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East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Bivouac

East Hawdon Bivouac

A smart new hut on East Hawdon Stream. It was built 2007, replacing the original biv.   More ▶︎
Hawdon Shelter

Hawdon Shelter

An open shelter at the edge of extensive frost flats. Ample camping opportunities.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Biv

East Hawdon Biv

The shiny new two-bunk hut in the frosty East Hawdon Valley.   More ▶︎

Hawdon Shelter campsite

Broad golden grass flats on the banks of the Hawdon River. Kea overhead and ample space to avoid the crowds. ...   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Hawdon River

Edwards River-Hawdon River

See Hawdon River.   More ▶︎
Sidle Mt Valiant

Sidle Mt Valiant

A good direct route from the East Hawdon to the head of the Poulter at Trudge stream, Arthurs Pass National ...   More ▶︎
Hawdon River flats

Hawdon River flats

Ample camping space around the Hawdon Shelter across the Mount White Bridge. The Pyramid (1608m) is in the background.   More ▶︎
Hawdon River

Hawdon River

Easy travel up a wide river valley.   More ▶︎
Hawdon Valley - Discovery Flat

Hawdon Valley - Discovery Flat

View looking to the south across the Hawdon Valley at Discovery Flat. Taken from the track up from the Hawdon ...   More ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut. NZFS six bunker with porch. Built 1962/63.   More ▶︎
Towards Andrews and Binser

Towards Andrews and Binser

Taken end of Summer '06 on a brief jaunt between Hawdon and Andrews stream, nearby is a grove of gooseberries ...   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park

This alpine park straddles the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, with dry beech forests in the east and damp ...   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Otehake River

Edwards River-Otehake River

Another north-south crossing of the park.   More ▶︎
Horrible and Misery

Horrible and Misery

Mounts Horrible (1234m) and Mount Misery (1765m) from the Hawdon River flats.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

Following the riverbed.   More ▶︎
trudge col

trudge col

trudge col as seen from hawdon hut. left of rough peak, hawdon valley, arthurs pass national park.   More ▶︎
trudge col - from the north

trudge col - from the north

Trudge stream drains the northern or Poulter side of Trudge Col. Crossing Trudge Col provides an interesting and challenging route ...   More ▶︎
Trudge Col

Trudge Col

A day trip to an iconic spot in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut Feb 2012   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

New Hawdon Hut   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

A new hut opened in December 2007 after the previous hut was destroyed by fire June 2005. An easy two to ...   More ▶︎
Woolshed Hill

Woolshed Hill

The track begins steeply climbing through beech forest from near the Hawdon carpark. It emerges into brilliant dracophyllum draped tops ...   More ▶︎
The Descent Route of the NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

The Descent Route of the NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

this route avoids waterfalls   More ▶︎
Descent Route from NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

Descent Route from NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

This avoids waterfalls   More ▶︎

Barriers Falls

Looking down on Barrier Falls   More ▶︎

Sudden Valley

Sudden Valley off Hawdon Valley - Arthurs Pass Great short trip in times of low rainfall   More ▶︎
Sudden Valley Biv

Sudden Valley Biv

The small dark biv was replaced Summer 2008. Camping is possible around the biv.   More ▶︎
Sudden Valley

Sudden Valley

A secluded hanging valley in the southeast corner of Arthur's Pass National Park   More ▶︎
"New" Sudden Valley biv Feb 2010

"New" Sudden Valley biv Feb 2010

Replacement for old biv. This biv is only a short distance from the Hawdon Shelter. You can get in and ...   More ▶︎
Discovery Stream/Sudden Valley traverse

Discovery Stream/Sudden Valley traverse

2 day circuit from Hawden River, crossing mountain ridgetop after approach from Discovery Stream which features boulder-hopping and cascades.   More ▶︎
Discovery Sudden

Discovery Sudden

Discovery to Sudden Valley tarck   More ▶︎

Penny Pass

3 day trip from upper Poulter River over Penny Pass between Minchin and Thompson Streams.   More ▶︎
Andrews Shelter campsite

Andrews Shelter campsite

Free camping on flats next to Andrews Stream. A sturdy shelter is located here. From here, the Andrews Valley Track ...   More ▶︎
Sudden valley track

Sudden valley track

Comments to add to other articles about Sudden Valley   More ▶︎
Lake Minchin

Lake Minchin

Not far from the new Poulter Hut, though the old Trust Poulter Hut has more 'character' and is quite liveable. ...   More ▶︎
Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle

Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle

A brief circuit crossing one open saddle and one bush saddle in the southeastern corner of Arthur's Pass National Park   More ▶︎
Andrews Stream-Lake Minchin-Townsend Creek

Andrews Stream-Lake Minchin-Townsend Creek

A north-south crossing of the park.   More ▶︎
Andrews Shelter

Andrews Shelter

An enclosed shelter at the beginning of the Andrews Track leading to Casey Saddle.   More ▶︎
Andrews Shelter

Andrews Shelter

Shelter and campsite on Andrews Stream near the Mount White Bridge. Water is available from the nearby stream. Here, or ...   More ▶︎
Red beech forest

Red beech forest

Red beech occupies some of the flat terrace above Andrews Stream, Andrews Track, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Cass-Lagoon Saddle

Cass-Lagoon Saddle

This classic route from Cass to Cora Lynn Road circles the Black Range to form an open loop, and a ...   More ▶︎
Cass-Lagoon Saddle

Cass-Lagoon Saddle

Cass Lagoon Saddle Loop over two days   More ▶︎
Cass Saddle

Cass Saddle

From the car park at the east end of the Cass road bridge, follow the vehicle track next to the ...   More ▶︎
Walker Pass Tarn

