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Lucretia

Apprentice tarns

Apprentice tarns

our camp under the Apprentice - hoping for some shelter from the approaching cyclone Gita but it was a restless ...   More ▶︎
Snow hole lunch

Snow hole lunch

Taking refuge in a snow hole for lunch during a white out on the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Mt Technical

Mt Technical

south-west face, from the saddle SW of Lucretia - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lakes and forested hills in this sprawling park provide good tramping, and contrast with the rugged alpine environment of Arthur's ...   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

climbing up to the tops with Mt Technical (left) and the Apprentice (right) behind - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

This pic shows a couple of the tarns near the biv. The biv, an ex NZFS one, is in a ...   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

A basic 2 bunk bivvy on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia biv via Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Very basic 2 bunk hut with open fire in the head of Lucretia Stream, Lewis Pass area   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

inside the biv - basic but welcome in bad weather - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

a good lunch stop on the route to the tops - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Sunset

Sunset

Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

Morning on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

Springs Junction and Mount Haast in the distance   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass National Reserve

Lewis Pass National Reserve

A small park occupying the forested valleys around Lewis Pass and bordering Lake Sumner and Victoria Forest Parks as well ...   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

From the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Tops

Tarn, Lewis Tops

Lewis Valley and Libretto Range beyond.   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

Panorama (click to see the whole pic) from near SH1535, looking along the tops to the descent to Lewis Pass. The ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

A short climb onto the tops at Lewis Pass, providing panoramic views of the area. With camping on the valley ...   More ▶︎
Camp above Rough Creek

Camp above Rough Creek

Superb camp site by a small tarn only 100m from the Rough Creek saddle on the way to Lake Christabel   More ▶︎
lewis pass tops - winter

lewis pass tops - winter

Near where we camped. June 2010   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn Track

Mueller Tarn Track

A steep but easy climb to a pretty alpine tarn near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

This is the view south across the valley.   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn

Mueller Tarn

A snowy tarn just above the treeline near Maruia Springs.   More ▶︎
Mossy forest

Mossy forest

Mueller Tarn Track.   More ▶︎
Deer Valley Campsite

Deer Valley Campsite

A minimal roadside camping area near Lewis Pass. Water is available from the nearby stream. Foleys Creek and Rolleston Pack ...   More ▶︎
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

An interesting circuit exploring the alpine tops around Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

A poled route to the summit of Travers Peak near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Trovatore Peak

Trovatore Peak

The ridge to Trovatore Peak from Travers peak   More ▶︎
Libretto Range

Libretto Range

View south along Libretto Range from Travers Peak   More ▶︎
Top of Travers Peak

Top of Travers Peak

View north from Travers Peak towards Gloriana Peak and the Fairie Queen   More ▶︎
Rough Creek track

Rough Creek track

Rough Creek track on one of the steeper parts   More ▶︎
Rough Creek tops, view east

Rough Creek tops, view east

View down Rough Creek from slightly north of the track   More ▶︎
Rough Creek Tops

Rough Creek Tops

2010 in the hanging basin at the head of Rough Creek   More ▶︎
Rough Creek Track

Rough Creek Track

The track leads up to Rough Creek Saddle from where there is a great view on Lake Christabel and the ...   More ▶︎
Rolleston Pack Track

Rolleston Pack Track

An old pack track near Lewis Pass. This is a pleasant forest walk, and an alternative to walking along the ...   More ▶︎
Mist in the beech forest

Mist in the beech forest

Lewis Tops Track   More ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Snow at Nina Hut

Snow at Nina Hut

Fresh snowfall, 10 October 2009.   More ▶︎
Nina Hut Views

Nina Hut Views

Windows in the new Nina Hut are well set up for admiring the views.   More ▶︎
Nina Hut at Night

Nina Hut at Night

This hut is situated in a superb location, with wide views up all the valleys around it. A good move, ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from from Nina Hut

