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Zampa Lake

Zampa Kampas

Zampa Kampas

a campsite beside Zampa Lake.300m under & east of Zampa herself.   More ▶︎
Head of the Henry River

Head of the Henry River

Between Trovatore and Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

An interesting circuit exploring the alpine tops around Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Travers Peak from Trovatore

Travers Peak from Trovatore

The ridgeline between Travers and Trovatore is rough.   More ▶︎
Tarn, Trovatore

Tarn, Trovatore

Comfortable camping just east of Trovatore.   More ▶︎
Trovatore

Trovatore

1737m, overlooking Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops from Travers Peak

Lewis Tops and Mount Technical are in the distance. The spur southwest of Trovatore is closer, and the northern slopes ...   More ▶︎
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

A poled route to the summit of Travers Peak near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Trovatore Peak

Trovatore Peak

The ridge to Trovatore Peak from Travers peak   More ▶︎
Libretto Range

Libretto Range

View south along Libretto Range from Travers Peak   More ▶︎
Top of Travers Peak

Top of Travers Peak

View north from Travers Peak towards Gloriana Peak and the Fairie Queen   More ▶︎
Philosophers Knob

Philosophers Knob

from the tarn below Zampa Peak (March 2020). Main access route is up (500m) an unnamed stream from Maruia River (right ...   More ▶︎
Zampa panorama

Zampa panorama

180 panorama from the tarn below Zampa (click the photo to see the whole thing) (L to R) : Zampa tops, Philosophers ...   More ▶︎
Zampa (1710m)

Zampa (1710m)

Viewed from just above Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass National Reserve

Lewis Pass National Reserve

A small park occupying the forested valleys around Lewis Pass and bordering Lake Sumner and Victoria Forest Parks as well ...   More ▶︎
Snow Cannible Gorge June

Snow Cannible Gorge June

After a heavy 25 cm fall.   More ▶︎
Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge, St James Walkway   More ▶︎
Travers Peak

Travers Peak

A short walk to 1724m peak in Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
St James Conservation Area

St James Conservation Area

A large new recreational area featuring tussock grasslands, and including the headwaters of the Waiau and Clarence Rivers.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

A light hearted trip report up onto the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass in winter.   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

A view of the beautiful Lake Thompson, a short distance from Thompson Pass   More ▶︎
St James Walkway June 2009

St James Walkway June 2009

Gloriana and the Faerie Queene, on a brilliant winter's day.   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Pass

Tarn, Lewis Pass

Looking towards the Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

Cannibal Gorge, Ada Pass

An easy overnighter through the pretty bush of Cannibal Gorge and on to the alpine views of Ada Pass.   More ▶︎
St James Walkway

St James Walkway

A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.   More ▶︎
Exploring Lewis Pass

Exploring Lewis Pass

There is a good range of tracks and routes around Lewis Pass to suit all abilities. Here is a selection ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Nature Walk

Tarn Nature Walk

A nature trail exploring the wetland plants on Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Rolleston Pack Track

Rolleston Pack Track

An old pack track near Lewis Pass. This is a pleasant forest walk, and an alternative to walking along the ...   More ▶︎
Lonely camper

Lonely camper

The hut became rather full with a boy's school excursion. A (clever) tutor decided the nightlife outside may be quieter.   More ▶︎
Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley hut

Nina Valley   More ▶︎
Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-7 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

View of the Maruia River and Cannibal Gorge from Lewis Pass Tops   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high on a river terrace, accessed from a swingbridge 'on the Boyle'.   More ▶︎
Ada Cullers Hut

Ada Cullers Hut

Tidy old shack provides shelter and shade from the elements. No mattresses or water supply.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

Lewis Pass to treeline and return   More ▶︎
Alpine Tarn

Alpine Tarn

early morning at Lewis Pass (start of the St James Walkway) Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass tops

Lewis Pass tops

Looking toward Cannibal Gorge and the St James.   More ▶︎
Maruia Valley

Maruia Valley

Viewed from the Lewis tops.   More ▶︎
Lewis Pass Tops

Lewis Pass Tops

A superb track which provides quick access to the open tops of the Lewis Pass. Allow around 1.5 hours to reach ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream

Pell Stream

This highly recommended valley not far from the highway west of the Lewis pass, is accessible to most people with ...   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A useful profile of the 100km tramp - with a couple of bad weather alternatives : 1. low route past Speargrass ...   More ▶︎

Lewis Pass Lookout

A loop track at Lewis Pass leading to a good view of the Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Mist in the beech forest

Mist in the beech forest

Lewis Tops Track   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

The first hut on the western end of the St James Walkway.   More ▶︎
Fantail

Fantail

Fantail near Cannibal Gorge Hut on the Saint James Walkway   More ▶︎
Frosty Morning Maruia River

