeline

Looking across at Mt Tutuko and Madeline across a cloud filled Hollyford Valley. This is during a rest on the ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley from Fraser Col   More ▶︎
Bridge in the Rockburn

Bridge in the Rockburn

This fine bridge provides an easy crossing of the Rockburn just below Theatre Flat   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat

Theatre Flat

Approaching Theatre Flat from down valley. On a nice day it's a pleasant place to camp, not so much this ...   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat

Theatre Flat

Half way up the Rockburn is the giant Theatre Flats. Lake Nerine is at the top of the bluffs at ...   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1400m Basin

Emily Pass 1400m Basin

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
A fresh look at the descent to Lake Nerine.

A fresh look at the descent to Lake Nerine.

If visiting the lake from Park Pass it is inevitable you will find yourself at the top of this slope ...   More ▶︎
Lake Whakatipu from Sugarloaf

Lake Whakatipu from Sugarloaf

On the five passes route. Lake Whakatipu from just above Sugarloaf pass. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

another rainy day at the start of the Routeburn (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

Enclosed shelter at the Wakatipu end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

This old Emergency Shelter on Harris Saddle (1277m) is now replaced by something larger/better. This picture is from 2 November ...   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat from above

Theatre Flat from above

Looking back down at Theatre Flat from the lip of the hanging valley that holds lake Nerine   More ▶︎
The tops of the Darran Mountains - Fjordland NZ

The tops of the Darran Mountains - Fjordland NZ

The exit from the Lake Nerine basin when heading to North Col overlooks the lower end of Hidden Falls Ck ...   More ▶︎
Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

A steep, loose but otherwise straight forward pass out of the Double Barrel into the Fraser   More ▶︎
Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.   More ▶︎
Lake Nerine

Lake Nerine

Looking back at Lake Nerine from the ridge at its head. Mt Earnslaw in the distance   More ▶︎
Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route as tramped by us in May 2012 and recorded with Garmin GPS60csx   More ▶︎
Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into the Fraser. Mt Earnslaw looking bare & bleak without snow cover in the ...   More ▶︎
Camp at Lake Nerine

Camp at Lake Nerine

This has to be every tramper's dream. A camp at Lake Nerine in perfect windless conditions   More ▶︎
Broken bridge

Broken bridge

The bridge at the start of the Routeburn Track, damaged by a slip, August 2008.   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie

Lake Mackenzie

Lake MacKenzie from the basin below Emily Col. Good campspots and a so-so rock biv marked by a cairn.   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1200m Basin

Emily Pass 1200m Basin

There's great camping to be had in the large grassy basin at just over 1200m on the south side of ...   More ▶︎
Lake Nerine

Lake Nerine

The first view you get of Lake Nerine as you cross the saddle by Point 1594. Jan 2017   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

From near pt 1796 south of North Col   More ▶︎
Lakelet in the Humboldt Mountains - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ.

Lakelet in the Humboldt Mountains - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ.

Perched high above the Rockburn valley floor, near to Lake Nerine only a little northward toward Park Pass.   More ▶︎
A tarn on the way to Lake Nerine

A tarn on the way to Lake Nerine

This tarn is a very attractive place to stop for a while on the way to Lake Nerine. While it ...   More ▶︎
Close up of Park Pass Glacier

Close up of Park Pass Glacier

Showing the snout of the glacier with the tip obscured by the rock wall. Taken from above the steep snowgrass ...   More ▶︎
Head of the Fraser Valley

Head of the Fraser Valley

This photo is taken from the site marked on the topo map where a rock bivy is supposed to exist. ...   More ▶︎
Looking back towards Park Pass

Looking back towards Park Pass

It is a steep snowgrass sidle from Park Pass to this point but the view is rewarding   More ▶︎
to Lake Nerine

to Lake Nerine

on the sidle to Lake Nerine, looking back to Park Pass Glacier   More ▶︎
Emily Pass

Emily Pass

Emily Pass from Lake Mackenzie   More ▶︎
The route to Lake Nerine from Park Pass

The route to Lake Nerine from Park Pass

Looking from the moraine of Park Pass glacier, the steep snowgrass slopes can be seen to the south. These slopes ...   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Mackenzie Hut is near the lake edge, with the guided walks hut further back.   More ▶︎
Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Taken from near the campisite at the top of lake on a cool crisp March morning, fog swirls over reflections ...   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut or McIntyres Hut. Near the confluence of Rock Burn and Dart River. A very rough and uninviting hut. ...   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

Rockburn hut. taken 22-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Emily Peak Reflections

Emily Peak Reflections

Serenity can be found early morning at places like Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

DOC advises that the Rockburn Hut is closed "due to adverse weather conditions" .... and a fairly solid tree !   More ▶︎
Lake Unknown

Lake Unknown

Lake Unknown lies high between the Beans Burn & the Rockburn. The Dart Valley is visible behind about 750 meters ...   More ▶︎

Lake Unknown

Overnight trip to Lake Unknown   More ▶︎
Dart River

Dart River

looking down the Dart - about to head into the forest Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Lake MacKenzie

Lake MacKenzie

The lake just below the DoC hut, looking towards Emily Pass.   More ▶︎
Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into Death Valley. Catchment is blocked by twin falls at its lower end, but ...   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie Hut

Lake Mackenzie Hut

A Great Walks Hut on the Routeburn Track. During the summer season, bookings are required, with a maximum two-night stay. ...   More ▶︎

Lake Mackenzie Campsite

Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A short forest walk to a tranquil lake.   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A calm forested lake in the Dart Valley near Glenorchy.   More ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death of a glacier. Death Valley, Humboldt Mountains   More ▶︎
beansburn track

beansburn track

a route that follows the beansburn valley. lake unknown can be reached from here. times: beansburn mouth-rock bivvy no 1 1-1.5 ...   More ▶︎
The Hidden Falls

The Hidden Falls

Located on the Hollyford track about 3 hours from the carpark.   More ▶︎
Rees-Dart Track

Rees-Dart Track

Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Scott Basin

Scott Basin

Scott Basin at the head of Scott Creek, between the Dart and Caples valleys. Scott Creek Hut (dilapidated) is located ...   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

This route crosses the easiest pass from the Dart to Caples Valleys, via Scott Creek, Scott Saddle and Kay Creek ...   More ▶︎
Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Hut has been removed (2010?). Details below for old-time's sake ... Scott Creek Hut (4 beds, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) ...   More ▶︎
Park Pass

Park Pass

On the five passes route. The upper Rock Burn from Park Pass. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
View of the Rockburn from Park Pass Bivvy

View of the Rockburn from Park Pass Bivvy

As you ascend the Rockburn, perhaps as part of the Five Passes Walk, you can take advantage of a rock ...   More ▶︎
Early morning reflection

Early morning reflection

Taken from the top of Park Pass looking south towards the route into Lake Nerine   More ▶︎