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Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   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 ▶︎
Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   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 ▶︎
Kay Creek - Upper Caples

Kay Creek - Upper Caples

April 2006 - Taken while coming back down Kay Creek to the Upper Caples DOC hut   More ▶︎
Death Valley

Death Valley

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut, between the Caples and Dart valleys.   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death of a glacier. Death Valley, Humboldt Mountains   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, looking downstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut (sleeps 3-4, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) makes up for in character what it lacks in comfort. ...   More ▶︎
Scott Creek

Scott Creek

Scott Creek from the Routeburn Road Bridge.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek passes through several grass flats which get more and more pleasant the closer to the head of the ...   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 ▶︎
Fraser Creek Waterfall

Fraser Creek Waterfall

Unnamed waterfall crashing out of a hanging valley about half way up the Fraser. Its well worth the 15-20 minute ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Glacier Burn

Descent to Glacier Burn

The final descent to Glacier Burn from pt1731, on the route from the Caples valley via Sleepy Hollow.   More ▶︎
Glacier burn - ascent to sleepy hollow pass

Glacier burn - ascent to sleepy hollow pass

From Glacier Burn to Sleepy Hollow pass: route leaves the Glacier Burn track and climbs this scree gully on the ...   More ▶︎
Sleepy Hollow Pass route (Caples to Dart)

Sleepy Hollow Pass route (Caples to Dart)

The Sleepy Hollow pass route from the mid-Caples to the Dart Valley. This can be combined with either a walk ...   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 ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, upstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley from Fraser Col   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

The view down the Fraser from just below the Col. 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 ▶︎
Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Emily Basin from Fraser Col

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

Dart Valley

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 View

Emily Pass View

The view north from Emily Pass. December 2014   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

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

Parorama from Harris Saddle

several photographs put together to create a panoramic view   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 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Broken bridge

Broken bridge

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

Emily Pass

Emily Pass from Lake Mackenzie   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A short forest walk to a tranquil lake.   More ▶︎
Glenorchy

Glenorchy

Glenorchy from the head of Gorge Creek   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 ▶︎
Routeburn

Routeburn

Taken from a slip below the Routeburn Falls hut (April 2009)   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 ▶︎
Emily Peak Reflections

Emily Peak Reflections

Serenity can be found early morning at places like Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

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

Lake Mackenzie Campsite

Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.   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 ▶︎
Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

From near Bold Peak. Inspired by madpom, I went the opposite direction via Glacier Burn to Kay Creek   More ▶︎
Rees Valley from near Bold Peak

Rees Valley from near Bold Peak

En route to Sleepy Hollow   More ▶︎
Lake MacKenzie

Lake MacKenzie

The lake just below the DoC hut, looking towards Emily Pass.   More ▶︎
Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

situated on the ridge between Glenorchy and Caples Valley   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

Grassy camping next to Routeburn Flats Hut.   More ▶︎
Gorge Creek / Dart Valley

Gorge Creek / Dart Valley

Gorge Creek and the Dart Valley, from the Sleepy Hollow pass between the Caples and Dart valleys.   More ▶︎
Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow above the mid Caples Valley. The pass to Gorge Creek / Glacier Burn and the Dart Valley is ...   More ▶︎
Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow from the top of the pass into the Dart.   More ▶︎
Greenstone / Caples Tracks

Greenstone / Caples Tracks

The Greenstone and Caples Tracks are often linked together to form a circuit from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Long ...   More ▶︎
Mid Caples Valley

Mid Caples Valley

Mid Caples Valley from pt1168, just above the bushedge the way to Sleepy Hollow. Mid Caples Hut is just visible ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut - great views (April 2009)   More ▶︎
The Darran Mountains

The Darran Mountains

Taken from the Routeburn North of The Orchard, almost the whole length of the Hollyford valley is visible with Lake ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford from the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls

Routeburn Falls

Located near the Falls hut these impressive falls are passed on the way to Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut in the Upper Caples Valley. This hut was closed to the public in February 2014, but is now reopened ...   More ▶︎
Caples Track

Caples Track

A quiet track climbing alongside the Caples River through forest and grassy flats and over a sub-alpine saddle.   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut on the Caples Track   More ▶︎
Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Spooked a mob of 30+ deer back in 06/07.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

The view over Routeburn Flats is the quintessential photo of the Routeburn Track   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

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

The Orchard

Open space edged by ribbonwood near Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Earland Falls

Earland Falls

A 174m watterfall that the Routeburn track passes right underneath.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A calm forested lake in the Dart Valley near Glenorchy.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