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Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut   More ▶︎
Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Spooked a mob of 30+ deer back in 06/07.   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut on the Caples Track   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Fraser Creek & Kay Creek

Fraser Creek & Kay Creek

View from route to Steele Creek from the Upper Caples hut   More ▶︎
McKellar Saddle (945 m), Upper Caples Valley

McKellar Saddle (945 m), Upper Caples Valley

After a steep climb up from Lake McKellar in the Upper Greenstone, you are treated to spectacular views of the ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, upstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area. McKellar Saddle, cloaked in cloud and dusted with snow, is left of centre.   More ▶︎
Mavora-Greenstone Walkway

Mavora-Greenstone Walkway

Links with Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎
Earland Falls

Earland Falls

A 174m watterfall that the Routeburn track passes right underneath.   More ▶︎
Greenstone Track

Greenstone Track

A famous, easy track along red tussock river flats.   More ▶︎
Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Large informal campsite at Greenstone Saddle, near the top of the Greenstone Track.   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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lake Howden

Lake Howden

Summer at Lake Howden is a magic time. The wind is warm, days are hot and sunny, and the fellow ...   More ▶︎

Boyd Creek to The Divide via Kiwi Burn and the Mavora Walkway

A New Year's trip through the Snowdon Forest and on to The Divide. Heavily affected by weather, I had to ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, looking downstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden from the Howden Hut   More ▶︎
Howden Hut

Howden Hut

Wonderful lunch spot on a busy trail.   More ▶︎
Parorama from Harris Saddle

Parorama from Harris Saddle

several photographs put together to create a panoramic view   More ▶︎
Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

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

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford Valley floor sits just above sea level, while the Routeburn Track creeps along the Serpentine Range at around ...   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Short, easy walk at the start of the Routeburn Track to a low summit. Panoramic views of the Greenstone, Hollyford, ...   More ▶︎
McKellar Hut

McKellar Hut

New hut is being built/opened November 2011. Capacity for 26, two separate bunkrooms and main room.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut, between the Caples and Dart valleys.   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 ▶︎
The Orchard

The Orchard

Open space edged by ribbonwood near Lake Mackenzie.   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 ▶︎
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

Death Valley

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

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford from the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎

The Divide Shelter

Open shelter at the Milford end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   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 ▶︎
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 from the top of the pass into the Dart.   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

situated on the ridge between Glenorchy and Caples Valley   More ▶︎
mid-Greenstone valley

mid-Greenstone valley

Looking south, a few km from McKellar hut (April 2009)   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 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
Lake MacKenzie

Lake MacKenzie

The lake just below the DoC hut, looking towards Emily Pass.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death of a glacier. Death Valley, Humboldt Mountains   More ▶︎
Lake Marian

Lake Marian

Short walk from the Hollyford Road up to a hanging valley and lake in the Darran Mountains.   More ▶︎
Glenorchy

Glenorchy

Glenorchy from the head of Gorge Creek   More ▶︎
Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Looking back down through Scott Basin to the Dart from Kay saddle   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 ▶︎
Emily Peak Reflections

Emily Peak Reflections

Serenity can be found early morning at places like Lake Mackenzie.   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 ▶︎
Marian Creek

Marian Creek

Taken from the viewing gantry, an easy 10 minute walk from the carpark, Marian creek tumbles down the hillside on ...   More ▶︎
Mid Caples Valley

Mid Caples Valley

Mid Caples Valley from the hut   More ▶︎
Mid Caples Hut

Mid Caples Hut

Mid Caples Hut   More ▶︎
Mid Caples Hut

Mid Caples Hut

A new $535000 hut opened February 2014, to replace the smaller hut on the site. The hut provides pleasant views over ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Emily Pass

Emily Pass

Emily Pass from Lake Mackenzie   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Lake Gunn to Falls Creek.

A challenging day trip or overnight trip in Fiordland.   More ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Falls Creek

Day or overnight trip to a choice of two rock bivvies off the Milford Road.   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 ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
steele creek track

steele creek track

Rugged route following steele creek. This track connets the Greenstone and caples valley bypassing the popular Mckellar hut but this ...   More ▶︎