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Minchin Bivvy Feb 2016

Minchin Bivvy Feb 2016

The photo is of Minchin Biv & is taken looking down Minchin Stream. It was built by the NZFS (New ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 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 ▶︎

New Casey Hut

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

View from Casey Hut

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 and has been replaced by a 12 person hut 15 minutes further ...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 ▶︎
Casey Hut

Casey Hut

A comfortable but prosaic hut in the Poulter Valley, Arthur's Pass National Park.   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 ▶︎
Peak a chamois - Townsend Tops

Peak a chamois - Townsend Tops

Occasionally when walking between Townsend hut and Minchin pass you may play peak a boo with the wildlife.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Horrible and Misery

Horrible and Misery

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

Townsend Hut

Early morning, heading for Lake Minchin to meet the 'Chuzzman' aka 'chuzz'.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Townsend hut March 2009

Townsend hut March 2009

Townsend hut which is perched high above the TL of the Taramakau River in the scrub - tussock transition zone ...   More ▶︎
Townsend hut

Townsend hut

Townsend hut which is perched high above the TL of the Taramakau River in the scrub - tussock transition zone ...   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Hawdon River

Edwards River-Hawdon River

See Hawdon River.   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 ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut. NZFS six bunker with porch. Built 1962/63.   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 ▶︎
Hawdon Shelter

Hawdon Shelter

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

East Hawdon Stream

A short walk to a new biv located on a branch of the Hawdon River.   More ▶︎
Trust/Poulter Hut

Trust/Poulter Hut

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

Snow Cup Range from Trust/Poulter Hut

Taken August 2019   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Binser Saddle

Sheltered flat site with plenty of beach wood for a campfire. It's just before the high point of the saddle ...   More ▶︎
Binser Saddle from flats near Andrews Shelter

Binser Saddle from flats near Andrews Shelter

Binser Saddle (1085m) is a low, forested saddle.   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 ▶︎
East Poulter / Nigger

East Poulter / Nigger

The East Poluter disappearing into McArthur Gorge and the low saddle into the Nigger via the Mounds of Misery - ...   More ▶︎
Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
yah!

yah!

boys happy to get to the Binser Saddle.   More ▶︎
Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle

Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle

A classic crossing of the Main Divide, following the deep valleys of the Hope Fault from the Arthur's Pass road ...   More ▶︎
Ranger Biv

Ranger Biv

Ranger Biv in the Poluter Ramge   More ▶︎
The West Poulter

The West Poulter

The West Poulter - Worsley Pass in the far distance   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 ▶︎
Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut

Locke Stream (No. 4) Hut

Once known as No. 4 Hut, this hut was build in 1939 as a tourist hut for the Harper Pass ...   More ▶︎
Approaching Casey Saddle

Approaching Casey Saddle

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

Carmichaelia monroi

A tiny dwarf broom growing north of Hallelujah Flat, Andrews Track, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Mural gracing Koropuku hut

Mural gracing Koropuku hut

I snapped this to show my partner how cultured the inhabitants of back country huts can be. It is topical ...   More ▶︎
Koropuku

Koropuku

Hut in 2004   More ▶︎
Koropuku Hut

Koropuku Hut

Cult Hut! A NZFS 4 bunk beauty with silken wooden floors, no fireplace, tasteful furnishings and domestic accoutrements including the ...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Hut

Kiwi Hut

Kiwi Hut

Kiwi Hut

Kiwi Hut in 2004   More ▶︎
Way out, Cass Lagoon Saddle

Way out, Cass Lagoon Saddle

Hamilton Hut is so nice. Great view.Will be back!!   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 ▶︎
Otehake NZFS track up to Big Tops and down to Koropuku Hut

Otehake NZFS track up to Big Tops and down to Koropuku Hut

Attractive old track from Otehake swingbridge to open tops. Recent extensions cut from gully to bypass waterfalls.   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 ▶︎
Taramakau in the evening from Big Tops

Taramakau in the evening from Big Tops

then the rain came and washed it all away...and yet keeping low doesn't make no sense so little Eiffel stands ...   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

Following the riverbed.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Bivouac

East Hawdon Bivouac

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

Hawdon River

Easy travel up a wide river valley.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Biv

East Hawdon Biv

The shiny new two-bunk hut in the frosty East Hawdon Valley.   More ▶︎
'20 minutes' rock, Big Tops

'20 minutes' rock, Big Tops

'Lost track of my past/ On deception pass/ Dont know where im going/ Can't recall where ive been' Deception Pass (Mudhoney)   More ▶︎
Turnbull Bivvy Sept 2015

Turnbull Bivvy Sept 2015

A tidy two bunk bivvy with an open fire. The bunks have thin closed cell foam mattresses rather than thicker ...   More ▶︎
Turnbull Bivvy

Turnbull Bivvy

A tidy two bunk bivvy with an open fire. The bunks have thin closed cell foam mattresses rather than thicker ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
trudge col

trudge col

trudge col as seen from hawdon hut. left of rough peak, hawdon valley, arthurs pass national park.   More ▶︎
Bunks of Bull Ck

Bunks of Bull Ck

Could do better guys.   More ▶︎
Bull Creek Hut 2016 awaiting further renovation

Bull Creek Hut 2016 awaiting further renovation

Gear in place all ready to go. Looks as though some of the skin will be replaced but maybe not ...   More ▶︎
Bull Creek Hut

Bull Creek Hut

Hut near the confluence of Bull Creek and the Cox River. Constructed in 1954 by George Boyd and Jack Elcock under ...   More ▶︎
Sudden valley track

Sudden valley track

Comments to add to other articles about Sudden Valley   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 ▶︎
Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake hot springs. October 25th 2009.   More ▶︎
Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake Hot Springs

A popular weekend route to good hot pools.   More ▶︎
Harper Pass Bivouac

Harper Pass Bivouac

Harper Pass Bivouac, in the upper Hurunui valley   More ▶︎
Harper Pass Biv

Harper Pass Biv

Harpers Pass Biv (2 bed, matresses, stream water, no fire) is a small bivvy 1.5km below the Harper Pass. Weather-tight ...   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 ▶︎
Sudden Valley

Sudden Valley

A secluded hanging valley in the southeast corner of Arthur's Pass National Park   More ▶︎
Sudden Valley Biv

Sudden Valley Biv

The small dark biv was replaced Summer 2008. Camping is possible around the biv.   More ▶︎
Grand Traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Grand Traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Traverse from Kaurapataka Saddle, over summit to Waharoa Saddle.   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 ▶︎
Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka From Waharoa Saddle   More ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka

Lake Kaurapataka

Easy weekend trip to a pretty Arthur's Pass camping spot   More ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka.

Lake Kaurapataka.

This small lake next to the Taramakau Valley is a good camping spot.   More ▶︎
Walking down the Cox in the evening

Walking down the Cox in the evening

Stunning florabunda gentians on broad river flats   More ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka

Lake Kaurapataka

"It can be beautiful from a distance..." (Holcroft) dis-tance - detente (softening)? de(to do) tente(softening) (or hardening? - dis tente)... ...   More ▶︎
Trent Saddle Nov 2010

Trent Saddle Nov 2010

This pic shows Trent Saddle looking from the Haupiri side through to the Trent side. JH is in the pic. ...   More ▶︎