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Whitcombe Pass

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 ▶︎
Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut, in the Raikaia valley below Butler Saddle.   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 ▶︎
Frew Hut

Frew Hut

Frew Hut, in the Whitcombe River valley, Westland   More ▶︎
Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut (6-bunk, mattresses, stove, firewood, tank water, mountain radio) is a New Zealand Deer Stalkers Association (NZDA) hut on ...   More ▶︎
Frew Hut

Frew Hut

Frew Hut (sleeps 10 on 2 platforms, matresses, tank & creek water, stove) is a modern tramping hut on river ...   More ▶︎
Whitcombe River from Frew Hut

Whitcombe River from Frew Hut

Whitcombe River from Frew Hut, Westland   More ▶︎

Whitcombe Pass & Butler Saddle

route guide attached by for Hokitika Gorge to Erewhon via Whitcombe Pass & Butler Saddle. The guide was written by ...   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 ▶︎
Neave Hut

Neave Hut

Neave Hut   More ▶︎
Neave Hut

Neave Hut

Neave Hut (6 bunks, matresses, stream water, stove, limited firewood) is a comfortable forestry-style hut in the upper Whitcombe Valley, ...   More ▶︎
Neave Hut

Neave Hut

Neave Hut, in the upper Whitcombe, Westland. The hut lies just 5km below the Whitcombe Pass intot he Raikaia.   More ▶︎
Mount Evans

Mount Evans

Mt Evans, from Neave Hut in the upper Whitcombe Valley of Westland.   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut June 2008

Rapid Creek hut June 2008

This is a four bunker on the TL of the Hokitika River not far below the junction with the Whitcombe ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut May 1975

Rapid Creek hut May 1975

An older pic of the hut after it had got its first replacement chimney. These days the hut has a ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut

Rapid Creek hut

This is a four bunker on the TL of the Hokitika River not far below the junction with the Whitcombe ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut April 2012

Wilkinson hut April 2012

This pic was taken last month when travelling from Prices Basin to Prices Flat. I needed to head up to ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut 1993

Wilkinson hut 1993

This pic shows track cutters Kelvin and Merv outside Wilkinson hut in 1993. This photo was taken by mate JH.   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut reference / Nostalgia / History

Wilkinson hut reference / Nostalgia / History

I came across these hut book entries when searching the archived Frews hut book looking for info to support my ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut

Wilkinson hut

A 1950's era NZFS cullers hut on the TL of the Whitcombe River just over a km downstream from where ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson Hut

Wilkinson Hut

Wilkinson Hut Whitcombe Pass   More ▶︎

Bruce Banfield Memorial Hut

First built in 1946 in the Jagged Stream basin as a memorial to Bruce Banfield who died below White Col. ...   More ▶︎
Frews Hut

Frews Hut

8/10 bunker,like the Hilton after Frews Bivvy.Overlooks the Whitcombe River & 200m west of Frews Creek.We saw a pair of ...   More ▶︎
Mount Butler

Mount Butler

Mount Butler from the Raikaia near Louper Biv / Reischek Hut   More ▶︎
Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivvy in the Raikai below the Whitcombe Pass   More ▶︎
Raikaia River flats

Raikaia River flats

Raikaia River flats between Louper Biv and Reischek hut   More ▶︎
Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivouac (2 beds, matresses, tank water) is a basic bivvy on the flats of the north bank of the ...   More ▶︎
Prices Flat Hut (historic)

Prices Flat Hut (historic)

Prices Flat Hut (historic) - in the Whitcombe Valley, Westland. A place full of character, and full of sandflies. A ...   More ▶︎
Prices Flat Hut (historic)

Prices Flat Hut (historic)

The historic Prices Flat Hut is better looked at than slept in. It is a beutiful slab hut, with an ...   More ▶︎

Historic Price Flat Hut

Slab hut once used for deer culling and possibly dating to 1908. The hut is located next to the newer ...   More ▶︎
Upper Whitcombe River at Neave Hut

