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Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Saddle biv & Diedrich Range April 2011

Toaroha Saddle biv & Diedrich Range April 2011

This pic was taken from east of the biv on the knob back toward the true saddle. It looks west ...   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 ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle biv 2009

Toaroha Saddle biv 2009

Here is a close up shot of the biv taken just after day break as we were about to leave ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Bivouac (2 bunks, matresses, tarn water 50m distant) is a typical alpine bivouac on the saddle of the track ...   More ▶︎
Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

A great tramp in a remote location, crosses two alpine saddles, ice-axes and crampons needed in winter. More information on ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

We woke up after a windy night in the bivvy to half a meter of fresh snow. The weather didn't ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle April 2011

Toaroha Saddle April 2011

This is the saddle joining the Diedrich and Toaroha Ranges. It is approx 450 metres to the east of the ...   More ▶︎
Waterfall in the upper Toaroha

Waterfall in the upper Toaroha

The waterfall in the upper Toaroha river. From Toaroha Saddle - 500m east of Toaroha Bivouac   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle

Toaroha Saddle

Toaroha Saddle   More ▶︎
Mungo River pools above Poet Hut

Mungo River pools above Poet Hut

Mungo River pools 200m upstream of Poet Hut   More ▶︎
Poet hut April 2011

Poet hut April 2011

This hut is a 1950's NZFS cullers hut located on the TR of the Mungo River a tributary of the ...   More ▶︎
Poet Hut

Poet Hut

Poet Hut (4 bunks, matresses, fireplace, river water) is a timber built hut in a small clearing in the Mungo ...   More ▶︎
Poet Hut

Poet Hut

Poet Hut, a riverside hut in the Mungo / Hokitika valley.   More ▶︎
Main Range of the Southern Alps from Mt. Bannatyne

Main Range of the Southern Alps from Mt. Bannatyne

Main Range of the Southern Alps from Mt. Bannatyne, a trampable ridgeline from Kokatahi Bivouac to Toaroha Bivouac.   More ▶︎
Top Toaroha hut Jan 2009

Top Toaroha hut Jan 2009

This hut is located on the Bannatyne Flats towards the head of the Toaroha River. It is on the main ...   More ▶︎
Top Toaroha hut

Top Toaroha hut

This hut is located on the Bannatyne Flats towards the head of the Toaroha River. It is on the main ...   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 ▶︎
Mungo River and Brunswick Creek April 2011

Mungo River and Brunswick Creek April 2011

This pic shows part of the Mungo River and its tributary Brunswick Creek. It was taken from near the true ...   More ▶︎
Mungo Valley & Park Stream April 2011

Mungo Valley & Park Stream April 2011

This pic looks up the Mungo River. On the left (TR) you can see tributaries Saddle Creek & Park Stream. ...   More ▶︎
Mungo hut Feb 2012

Mungo hut Feb 2012

The Mungo is a tributary of the Hokitika River. The hut is situated on a terrace between the Mungo River ...   More ▶︎
Mungo hut

Mungo hut

The Mungo is a tributary of the Hokitika River. The hut is situated on a terrace between the Mungo River ...   More ▶︎
Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge

Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge

Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge - opposite Poet Hut, above the Mungo / Hokitika valley.   More ▶︎
Commodore Ridge etc Feb 2012

Commodore Ridge etc Feb 2012

This photo was taken from Point 1809m on the Toaroha Range NW of Mt Chamberlin and looks eastward toward the ...   More ▶︎
Crystal Biv Track

Crystal Biv Track

Track to Crystal Biv from the valley floor in the Toaroha, Westland. This track has just been reopened by volunteers ...   More ▶︎
Route between Yeates Hut & Crystal Biv

Route between Yeates Hut & Crystal Biv

This file traces the route up from Yeates Hut to the 1300m contour, then descends to Crystal Biv. If going ...   More ▶︎
Descending to Crystal biv April 2008

Descending to Crystal biv April 2008

This pic shows part of the route you would take if descending from Yeats Ridge to Crystal biv.   More ▶︎
Crystal Biv

Crystal Biv

Crystal Biv 2 person shelter   More ▶︎
Crystal Biv

Crystal Biv

Standard 2 person biv located in the Toaroha Valley, located on a spur between Pretty and Crystal Creeks. Set beside ...   More ▶︎
Sir Robert Hut 2012

Sir Robert Hut 2012

One of the more remote, seldom visited huts in Westland. The log book with barely half a dozen pages goes ...   More ▶︎
Sir Robert hut 1974

