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Edwards Hut

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 ▶︎
Mingha Biv

Mingha Biv

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

Mingha Biv

Just south of Goat Pass, this bivvy is planned for removal.   More ▶︎
Mingha River-Deception River

Mingha River-Deception River

Goat Pass Track. Alpine track over a pass between two river valleys.   More ▶︎
Mt Aicken in Jan

Mt Aicken in Jan

Require Medium fitness level, rock/stone marked track above bushline.   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

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

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

A snow wonder for all to enjoy.   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

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 ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut - from Lake Mavis   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 ▶︎
Sudden Valley Biv

Sudden Valley Biv

The small dark biv was replaced Summer 2008. Camping is possible around the biv.   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 track

Sudden valley track

Comments to add to other articles about Sudden Valley   More ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Large hut on the popular Mingha-Deception route   More ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut 2008   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mount Cassidy

Mount Cassidy

A short but challenging climb from Arthur's Pass Village.   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 ▶︎
Edwards River-Hawdon River

Edwards River-Hawdon River

See Hawdon River.   More ▶︎
Shattered rock on Mount Cassidy

Shattered rock on Mount Cassidy

The rock is very crumbly and unstable.   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 ▶︎
Rock wren

Rock wren

I heard this bird before I saw it, on the scree just above the Con's Track bushline on Mount Cassidy, ...   More ▶︎
Myosotis lyalli

Myosotis lyalli

Mount Cassidy.   More ▶︎
Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Village

Arthur's Pass Village

Resort village surrounded by mountains within Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Creek below Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Creek below Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

November 2009.   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Village Historic Walk

Arthur's Pass Village Historic Walk

Introductory circuit of the village, providing a history of the Pass and the rail tunnel.   More ▶︎
Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Rainy November day, 2009.   More ▶︎
Avalanche Peak-Crow River

Avalanche Peak-Crow River

A route over Avalanche Peak dropping to the Crow River and exiting down the Waimakariri River.   More ▶︎
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track

Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track

Classic Arthur's Pass walk to the 131m Punchbowl Falls / Te Tautea o Hinekakai.   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 ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Kea

Arthur's Pass Kea

Photogenic Kea on car at Arthur's Pass   More ▶︎
Inside view of Greyneys Shelter

Inside view of Greyneys Shelter

Inside view.   More ▶︎
Greyneys Shelter June 2012

Greyneys Shelter June 2012

This shelter is next to SH 73 between Arthur's Pass Village and the Waimakariri River at Klondyke Corner. It's handy ...   More ▶︎
Geum uniflorum

Geum uniflorum

Mount Cassidy.   More ▶︎
Great mountain buttercup

Great mountain buttercup

Ranunculus lyalli. Con's Track, Mount Cassidy, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Page Memorial Shelter

Page Memorial Shelter

Day shelter in Temple Basin, Arthurs Pass. Page Memorial Shelter is little day-hut built for skiers in Temple Basin, set apart ...   More ▶︎

Devil's Punchbowl Track

Short walk to a classic Arthur's Pass waterfall.   More ▶︎
Forest

Forest

Con's Track, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

From Con's Track, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Greyneys campsite

Greyneys campsite

A grassy clearing in the forest next to the highway, with a stone shelter. This campsite is located near the ...   More ▶︎
Temple Basin

Temple Basin

A steepish climb through alpine meadows to the Temple Basin skifield   More ▶︎
Temple Basin Ski Field

Temple Basin Ski Field

Taken a little past the ski huts, November 2012   More ▶︎
Temple Basin Ski Area

Temple Basin Ski Area

November 2009.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Walks Around Arthur's Pass

Walks Around Arthur's Pass

A variety of both easy and more challenging walks are available around Arthur's Pass village and the nearby pass.   More ▶︎

Avalanche Creek Shelter campsite

Campsite located near the highway in Arthur's Pass Village. A good base for a variety of day walks. The information ...   More ▶︎

Millennium Walk

Short walk to a waterfall at the Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.   More ▶︎
Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass from Otehake   More ▶︎
Mountain violet

Mountain violet

Viola cunninghamii, Bridal Veil Track, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Walker Pass Tarn

Walker Pass Tarn

October 08, Tarn on Walker Pass looking back towards the Hawdon Valley   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Walking Track

Arthur's Pass Walking Track

A new walk, opened March 2014 to mark 150 years of Arthur's Pass. Attractive and easy walking from the Arthur's ...   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut Feb 2012   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 ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

New Hawdon Hut   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 ▶︎

Bealey Chasm and Valley

A excellent short walk in the autumn or spring with wonderful views of rolleston glacier   More ▶︎

