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Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford Valley floor sits just above sea level, while the Routeburn Track creeps along the Serpentine Range at around ...   More ▶︎
Parorama from Harris Saddle

Parorama from Harris Saddle

several photographs put together to create a panoramic view   More ▶︎
Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Haast to The Divide

Haast to The Divide

Andrew Barker's traverse 2009. From Pleasant Flat in the Haast to The Divide via Mt Aspiring National Park.   More ▶︎

Not The Routeburn

A six-passes, seven catchments trip through the Humboldt Mountains from Glenorchy to The Divide. Note that for access from Double Barrel ...   More ▶︎

Boyd Creek to The Divide via Kiwi Burn and the Mavora Walkway

A New Year's trip through the Snowdon Forest and on to The Divide. Heavily affected by weather, I had to ...   More ▶︎
Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden from the Howden Hut   More ▶︎
Howden Hut

Howden Hut

Wonderful lunch spot on a busy trail.   More ▶︎
Lake Howden

Lake Howden

Summer at Lake Howden is a magic time. The wind is warm, days are hot and sunny, and the fellow ...   More ▶︎

The Divide Shelter

Open shelter at the Milford end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.   More ▶︎
Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Large informal campsite at Greenstone Saddle, near the top of the Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎
Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area. McKellar Saddle, cloaked in cloud and dusted with snow, is left of centre.   More ▶︎
Greenstone Track

Greenstone Track

A famous, easy track along red tussock river flats.   More ▶︎
Lake Marian

Lake Marian

Short walk from the Hollyford Road up to a hanging valley and lake in the Darran Mountains.   More ▶︎
Marian Creek

Marian Creek

Taken from the viewing gantry, an easy 10 minute walk from the carpark, Marian creek tumbles down the hillside on ...   More ▶︎
Earland Falls

Earland Falls

A 174m watterfall that the Routeburn track passes right underneath.   More ▶︎

Falls Creek

Day or overnight trip to a choice of two rock bivvies off the Milford Road.   More ▶︎
Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

Over this bridge the trail starts to live up to its name   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
Mavora-Greenstone Walkway

Mavora-Greenstone Walkway

Links with Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎
McKellar Saddle (945 m), Upper Caples Valley

McKellar Saddle (945 m), Upper Caples Valley

After a steep climb up from Lake McKellar in the Upper Greenstone, you are treated to spectacular views of the ...   More ▶︎
The Orchard

The Orchard

Open space edged by ribbonwood near Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Caples Track

Caples Track

A quiet track climbing alongside the Caples River through forest and grassy flats and over a sub-alpine saddle.   More ▶︎
Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Spooked a mob of 30+ deer back in 06/07.   More ▶︎
Greenstone / Caples Tracks

Greenstone / Caples Tracks

The Greenstone and Caples Tracks are often linked together to form a circuit from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Long ...   More ▶︎
Lake Marian

Lake Marian

Taken in October 2010 the lake appeared tiny in comparison to other photos and videos Ive seen of it online, ...   More ▶︎
The Darran Mountains

The Darran Mountains

Taken from the Routeburn North of The Orchard, almost the whole length of the Hollyford valley is visible with Lake ...   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford from the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
McKellar Hut

McKellar Hut

New hut is being built/opened November 2011. Capacity for 26, two separate bunkrooms and main room.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, upstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎

Lake Gunn to Falls Creek.

A challenging day trip or overnight trip in Fiordland.   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut in the Upper Caples Valley. This hut was closed to the public in February 2014, but is now reopened ...   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut on the Caples Track   More ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek Waterfall

Fraser Creek Waterfall

Unnamed waterfall crashing out of a hanging valley about half way up the Fraser. Its well worth the 15-20 minute ...   More ▶︎

Lake Mackenzie Campsite

Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie Hut

Lake Mackenzie Hut

A Great Walks Hut on the Routeburn Track. During the summer season, bookings are required, with a maximum two-night stay. ...   More ▶︎
Lake MacKenzie

Lake MacKenzie

The lake just below the DoC hut, looking towards Emily Pass.   More ▶︎
Mt Christina

Mt Christina

From the McKellar Saddle   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Mackenzie Hut is near the lake edge, with the guided walks hut further back.   More ▶︎
Emily Peak Reflections

Emily Peak Reflections

Serenity can be found early morning at places like Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Taken from near the campisite at the top of lake on a cool crisp March morning, fog swirls over reflections ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek passes through several grass flats which get more and more pleasant the closer to the head of the ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek

Fraser Creek

One of several valleys that cut into the southern Humboldt Mountains. It passes through many kilometres of beech forest, river ...   More ▶︎
Emily Pass

Emily Pass

Emily Pass from Lake Mackenzie   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

This route crosses the easiest pass from the Dart to Caples Valleys, via Scott Creek, Scott Saddle and Kay Creek ...   More ▶︎

Cascade Creek Campsite

Large campsite on the Milford Road at the foot of Lake Gunn. Wheelchair accessible toilet.   More ▶︎
U Pass

U Pass

A short loop track in the Earl Mountains.   More ▶︎
Head of the Fraser Valley

Head of the Fraser Valley

This photo is taken from the site marked on the topo map where a rock bivy is supposed to exist. ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek & Kay Creek

Fraser Creek & Kay Creek

View from route to Steele Creek from the Upper Caples hut   More ▶︎
mid-Greenstone valley

mid-Greenstone valley

Looking south, a few km from McKellar hut (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie

Lake Mackenzie

Lake MacKenzie from the basin below Emily Col. Good campspots and a so-so rock biv marked by a cairn.   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1200m Basin

Emily Pass 1200m Basin

There's great camping to be had in the large grassy basin at just over 1200m on the south side of ...   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1400m Basin

Emily Pass 1400m Basin

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, looking downstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut (sleeps 3-4, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) makes up for in character what it lacks in comfort. ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley

Death Valley

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