Sir Robert hut 1974

This hut is located on the TL near the stream in the head basin of Sir Robert Creek. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Sir Robert hut

Sir Robert hut

This hut is located on the TL near the stream in the head basin of Sir Robert Creek. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Western flanks of Mt Ross

Western flanks of Mt Ross

This pic was taken when MM & I stopped to boil the billy having descended from Mt Ross(1770m) en route ...   More ▶︎
Yeats Ridge, Toaroha

Yeats Ridge, Toaroha

Climbing the Yeats ridge just beyond the monkey scrub belt. In the background is the Toaroha River and the Yeats ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Bluff Hut (has been relocated & upgraded)

"Old" Bluff Hut (has been relocated & upgraded)

Ex NZFS 4 person hut. Shifted by DOC in 2009 further upvalley. Following notes are historical. The water supply is currently ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Bluff hut (Removed) 1974

"Old" Bluff hut (Removed) 1974

This is the "old" Bluff hut that has been shifted to the new site & upgraded. We will visit the ...   More ▶︎
The bluff on the upper Hokitika River just above the Mungo confluence

The bluff on the upper Hokitika River just above the Mungo confluence

This pic taken in 2009 before Bluff hut was shifted and upgraded shows the setting of the hut from the ...   More ▶︎
"New" Bluff hut April 2011

"New" Bluff hut April 2011

This square on shot of the new hut is from the perspective of looking up the TL of the Hokitika ...   More ▶︎
"New" Bluff hut & Mungo valley April 2011

"New" Bluff hut & Mungo valley April 2011

The old Bluff hut was dismantled and moved about 150 metres in 2010. At the same time it got a ...   More ▶︎
"New" Bluff Hut

"New" Bluff Hut

The old Bluff hut was dismantled and moved about 150 metres in 2010. At the same time it got a ...   More ▶︎
Southern descent of Mt.Browns Tops

Southern descent of Mt.Browns Tops

Moving through a boggy section of the Mt.Browns Tops route just before dropping over the edge into the creek. That's ...   More ▶︎
Frisco hut Jan 2009

Frisco hut Jan 2009

Frisco hut is on the TR of the Hokitika River less than 2kms below the junction with the Mungo River. ...   More ▶︎
Frisco hut

Frisco hut

Frisco hut is on the TR of the Hokitika River less than 2kms below the junction with the Mungo River. ...   More ▶︎
Yeats Ridge hut April 2008

Yeats Ridge hut April 2008

This hut is located on a flattish area of moss & tussock amidst the scrub zone of the Toaroha catchment. ...   More ▶︎
Yeats Ridge hut

Yeats Ridge hut

This hut is located on a flattish area of moss & tussock amidst the scrub zone of the Toaroha catchment. ...   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin April 2008

Mullins Basin April 2008

This pic shows the huts location in the basin and shows part of the imposing Diedrich Range behind.   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin hut April 2008

Mullins Basin hut April 2008

Mullins Basin hut is a four bunk hut situated in the head basin of Mullins Creek a TL tributary of ...   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin hut

Mullins Basin hut

A four bunk hut situated in the head basin of Mullins Creek a TL tributary of the Toaroha River. The ...   More ▶︎
Biv sign

Biv sign

Gone but not forgotten! Bits of this biv were salvaged from the Hokitika rubbish dump. An aquaintance made a sculpture ...   More ▶︎
Kokatahi Bivouac (removed)

Kokatahi Bivouac (removed)

Hut removed 2008. Kokatahi Bivouac (dilapidated) was once a typical 2-bed apline bivouac, located on a grassy face above the upper ...   More ▶︎
Kokatahi Bivouac

Kokatahi Bivouac

No - the camera's not on an angle - it's the Biv that's leaning. The dilapidated Kokatahi Bivouac below Zit ...   More ▶︎
Zit Saddle

Zit Saddle

Zit Saddle, between the Kokatahi and Toaroha valleys   More ▶︎
"New" Top Kokatahi hut April 2008

"New" Top Kokatahi hut April 2008

This pic is of Top Kokatahi hut after the upgrade at the new site. (just a stones throw from where Top ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Loop track across 2 Westland saddles, taking in some remote huts   More ▶︎
Upper Kokatahi River

Upper Kokatahi River

Kokatahi River, above Top Kokatahi Hut. The track to Zit Saddle crosses this river several times, and will not be ...   More ▶︎
Kokatahi River