Upper Whitcombe River at Neave Hut

The upper Whitcombe River at Neave Hut, just 5km from its headwaters at the Whitcombe Pass. The track to the ...   More ▶︎
Price Flat Hut

Price Flat Hut

Prices Flat Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) lies on a small terrace 100m above the Whitcombe River, adjacent ...   More ▶︎
Prices Flat Hut

Prices Flat Hut

The new(er) Prices Flat Hut, in the Whitcombe Valley, Westland.   More ▶︎
Whitcombe Pass

Whitcombe Pass

Whitcombe Pass - between the Whitcombe and Raikaia catchments. The Louper Stream descends 7km from this point to the flats ...   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 ▶︎
Bracken Snowfield / Wilkinson Glacier

Bracken Snowfield / Wilkinson Glacier

Bracken Snowfield / Wilkinson Glacier, from the Prices Flat - Wilkinson Hut track. In the Whitcombe River valley, Westland.   More ▶︎

Cave Camp

Located on the Whitcombe Track, on river flats just beneath the confluence with the Wilkinson River. The biv affords a ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson Glaciers

Wilkinson Glaciers

Glaciers descend from the Bracken Snowfield accross the valley from the track from Prices Flat to Neave Hut in the ...   More ▶︎
Hokitika Gorge

Hokitika Gorge

A short walk near Hokitika, crossing the glacial-blue waters of the Hokitika River.   More ▶︎
Hokitika River (Bottom Gorge)

Hokitika River (Bottom Gorge)

This photo looks upstream from 5 minutes above the swingbridge at the Hokitika Gorge. (The furthest downstream & closest to ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Bevernage Biv

Small overhangs that are reportedly next to useless. Located on Seddon Creek near an ice lake below Mount Evans. A ...   More ▶︎
Whitcombe River gorge

Whitcombe River gorge

Whitcombe River gorge, upstream from Frew Hut   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 ▶︎
Butler Saddle

Butler Saddle

Butler Saddle from Reischek Stream. The saddle is the scree-covered col to the left of the ridge in the centre.   More ▶︎

Boulder Col from Washbourne Ck to Jagged Stream

Nine hour circuit with good view of Reishek Glacier.   More ▶︎
Price Basin hut

Price Basin hut

This hut, which is usually known as Price(s) Basin, is located on the TL of the TR branch of the ...   More ▶︎
Frew Creek

Frew Creek

Frew Creek, flowing into the Whitcombe, Westland   More ▶︎
Observation Col

Observation Col

Technically easy, but does require crampons and axe. Approached from South Mathias Biv, bivvied under Col, went down Cattle Stream ...   More ▶︎

packrafting trip from upper Rakia to Erewhon Station

Climbing over Butler Saddle and packrafting down Lawrrence and Clyde Rivers to Erwehon Station in December 2008   More ▶︎

Evans Hut

Hut located at Cattle Stream on the Rakaia River.   More ▶︎
Raikaia from the Butler Saddle

Raikaia from the Butler Saddle

Raikaia River flats, from the Butler Saddle. This is an alpine route from the Raikaia to the Lawrence / Clyde ...   More ▶︎
Butler Saddle and the Lawrence Valley

Butler Saddle and the Lawrence Valley

The view down the Lawrence Valley from Butler Saddle. This is an alpine route from The Raikaia into the Lawrence, ...   More ▶︎
Mt Chamberlain

Mt Chamberlain

Mt. Chamberlain, from the ridgeline above Kokatahi Bivouac   More ▶︎

Lyell Hut

This hut is located high on the Rakaia River near the foot of the Lyell Glacier.   More ▶︎
serpentine hut

serpentine hut

Flew into hut to drop a group of 6 off they were going to stay the night and walk out   More ▶︎
Frew Saddle Bivouac

Frew Saddle Bivouac

Frew Saddle Bivouac, between the Whitcombe and Hokitika valleys in Westland.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 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

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 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 ▶︎
Frews Biv

