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Whitcombe Pass & Butler Saddle

packrafting trip from upper Rakia to Erewhon Station

Climbing over Butler Saddle and packrafting down Lawrrence and Clyde Rivers to Erwehon Station in December 2008   More ▶︎
Whitcombe Pass

Whitcombe Pass

This route follows the famous journey by John Henry Whitcombe and the Swiss guide Jakob Lauper across the Main Divide ...   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 ▶︎
Neave Hut

Neave Hut

Neave Hut   More ▶︎
Mount Evans

Mount Evans

Mt Evans, from Neave Hut in the upper Whitcombe Valley of Westland.   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 ▶︎
Neave Hut

Neave Hut

Neave Hut (6 bunks, matresses, stream water, stove, limited firewood) is a comfortable forestry-style hut in the upper Whitcombe Valley, ...   More ▶︎
Neave Hut

Neave Hut

Neave Hut, in the upper Whitcombe, Westland. The hut lies just 5km below the Whitcombe Pass intot he Raikaia.   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 ▶︎
Upper Whitcombe River at Neave Hut

Upper Whitcombe River at Neave Hut

The upper Whitcombe River at Neave Hut, just 5km from its headwaters at the Whitcombe Pass. The track to the ...   More ▶︎
Whitcombe Pass

Whitcombe Pass

Whitcombe Pass - between the Whitcombe and Raikaia catchments. The Louper Stream descends 7km from this point to the flats ...   More ▶︎
Butler Saddle and the Lawrence Valley

Butler Saddle and the Lawrence Valley

The view down the Lawrence Valley from Butler Saddle. This is an alpine route from The Raikaia into the Lawrence, ...   More ▶︎
Raikaia from the Butler Saddle

Raikaia from the Butler Saddle

Raikaia River flats, from the Butler Saddle. This is an alpine route from the Raikaia to the Lawrence / Clyde ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut June 2008

Rapid Creek hut June 2008

This is a four bunker on the TL of the Hokitika River not far below the junction with the Whitcombe ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut May 1975

Rapid Creek hut May 1975

An older pic of the hut after it had got its first replacement chimney. These days the hut has a ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut

Rapid Creek hut

This is a four bunker on the TL of the Hokitika River not far below the junction with the Whitcombe ...   More ▶︎
Erewhon Station - Garden Of Eden - Perth River - Whataroa

Erewhon Station - Garden Of Eden - Perth River - Whataroa

Erewhon Station, McCoy Hut, Wee MacGregor Glacier, Garden Of Eden, Adverse Creek, Perth River, Whataroa   More ▶︎
Wilkinson Glaciers

Wilkinson Glaciers

Glaciers descend from the Bracken Snowfield accross the valley from the track from Prices Flat to Neave Hut in the ...   More ▶︎

Cave Camp

Located on the Whitcombe Track, on river flats just beneath the confluence with the Wilkinson River. The biv affords a ...   More ▶︎
Butler Saddle

Butler Saddle

Butler Saddle from Reischek Stream. The saddle is the scree-covered col to the left of the ridge in the centre.   More ▶︎
The Havelock

The Havelock

The Havelock River is one of the six great Canterbury rivers. As shown in Mathew's photo above, the peaks rise ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson Hut

Wilkinson Hut

Wilkinson Hut Whitcombe Pass   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut 1993

Wilkinson hut 1993

This pic shows track cutters Kelvin and Merv outside Wilkinson hut in 1993. This photo was taken by mate JH.   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut reference / Nostalgia / History

Wilkinson hut reference / Nostalgia / History

I came across these hut book entries when searching the archived Frews hut book looking for info to support my ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut

Wilkinson hut

A 1950's era NZFS cullers hut on the TL of the Whitcombe River just over a km downstream from where ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson hut April 2012

Wilkinson hut April 2012

This pic was taken last month when travelling from Prices Basin to Prices Flat. I needed to head up to ...   More ▶︎

Bevernage Biv

Small overhangs that are reportedly next to useless. Located on Seddon Creek near an ice lake below Mount Evans. A ...   More ▶︎

Lyell Hut

This hut is located high on the Rakaia River near the foot of the Lyell Glacier.   More ▶︎
Bracken Snowfield / Wilkinson Glacier