Kokatahi River

Boulder hopping down the upper Kokatahi, between Top Koktahi Hut and Crawford Junction Hut.   More ▶︎
Looking SW from Adventure Ridge April 2008

Looking SW from Adventure Ridge April 2008

In the foreground is the Adventure Ridge biv. Next ridge back is Yeats Ridge with a white dot in the tussocky ...   More ▶︎
Adventure Ridge Biv

Adventure Ridge Biv

A great little bivvy with it's own water tank. Built by the NZFS in 1964.   More ▶︎
Adventure Bivvy

Adventure Bivvy

Adventure Biv in the Toaroha Valley   More ▶︎
Top Kokatahi Hut

Top Kokatahi Hut

Top Kokatahi Hut, Westland Note: this hut has since been relocated to the former site of Kokatahi Biv, some 5km upriver   More ▶︎
Top Kokatahi Hut

Top Kokatahi Hut

The Top Kokatahi Hut (4 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) is a forestry-style hut. It is perched above the confluence ...   More ▶︎
Adventure Biv

Adventure Biv

Perhaps this is the ADD-VENTURE behind all adventures... 'Out there with his people he forgets himself, He forgets himself with his people, He ...   More ▶︎
Kokatahi River

Kokatahi River

Kokatahi River, between Crawford Junction Hut and Top Kokatahi Hut.   More ▶︎
Building extensions Cedar Flat hut 9.03.12

Building extensions Cedar Flat hut 9.03.12

This pic shows the progress on the extensions to the newer of the two Cedar Flat huts. The DOC building ...   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut August 2008

Cedar Flat Hut August 2008

Cedar Flat Hut during the big snowfall, August 2008   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut

Cedar Flat Hut

Double hut at the edge of a frost flat beneath the Toaroha Range. Used to be a six bunker. A ...   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Historic Hut

Cedar Flat Historic Hut

The Cedar Flat Historic hut after renovations and the picture taken during the big snow of August 2008.   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat

Cedar Flat

An easy and pleasant walk into a secluded valley near Hokitika. Rudimentary hot pools.   More ▶︎
Ceadar Flats Hut

Ceadar Flats Hut

Easter 2012   More ▶︎
Ceadar Flats Hut

Ceadar Flats Hut

New Hut Re Build Completed Easter 2012   More ▶︎
Historic Cedar Flats Hut

Historic Cedar Flats Hut

A well maintained old hut. 2 bunks   More ▶︎
Cedar Flats Hot Springs

Cedar Flats Hot Springs

Perfect hot springs in a secluded hokitika valley. Holds upto 6 people.   More ▶︎
View back to the road end

View back to the road end

from the hut   More ▶︎
Old Cedar Flat hut

Old Cedar Flat hut

Cedar Flat   More ▶︎
Hot pool

Hot pool

at Wren Creek   More ▶︎
Swingbridge

Swingbridge

Over the Toaroha river   More ▶︎
The new Cedar Flat Hut

The new Cedar Flat Hut

at Cedar Flat   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)

Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)

Older hut at Cedar Flat now adjacent to the newer hut. This hut features hand-adzed timber. It was constructed in ...   More ▶︎
View SE along the Meta Range March 2011

View SE along the Meta Range March 2011

This picture was taken from near the summit of Mt Inframeta & looks along the Meta Range toward the Southern ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine hut setting March 2011

Serpentine hut setting March 2011

This picture from approx 300 metres away across the Hoki River shows Serpentine huts location on an overgrowing clearing on ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine hut

Serpentine hut

This hut is located on a small bush terrace on the TR of the Hokitika River and the TL of ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine Hut 1977

Serpentine Hut 1977

This photo of Serpentine hut was taken summer time 1977 by friend & sometimes tramping companion Neil Bradley. The access route ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine Hut March 2015

Serpentine Hut March 2015

Here is a recent photo of this survivor built in 1957 for deer culler accomodation. Andrew Buglass and "Permolat" helpers ...   More ▶︎
Jumble Tops Traverse

Jumble Tops Traverse

A GPS track of Doug Forster's traverse of Jumble Tops in pink. 3 of us did a more direct version ...   More ▶︎
Blue Duck Bivvy Setting Feb 2016

Blue Duck Bivvy Setting Feb 2016

Blue Duck Bivvy is a derelict B-49 style NZ Forest Service hunters bivvy that was built in the late 1950's ...   More ▶︎
Blue Duck Bivvy

