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Mid King Biv

Mitre Flats Bridge

Mitre Flats Bridge

5 person bridge ,designed by A Dallas , DOC Engineer, built by Forrest Hills Construction (Miles Helberg) Replaces one washed out ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv

A small 2-bunk biv in the beech basin at the head of Baldy Creek, just south of Mid King Peak ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv after upgrade

Mid King Biv after upgrade

2 sleeping matresses,repaintin and out, relined with insulation, new door   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Modern hut. Good porch. Often a starting or ending point for the ascent of Mitre (at 1571m the highest peak ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

So who left their boots at the McGregor Biv turnoff? Why? And what did they wear on the way out? ...   More ▶︎
Beautiful morning

Beautiful morning

Looking along the ridge that connects jumbo to angle knob, from McGregor .   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Hard frost at Mitre Flats Hut on the shortest day of the year   More ▶︎
Jumbo Hut

Jumbo Hut

Great views across the Wairarapa Plains. The range from Jumbo to Mitre can be seen from the track just before ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

The old Dorset Ridge hut. Actually located on next spur east of current hut. Removed when the NZFS built the ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut in the central Tararuas. The hut looks across Dorset Creek to Baldy and The Kings. It is ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Refurbished by a community group of volunteers in February 2008. Following the refurbishment, the hut now boasts an extension containing a ...   More ▶︎
Jumbo-Holdsworth Ridge (from Jumbo)

Jumbo-Holdsworth Ridge (from Jumbo)

Looking south to Holdsworth and Isabel from the Jumbo junction. This is a good spot for camping with a couple ...   More ▶︎
McGregor biv

McGregor biv

2 to 3 person biv.When i visited it was unlined but had a new water tank.It has recently had a ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

A small buishline biv north of Jumbo and south of The Kings in the eastern Tararuas. Amazing views up to ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Peak

Mitre Peak

Camp on Mitre peak summit (1571m), highest point in the Tararua range, breathtaking. - 27 Feb 2010   More ▶︎
Tararua Forest Park

Tararua Forest Park

The first of New Zealand's forest parks, this is a large and famous park near Palmerston North and Wellington. Highest ...   More ▶︎
Arete

Arete

Ridgeline from Arete, Northern Crossing of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

This modern hut (1995?) replaces the smaller hut at the north end of Tarn Ridge and may replace Dorset Ridge ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

Great views and a welcome sight at the end of a wind blown day   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge Hut on the Tararua northern crossing. Great views and good location   More ▶︎
Jumbo Holdsworth Ridge

Jumbo Holdsworth Ridge

On the ridge between Jumbo and Mt Holdsworth. Typical Tararua day, screaming northerly, lots of clag. East holdsworth on the ...   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut 17 June 2009

Atiwhakatu Hut 17 June 2009

New hut just opened   More ▶︎
Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009.   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut open for business

Atiwhakatu Hut open for business

The newly built hut in Tararua Forest Park is now open for people to stay   More ▶︎
Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009.   More ▶︎
Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

Destruction of the old Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009. That's the old hut burning in the background. It was very hot, and we were being ...   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 10th May 2009, now starting to look more like Roaring Stag (which it's supposed to).   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 31st May 2009. The builders had been strumming some Metallica in the old hut as we passed by the ...   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 2nd May 2009, not much to look at yet.   More ▶︎
Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

Building the new Atiwhakatu Hut

From 3rd May 2009, lots happened in the past 24 hours.   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu hut

Atiwhakatu hut

The finnished article   More ▶︎
Atiwhakatu Hut

Atiwhakatu Hut

A neat and tidy hut. New hut has a water supply. Handy for a head start on a Friday night. ...   More ▶︎
New Atiwhakatu Hut

New Atiwhakatu Hut

The new hut all stained up and looking flash.   More ▶︎
Devon Crash mid 90's

Devon Crash mid 90's

The remains of de Havilland Devon as seen in the mid 1990's.   More ▶︎
Devon Crash mid 90's

Devon Crash mid 90's

The remains of de Havilland Devon as seen in the mid 1990's.   More ▶︎
Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Climbing through beach Forest, Open tops, steep Descents followed by steep climbs, river valleys, great huts. An alpine experience with ...   More ▶︎
summit of Mt Holdsworth

summit of Mt Holdsworth

first trip to the top   More ▶︎
Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit

Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit

A good introduction to travelling across the tussock-covered tops of the Tararua Ranges, crossing the lofty Mt. Holdsworth on your ...   More ▶︎
Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Holdsworth-Mitre Ridge in snow