Bracken Snowfield / Wilkinson Glacier

Bracken Snowfield / Wilkinson Glacier, from the Prices Flat - Wilkinson Hut track. In the Whitcombe River valley, Westland.   More ▶︎
Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

A great tramp in a remote location, crosses two alpine saddles, ice-axes and crampons needed in winter. More information on ...   More ▶︎
Upper Lawrence Valley

Upper Lawrence Valley

The upper Lawrence Valley and the Lawrence Glacier, from Lawrence Biv.   More ▶︎
Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac (sleeps 2 on floor, matresses, stream water) is a small but weatherproof bivouac in the upper Lawrence Valley. ...   More ▶︎
Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac

Lawrence Bivouac, a small 2-man biv in the upper Lawrence River, Canterbury. The falls at Hells Gates are visible behind.   More ▶︎
Observation Col

Observation Col

Technically easy, but does require crampons and axe. Approached from South Mathias Biv, bivvied under Col, went down Cattle Stream ...   More ▶︎
View SE along the Meta Range March 2011

View SE along the Meta Range March 2011

This picture was taken from near the summit of Mt Inframeta & looks along the Meta Range toward the Southern ...   More ▶︎
Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut, in the Raikaia valley below Butler Saddle.   More ▶︎
Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut

Reischek Hut (6-bunk, mattresses, stove, firewood, tank water, mountain radio) is a New Zealand Deer Stalkers Association (NZDA) hut on ...   More ▶︎
Mt Misery & beyond February 2013

Mt Misery & beyond February 2013

Last month I decided to climb a hill that can be seen from home that I'd never got around to ...   More ▶︎
Explorer Hut

Explorer Hut

A small hut located near Douglas Saddle. Easiest access is from the Mikonui valley. None of the routes are recommended in ...   More ▶︎
SI Bush Robin

SI Bush Robin

This friendly bird kept me company at Explorer hut the couple of nights I was there recently. It would come ...   More ▶︎
Mt Bowen from Fraser Peak March 2013

Mt Bowen from Fraser Peak March 2013

This photo of Mt Bowen 1965m was taken from near the summit of Fraser Peak 1166m. Both peaks lie between ...   More ▶︎
Hokitika Gorge

Hokitika Gorge

A short walk near Hokitika, crossing the glacial-blue waters of the Hokitika River.   More ▶︎
Hokitika River (Bottom Gorge)

Hokitika River (Bottom Gorge)

This photo looks upstream from 5 minutes above the swingbridge at the Hokitika Gorge. (The furthest downstream & closest to ...   More ▶︎
Explorer hut Sept 2007

Explorer hut Sept 2007

Explorer hut Douglas Saddle. Mikonui River/Doctors Creek (a tributary of the Hokitika River)   More ▶︎
Frew Hut

Frew Hut

Frew Hut, in the Whitcombe River valley, Westland   More ▶︎
Frew Hut

Frew Hut

Frew Hut (sleeps 10 on 2 platforms, matresses, tank & creek water, stove) is a modern tramping hut on river ...   More ▶︎
Whitcombe River from Frew Hut

Whitcombe River from Frew Hut

Whitcombe River from Frew Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Frews Hut

Frews Hut

8/10 bunker,like the Hilton after Frews Bivvy.Overlooks the Whitcombe River & 200m west of Frews Creek.We saw a pair of ...   More ▶︎
Raikaia River flats

Raikaia River flats

Raikaia River flats between Louper Biv and Reischek hut   More ▶︎
Mount Butler

Mount Butler

Mount Butler from the Raikaia near Louper Biv / Reischek Hut   More ▶︎
Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivouac (2 beds, matresses, tank water) is a basic bivvy on the flats of the north bank of the ...   More ▶︎
Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivouac

Louper Bivvy in the Raikai below the Whitcombe Pass   More ▶︎
Looking SW from Mt Diedrichs May 2013

Looking SW from Mt Diedrichs May 2013

This photo taken from beside the trig beacon on the summit of Mt Diedrichs 1084m looks SW over the Hokitika ...   More ▶︎
View SE from Bald Hill Range June 2013

View SE from Bald Hill Range June 2013

This picture was taken from the crest of the Bald Hill Range NE of Bald Hill. The tussock and low ...   More ▶︎
Havelock and Clyde Rivers from Mount Sunday