Dobson Nature Walk

Stroll through an alpine herbfield scattered with massive boulders, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

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

Mt Bealey

A handy winter day trip from Greymouth view at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhVTeoq9-k   More ▶︎
Klondyke Corner campsite

Klondyke Corner campsite

A large grassy site often used as a base for trampers in the area. The area features a striking octagonal ...   More ▶︎
Klondyke shelter and campsite

Klondyke shelter and campsite

The striking octagonal shelter by the roadside, and camping area beyond.   More ▶︎

Lake Misery Track

Short connector track that crosses the Main Divide of the Southern Alps.   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 ▶︎
Lake Misery Track

Lake Misery Track

Small rockpile on the Lake Misery Track.   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine Traverse

Mt Philistine Traverse

A classic mountain traverse in Arthurs Pass National Park, includes climbing steep scree, bluffs, rock and snow. An ice axe ...   More ▶︎
Mt Bealey - Lyell Peak - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Mt Bealey - Lyell Peak - Avalanche Peak Traverse

A classic traverse from Mt Bealey to Avalanche Peak   More ▶︎
Deception River

Deception River

Deception River   More ▶︎
Dobson Nature Walk

Dobson Nature Walk

A short walk on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, offering alpine flora and panoramic views.   More ▶︎
View from Avalanche Peak June 2013

View from Avalanche Peak June 2013

This pic looks WSW from the summit over the Crow River to Jellicoe Ridge and beyond. The prominent summit on ...   More ▶︎
Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Climb up Rome Ridge towards Mount Rolleston to traverse the ridge between it and Avalanche Peak.   More ▶︎
Avalanche Peak

Avalanche Peak

Viewed from Temple Basin access track.   More ▶︎
Avalanche Peak

Avalanche Peak

A day trip near Arthur's Pass village to an altitude of 1833m.   More ▶︎
Track Descent

Track Descent

The map shows the track crossing two small tributaries before heading sharply down to meet the main river. You may ...   More ▶︎
Grass my Arse

Grass my Arse

Sections of alpine "herbs" break up the scree slopes high above the Rolleston River. There is no track through these ...   More ▶︎
The Track Starts

The Track Starts

After three or four scree/shrub combinations, where the gorge below opens out a little, keep an eye out for the ...   More ▶︎
Top of Rolleston Valley

Top of Rolleston Valley

There are sporadic cairns down into the Rolleston Valley, but they can be difficult to pick out against the scree. ...   More ▶︎
Pick Your Path

Pick Your Path

Try to stay reasonably high above the river on the true left for the easiest route down and to avoid ...   More ▶︎
Route Planning

Route Planning

Checking the map for a route over the head of the Waimakariri Valley into the Rolleston Valley. Be aware in ...   More ▶︎
At the top

At the top

If intending to cross over into the Rolleston from the Waimak, DON'T go over the actual Waimak Col (you'll see ...   More ▶︎
Three Passes

Three Passes

A classic trip from Arthur's Pass across Browning, Whitehorn and Harman Passes, emerging near Lake Kaniere on the West Coast.   More ▶︎
Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Alpine tramp over Waimakariri Col.   More ▶︎
Waimakariri River flats

Waimakariri River flats

Starting out from the East Coast, the Waimakariri River is a long but easy slog to Carrington Hut. Follow the ...   More ▶︎
Barker Hut

Barker Hut

Surrounded by glaciers at the head of the White River, this is the highest hut in Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

view of the grassy trail before the riverbed becomes the trail. The hut is still far here but it is behind ...   More ▶︎
Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

the trail after a nice rain   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 ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut. NZFS six bunker with porch. Built 1962/63.   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 ▶︎
Phipps Peak (1965m)

Phipps Peak (1965m)

From the Otira 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 ▶︎

Bealey Spur shortcut

A side track that bypasses Cloudesley Road.   More ▶︎
Mount Barron

Mount Barron

Mount Barron from the Death's Corner lookout. The route follows the far edge of the obvious slip. The steep bluffs ...   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

Following the riverbed.   More ▶︎
Mt Bealey

Mt Bealey

Its my first walk. up Mt Bealey. Absolutly love being in the nature, So happy, So excited. My friend described ...   More ▶︎

Bealey Spur

Easy walk to an historic hut, with good views.   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 ▶︎
Crow Slide in snow

Crow Slide in snow

Frank and me doing an alpine finish (our speciality) down the Crow slide en route to Crow Hut from Avalanche ...   More ▶︎