Holdsworth-Mitre Ridge in snow

The Last day of winter 2012 looking over the Jumbo-Mitre ridge from Holdsworth on a tramp over to Mid Waiohine ...   More ▶︎
Mt Holdsworth

Mt Holdsworth

A loop track climbing to one of the peaks of the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

NZFS 6 bunk , mattresses, log fire,repainted inside and out   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek is located in the middle of the Tararua Forest Park. There are no maintained tracks leading to this hut. Several ...   More ▶︎
Knee Jarring Descent to Mid Waiohine

Knee Jarring Descent to Mid Waiohine

About 1000mtre Descent from Holdsworth to Mid Waiohine my Knees gave out at the bottom   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

A tidy little hut in a great location. It recently had some work done, new roof, paint job, and new ...   More ▶︎

A Total Tararua Traverse

The length of the Tararuas via the pointy bits, from the Manawatu Gorge at Woodville to the Rimutaka Hill Road ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut - overlooking the Waiohine Valley in the Tararuas. The hut is sited on a bench some 50m below ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut - sitting on the Tararua main range above the mid Waiohine Valley with views down the the Wairarapa.   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols hut - a pleasant, recently renovated 6-bunk hut in the mid Tararuas. It lacks the coast views of Andersons, ...   More ▶︎
Cow Creek Saddle

Cow Creek Saddle

Cow Creek. Yes - really.   More ▶︎
Cow Creek Hut

Cow Creek Hut

Nice hut with a camping site nearer the river. The cable-way giving access across the river is fun. 6 bunks ...   More ▶︎
cow creek hut

cow creek hut

cow creek hut tararuas   More ▶︎

cow creek hut via blue ridge hut

H.V.T.C trip 13-14 june 09   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Luxury in the tararua tops. Fantastic views of the Wairarapa by day and night. Spectacular Sunrise's un fortunately you do ...   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎
Powell Hut [Replaced]

Powell Hut [Replaced]

One of the first huts to come complete with wardens' quarters. A popular hut with gas cookers and fly away ...   More ▶︎
Old Powell hut winter

Old Powell hut winter

Taken about 1975 this has to be the coldest stay in a hut i have ever experienced.   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Hut

Mid Waiohine Hut

Steep climb on well maintained track to Mt Holdsworth (1470m) then a steeper descent into the Waiohine Valley. Return via ...   More ▶︎
Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

This version of Powell Hut burned down on 17th May 1999 and was replaced by Jan 2000.   More ▶︎
Old Powell Hut

Old Powell Hut

One of the old Powell Huts Taken about 1973   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

View looking towards Masterton   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Great views across the Wairarapa Plains. Popular as a stop in day walks to Mt. Holdsworth (4 hours from the ...   More ▶︎
Sunset at Powell

Sunset at Powell

Awesome views from Powell hut.   More ▶︎
A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

Memories on a winter circuit to visit Mid Waiohine from the Mangaterere roadend.   More ▶︎
Waiohine Headwaters

Waiohine Headwaters

Headwaters of the Waiohine River, Tararua Range. Taken from near the Waiohine Pinnacles. Carkeek Ridge on the right   More ▶︎
Tararua main ridge

Tararua main ridge

The length of the tracked Tararuas along the main ridge from Mangahao (behind Shannon) to Kaitoke. For a 'Total Tararua Traverse ...   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

A wonderfully blue hut set at the back of a small clearing. Stove and tank water. 4 bunks. Amusing collection ...   More ▶︎
blue ridge hut

blue ridge hut

tararuas   More ▶︎
blue range hut

blue range hut

blue range hut tararuas   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Repainted Arete Forks hut in original Orange colour, Tararua Forest Park. Open Fireplace restored June 2016 This hut along with 4 ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks hut, photo taken in 1960 not long after construction. (6 bunks, wood-burner, firewood available) is a standard forestry ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut at the forks in the valley floor, on the eastern side of the Waiohine Pinnacles.   More ▶︎
Arete Sidle track

Arete Sidle track

Track between Cow Creek Hut and Arete Forks hut in the Upper Waingawa valley in Tararua Forest Park.   More ▶︎
ArĂȘte Forks Hut

ArĂȘte Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut, taken not long after construction in 1960.   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

Awesome little hut   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle

Waiohine Pinnacle

The route up the Waiohine Pinnacle spur from Arete Forks taken from Bannister ridge. The Arete Stream in the foreground, avoid ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles, Tararua Range. Between Arete and Tarn Ridge. The route across the pinacles is OK, a little steep and ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle track