Havelock and Clyde Rivers from Mount Sunday

To the right is Newton Peak (2543m) between the Garden of Eden and Garden of Allah Ice Plateaux, and overlooking ...   More ▶︎
Mount Sunday Wetland

Mount Sunday Wetland

Fenced wetland on the Rangitata Riverbed, managed by Environment Canterbury. The wetland was fenced early 2013, and already in just ...   More ▶︎
Mount Sunday, Rangitata River

Mount Sunday, Rangitata River

Short walk to a roche moutonnée, a rocky outcrop in the Rangitata River channel. The hill was used as the ...   More ▶︎
Glacial scratches on the summit of Mount Sunday

Glacial scratches on the summit of Mount Sunday

Mount Sunday was once underneath the Rangitata Glacier, and these scratches remain from rocks being dragged over the summit.   More ▶︎
Mount Sunday

Mount Sunday

Little Mount Sunday (611m) is a roche moutonnée in the Rangitata Riverbed. Behind is the Black Mountain Range.   More ▶︎
Lawrence Valley Flats

Lawrence Valley Flats

Grassy flats on the Lawrence Valley. The valley floor is grazed by cattle as far up as Hermitage Hut. The ...   More ▶︎
Price Basin hut

Price Basin hut

This hut, which is usually known as Price(s) Basin, is located on the TL of the TR branch of the ...   More ▶︎
Looking up Mikonui Spur Dec 2010

Looking up Mikonui Spur Dec 2010

This pic is taken from the track on the spur below the biv and looks up past the biv in ...   More ▶︎
Mikonui Spur Bivvy

Mikonui Spur Bivvy

A traditional forestry bivvy that has braved many a Tasman Sea storm, on an exposed ridge top above the Mikonui ...   More ▶︎
Mikonui Spur biv Dec 2010

Mikonui Spur biv Dec 2010

A pic of the biv with Mt Bowen behind to the SE.   More ▶︎
Mikonui Spur biv Nov 2007

Mikonui Spur biv Nov 2007

The subject J H & photographer, not me in this case, Horse G are sometimes tramping companions. They, like myself, ...   More ▶︎
serpentine hut

serpentine hut

Flew into hut to drop a group of 6 off they were going to stay the night and walk out   More ▶︎
Serpentine Hut March 2015

Serpentine Hut March 2015

Here is a recent photo of this survivor built in 1957 for deer culler accomodation. Andrew Buglass and "Permolat" helpers ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine hut setting March 2011

Serpentine hut setting March 2011

This picture from approx 300 metres away across the Hoki River shows Serpentine huts location on an overgrowing clearing on ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine Hut 1977

Serpentine Hut 1977

This photo of Serpentine hut was taken summer time 1977 by friend & sometimes tramping companion Neil Bradley. The access route ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine hut

Serpentine hut

This hut is located on a small bush terrace on the TR of the Hokitika River and the TL of ...   More ▶︎
View up Whitcombe from Meta Range Feb 2011

View up Whitcombe from Meta Range Feb 2011

This pic looks out over Frews Ck and up the Whitcombe River to those famed spots of hunting folklore The ...   More ▶︎

Packrafting trip from Bealey to upper Rakaia River

A video of a hiking and packrafting trip up over Jordan saddle, down the Avoca, Harper, and Wilberforce Rivers, then ...   More ▶︎

Waimakariri to Rakaia

Video showing hike up the Waimakariri, over Jordan Pass, with a packraft down the Avoca and then walking up Rakaia ...   More ▶︎
Cameron Glacier

Cameron Glacier

Cameron Glacier, Arrowsmith Range. taken March 2008.   More ▶︎

Evans Hut

Hut located at Cattle Stream on the Rakaia River.   More ▶︎
Cameron upper valley

Cameron upper valley

The upper Cameron valley showing the Cameron glacier and Arrowsmith range. taken March 2008.   More ▶︎
Havelock Valley

Havelock Valley

Havelock Valley, from just below The Growler (creek). The private Growler Hut is on the flats on the left beyond ...   More ▶︎
Evans Flat

