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Paratu Stream - Waharoa Saddle

Pfeiffer Biv

Pfeiffer Biv

cosy,dinky even,modern 2 bunker with longdrop nearby.   More ▶︎
Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka From Waharoa Saddle   More ▶︎
"Old" Pfeifer biv (Removed) Dec 2007

"Old" Pfeifer biv (Removed) Dec 2007

The old biv a few months before it was replaced.   More ▶︎
Pfeifer biv

Pfeifer biv

A new biv from early 2008 replacing an old biv that was about 20m to the south. (The sign on ...   More ▶︎
Pfeifer biv & toilet April 2012

Pfeifer biv & toilet April 2012

A new biv from early 2008 replacing an old biv that was about 20m to the south. (The sign on ...   More ▶︎
birds-eye view

birds-eye view

Looking from Waharoa Saddle down Pfeifer Stream & to Lake Kaurapataka   More ▶︎
scree descent from Pfeifer Biv

scree descent from Pfeifer Biv

as above   More ▶︎
Posing on Mt Pfeifer

Posing on Mt Pfeifer

This pic looks westward from Mt Pfeifer during autumn conditions prior to the May snowfalls. Mt Pfeifer is an easy ...   More ▶︎
Mt Pfeifer etc from Kellys Hill July 2011

Mt Pfeifer etc from Kellys Hill July 2011

This photo was taken from near the broadcasting repeaters on top of Kellys Hill which is the hill immediately north ...   More ▶︎
Descent from Pfeifer Biv into Pfeifer Creek via scree

Descent from Pfeifer Biv into Pfeifer Creek via scree

Unmarked route exiting basin where biv lies, maintaining altitude to cross a spur after 20 minutes then travelling northeast along ...   More ▶︎
traverse of Mt Pfeifer

traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Traverse of ridge south-east of the summit in clag. Getting around the boulder was tricky and a bit exposed.   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 ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka.

Lake Kaurapataka.

This small lake next to the Taramakau Valley is a good camping spot.   More ▶︎
Lake Kaurapataka

Lake Kaurapataka

Easy weekend trip to a pretty Arthur's Pass camping spot   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 ▶︎
Edwards River-Otehake River

Edwards River-Otehake River

Another north-south crossing of the park.   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 ▶︎
Grand Traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Grand Traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Traverse from Kaurapataka Saddle, over summit to Waharoa Saddle.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mingha River-Deception River

Mingha River-Deception River

Goat Pass Track. Alpine track over a pass between two river valleys.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Cockayne Nature Walk

Short walk in rich forest near Kellys Creek, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎

Cockayne Nature Walk

A short loop in forest near Kelly's Creek, Otira.   More ▶︎
Willy the Weka

Willy the Weka

A visitor at the Kelly ck carpark.   More ▶︎
Kelly Shelter

Kelly Shelter

Kelly Shelter on the Arthurs Pass raod   More ▶︎
Kelly Shelter (Removed)

Kelly Shelter (Removed)

Kelly shelter is a roadside shelter on the Arthur's Pass road, at the base of Kelly's Creek and the track ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Track

Hunts Creek Track

Rough travel to a small, tidy hut. Better walked as part of a circuit.   More ▶︎
Lake Kaniere - Otira

Lake Kaniere - Otira

from the north end of Lake Kaniere, along the west shore to the Styx river. East along the Styx to ...   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 ▶︎
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

Otehake Hut. NZFS six bunker with porch. Built 1962/63.   More ▶︎
Kellys Hill

Kellys Hill

1400m above, looking NW from Kellys Hill, APNP.   More ▶︎
Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

This pic looking SW from Kellys Hill was taken before this weeks heavy snowfalls. The dip in the foreground is ...   More ▶︎
Deception River

Deception River

Deception River   More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

A challenging circuit route traversing the Kelly Range and returning along Kelly's Creek. The direction described is the easiest option.   More ▶︎
Kellys Saddle

Kellys Saddle

Kellys Saddle - a tussock saddle between the Otira and Taipo near Carroll Hut   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 ▶︎
Kelly Range views over Kelly Ck