Lewis Tops from from Nina Hut

The view north from Nina Hut, March 2007   More ▶︎
Nina Hut

Nina Hut

Nina River

Nina River

Spring snow on the Libretto Range.   More ▶︎
St James Walkway

St James Walkway

A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A useful profile of the 100km tramp - with a couple of bad weather alternatives : 1. low route past Speargrass ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass tops

Lewis Pass tops

Looking toward Cannibal Gorge and the St James.   More ▶︎
Maruia Valley

Maruia Valley

Viewed from the Lewis tops.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

A superb track which provides quick access to the open tops of the Lewis Pass. Allow around 1.5 hours to reach ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream

Pell Stream

This highly recommended valley not far from the highway west of the Lewis pass, is accessible to most people with ...   More ▶︎
Alpine Tarn

Alpine Tarn

early morning at Lewis Pass (start of the St James Walkway) Feb 2013   More ▶︎

Lewis Pass Lookout

A loop track at Lewis Pass leading to a good view of the Cannibal Gorge.   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 ▶︎
Nina Hut

Nina Hut

Replacing the old hut down by the river, this hut is located in an elevated clearing with good mountain views. ...   More ▶︎
Nina River

Nina River

Easy tramping up a pretty river valley near Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

A view of the beautiful Lake Thompson, a short distance from Thompson Pass   More ▶︎
St James Walkway June 2009

St James Walkway June 2009

Gloriana and the Faerie Queene, on a brilliant winter's day.   More ▶︎
Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-7 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

View of the Maruia River and Cannibal Gorge from Lewis Pass Tops   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

Lewis Pass to treeline and return   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high on a river terrace, accessed from a swingbridge 'on the Boyle'.   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Tidy old shack provides shelter and shade from the elements. No mattresses or water supply.   More ▶︎
Lonely camper

Lonely camper

The hut became rather full with a boy's school excursion. A (clever) tutor decided the nightlife outside may be quieter.   More ▶︎
Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

An easy overnighter through the pretty bush of Cannibal Gorge and on to the alpine views of Ada Pass.   More ▶︎
Tarn Nature Walk

Tarn Nature Walk

A nature trail exploring the wetland plants on Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Exploring Lewis Pass

Exploring Lewis Pass

There is a good range of tracks and routes around Lewis Pass to suit all abilities. Here is a selection ...   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Pass

Tarn, Lewis Pass

Looking towards the Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎

Lewis Tops

A light hearted trip report up onto the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass in winter.   More ▶︎
St James Conservation Area

St James Conservation Area

A large new recreational area featuring tussock grasslands, and including the headwaters of the Waiau and Clarence Rivers.   More ▶︎
Nina Gorge in snow

Nina Gorge in snow

June 2010 a track that's always muddy   More ▶︎
Head of Lake Christabel August 2010

Head of Lake Christabel August 2010

Lake Christabel is a large boomerang shaped lake approx 3km long. The lake was caused centuries ago by a slip ...   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel hut August 2010

Lake Christabel hut August 2010

A tidy hut situated on the TL bank of the Blue Grey River about 20 minutes above Lake Christabel near ...   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel Hut

Lake Christabel Hut

Lake Christabel hut   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel Hut

Lake Christabel Hut

A tidy hut situated on the TL bank of the Blue Grey River about 20 minutes above Lake Christabel near ...   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel

Lake Christabel

Lake Christabel from western end   More ▶︎
Lake Christabel hut

Lake Christabel hut

Lake Christabel hut   More ▶︎
Robinson Saddle

Robinson Saddle

Forest and tops walk in Victoria Forest Park, visiting Lake Christabel.   More ▶︎
Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge, St James Walkway   More ▶︎
Travers Peak

Travers Peak

A short walk to 1724m peak in Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Nina River First Swing Bridge ~ Snowy