Blue Duck Bivvy

A derelict B-49 NZ Forest Service hunters bivvy that was built in the late 1950's and is still on site. ...   More ▶︎
Gerhardt Spur

Gerhardt Spur

A crystal clear morning at Gerhardt Spur Bivvy   More ▶︎
"New" Gerhardt Spur biv June 1975

"New" Gerhardt Spur biv June 1975

This pic shows DH at the then fairly new Gerhardt Spur biv on Queens Birthday weekend 1975. Mt Jumble Top ...   More ▶︎
Looking down at Gerhardt Spur biv from Jumble Top May 2009

Looking down at Gerhardt Spur biv from Jumble Top May 2009

Gerhardt Spur biv is an early/mid 1970's era NZFS biv located in the tussock high on Gerhardt Spur which is ...   More ▶︎
Gerhardt Spur biv

Gerhardt Spur biv

An early/mid 1970's era NZFS biv located in the tussock high on Gerhardt Spur which is on the western side ...   More ▶︎
Jumbletop

Jumbletop

Near the summit of Mt Jumbletop at sunrise. View to Mt Evans and Sentinal   More ▶︎
View up Whitcombe from Meta Range Feb 2011

View up Whitcombe from Meta Range Feb 2011

This pic looks out over Frews Ck and up the Whitcombe River to those famed spots of hunting folklore The ...   More ▶︎
Upper Hokitika River from Frew Saddle

Upper Hokitika River from Frew Saddle

Tussock hides the ubiquitous speargrass in the upper reaches of the Hokitika, giving the illusion of an easy, pleasant tramp.   More ▶︎
Frew Creek

Frew Creek

Frew Creek, flowing into the Whitcombe, Westland   More ▶︎
Mt Misery & beyond February 2013

Mt Misery & beyond February 2013

Last month I decided to climb a hill that can be seen from home that I'd never got around to ...   More ▶︎
Frews Biv

Frews Biv

little (officially anyway) two man job on Frews Saddle   More ▶︎
Looking NW over Frew biv April 2011

Looking NW over Frew biv April 2011

This pic looks over top of the biv down Frew Creek to the Whitcombe and on out to the coast. ...   More ▶︎
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv

Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv

The Frew Saddle Bivouac (sleeps 2, matresses, stream water 100m distant, no fire) is a well maintained alpine bivouac 200m ...   More ▶︎
Frew Saddle Bivouac

Frew Saddle Bivouac

Frew Saddle Bivouac, between the Whitcombe and Hokitika valleys in Westland.   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) is by far the nicest hut in the valley. It's of ...   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction hut Feb 2012

Crawford Junction hut Feb 2012

This hut sits near the edge of a low terrace on the TL of the Crawford River and overlooks the ...   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut, at the confluence of Crawford Creek and Kokatahi River in Westland   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction

Crawford Junction

Crawford Junction, the confluence of Crawford Creek and Kokatahi River in Westland. Photo taken from the doorway of Crawford Junction ...   More ▶︎
Canyon Creek Biv

Canyon Creek Biv

Iron hut on scrubflats in the North Mathias River.   More ▶︎
Canyon Creek Biv

Canyon Creek Biv

Canyon Creek Biv, upper Mathias valley. Sleeps 2. Note: the biv's location is incorrectly marked on NZ topomaps (2012). The ...   More ▶︎
Genoa Peak March 2009

Genoa Peak March 2009

This pic is of the eastern side of Genoa Peak and was taken from just above Pinnacle biv on the ...   More ▶︎
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2009

Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2009

A survivor from the deer culling days before helicopters! This biv gave shooters access to hundreds of hectares of tussock ...   More ▶︎
Map of Toaroha Valley to Pinnacle Biv via Adventure Ridge routes

Map of Toaroha Valley to Pinnacle Biv via Adventure Ridge routes

This map is to illustrate the route info provided under the Comments section of the Pinnacle biv hut page. The ...   More ▶︎
Setting of Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2012

Setting of Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2012

This pic shows the replacement biv which was moved to this site in 2011. It is the same design & ...   More ▶︎
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)

Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)

An old late 1950's NZFS cullers biv situated up in the tussock near the top of Mt Crinkle Top. This ...   More ▶︎
Unknown Stream Hut

Unknown Stream Hut

Located on the true left of Unknown Stream off the Wilberforce River.   More ▶︎
Crawford Creek

Crawford Creek

Crawford Creek, Westland. Between Top Crawford Hut and Crawford Junction Hut.   More ▶︎