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Kelly Range

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 ▶︎
Carroll Memorial Hut

Carroll Memorial Hut

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

Carroll Hut

This newly renovated hut sits on a pretty tussock plateau on the Kelly Range.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kellys Saddle

Kellys Saddle

Kellys Saddle - a tussock saddle between the Otira and Taipo near Carroll Hut   More ▶︎
Kellys Hill

Kellys Hill

1400m above, looking NW from Kellys Hill, APNP.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
(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 ▶︎
Willy the Weka

Willy the Weka

A visitor at the Kelly ck carpark.   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 ▶︎
Kelly Shelter

Kelly Shelter

Kelly Shelter on the Arthurs Pass raod   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Track

Hunts Creek Track

Rough travel to a small, tidy hut. Better walked as part of a circuit.   More ▶︎
Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek above the first gorge   More ▶︎
Descent to the Taipo Valley

Descent to the Taipo Valley

Descent to the Taipo Valley from the Kelly Range, above Dillons Homestead / Hut   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut (new)

Dillons Hut (new)

Dillons Hut (new), Taipo Valley, Westland   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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

The Kelly below the Kelly-Hunt Saddle   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek

Hunts Creek

Barron Ridge is at left, and Hunts Ridge at right. Hunt Saddle is at bottom right and Kelly's Creek at ...   More ▶︎
Descent from Kelly Tops to Hunts Saddle and Return!

Descent from Kelly Tops to Hunts Saddle and Return!

Masochistic mission involving at times 40 degrees gradients where the techniques of hanging off scrub and sliding to the next ...   More ▶︎
2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley.JPG   More ▶︎
Track amongst gold workings Taipo River

Track amongst gold workings Taipo River

This photo shows a section of the Seven Mile Creek to Kelly Range tops track that passes amongst old alluvial ...   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 ▶︎

Goat Creek track to Mt Barron

Overgrown and line is destroyed by recent slips.   More ▶︎
Taipo River above Dillons Hut

Taipo River above Dillons Hut

Taipo River above Dillons Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Taipo River

Taipo River

Lower Taipo river valley from the Kelly Range above Dillons Hut   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut

Dillons Hut

The New Dillons Hut (sleeps 10, stove, tank water) lies in the middle reaches of the Taipo valley, 10 minutes ...   More ▶︎

Rangi-Taipo Traverse from Taipo Access 4WD track

10 hour untracked traverse though unpleasant nearly impenetrable vegetation culminating in glorious ascent to Rangi-Taipo and descent via overgrown but ...   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut (historic)

Dillons Hut (historic)

Dillons Hut (historic), in the Taipo Valley   More ▶︎
Dillon's Hut (historic)

Dillon's Hut (historic)

Dillon's Hut (historic), in the Taipo Valley   More ▶︎
Dillon's Homestead (historic)

Dillon's Homestead (historic)

Dillon's Homestead(historic) (5 beds, fireplace, tank & stream water, fiirewood available) is a well built, well restored hut in the ...   More ▶︎
7 Mile Hut

7 Mile Hut

This hut is on private land and both have been bought by someone who has improved access to 7 Mile ...   More ▶︎
Seven Mile hut Jan 2008

Seven Mile hut Jan 2008

Well it is a surprise that this hut is still there. A while back I read that DOC had removed ...   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 ▶︎
Mount Barron tops

Mount Barron tops

The end of the marked track up Mount Barron.   More ▶︎
Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

The route from the tops of the Kelly Range to Hunts Saddle drops through thick scrub to a small bog ...   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 ▶︎
Mount Barron Route

Mount Barron Route

Old access track onto the Mount Barron tussock tops.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Nice size   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 ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

A small hut handsomely located at the edge of a tussock clearing on Hunts Creek, west of Otira. Hunts Creek takes ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

5-7 hours slog up Kellys Creek from the Otira highway, this little abode is welcome site after mud-jumping across Hunts ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Hut

Hunts Hut

A small but tidy hut located at the edge of a tussock clearing near Hunts Creek.   More ▶︎
Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake Hot Springs

A popular weekend route to good hot pools.   More ▶︎
Tarns on the tops above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

Tarns on the tops above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

These tarns are a short walk SW along the range from where the tops track emerges. Most people head along ...   More ▶︎
Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka From Waharoa Saddle   More ▶︎
Paratu Stream - Waharoa Saddle

Paratu Stream - Waharoa Saddle

The easiest route to Mt Pfeifer via an attractive bouldered stream and a magical saddle with flybys of kaka and ...   More ▶︎
Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek - valley head above the hut. Te pass to Dry Creek in the Taipo is up scree ...   More ▶︎
Mingha River-Deception River

Mingha River-Deception River

Goat Pass Track. Alpine track over a pass between two river valleys.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

the trail after a nice rain   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 ▶︎
Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Alpine tramp over Waimakariri Col.   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 ▶︎
Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek

The lower Dunns Creek ascending from the Taipo to Dunns Creek Hut   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 ▶︎
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 at Mt Alexander from point 1785   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 ▶︎
Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander

Looking back at point 1786 ,Mt Tekinga, Lake Brunner, Kangaroo Lake, Lady Lake and Swan lake   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 ▶︎
Camp Creek hut

Camp Creek hut

This hut is located 3kms up the Camp Creek access track to the Alexander/Kaimata Range tops. A sign at the ...   More ▶︎
Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

This hut is located 3kms up the Camp Creek access track to the Alexander/Kaimata Range tops. A sign at the ...   More ▶︎
Mailbox at Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

Mailbox at Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

Located on the side track just before the hut. Doesn't look like the milkman has called for a while!   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 ▶︎
"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 & 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Pfeiffer Biv

Pfeiffer Biv

cosy,dinky even,modern 2 bunker with longdrop nearby.   More ▶︎
birds-eye view

birds-eye view

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