Evans Flat

Looking up to Full Moon Saddle   More ▶︎
Ivory Lake Hut

Ivory Lake Hut

An old Meteorological Service hut located in a picturesque location at the head of the Waitaha Valley. No toilet. A ...   More ▶︎
Remarkable Peak

Remarkable Peak

This photo shows Remarkable Peak 1790m in spring conditions. It is the tooth like peak centre picture. The pic was ...   More ▶︎
Black Hut Totara Valley & beyond

Black Hut Totara Valley & beyond

This July shot taken from beside the Totara Valley road shows Black Hut. The higher country in the back ground ...   More ▶︎
Looking SW along the Bald Hill Range June 2013

Looking SW along the Bald Hill Range June 2013

This photo shows the easy tussock tops of the Bald Hill Range. Bald Hill is the tussocky high point down ...   More ▶︎
Prices Flat Hut

Prices Flat Hut

The new(er) Prices Flat Hut, in the Whitcombe Valley, Westland.   More ▶︎
Price Flat Hut

Price Flat Hut

Prices Flat Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) lies on a small terrace 100m above the Whitcombe River, adjacent ...   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut

Cameron Hut

5-6 hours walking up the Cameron Valley, not far from Lake Heron.   More ▶︎
Prices Flat Hut (historic)

Prices Flat Hut (historic)

Prices Flat Hut (historic) - in the Whitcombe Valley, Westland. A place full of character, and full of sandflies. A ...   More ▶︎
Prices Flat Hut (historic)

Prices Flat Hut (historic)

The historic Prices Flat Hut is better looked at than slept in. It is a beutiful slab hut, with an ...   More ▶︎
Whitcombe River gorge

Whitcombe River gorge

Whitcombe River gorge, upstream from Frew Hut   More ▶︎

Historic Price Flat Hut

Slab hut once used for deer culling and possibly dating to 1908. The hut is located next to the newer ...   More ▶︎
cameron hut

cameron hut

the peaks above the flats between the moraine walls at the head of the Cameron river, including the Cameron Hut. ...   More ▶︎
"New" Gerhardt Spur biv June 1975

"New" Gerhardt Spur biv June 1975

This pic shows DH at the then fairly new Gerhardt Spur biv on Queens Birthday weekend 1975. Mt Jumble Top ...   More ▶︎
Gerhardt Spur biv

Gerhardt Spur biv

An early/mid 1970's era NZFS biv located in the tussock high on Gerhardt Spur which is on the western side ...   More ▶︎
Looking down at Gerhardt Spur biv from Jumble Top May 2009

Looking down at Gerhardt Spur biv from Jumble Top May 2009

Gerhardt Spur biv is an early/mid 1970's era NZFS biv located in the tussock high on Gerhardt Spur which is ...   More ▶︎
Cameron river view

Cameron river view

The main peaks of the Arrowsmith range, as seen from the middle Cameron valley, 2hrs from the road.   More ▶︎
Gerhardt Spur

Gerhardt Spur

A crystal clear morning at Gerhardt Spur Bivvy   More ▶︎
Cameron Glacier

Cameron Glacier

Can be viewed an hour or two up behind the Cameron hut.   More ▶︎

Boulder Col from Washbourne Ck to Jagged Stream

Nine hour circuit with good view of Reishek Glacier.   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut

Cameron Hut

Cameron hut. taken 13-Mar-2008   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)

Cameron Hut (Rangitata/Rakaia)

Located close to Arrowsmith Range at the head of the Cameron River valley. This is a Canterbury Mountaineering Club Hut, ...   More ▶︎
Double Crossing of the Wild Man Brothers Range

Double Crossing of the Wild Man Brothers Range

A 3 day trip going from the head of the Cameron River in the Hakatere over the above range to ...   More ▶︎

West Mathias Bivvy

Small hut near the confluence of the South and West Mathias Rivers.   More ▶︎
Healey Creek hut May 2008

Healey Creek hut May 2008

A tidy four bunker toward the head of Healey Creek a Mikonui River tributary. The hut is on a tussock ...   More ▶︎
Healey Creek hut

Healey Creek hut

A tidy four bunker toward the head of Healey Creek a Mikonui River tributary. The hut is on a tussock ...   More ▶︎
The Growler (creek)

The Growler (creek)