Nina River First Swing Bridge ~ Snowy

The first swing bridge, in winter, gorgeous   More ▶︎
Devils Rampart

Devils Rampart

from the Sylvia tops, the Devils Rampart is slowly revealed as the mists begin to lift - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops and Mount Technical are in the distance. The spur southwest of Trovatore is closer, and the northern slopes ...   More ▶︎
Travers Peak from Trovatore

Travers Peak from Trovatore

The ridgeline between Travers and Trovatore is rough.   More ▶︎
Tarn, Trovatore

Tarn, Trovatore

Comfortable camping just east of Trovatore.   More ▶︎
Trovatore

Trovatore

1737m, overlooking Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
waterfall

waterfall

nice walk but some of the track missing at the moment due to slip   More ▶︎
Five Mile Creek Falls

Five Mile Creek Falls

Short track to precipitous 40m falls   More ▶︎
Sylvia tops

Sylvia tops

on the Sylvia tops and in the clag as we contoured around the north side of SH1662 - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Upper Nina Biv

Upper Nina Biv

Small hut on the Nina River. Two canvas bunks.   More ▶︎
Lewis River

Lewis River

Lewis River near Palmer Lodge at the start of the Nina Valley Track, October 2009.   More ▶︎
Near Devilskin Saddle

Near Devilskin Saddle

Fresh snow in the beech forest northeast of Devilskin Saddle. October 2009.   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den / Devilskin bivouac (2 beds) is a brand new bivouac ABOVE Devilskin Pass. Built in 2008, this new ...   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac, below Devilskin Saddle between the Nina and Doubtful valleys. March 2007 - 3 feet of snow on ...   More ▶︎
Doubtful Hut

Doubtful Hut

Old timer shack with 3-4 bunks near the Doubtful River, Northern Canterbury.   More ▶︎
Snow, old Devil's Den Hut site

Snow, old Devil's Den Hut site

The old hut site was at the treeline east of Devilskin Saddle. After an avalanche, a new hut was built ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream

Pell Stream

open travel just above the second gorge section (going up)   More ▶︎
Snow Cannible Gorge June

Snow Cannible Gorge June

After a heavy 25 cm fall.   More ▶︎
Pell Stream Hut

Pell Stream Hut

Small hut at the end of the Pell Stream Track.   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

We visited this hut as a day trip from the Marble Hill camping area. It seemed a good comfortable hut with ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut August 2011

Pell Stream hut August 2011

Neil B & I recently visited this hut. There have been some track improvements since I was last there. Hut ...   More ▶︎
Devilskin Saddle

Devilskin Saddle

Devilskin Saddle between the Nina and Doubtful Valleys off the Lewis Pass. March 2007.   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac above Devilskin Pass

Devils Den Bivouac above Devilskin Pass

Built in 2008, this is, perhaps, the bestest and newest little hut in NZ.   More ▶︎
Devils Den Bivouac

Devils Den Bivouac

Built in 2007 to replace the old version which was below Devilskin Saddle by the bushline. This new, sparkly version ...   More ▶︎
Scree traverse

Scree traverse

a long traverse on virgin scree high above Devilskin saddle - Feb 2018   More ▶︎

New Devils Den Bivvy Location

A GPX file of the new bivvy located on Devilskin Saddle. The old Devils Den Bivvy has been removed.   More ▶︎
Devils Den Biv

Devils Den Biv

June 2010   More ▶︎
Climbing above Devilskin Saddle

Climbing above Devilskin Saddle

day triping up from the Devilskin Saddle Hut June 2010. (lewis pass) See hut and toilet on the saddle below. Also see ...   More ▶︎
Zampa Kampas

Zampa Kampas

a campsite beside Zampa Lake.300m under & east of Zampa herself.   More ▶︎
Zampa Lake

Zampa Lake

2 hectare lake under Zampa Peak.Idyllic campsite at 1450m   More ▶︎
Head of the Henry River

Head of the Henry River

Between Trovatore and Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