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Pyke - Big Bay Route

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 ▶︎
The Awarua River

The Awarua River

Taken from the bridge about 10 minutes from the Big Bay hut.   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   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 ▶︎
THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

Over this bridge the trail starts to live up to its name   More ▶︎
If water is touching soles of boots the stream may be too deep to cross

If water is touching soles of boots the stream may be too deep to cross

Kind of says it all, really. This is at Jerusalem Creek, about halfway between Martins Bay Lodge and Martins Bay ...   More ▶︎
Big Bay hut

Big Bay hut

Very hard to find if you are coming from Martins Bay. The whole area between the sand dunes at Big ...   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster Hut

Lake Alabaster Hut

Second hut on the Hollyford Track.   More ▶︎
Big Bay Hut

Big Bay Hut

Big Bay Hut (9 bunk, stove, limited firewood, tank water) is a house just above the beach in the remote ...   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster from the South

Lake Alabaster from the South

Taken from the beach about 5 minutes from the Lake Alabaster hut.   More ▶︎
Final stretch of the Hollyford river

Final stretch of the Hollyford river

Looking towards Martins bay and the river mouth   More ▶︎
Rain Clouds

Rain Clouds

Distant rain cloud from Martins Bay Hut, Hollyford Track, Fiordland National Park   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley from Martins Bay

Hollyford Valley from Martins Bay

Looking back to the Hollyford from Martin's Bay   More ▶︎
Martin's Bay seal

Martin's Bay seal

After 5 days walking in on the Hollyford Track in March 2010 we visited the seal colony and back near ...   More ▶︎
Three Mile Beach at Big Bay

Three Mile Beach at Big Bay

Windswept, stoney and very uncomfortable to walk on. On the bright side theres plenty of driftwood if you feel like ...   More ▶︎
MARTINS BAY HUT

MARTINS BAY HUT

That is the hut behind the bush. Absolutly lovely   More ▶︎
Martins Bay Hut

Martins Bay Hut

Martins Bay Hut is a large modern hut in an amazing location overlooking the sandbar between Lake McKerrow and the ...   More ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
Long Reef

Long Reef

About 20 minutes past Martins bay hut, a seal colony lives here. Well worth the muddle scramble to visit.   More ▶︎
Lake McKerrow

Lake McKerrow

From the North end of Lake McKerrow looking South up the lake.   More ▶︎
Big Bay

Big Bay

Looking across Big Bay from a bit past Penguin Rock. 4 hours of walking on rocks really kills your ankles!   More ▶︎
Scree Slopes in Hidden Falls Creek

Scree Slopes in Hidden Falls Creek

An interesting mix of colours awaits you when you ascend Hidden Falls Ck toward Cow Saddle.   More ▶︎
Heading down Hidden Falls creek

Heading down Hidden Falls creek

Leaving the campsite in Cow saddle after a morning of relaxation and clothes drying. It's just an afternoons walk to ...   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 ▶︎
Cow saddle

Cow saddle

On the five passes route. Cow saddle with Fiery col in the background. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

On the five passes route. Ultramafic rocks in upper Hidden Falls creek. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Here comes the cold half of the day

Here comes the cold half of the day

We didn't start walking until after midday and now with the descent from Fiery Col complete we settle down in ...   More ▶︎
McKerrow Island ford

McKerrow Island ford

Crossing site to reach McKerrow Island. Not very passible with the Hollyford river in flood!   More ▶︎
Morning mist, Hidden Falls creek

Morning mist, Hidden Falls creek

On the five passes route. Morning mist in upper Hidden Falls creek, not far from Cow saddle. taken Jan 2010   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 ▶︎
Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

looking upstream, our campsite high on Hidden Falls Creek was a little exposed but above the early morning mist   More ▶︎
The Olivine Ledge

The Olivine Ledge

At around 1100M a grassy ledge takes you from a short distance down from Fiery Col to the outlet from ...   More ▶︎
McKerrow Island Hut

McKerrow Island Hut

basic hut with "emergency shower" (dip in the lake)   More ▶︎
emergency shower

emergency shower

right at the McKerrow Island Hut   More ▶︎
McKerrow Island Hut

McKerrow Island Hut

Alternative hut located at the head of Lake McKerrow on the Hollyford Track. The hut is located on an island, ...   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster from the North