Frosty Morning Maruia River

Trampers on a frosty morning in the upper Maruia River near Cannibal Gorge.   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut is the first hut on the St James walkway from the Lewis Pass end   More ▶︎
Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut

Cannibal Gorge Hut is the first hut on the St James walkway from the Lewis Pass end. Sleeps 20. Nice ...   More ▶︎
lewis pass tops - winter

lewis pass tops - winter

Near where we camped. June 2010   More ▶︎
Deer Valley Campsite

Deer Valley Campsite

A minimal roadside camping area near Lewis Pass. Water is available from the nearby stream. Foleys Creek and Rolleston Pack ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops

Lewis Tops

A short climb onto the tops at Lewis Pass, providing panoramic views of the area. With camping on the valley ...   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

Panorama (click to see the whole pic) from near SH1535, looking along the tops to the descent to Lewis Pass. The ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping

Lewis Tops camping

2 small tarns and a shallow gully to provide good shelter make for a good campsite, after reaching the Lewis ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping 3

Lewis Tops camping 3

Panorama with Mt Technical & the Apprentice as backdrop to the Lewis Tops - just past pt 1561, 2 small ...   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Tops

Tarn, Lewis Tops

Lewis Valley and Libretto Range beyond.   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops camping 2

Lewis Tops camping 2

2 small tarns and a shallow gully to provide good shelter make for a good campsite, after reaching the Lewis ...   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

From the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Anne Hut

Anne Hut

Anne Hut   More ▶︎
Anne Cullers Hut

Anne Cullers Hut

Viewed across the Anne River. A newer, larger hut was adjacent to this old timer but burned down in Jul ...   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut (sleeps 14 on platform beds, matresses, stove, tank & river water) is a large, comfortable two-room hut ...   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

20-bunker nested into the bush edge with excellent sub-apline vista from the balcony.   More ▶︎
Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut

Ada Pass Hut after a seasonal March snowfall.   More ▶︎
The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

Springs Junction and Mount Haast in the distance   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

Morning on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Sunset

Sunset

Lewis Tops   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 ▶︎
W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

W Matakitaki - Ada Pass Hut

Treeline in West Matakitaki Valley to Ada Pass Hut, via 3 Tarns Pass An actual, recorded, gpx – the only thing ...   More ▶︎
Rokeby Hut

Rokeby Hut

Hidden on a high bench above the Boyle River. Three canvas bunks, 2 cute seats and a woodstove make for ...   More ▶︎
Rokeby Hut

Rokeby Hut

Rokeby Hut is an old cullers hut about 1 hour upstream from the Boyle Flats Hut. Three canvas bunks and ...   More ▶︎
New Anne River Hut

New Anne River Hut

The new Anne River Hut on the St James Walkway nearing completion on March 17th 2011. The hut replaces the ...   More ▶︎
Anne Hut

Anne Hut

The new Anne Hut replaces the hut that burned down in July 2010, and opened 18 February 2012. This hut ...   More ▶︎
Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lake Sumner Conservation Park

Lakes and forested hills in this sprawling park provide good tramping, and contrast with the rugged alpine environment of Arthur's ...   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

climbing up to the tops with Mt Technical (left) and the Apprentice (right) behind - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn Track

Mueller Tarn Track

A steep but easy climb to a pretty alpine tarn near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

Lewis Tops from Mueller Tarn

This is the view south across the valley.   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn

Mueller Tarn

A snowy tarn just above the treeline near Maruia Springs.   More ▶︎
Mossy forest

Mossy forest

Mueller Tarn Track.   More ▶︎
Snow hole lunch

Snow hole lunch

Taking refuge in a snow hole for lunch during a white out on the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Apprentice tarns

Apprentice tarns

our camp under the Apprentice - hoping for some shelter from the approaching cyclone Gita but it was a restless ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

Pell Stream hut Dec 2008

We visited this hut as a day trip from the Marble Hill camping area. It seemed a good comfortable hut with ...   More ▶︎
Pell Stream Hut

Pell Stream Hut

Small hut at the end of the Pell Stream Track.   More ▶︎
Pell Stream hut August 2011

Pell Stream hut August 2011

Neil B & I recently visited this hut. There have been some track improvements since I was last there. Hut ...   More ▶︎
Lucretia

Lucretia

with cyclone Gita approaching (blowing from right to left and just able to stand against it), we were taking it ...   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Very basic 2 bunk hut with open fire in the head of Lucretia Stream, Lewis Pass area   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

inside the biv - basic but welcome in bad weather - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia biv

Lucretia biv

a good lunch stop on the route to the tops - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia Hut Route

Lucretia biv via Nina Valley   More ▶︎