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Deer Valley Campsite

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 ▶︎
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

An interesting circuit exploring the alpine tops around Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

Foleys Creek Track - Travers Peak

A poled route to the summit of Travers Peak near 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Travers Peak

Travers Peak

A short walk to 1724m peak in Lewis Pass.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Alpine Tarn

Alpine Tarn

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

Lewis Tops

A light hearted trip report up onto the Lewis Tops, Lewis Pass in winter.   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 ▶︎
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 pass tops - winter

lewis pass tops - winter

Near where we camped. June 2010   More ▶︎
Mist in the beech forest

Mist in the beech forest

Lewis Tops Track   More ▶︎
Tarn, Lewis Tops

Tarn, Lewis Tops

Lewis Valley and Libretto Range beyond.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

From the Lewis Tops   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 Pass Lookout

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

Sunset

Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Mount Technical

Mount Technical

Morning on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

The Maruia Valley from the Lewis Tops

Springs Junction and Mount Haast in the distance   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 ▶︎
Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge

Maruia River Bridge, St James Walkway   More ▶︎
Lewis tops

Lewis tops

climbing up to the tops with Mt Technical (left) and the Apprentice (right) behind - Feb 2018   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 ▶︎
Apprentice tarns

Apprentice tarns

our camp under the Apprentice - hoping for some shelter from the approaching cyclone Gita but it was a restless ...   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 ▶︎
Lucretia Hut

Lucretia Hut

Lucretia 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 ▶︎
Zampa Kampas

Zampa Kampas

a campsite beside Zampa Lake.300m under & east of Zampa herself.   More ▶︎
Zampa Lake

Zampa Lake

2 hectare lake under Zampa Peak.Idyllic campsite at 1450m   More ▶︎
Head of the Henry River

Head of the Henry River

Between Trovatore and Henry Saddle.   More ▶︎
Mt Technical

Mt Technical

south-west face, from the saddle SW of Lucretia - Feb 2018   More ▶︎
Snow Cannible Gorge June

Snow Cannible Gorge June

After a heavy 25 cm fall.   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 ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac   More ▶︎
Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

Tarns and Brass Monkey biv Dec 2011

This pic shows a couple of the tarns near the biv. The biv, an ex NZFS one, is in a ...   More ▶︎
Mueller Tarn Track

Mueller Tarn Track

A steep but easy climb to a pretty alpine tarn near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Brass Monkey Bivouac

Brass Monkey Bivouac

A basic 2 bunk bivvy on the Lewis Tops   More ▶︎
Nina Gorge in snow

Nina Gorge in snow

June 2010 a track that's always muddy   More ▶︎
Nina River

Nina River

Spring snow on the Libretto Range.   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 ▶︎
Lewis River

Lewis River

Lewis River near Palmer Lodge at the start of the Nina Valley Track, October 2009.   More ▶︎
Mossy forest

Mossy forest

Mueller Tarn Track.   More ▶︎
Nina River First Swing Bridge ~ Snowy

Nina River First Swing Bridge ~ Snowy

The first swing bridge, in winter, gorgeous   More ▶︎
Nina River

Nina River

Easy tramping up a pretty river valley near Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Zampa (1710m)

Zampa (1710m)

Viewed from just above Henry Saddle.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Boyle Village - Mt Faust - Boyle Hut

Boyle Village - Mt Faust - Boyle Hut

A great trip over the top of Mt Faust and down a spur to Boyle Hut on the St James ...   More ▶︎
Faust

Faust

Top of Faust from first tarn   More ▶︎
Magdalen Valley

Magdalen Valley

View east over Magdalen Valley to Waiau from Faust   More ▶︎
Boyle Flats Hut

Boyle Flats Hut

Perched high above the river on a grassy bench, Boyle Flats Hut is accessed via a swingbridge over the Boyle.   More ▶︎
Boyle Flat Hut

Boyle Flat Hut

Boyle Flats Hut is the last hut on the Saint James Walkway (north to south)   More ▶︎
Mephistopheles

Mephistopheles

One of the named peaks along the Libretto Range, which runs from Lewis Pass to Boyle Village. The ridge to Faust ...   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 ▶︎
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

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

Nina Hut

Lewis Tops from from Nina Hut

Lewis Tops from from Nina Hut

The view north from Nina Hut, March 2007   More ▶︎
Nina Hut at Night

Nina Hut at Night

This hut is situated in a superb location, with wide views up all the valleys around it. A good move, ...   More ▶︎
Snow at Nina Hut

Snow at Nina Hut

Fresh snowfall, 10 October 2009.   More ▶︎
Nina Hut Views

Nina Hut Views

Windows in the new Nina Hut are well set up for admiring the views.   More ▶︎
Nina Hut

Nina Hut

Replacing the old hut down by the river, this hut is located in an elevated clearing with good mountain views. ...   More ▶︎
Devils Rampart

Devils Rampart

from the Sylvia tops, the Devils Rampart is slowly revealed as the mists begin to lift - Feb 2018   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 ▶︎
Sylvia Flats

Sylvia Flats

A marked rest area on SH7 near Lewis Pass, with ample space to stop and camp as well as hot ...   More ▶︎
Sylvia Flats

Sylvia Flats

Roadside hot pools near Lewis Pass   More ▶︎
Sylvia Flats Secret Spa

Sylvia Flats Secret Spa

Easy to miss - hard to forget. About 1km up the road from the Boyle Outdoor Ed Centre & end ...   More ▶︎
Camp above Rough Creek

Camp above Rough Creek

Superb camp site by a small tarn only 100m from the Rough Creek saddle on the way to Lake Christabel   More ▶︎