Lake Alabaster from the North

Taken from the Northern head of the lake looking South. 3 hours of wading in the lake awaits to reach ...   More ▶︎
Hokuri Creek

Hokuri Creek

Looking upstream from the mouth of the Hokuri Creek where it flows into Lake McKerrow, a short distance North of ...   More ▶︎
The descent to Cow Saddle from Fiery Col

The descent to Cow Saddle from Fiery Col

Already down some 50m from the Col and the saddle area is coming into view. It's still another 4-500m to ...   More ▶︎
Fiery Col in fine weather

Fiery Col in fine weather

It's the first time i've come through here in clear weather. What a view. We didn't get going till 1pm today. ...   More ▶︎
Fiery Col

Fiery Col

looking across Cow Saddle into Hidden Falls Creek Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Fiery col from Olivine Ledge

Fiery col from Olivine Ledge

On the five passes route. Fiery col (on the left) from Olivine Ledge. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Olivine Ledge

Olivine Ledge

On the five passes route. View of the Olivine Ledge from just below Fiery col. And a Mt Cook lily ...   More ▶︎
Whio on the Olivine River

Whio on the Olivine River

At Barrington Flats   More ▶︎
Fiery creek campsite

Fiery creek campsite

On the five passes route. Camping by Fiery creek. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Pyke River

Pyke River

The Pyke, about halfway between Pyke Crossing and Lake Wilmot.   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut

first DOC Hut on the Hollyford track   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut (12 bunk, stove, firewood available) is a serviced hut about 1.5-2.5 hours from the Hollyford roadend on ...   More ▶︎
The Demon trail

The Demon trail

two days of this   More ▶︎
Demon Trail Hut

Demon Trail Hut

Demon Trail Hut (serviced, 12 bunks, stove, firewood) marks the southern end of the infamous Demon Trail. Between the Hollyford ...   More ▶︎
Olivine Wilderness Area

Olivine Wilderness Area

Remote country in the Olivine Range. The wilderness area includes the Red Hills, the Olivine Ice Plateau, and the Joe ...   More ▶︎
Park Pass and the Rockburn

Park Pass and the Rockburn

the climb to Park Pass Glacier opens views down the Rockburn and the sidle to Lake Nerine Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Hokuri Hut

Hokuri Hut

A new hut on a terrace above lake McKerrow on the Hollyford Track. Hokuri marks the coastward end of the infamous ...   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 ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

some of the breath-taking scenery on the descent from the glacier Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Park Pass

Park Pass

On the five passes route. The upper Rock Burn from Park Pass. taken Jan 2010   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Terminal lakes of Park Pass glacier

Terminal lakes of Park Pass glacier

To the north of Park Pass (1175m) is Poseidon Pk(2208m) from which flows Park Pass glacier to appx 1500m. It ...   More ▶︎
The Hidden Falls

The Hidden Falls

Located on the Hollyford track about 3 hours from the carpark.   More ▶︎
Fiery Col

Fiery Col

taken from the 1200m highpoint on the Olivine Ledge Feb 2013   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 ▶︎
Pyke Airstrip

Pyke Airstrip

The last good camping to be had here if you push on past Pyke Crossing.   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

a highly recommended side trip on the 5 Passes tramp Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Park Pass glacier - close up the snout.

Park Pass glacier - close up the snout.

The neve certainly looks very accessible from the terminal end. It was only the time factor which disallowed us the ...   More ▶︎
Pyke Crossing

Pyke Crossing

A large braided river crossing, it was 3 or 4 seperate water channels seperated by gravel islands when this photo ...   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 ▶︎
Northern end of the Olivine Ledge

Northern end of the Olivine Ledge

From the Bryneira Range   More ▶︎
to Lake Nerine

to Lake Nerine

on the sidle to Lake Nerine, looking back to Park Pass Glacier   More ▶︎
Alabaster Pass from the Olivine ledge

Alabaster Pass from the Olivine ledge

Looking from the ledge at the Olivine river and the flats on the river at the base of Alabaster Pass. ...   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 ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

From near pt 1796 south of North Col   More ▶︎