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Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut sits in beech forest on the south side of the Wakamaka River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's an ...   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut is a typical forestry style 6-bunker on flats near the forks of the North and South Maropea ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Very tidy little 4 bunk historic hut in Ruahine FP. Excellent camping spot just a few metres away.   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Top maropea hut August 2009 on fine day after recent snow   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Lovely old NZFS hut built for deer cullers in the 60s or 70s, it has been repainted, however remains cold ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Ruahines July 2008.   More ▶︎
Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Where would be without all those NZ Forest Service six-bunk huts in the Tararuas & Ruahines? Maybe that deer explosion ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

A gem of an old NZFS hut built in the 60s or 70s for deer cullers, this hut is a ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut on the Kawhatau River in the western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (6 bunk, Pioneer stove, river water) is a standard forestry hut in the western Ruahine Ranges. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the bushline ascending to the Mokai Patea. Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Crow Hut

Crow Hut

looking across river at crow hut in the morning.   More ▶︎
Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

A beautiful walk (when the wind permits) across Armstrong Saddle takes you down to Top Maropea or over the tops ...   More ▶︎

Walking the length of the Ruahines

A 10+ day trip down to backbone of the Ruahine Range from Wharite (Palmerston Sth) to the Napier Taihape (Gentle ...   More ▶︎
Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Great views to be had from the saddle at any time of year (assuming you can get to it, the ...   More ▶︎
Mckinnon Hut

Mckinnon Hut

6 bunk hut in the Ruahines   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Perched at 1400m on the side of the Hikurangi Range in the northern Ruahines, McKinnon Hut is a 1960's 6 ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle with Ruapehu in the background. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

A quick scramble over Maropea   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

A good solid Ruahine climb to a 3 person biv well situated with a great views, Tops travel then a ...   More ▶︎
Walking out.

Walking out.

This is taken the day after my first photo i added. If we walked in that day I dont think ...   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

View of the hut.   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Start with a novelty cable car ride across the river and then straight in to a hard uphill slog. Track ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut June 2007   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Looking North over Sunrise Hut   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Walking the length of the Ruahines

Walking the length of the Ruahines

This article documents my recollections of the Ruahine setion (Wharite to Kuripapango) of a walk from Wharite near Palmerston North ...   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Biviouac (sleeps 2-3, tank water) is one of the nicer biv's in the Ruahine's. The biv is a typical ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Sign post to Mckinnon with a perfect backdrop   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

What a day for tops travel! There are views over the Hikurangi Range, the Waikamaka Valley, Hawkers Bay, the Tongariro ...   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara, south ridge (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Ruahine Range. The Highest point between Sunrise Hut and Waipawa Saddle (1687 metres)The route between the saddle and Sunrise Hut ...   More ▶︎
And then it turned cold and windy

And then it turned cold and windy

Above Mckinnon hut perfect one day and blustery the next the only thing the photo dosnt show is the horizontal ...   More ▶︎
3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Looking north up the range from Sunrise Hut on a crisp Winter's day.   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Popular day trip and weekend hut with great views over Hawkes Bay. Located in Buttercup Hollow on the Ruahine Range. ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut in the early morning sun. April 2009   More ▶︎
2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut. taken April 2009   More ▶︎

Gold Creek Hut

Gold Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Mokai Patea Range, Ruahine

Mokai Patea Range, Ruahine

Looking east over the Mokai Patea range. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Windy waipawa Saddle

Windy waipawa Saddle

The wind got stronger and stronger   More ▶︎
Waipawa Saddle

Waipawa Saddle

Moments before stepping over the lip onto the saddle and getting hammered by 100km/hr gusts very unpleasant   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nestled above the river on the true right side, this hut is a bit rough and has been vandalized to ...   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

A bit rough considering it's a newer DOC hut - vandalism in the bunkroom on the right. 5 minutes up ...   More ▶︎
Benifits of Walking Friday

Benifits of Walking Friday

When there's nobody else around you can use as many mattresses as it takes to get a comfy bed.   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Situated on a River Terrace about 50 minutes walk from the road end. No track, river travel all the way   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut 2012

Top Maropea Hut 2012

Nice old four bunk hut in the Ruahine Range. In very good condition. About 25 minutes down a good track ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut on a small terrace above the Waikamaka River 40 minutes downstream from Waipawa Saddle   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

February 2012. Still dry inside but very overgrown and gloomy   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka biv interior. taken 02-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac

Waikamaka Bivouac

Waikamaka biv. Taken 02-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka biv is derelict and overgrown, but it is still standing. Just across the stream from Waikamaka Hut.   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut (It's there in the trees, honest - surely someone's got a better picture to replace this!)   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut sits in the headwaters of the Waikamaka Stream, 1.5km below the Waipawa Saddle, and below the pyramidical Te ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

