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Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

This is the view south across the valley.   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn

Mueller Tarn

A snowy tarn just above the treeline near Maruia Springs.   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn Track

Mueller Tarn Track

A steep but easy climb to a pretty alpine tarn near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass National Reserve

Lewis Pass National Reserve

A small park occupying the forested valleys around Lewis Pass and bordering Lake Sumner and Victoria Forest Parks as well ...   More ▶︎
The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

Springs Junction and Mount Haast in the distance   More ▶︎
Sunset

Sunset

Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

Morning on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

climbing up to the tops with Mt Technical (left) and the Apprentice (right) behind - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

From the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping

Lewis Tops camping

2 small tarns and a shallow gully to provide good shelter make for a good campsite, after reaching the Lewis ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping 2

Lewis Tops camping 2

2 small tarns and a shallow gully to provide good shelter make for a good campsite, after reaching the Lewis ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping 3

Lewis Tops camping 3

Panorama with Mt Technical & the Apprentice as backdrop to the Lewis Tops - just past pt 1561, 2 small ...   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

Panorama (click to see the whole pic) from near SH1535, looking along the tops to the descent to Lewis Pass. The ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream

Pell Stream

This highly recommended valley not far from the highway west of the Lewis pass, is accessible to most people with ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream

Pell Stream

open travel just above the second gorge section (going up)   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Tops

Tarn, Lewis Tops

Lewis Valley and Libretto Range beyond.   More ▶︎
Snow hole lunch

Snow hole lunch

Taking refuge in a snow hole for lunch during a white out on the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

A short climb onto the tops at Lewis Pass, providing panoramic views of the area. With camping on the valley ...   More ▶︎
Apprentice tarns

Apprentice tarns

our camp under the Apprentice - hoping for some shelter from the approaching cyclone Gita but it was a restless ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream Hut

Pell Stream Hut

Small hut at the end of the Pell Stream Track.   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut August 2011

Pell Stream hut August 2011

Neil B & I recently visited this hut. There have been some track improvements since I was last there. Hut ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

We visited this hut as a day trip from the Marble Hill camping area. It seemed a good comfortable hut with ...   More ▶︎
Rough Creek track

Rough Creek track

Rough Creek track on one of the steeper parts   More ▶︎
Rough Creek tops, view east

Rough Creek tops, view east

View down Rough Creek from slightly north of the track   More ▶︎
Rough Creek Tops

Rough Creek Tops

2010 in the hanging basin at the head of Rough Creek   More ▶︎
Rough Creek Track

Rough Creek Track

The track leads up to Rough Creek Saddle from where there is a great view on Lake Christabel and the ...   More ▶︎
lewis pass tops - winter

lewis pass tops - winter

Near where we camped. June 2010   More ▶︎
Lucretia

Lucretia

with cyclone Gita approaching (blowing from right to left and just able to stand against it), we were taking it ...   More ▶︎
Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lakes and forested hills in this sprawling park provide good tramping, and contrast with the rugged alpine environment of Arthur's ...   More ▶︎
Mt Technical

Mt Technical

south-west face, from the saddle SW of Lucretia - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Mist in the beech forest

Mist in the beech forest

Lewis Tops Track   More ▶︎

Lewis Pass Lookout

A loop track at Lewis Pass leading to a good view of the Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac   More ▶︎
St James Walkway

St James Walkway

A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

A basic 2 bunk bivvy on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A useful profile of the 100km tramp - with a couple of bad weather alternatives : 1. low route past Speargrass ...   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

This pic shows a couple of the tarns near the biv. The biv, an ex NZFS one, is in a ...   More ▶︎
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

An interesting circuit exploring the alpine tops around Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass tops

Lewis Pass tops

Looking toward Cannibal Gorge and the St James.   More ▶︎
Maruia Valley

Maruia Valley

Viewed from the Lewis tops.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

A superb track which provides quick access to the open tops of the Lewis Pass. Allow around 1.5 hours to reach ...   More ▶︎
Alpine Tarn

Alpine Tarn

early morning at Lewis Pass (start of the St James Walkway) Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge, St James Walkway   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

A view of the beautiful Lake Thompson, a short distance from Thompson Pass   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high on a river terrace, accessed from a swingbridge 'on the Boyle'.   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Tidy old shack provides shelter and shade from the elements. No mattresses or water supply.   More ▶︎
Lonely camper

Lonely camper

The hut became rather full with a boy's school excursion. A (clever) tutor decided the nightlife outside may be quieter.   More ▶︎
Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-7 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

View of the Maruia River and Cannibal Gorge from Lewis Pass Tops   More ▶︎
Tarn Nature Walk

Tarn Nature Walk

A nature trail exploring the wetland plants on Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Rolleston Pack Track

Rolleston Pack Track

An old pack track near Lewis Pass. This is a pleasant forest walk, and an alternative to walking along the ...   More ▶︎
Exploring Lewis Pass

Exploring Lewis Pass

There is a good range of tracks and routes around Lewis Pass to suit all abilities. Here is a selection ...   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Pass

Tarn, Lewis Pass

Looking towards the Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

An easy overnighter through the pretty bush of Cannibal Gorge and on to the alpine views of Ada Pass.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

