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Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut in The Western Ruahine Range. can be reached via Rangiwahia Hut and over the tops. River route downstream ...   More ▶︎
A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A winters's river trip in the Ruahines - attempting to keep the circulation going!   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut in the Oroua river catchment. On a raised terrace above the river. Water from the river, pot ...   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut situated on a bench above the river very pleasant   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut February 2011   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut on the Oroua River western Ruahines   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

A damp morning at Iron Gate Hut in the Western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Cordyline Banksii ?

Cordyline Banksii ?

In Damp bush there where a couple of impressive specimens is the discription right   More ▶︎
Great inventions

Great inventions

I wouldnt be without my walking pole anymore   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut (sleeps 8, stove, stream water) sits on the beech-forested banks of the Oroua River. It's a comfortable ...   More ▶︎
Umutoi ferns snow

Umutoi ferns snow

Snow on tree ferns at Umutoi stream on the track to Alice Nash Heritage Lodge. May 2009.   More ▶︎
Umutoi bridge snow

Umutoi bridge snow

Snow on the track to Alice Nash Heritage Lodge, at the bridge over Umutoi stream. May 2009.   More ▶︎
Bridge to Heritage Lodge

Bridge to Heritage Lodge

Wooden arched bridge on the track to Heritage, Ruahines   More ▶︎

Bridge to Heritage Lodge

Wooden arched bridge on the track to Heritage, Ruahines   More ▶︎
Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge

Half an hour from the road end, this is a well appointed sort of place, thanks to NZDA   More ▶︎
Bridge on the way

Bridge on the way

About half way?!   More ▶︎
Alice Nash Memorial Lodge

Alice Nash Memorial Lodge

NZ Deer stalkers hut Ruahine forest park 30 mins from the road end popular with families its more like a ...   More ▶︎
Alice Nash

Alice Nash

Memorial Lodge   More ▶︎
On the deck

On the deck

chillaxing!   More ▶︎
Fireplace and Bunks

Fireplace and Bunks

in the Hut, got absolutely boiling in there with that fire!   More ▶︎
Inside

Inside

the Hut   More ▶︎
Bridge again

Bridge again

on way to Alice Nash/Heritage Lodge   More ▶︎

Rangiwahia Hut

Located on the western side of the Ruahine Rangers it is accessibly by tramping for approximately 3 hours up a ...   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut from up on the little hill just next to it!!   More ▶︎
Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu from the Rangi Hut   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut sept 06, 2008   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Mount Ruapehu from the rangi hut sept 06, 2008, approx 6:30am in the morning   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

A tidy popular hut. Great views. Good camping on the tops about 40 minutes further along track.   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

14 bunks gase heater could sleep double that number on the floor   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Ragiwahia Hut and Mts Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe on a fine mid winters day.   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

The ridge from Rangiwahia Hut to the top of the whanahuia range. An easy stroll well marked by the passage ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Triangle Hut

Descent to Triangle Hut

About 800 metrs the descent into pleasant bush is welcome on a hot day   More ▶︎
Maungahuia

Maungahuia

Frozen tarn and Maungahuia (1583m), above Rangiwahia Hut. Part of the Rangi - Deadmans Ridge Circuit. July 2012   More ▶︎
Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Looking towards Maungahuia (1583m) Part of the Rangiwahia - Deadmans Ridge circuit. July 2012   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 ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

This photo is taken from Daphne Ridge on the way to Howletts Hut. Longview is behind the higest point on ...   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 ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Tucked into a fold in the ridge a welcome site on a bad day   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut is located below the 1682m Taumatamekura Peak and the last rest heading north before the infamous Sawtooth Ridge. The ...   More ▶︎
Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Howletts is ideally positioned to view the sun rising over Hawkes Bay   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts is in an idylic spot, in a hollow on the ridge top   More ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
Long view to Howletts

Long view to Howletts

Started out a beautiful day but rapidly closed in Looking North towards the Daphne Howletts turn off   More ▶︎
Longview to Howletts

Longview to Howletts

Moments before the clag decended the rest of the weekend was wet and misty   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut from the Porangaki - Hikurangi track   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

A warm sheltered hut in the upper Pourangaki valley in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pouragaki Hut (8-bunk, stove, tank water) is a warm, sheltered hut in a north-facing grassy basin above the Pourangaki River, ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Last day of Autumn, with frost on the ground all day. Cosy little hut in the Ruahines, although the toilet can ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki River

Pourangaki River

Heading down the Pourangaki River from the swingbridge to Kelly Knight Hut. This was one of the first of 44 ...   More ▶︎
Sawtooth Ridge

Sawtooth Ridge

Looking south along the Sawtooth towards Tiraha (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Pimelea near Toka

Pimelea near Toka

Pimelea in flower near Toka Trig, Ngamoko Range in the western Ruahines (Poss P. Buxifolia)   More ▶︎
Top Gorge Hut

Top Gorge Hut

Top Gorge Hut (2 bunks, 3 mattresses, open fire with ample firewood available, river water) is a small, basic hut ...   More ▶︎
Top Gorge hut

Top Gorge hut

Top Gorge Hut in the head waters of the Pohangina River in the Ruahines. Can be reached from Longview Hut, ...   More ▶︎
Longview track