Kelly Range views over Kelly Ck

Moving southward above Carroll hut on the Kelly Range. Descending the range to Hunts saddle and returning by Kellys Creek resulted ...   More ▶︎
Catching the dawn on the Kelly range

Catching the dawn on the Kelly range

The morning light on the Kelly range before it reaches the valley with Arthurs Pass   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass

Arthiur's pass and the viaduct viewed from the Kelly Creek to Carroll's Hut track.   More ▶︎
Kelly Range

Kelly Range

A brief climb up to Carroll Hut on the tops at the northern edge of Arthur's Pass National Park. Magnificent ...   More ▶︎
Carroll Hut

Carroll Hut

This newly renovated hut sits on a pretty tussock plateau on the Kelly Range.   More ▶︎
Carroll Memorial Hut

Carroll Memorial Hut

Situated on Kelly Saddle, Carroll Hut has stunning views across to Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Carroll Hut

Carroll Hut

A small, tidy hut just above the treeline on the Kelly Range. Recently renovated with new cladding and new windows. ...   More ▶︎

Goat Creek track to Mt Barron

Overgrown and line is destroyed by recent slips.   More ▶︎
2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley.JPG   More ▶︎
Kiwi Hut

Kiwi Hut

Kiwi Hut in 2004   More ▶︎
Kiwi Hut

Kiwi Hut

Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander

Looking at Mt Alexander from point 1785   More ▶︎
Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander

Looking down on the confluence of the Otira and Taramakau rivers from Summit of Mt Alexander   More ▶︎
Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander

Looking back at point 1786 ,Mt Tekinga, Lake Brunner, Kangaroo Lake, Lady Lake and Swan lake   More ▶︎
Mount Alexander

Mount Alexander

A long climb to the summit of Mount Alexander (1958m) on the Kaimata Range. This range lies directly north of ...   More ▶︎
Mts Te Kinga & Alexander August 2011

Mts Te Kinga & Alexander August 2011

This photo looks along the Te Kinga tops from the low peak near the trig to the top of Te ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek above the first gorge   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 ▶︎
Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass from Otehake   More ▶︎
Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

A long journey through the west of Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass   More ▶︎

Mount Barron Route

Old trail leading up the the tussock tops of Mount Barron. A good benched track leads up to a rocky ...   More ▶︎
Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
Mount Barron Route

Mount Barron Route

Old access track onto the Mount Barron tussock tops.   More ▶︎
Jacko Flat hut Feb 2010

Jacko Flat hut Feb 2010

An old NZFS hut on a flat in the middle sections of the Crooked River. The Crooked Valley is a ...   More ▶︎
Jacko Flat hut

Jacko Flat hut

An NZFS 1963 built six bunk hut on a flat in the middle sections of the Crooked River. The Crooked ...   More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
(Pihoihoi) - Pipit

(Pihoihoi) - Pipit

Moaris used to mimick the pipits movements and use a tactic called Manukawhaki (decoy bird). They would pretend to retreat ...   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 ▶︎
Upper Deception Hut

Upper Deception Hut

Six bunk hut adjacent the popular Mingha-Deception route. It was built by the NZFS in 1962. [A four bunker Lower Deception ...   More ▶︎
Upper Deception hut Feb 2009

Upper Deception hut Feb 2009

A sound old NZFS hut in need of a bit of TLC. The scrub badly needed cutting back last time ...   More ▶︎
Looking toward Mt Alexander from above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

Looking toward Mt Alexander from above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

This picture was taken not far from where the tops track crests the ridge. Mt Alexander (1958m) is the back ...   More ▶︎
Townsend Hut

Townsend Hut

Early morning, heading for Lake Minchin to meet the 'Chuzzman' aka 'chuzz'.   More ▶︎
Barrack Creek Route

Barrack Creek Route

Goat Hill and Barrack Creek from Mount Barron. The route follows the spur to the true right of Barrack Creek.   More ▶︎
Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

The Kelly below the Kelly-Hunt Saddle   More ▶︎