Walker Pass Tarn

October 08, Tarn on Walker Pass looking back towards the Hawdon Valley   More ▶︎
Approaching Casey Saddle

Approaching Casey Saddle

Casey Saddle (777m) is a flat, barely perceptible saddle. Castle Hill (1545m) is behind.   More ▶︎
Carmichaelia monroi

Carmichaelia monroi

A tiny dwarf broom growing north of Hallelujah Flat, Andrews Track, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
NZFS track to Worsley Pass and deer trail route in Poulter Gorge

NZFS track to Worsley Pass and deer trail route in Poulter Gorge

They were bitchin' in the hut book about this track in 1988. No work done on it for a long ...   More ▶︎
Worsley Biv

Worsley Biv

Recently renovated (thanks CUTC with Kerry Clapham) with new ridgeline and skylight 'A' frame Maori bunk biv, with 3 foam ...   More ▶︎
The Recutting of the NZFS track to Worsley Pass

The Recutting of the NZFS track to Worsley Pass

How we searched for, found, recut and marked this ancient track that had been lost for 25 years.   More ▶︎
Caterpillar on bog pine

Caterpillar on bog pine

This Dasyuris callicrena caterpillar is brilliantly disguised and almost invisible. It is directly in the centre of this picture. Dracophyllum ...   More ▶︎
Veiw from campsite on Amber Col

Veiw from campsite on Amber Col

This just shows the route up to Amber Col from the Otehaki river on the bottom right, Falling Mtn on ...   More ▶︎
First Light Amber Col

First Light Amber Col

5:30am God it's early, beautiful light, freezing cold, about an hour before total white-out.   More ▶︎
Amber Col

Amber Col

September 2008 Stayed the previous night at the new Hawdon Hut, then made my way over Walker Pass and up the ...   More ▶︎
Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
Craigieburn Forest Park

Craigieburn Forest Park

A small park south of Arthur's Pass National Park including a series of ski fields. Highest point: 2141m (Mt Avoca).   More ▶︎
Poulter Hut

Poulter Hut

Fairly new hut with 8 mattresses on 2 levels of Maori bunks. On flats by the Poulter River at the ...   More ▶︎
Poulter Hut

Poulter Hut

At the confluence of Poulter River and Minchin Stream, Arthurs Pass NP   More ▶︎
Way out, Cass Lagoon Saddle

Way out, Cass Lagoon Saddle

Hamilton Hut is so nice. Great view.Will be back!!   More ▶︎
Otehake hut

Otehake hut

Otehake hut is an NZFS six bunker that was built in 1963. It is the "stretched style" with a porch ...   More ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

6 bunk NZFS style hut in the Otehake Valley, near the confluence of East & West Otehake Rivers, altitude 640m   More ▶︎
Casey Hut

Casey Hut

A comfortable but prosaic hut in the Poulter Valley, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Casey Hut [DESTROYED]

Casey Hut [DESTROYED]

This hut burned down around 3 October 2015. and has been replaced by a 12 person hut 15 minutes further ...   More ▶︎

View from Casey Hut

Heading back to the tent on Tarn Col

Heading back to the tent on Tarn Col

Chuzzman aka chuzz returning to the tent after getting yha on the cliff-sides of Tarn Col.   More ▶︎

Circuit from Binser Saddle to Hallelujah Flat

Overnight camp on Binser Saddle followed by 9 hour circuit along tops north of saddle and down to Hallelujah Flats, ...   More ▶︎
Trust/Poulter Hut

Trust/Poulter Hut

Taken August 2019   More ▶︎
Snow Cup Range from Trust/Poulter Hut

Snow Cup Range from Trust/Poulter Hut

Taken August 2019   More ▶︎

New Casey Hut

Similar to Poulter Hut but has solar lighting and outside sink and bench on the porch under effective shelter. Nice ...   More ▶︎

Binser Saddle

Sheltered flat site with plenty of beach wood for a campfire. It's just before the high point of the saddle ...   More ▶︎
Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass from Otehake   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut taken Waitangi Day 2009   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut taken Waitangi Day 2009   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Well built hut, sleeps 16 people.   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut Toilet

Edwards Hut Toilet

View down the valley from the Edwards hut.   More ▶︎
Binser Saddle from flats near Andrews Shelter

Binser Saddle from flats near Andrews Shelter

Binser Saddle (1085m) is a low, forested saddle.   More ▶︎
route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

Untracked mission involving 1)crossing of Otehake River. Only able to be done at low flows. @) travel up Koropuku Gorge ...   More ▶︎
Lake Anti-Mavis, Tarn Pass in the distance

Lake Anti-Mavis, Tarn Pass in the distance

Lake Anti-Mavis, Tarn Pass in the distance   More ▶︎
yah!

yah!

boys happy to get to the Binser Saddle.   More ▶︎
route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

Untracked mission only able to be done when rivers at low flows (usually from December to April).   More ▶︎
Poulter Bivvy

Poulter Bivvy

A new 2 bunk D.O.C. bivvy located in the headwaters of the Poulter River. It has two sleeping platforms with ...   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

A side trip off the popular Mingha-Deception route in Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

A snow wonder for all to enjoy.   More ▶︎
route from Lake Mavis to Edwards Valley bypassing Taruahuna Pass

route from Lake Mavis to Edwards Valley bypassing Taruahuna Pass

This route bypasses the pass with its tiresome talus travel for those who have experienced it several times already!   More ▶︎
Mingha Biv

Mingha Biv

Just south of Goat Pass. Hut has had a full refurbishment thanks to NZDA, Permolat and The Back Country Trust. ...   More ▶︎
Mingha Biv

Mingha Biv

The old and not in very good condition Mingha Biv   More ▶︎