Frews Biv

little (officially anyway) two man job on Frews Saddle   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 ▶︎
Mt Bowen from Fraser Peak March 2013

Mt Bowen from Fraser Peak March 2013

This photo of Mt Bowen 1965m was taken from near the summit of Fraser Peak 1166m. Both peaks lie between ...   More ▶︎
Looking SW from Mt Diedrichs May 2013

Looking SW from Mt Diedrichs May 2013

This photo taken from beside the trig beacon on the summit of Mt Diedrichs 1084m looks SW over the Hokitika ...   More ▶︎
View SE from Bald Hill Range June 2013

View SE from Bald Hill Range June 2013

This picture was taken from the crest of the Bald Hill Range NE of Bald Hill. The tussock and low ...   More ▶︎

Packrafting trip from Bealey to upper Rakaia River

A video of a hiking and packrafting trip up over Jordan saddle, down the Avoca, Harper, and Wilberforce Rivers, then ...   More ▶︎

Waimakariri to Rakaia

Video showing hike up the Waimakariri, over Jordan Pass, with a packraft down the Avoca and then walking up Rakaia ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Explorer Hut

Explorer Hut

A small hut located near Douglas Saddle. Easiest access is from the Mikonui valley. None of the routes are recommended in ...   More ▶︎
SI Bush Robin

SI Bush Robin

This friendly bird kept me company at Explorer hut the couple of nights I was there recently. It would come ...   More ▶︎
Explorer hut Sept 2007

Explorer hut Sept 2007

Explorer hut Douglas Saddle. Mikonui River/Doctors Creek (a tributary of the Hokitika River)   More ▶︎
Mikonui Spur biv Dec 2010

Mikonui Spur biv Dec 2010

A pic of the biv with Mt Bowen behind to the SE.   More ▶︎
Looking up Mikonui Spur Dec 2010

Looking up Mikonui Spur Dec 2010

This pic is taken from the track on the spur below the biv and looks up past the biv in ...   More ▶︎
Mikonui Spur Bivvy

Mikonui Spur Bivvy

A traditional forestry bivvy that has braved many a Tasman Sea storm, on an exposed ridge top above the Mikonui ...   More ▶︎
Mikonui Spur biv Nov 2007

Mikonui Spur biv Nov 2007

The subject J H & photographer, not me in this case, Horse G are sometimes tramping companions. They, like myself, ...   More ▶︎
Cameron Glacier

Cameron Glacier

Cameron Glacier, Arrowsmith Range. taken March 2008.   More ▶︎
Mt Beaumont (2131m) April 2012

Mt Beaumont (2131m) April 2012

This pic looks at Mt Beaumont from the south and was taken from the crest of the Lange Range while ...   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 ▶︎
"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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Ivory Lake Hut

Ivory Lake Hut

An old Meteorological Service hut located in a picturesque location at the head of the Waitaha Valley. No toilet. A ...   More ▶︎
Gerhardt Spur

Gerhardt Spur

A crystal clear morning at Gerhardt Spur Bivvy   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 ▶︎
"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 ▶︎
"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 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

"New" Bluff Hut

The old Bluff hut was dismantled and moved about 150 metres in 2010. At the same time it got a ...   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 ▶︎
Evans Flat

Evans Flat

Looking up to Full Moon Saddle   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 ▶︎
Cameron upper valley

Cameron upper valley

The upper Cameron valley showing the Cameron glacier and Arrowsmith range. taken March 2008.   More ▶︎
Cameron Glacier

Cameron Glacier

Can be viewed an hour or two up behind the Cameron hut.   More ▶︎
Jumbletop

Jumbletop

Near the summit of Mt Jumbletop at sunrise. View to Mt Evans and Sentinal   More ▶︎
Remarkable Peak

Remarkable Peak

This photo shows Remarkable Peak 1790m in spring conditions. It is the tooth like peak centre picture. The pic was ...   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut

Cameron Hut

5-6 hours walking up the Cameron Valley, not far from Lake Heron.   More ▶︎
cameron hut

cameron hut

the peaks above the flats between the moraine walls at the head of the Cameron river, including the Cameron Hut. ...   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 ▶︎

West Mathias Bivvy

Small hut near the confluence of the South and West Mathias Rivers.   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)

Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)

Located close to Arrowsmith Range at the head of the Cameron River valley. This is a Canterbury Mountaineering Club Hut, ...   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut

Cameron Hut

Cameron hut. taken 13-Mar-2008   More ▶︎
Healey Spur Feb 2014

Healey Spur Feb 2014

This photo shows the last steep bit of Healey Spur before reaching the relatively easy going of Galena Ridge at ...   More ▶︎
Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac, a small 2-man biv in the upper Lawrence River, Canterbury. The falls at Hells Gates are visible behind.   More ▶︎
Upper Lawrence Valley

Upper Lawrence Valley

The upper Lawrence Valley and the Lawrence Glacier, from Lawrence Biv.   More ▶︎
Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac (sleeps 2 on floor, matresses, stream water) is a small but weatherproof bivouac in the upper Lawrence Valley. ...   More ▶︎
Cameron river view

Cameron river view

The main peaks of the Arrowsmith range, as seen from the middle Cameron valley, 2hrs from the road.   More ▶︎

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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

Mullins Basin hut

A four bunk hut situated in the head basin of Mullins Creek a TL tributary of the Toaroha River. The ...   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 ▶︎
Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge

Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge

Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge - opposite Poet Hut, above the Mungo / Hokitika valley.   More ▶︎
Healey Creek hut

Healey Creek hut

A tidy four bunker toward the head of Healey Creek a Mikonui River tributary. The hut is on a tussock ...   More ▶︎
Healey Creek hut May 2008

Healey Creek hut May 2008

A tidy four bunker toward the head of Healey Creek a Mikonui River tributary. The hut is on a tussock ...   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, a riverside hut in the Mungo / Hokitika valley.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 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 ▶︎
Black Hut Totara Valley & beyond

Black Hut Totara Valley & beyond

This July shot taken from beside the Totara Valley road shows Black Hut. The higher country in the back ground ...   More ▶︎
Looking SW along the Bald Hill Range June 2013

Looking SW along the Bald Hill Range June 2013

This photo shows the easy tussock tops of the Bald Hill Range. Bald Hill is the tussocky high point down ...   More ▶︎
Mungo River pools above Poet Hut

Mungo River pools above Poet Hut

Mungo River pools 200m upstream of Poet Hut   More ▶︎
Top Waitaha hut March 2012

Top Waitaha hut March 2012

This hut is an NZFS six bunker that was built in 1968. It has no open fire or stove. There ...   More ▶︎
Top Waitaha hut

Top Waitaha hut

This hut is an NZFS six bunker that was built in 1968. It has no open fire or stove. There ...   More ▶︎
Smythe River

Smythe River

Strenuous travel up Smythe River, crossing from the Wanganui River to the Waitaha River, Westland   More ▶︎
Smyth hut

Smyth hut

Smyth hut is an ex NZFS six bunk hut in the upper Wanganui River area in Westland. It is on ...   More ▶︎
Smyth hut January 2012

Smyth hut January 2012

Smyth hut is an ex NZFS six bunk hut in the upper Wanganui River area in Westland. It is on ...   More ▶︎
Top Tuke hut Dec 1975

Top Tuke hut Dec 1975

This four bunk hut is located on the TR in the head basin of the Tuke River a tributary of ...   More ▶︎
Top Tuke hut March 2012

Top Tuke hut March 2012

Here is a photo of this hut from a different angle than the 1975 one I posted and "major's" one ...   More ▶︎
Top Tuke hut

Top Tuke hut

This four bunk hut is located on the TR in the head basin of the Tuke River a tributary of ...   More ▶︎
Smyth hot pools

Smyth hot pools

Interesting algae. Water temperature about 38C.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