Lewis Pass to treeline and return   More ▶︎
St James Walkway June 2009

St James Walkway June 2009

Gloriana and the Faerie Queene, on a brilliant winter's day.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

A light hearted trip report up onto the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass in winter.   More ▶︎
St James Conservation Area

St James Conservation Area

A large new recreational area featuring tussock grasslands, and including the headwaters of the Waiau and Clarence Rivers.   More ▶︎
Five Mile Creek Falls

Five Mile Creek Falls

Short track to precipitous 40m falls   More ▶︎
waterfall

waterfall

nice walk but some of the track missing at the moment due to slip   More ▶︎
Camp above Rough Creek

Camp above Rough Creek

Superb camp site by a small tarn only 100m from the Rough Creek saddle on the way to Lake Christabel   More ▶︎
Location map in Blackadder's hut

Location map in Blackadder's hut

I snapped this pic of the map on the wall of Blackadder's hut. I note that the location has been described ...   More ▶︎
Blackadder's hut

Blackadder's hut

This hut is located on Frazers Flat on the TR of Pell Stream about 400m above the confluence with the ...   More ▶︎
Blackadder's hut

Blackadder's hut

This hut is located on Frazers Flat on the TR of Pell Stream about 400m above the confluence with the ...   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia biv via Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Alfred 4wd track

Alfred 4wd track

and the signpost to Pell Stream   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Very basic 2 bunk hut with open fire in the head of Lucretia Stream, Lewis Pass area   More ▶︎
Deer Valley Campsite

Deer Valley Campsite

A minimal roadside camping area near Lewis Pass. Water is available from the nearby stream. Foleys Creek and Rolleston Pack ...   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

inside the biv - basic but welcome in bad weather - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

a good lunch stop on the route to the tops - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut at Lake Daniells - tidy hut with 20 bunks. Photo by Andrea   More ▶︎
Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson Nicholls Memorial Hut

This hut is very popular with beginning trampers, families, and school groups. The hut is a decent size with ample ...   More ▶︎
Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut

Lakeside hut with tranquil views and only interrupted by other trampers - this place is popular.   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells

Overnight walk to Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut   More ▶︎
Trovatore Peak

Trovatore Peak

The ridge to Trovatore Peak from Travers peak   More ▶︎
Libretto Range

Libretto Range

View south along Libretto Range from Travers Peak   More ▶︎
Top of Travers Peak

Top of Travers Peak

View north from Travers Peak towards Gloriana Peak and the Fairie Queen   More ▶︎
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

A poled route to the summit of Travers Peak near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Snow Cannible Gorge June

Snow Cannible Gorge June

After a heavy 25 cm fall.   More ▶︎

Lake Daniels to Lake Rotoroa

Route tracing of Alternate route from the Lewis Pass to St Arnaud   More ▶︎
Dawn

Dawn

Lake Daniell.   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells from hut

Lake Daniells from hut

Lake Daniells and jetty from Manson-Nicholls Memorial Hut. Photo taken by Andrea   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells is a tranquil, shallow lake west of Lewis Pass. The walk in is along easy, well-maintained tracks through ...   More ▶︎
Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells from jetty   More ▶︎
Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells

Morning @ Lake Daniells view from the hut   More ▶︎
Lake Daniells

Lake Daniells

10-15 minutes walk from the start of the track.   More ▶︎
Thompsons Flat Hut

Thompsons Flat Hut

A great hut to escape to, an hour or so beyond Lake Daniells and away from the crowds, sleeps 4 ...   More ▶︎
Travers Peak from Trovatore

Travers Peak from Trovatore

The ridgeline between Travers and Trovatore is rough.   More ▶︎
Tarn, Trovatore

Tarn, Trovatore

Comfortable camping just east of Trovatore.   More ▶︎
Trovatore

Trovatore

1737m, overlooking Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Travers Peak

Travers Peak

A short walk to 1724m peak in Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops and Mount Technical are in the distance. The spur southwest of Trovatore is closer, and the northern slopes ...   More ▶︎
The Sluice Box

The Sluice Box

A short walk from Marble Hill Camping Area.   More ▶︎
Sluice Box

Sluice Box

A narrow slot cut into marble by the Maruia River on the Lake Daniell Track   More ▶︎
Zampa Kampas

Zampa Kampas

a campsite beside Zampa Lake.300m under & east of Zampa herself.   More ▶︎
Zampa Lake

Zampa Lake

2 hectare lake under Zampa Peak.Idyllic campsite at 1450m   More ▶︎
Head of the Henry River

Head of the Henry River

Between Trovatore and Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎
Fantail

Fantail

Fantail near Cannibal Gorge Hut on the Saint James Walkway   More ▶︎
Frosty Morning Maruia River

Frosty Morning Maruia River

Trampers on a frosty morning in the upper Maruia River near Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut is the first hut on the St James walkway from the Lewis Pass end   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut is the first hut on the St James walkway from the Lewis Pass end. Sleeps 20. Nice ...   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

The first hut on the western end of the St James Walkway.   More ▶︎
Zampa (1710m)

Zampa (1710m)

Viewed from just above Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