Waiohine Pinnacle track

Gives access from Arete Forks to Waiohine Pinnacles on Tarn Ridge Ascends Pinnacle Spur from the Arete Stream Junction   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek hut, 1965.   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

Mountain house Shelter, me and my two boys on our descent from Powell Hut   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

"Newly" built Mountain House Shelter   More ▶︎
Mountain House

Mountain House

A small 3-sided shelter now occupies the site where the infamous Mountain House once stood. Originally a 3 room structure ...   More ▶︎
Old Mountain house

Old Mountain house

Taken about 1973 this was in fairly ruggered condition even then. The stories of rats in the night where legendary   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Biv

Mid Waiohine Biv

6 Bunk hut at the bottom of a knee jarring descent whichever way you descend into it. Open fire and ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine

Mid Waiohine

Small Cold in winter but a welcome sight after a knee busting descent from Isobel The hut is cosy when the ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine hut

Mid Waiohine hut

Photo taken in 1960, when hut was in original NZFS orange colour. A favourite place of the Tararua deer cullers.   More ▶︎
The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The insides of Mid Waiohine hut showing fireplace   More ▶︎
Aokaparangi Hut, Tararuas

Aokaparangi Hut, Tararuas

A comfortable two-bunker that replaces the Biv. Great alternative to Muangahuka Hut for small parties. Isobell in the background.   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut with Kahiwiroa behind.   More ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

6 Bunk very cosy hut. Water tank and Fire it has some of the best Goblin forrests at the front ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

6 bunks, wood burner, mattresses ,tank water   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

The original hut was first dropped on the site by Oliver Anderson (a pilot) who died a year later flying ...   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut 1

Dracophyllum Hut 1

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut (2 bunk, tank water) is a small ridgeline hut situated in cloud-forest (and thus mostly in cloud) on ...   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Waingawa Track

Waingawa Track

This is a non maintained route leading from Arete Forks up to the point of Waingawa 1420 Metres.The route meets ...   More ▶︎
holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

Hutt Valley Tramping Club trip 2-3 may 2009   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   More ▶︎
on my back (unintentionally)

on my back (unintentionally)

taken by accedent as i slipped on east holdsworth !!!   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

On ANZAC day 2005   More ▶︎
Relaxing...

Relaxing...

Almost at Powell hut   More ▶︎
Sunrise

Sunrise

From Powell Hut, Tararua Forest Park   More ▶︎
Rocky look out

Rocky look out

Rocky lookout, facing towards Powell hut, Mt Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Upper Park River

Upper Park River

Taken from the Tararua Main Range looking into the headwaters of the Park River. Waiohine Pinnacles on the right and ...   More ▶︎
Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

The bay is called Deliverence Cove , named by Captain James Cook during exploration of the New Zealand coast.Popular with ...   More ▶︎
Arete Hut

Arete Hut

DOC's website states that they upgraded the small, cold Arete Biv to a 2-bunk 'Arete Hut' in 2007. Arete lies ...   More ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

2 man biv very new looking   More ▶︎
Arete Hut and Norski toilet

Arete Hut and Norski toilet

These toilets are becoming common in the backcountry. Single pit ,1 seat, plenty of light, fibre glass construction . Only ...   More ▶︎

Holdsworth Lodge

This lodge needs to be booked with the caretaker at the house near the carpark. Usually open during the day. ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

This is not the usual Northern Crossing from Levin to The Pines via Mitre Flats Hut. Rather it exits via ...   More ▶︎
Park Valley Sunset

Park Valley Sunset

Looking West into a gathering storm, down the park Valley. It's sunset just over the ridge from the new Arete ...   More ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

Arete Biv in the Northern Tararua's midway between Te Matawai and Tarn Ridge. 2 bunks   More ▶︎
Arete biv

Arete biv

Arete Biv from the turnoff on the ridge north of Arete. The route to Tarn Ridge leads off to the ...   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut, Tararuas

Dundas Hut, Tararuas

The hut is the orange dot, just off the spur. Photo taken from main ridge, looking south.   More ▶︎
Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Kaitoke - Holdsworth (Totara Flats)

Three low bush saddles separate two long and scenic river valleys.   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Takes me a couple of days to get there, but well worth it. Nice trip through McGregor Biv on way ...   More ▶︎
Yellow Fungus

Yellow Fungus

Anyone know what this fungus is called. The best name my daughter came up with is Lion's Whiskers. Photo taken on ...   More ▶︎
Orange Fungus

Orange Fungus

Orange Fungus spotted on Donnelly's Flat Track. Tiger Whiskers was the best we came up with. Anyone know the real ...   More ▶︎