The Growler (creek), from the confluence with the Havelock, near Growler Hut.   More ▶︎
Frisco hut

Frisco hut

Frisco hut is on the TR of the Hokitika River less than 2kms below the junction with the Mungo River. ...   More ▶︎
Frisco hut Jan 2009

Frisco hut Jan 2009

Frisco hut is on the TR of the Hokitika River less than 2kms below the junction with the Mungo River. ...   More ▶︎
Healey Spur Feb 2014

Healey Spur Feb 2014

This photo shows the last steep bit of Healey Spur before reaching the relatively easy going of Galena Ridge at ...   More ▶︎
Growler Hut

Growler Hut

Growler Hut, a private hut on the south side of the Havelock.   More ▶︎

Crossing the Clyde and Havelock - brushes with the Canterbury Death

High rivers ... lessons learnt. Day 11 of the Otira to Mt Cook leg of my Southern Traverse   More ▶︎
Dog Kennel Hut

Dog Kennel Hut

Basic hut, Rangitata watershed, no bunks, fireplace outside.   More ▶︎
Dog Kennel Bivvy

Dog Kennel Bivvy

Basic hut, no bunks, dirt floor, but still good shelter. Fireplace outside.   More ▶︎

Havelock River to MacAuley River

route taken from Growler Hut, Havelock River to MacAuley Hut, Macauley River via Growler Creek, Balaclava Col, Plata Col & ...   More ▶︎
Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park

Te Kahui Kaupeka Conservation Park

Canterbury high country park including the Two Thumb Range and large portions of Mesopotamia Station.   More ▶︎
Growler Hut

Growler Hut

A new DOC Hut in the Havelock Valley (formally privately owned). Located on the true right of the Havelock just ...   More ▶︎
Growler Hut

Growler Hut

Growler Hut is located on the south side of the Havelock River valley, just upriver of the Growler Stream. It's ...   More ▶︎

Mount Potts Station campsite

Powered and tent sites located on Mount Potts Station. The lodge also offers other accommodation, and a café/restaurant and bar. Nearby ...   More ▶︎
Frew Creek

Frew Creek

Frew Creek, flowing into the Whitcombe, Westland   More ▶︎
Route to Healey Ck hut from Mikonui Flat

Route to Healey Ck hut from Mikonui Flat

From the track start on the Flat it's a bit over 2hrs of up hill then 20 minutes down to ...   More ▶︎

Ayres Hut (Removed)

Restored 4 bunk hut one hour up Black Birch Stream, Mesopotamia, in Two Thumb Range. As of 2012, DOC reports ...   More ▶︎
Western flanks of Mt Ross

Western flanks of Mt Ross

This pic was taken when MM & I stopped to boil the billy having descended from Mt Ross(1770m) en route ...   More ▶︎
Smythe River

Smythe River

Strenuous travel up Smythe River, crossing from the Wanganui River to the Waitaha River, Westland   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin hut April 2008

Mullins Basin hut April 2008

Mullins Basin hut is a four bunk hut situated in the head basin of Mullins Creek a TL tributary of ...   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin April 2008

Mullins Basin April 2008

This pic shows the huts location in the basin and shows part of the imposing Diedrich Range behind.   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin hut

Mullins Basin hut

A four bunk hut situated in the head basin of Mullins Creek a TL tributary of the Toaroha River. The ...   More ▶︎
Smyth hut

Smyth hut

Smyth hut is an ex NZFS six bunk hut in the upper Wanganui River area in Westland. It is on ...   More ▶︎
Smyth hut January 2012

Smyth hut January 2012

Smyth hut is an ex NZFS six bunk hut in the upper Wanganui River area in Westland. It is on ...   More ▶︎
Smyth hot pools

Smyth hot pools

Interesting algae. Water temperature about 38C.   More ▶︎
Jumbletop

Jumbletop

Near the summit of Mt Jumbletop at sunrise. View to Mt Evans and Sentinal   More ▶︎
Potts Hut

Potts Hut

Refurbished Musterers Hut in Hakatere Conservation Park.   More ▶︎

Bruce Banfield Memorial Hut

First built in 1946 in the Jagged Stream basin as a memorial to Bruce Banfield who died below White Col. ...   More ▶︎