Longview track

Looking out towards napier/coast around about 1280 metres asl along the daphne-longview track just before the last climb to the ...   More ▶︎
Trampers on route to Longview Hut

Trampers on route to Longview Hut

Photo is taken just out of the bush from the daphne hut track,Was a very windy day though. Snow up ...   More ▶︎
View from longview hut-or lack of

View from longview hut-or lack of

View from the hut with about50-150m visibility, really bad weather for tramping but still enjoyable   More ▶︎
Longview Track

Longview Track

Very exposed track that can become dangerous, at the very least, unpleasant due to high winds.   More ▶︎
Longview Track

Longview Track

Very exposed track that can become dangerous, at the very least, unpleasant due to high winds.   More ▶︎
Longview Pano

Longview Pano

Panorama of Central Hawke's Bay from Longview Hut.   More ▶︎
Longview Hut

Longview Hut

Longview Hut (Ruahine Range)   More ▶︎
Longview Hut

Longview Hut

Longview hut (12 beds, gas heater, gas cookers, tank water) provided a view of nothing but mist on the occasion ...   More ▶︎
Longview Makaretu Awatere Circuit

Longview Makaretu Awatere Circuit

2 Day circuit in the Ruahine Forrest park from Moorcock Saddle 3 huts some tops bush and river travel.   More ▶︎
Longview hut

Longview hut

Great view on a clear day   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

8 to 10 person hut.It's in a stunning spot where the northern and western branches of the Tukituki converge. Note, ...   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Sited in a clearing beside the river.   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Showing Daphne Hut's location on the river bank   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv (2 bunk, tarn water) is a small dog-box bivvy on a small plateau on the Pohongina Valley side ...   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv in the Ruahine Range Between Toka and Tunopo. Used to be called Ngamoko Biv. It sits on a ...   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv in the Ruahine Range Between Toka and Tunopo. Used to be called Ngamoko Biv. It sits on a ...   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 ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut from above

Kelly Knight Hut from above

Approaching Kelly Knight Hut, this is the first view that you get. It is only 10 minutes more and after ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Situated in a pleasant clearing on a terrace above the Pourangaki river   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Quite close to the park boundary in the Pourangaki River. Situated in a lovely clearing on a terrace above the ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Frost

Ruahine Frost

Heading down the track to Pourangaki River, looking across to the Pourangaki tops. Heavy frost on the ground all day ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv, near the tarn on Black Ridge.   More ▶︎
Tarn Biv loo

Tarn Biv loo

The loo at Tarn Biv.   More ▶︎
Ruahine Bush

Ruahine Bush

Just below the bush line from Wooden peg to Kelly Knight Hut.   More ▶︎
Turn off to Pourangaki

Turn off to Pourangaki

Signpost marking the spur down to Pourangaki Hut off the ridge running SE from Mangaweka (Ruahine Ranges).   More ▶︎
Pohongina River at Leon Kinvig hut

Pohongina River at Leon Kinvig hut

Grassy faces and scattered beech predominate on the Pohongina valleysides above Leon Kinvig   More ▶︎
Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut

A tidy 8-bunk hut in the mid-reaches of the Pohongina Valley. Tracks climb both ranges to the east and west, ...   More ▶︎
Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut sleeps 8 on 2 platforms. There's a good open fire, plenty of wood around, and water from ...   More ▶︎
Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut is in the middle reaches of the Pohangina River in the Ruahines and can be reached from ...   More ▶︎
Broken Ridge, Ruahine

Broken Ridge, Ruahine

On Broken Ridge, above Hinerua hut. taken Dec 2009   More ▶︎
Awatere hut

Awatere hut

North branch of the makaretu river   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 ▶︎
Snow Pole Ruahines

Snow Pole Ruahines

Near Wooden Peg July 2008   More ▶︎
Awatere Hut

Awatere Hut

Nice 3 bunk hutin the ruahines built in 1957, nice ridge travel over from Kashmir rd. Mainly used by hunters. Also 10 ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Panorama

Ruahine Panorama

Taken from Wooden Peg, looking east.   More ▶︎

Piripiri Hut

Piripiri Hut is a comfortably spacious 2-bunk hut in the western Ruahine Ranges. Water is from a small creek 20m ...   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 ▶︎
Ngamoko Hut

Ngamoko Hut

A pleasant 6-bunk hut looking across the mid reaches of the Pohongina to a large grassy slip. An hour or ...   More ▶︎
Ngamoko Hut

Ngamoko Hut

Ngamoko Hut (6 bunks, stove, river water) is a pleasent hut located in scrub on the western bank of the ...   More ▶︎
Mangaweka Tarn

Mangaweka Tarn

Between Iron peg and Mangsweka   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 ▶︎
Purity Hut and View

Purity Hut and View

In good weather Purity Hut has the most magnificent View   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

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 ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut is on Hinerua Ridge in Ruahine Forest Park. A tidy 4-bunk lined hut with a good woodburner. A far ...   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing of the Ruahines

Southern Crossing of the Ruahines

A track and river route crossing of the Lower Ruahine Forest park   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Makaretu Hut

Makaretu Hut

8 bunk hut on the southern branch of the Makaretu river   More ▶︎
Makaretu

Makaretu

8 Bunk hut Southern branch Makaretuu river. Visit as part of a circuit from moorcock saddle including Longview and Awatere ...   More ▶︎