A good tidy hut with Approx 8 bunk accommodation, enclosed wood burner and good wood supply available. A welcome refuge ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka hut has a loo like a rocket ship.   More ▶︎
Colenso Trig

Colenso Trig

Colenso Trig, the first peak north above Kawatau Base, Ruahine Ranges. An easy cut track ascends the steady ridgeline 700m ...   More ▶︎
Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut sits on a small shelf 50m above the Maropea River. It's an older forestry-style hut in tatty condition ...   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut for camps, families etc Only 15 min from road end with alot of space for camping etc   More ▶︎

Unknown Campsite

Clearing next to a creek near Lake Colenso.   More ▶︎
Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Two huts, open tops, fantastic views on a fine day typical Ruahine travel.   More ▶︎
Kawhatau Cage

Kawhatau Cage

Just enough room for me and a quick journey across the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎
A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

Cage over the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

In 1983, Barrie Atkins of the NZFS had $50000 to spend in three weeks. So he purchased two huts from ...   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

8 bunk hut Ruahine forrest park   More ▶︎
Green and Golden Bell frog?

Green and Golden Bell frog?

Found a small colony outside the front door of Barlow hut Ruahine forest park   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut is in the Ruahine Range about 2 - 3 hrs up the Makaroro River from the Waikamaka roadend   More ▶︎
Mangaweka Tarn

Mangaweka Tarn

Between Iron peg and Mangsweka   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

An older hut in the head of the Kawhatau River in the heart of the Ruahines   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut

Waterfall Hut

An older hut in the heart of the Ruahines at the head of the Kawhatau River   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso via Mokai Station

Lake Colenso via Mokai Station

Note: If you use this route then you MUST get permission from Mokai Station to cross the section of private ...   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut, Maropea River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut, Maropea River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut sits on the western bank of the Maropea River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's a standard 6-bunk ...   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nice hut just 5 min climb from waipawa river. Abit of grafitti but other then that its ok. completed the ...   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut good for school camps etc only a short walk in with 12 bunks   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Very nice hut/house, just happened to go on the one rainy day all last week, still enjoyable though   More ▶︎
Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut. taken 18-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Nice day for a walk over to Top Maropea hut with wiew up to Te Atuaoparapara   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

September 2009   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Taken from the river bed   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Mangatera River at Colenso Hut

Mangatera River at Colenso Hut

Mangatera River from the veranda at Colenso Hut - looking upriver towards Te Atu Mahuru on the main range.   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut lies not at its namesake, Lake Colenso, but 5 minutes away on the terraces of the Mangatera River ...   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

An idyllic lake only accessible from this one place. Also a noticable abundance of bird life in this area.   More ▶︎
Lupins and toetoe near Colenso hut

Lupins and toetoe near Colenso hut

Mangatera river bed near Colenso hut. The lupins were planted deliberately to help control erosion, but are now a pest. ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Panorama

Ruahine Panorama

Taken from Wooden Peg, looking east.   More ▶︎
Snow Pole Ruahines

Snow Pole Ruahines

Near Wooden Peg July 2008   More ▶︎
Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Late July 2008, photo taken from Wooden Peg, had planned to walk out to the trig but I was not ...   More ▶︎
The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

A poled route from Mangakokeke Roadend, where there is a car park and toilet, will take you across some steep ...   More ▶︎
Ruahines from Purity Hut

Ruahines from Purity Hut

The Ruahine Ranges (Whanahuia Range) from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

Purity Hut (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Purity hut

Purity hut

Glad we walked up thursday night the view was stupendouse   More ▶︎
Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Thursday night fine clear and hot fine dining on the verandah at Purity hut   More ▶︎
Brushing Teeth

Brushing Teeth

At 9pm in the evening..   More ▶︎
Inside

Inside

Inside Purity Hut, nice little cast iron fire, set of cards and some magazines!   More ▶︎
View from Purity Hut Deck

View from Purity Hut Deck

Well worth the walk   More ▶︎
View of Taihape/Ruapehu

View of Taihape/Ruapehu

Taihape/Ruapehu in background   More ▶︎
Longdrop view

Longdrop view

Looking back at the Hut from Longdrop   More ▶︎
New Purity Hut

New Purity Hut

New Hut, wow how flash is this!! Sooo warm in here too, had to open windows!   More ▶︎
Purity Hut and View

Purity Hut and View

In good weather Purity Hut has the most magnificent View   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

The new Purity Hut (6 bunk, tank water, wood burning stove, limited firewood available in locality) is loated on the ...   More ▶︎
Tupari Peak

Tupari Peak

Ridge south of Tupari Peak (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