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Cairn at turnoff to ballard hut

Ballard Hut

Ballard Hut

A 4 bunk hut at the northern end of the Kaweka range. Visit as part of an east west crossing ...   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut

Ballard Hut

4 Bunk hut Kaweka forrest park at the northern end of the Kaweka range About 30 minutes down from Whetu ...   More ▶︎
The Kaweka Main Range - a NS traverse

The Kaweka Main Range - a NS traverse

A Kaimanawa-Kaweka traverse from Rangataiki to the Gentle Annie (Napier-Taihape) summit. 5-10 days of good track-tramping through the beech & manuka ...   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut Loop

Ballard Hut Loop

A two day walk including open tops and Beach forest to visit a pleasant hut in the Kaweka forest park.   More ▶︎
Camp Ridge - descent to Middle Hill, Kawekas

Camp Ridge - descent to Middle Hill, Kawekas

The descent to Middle Hill from the Kaweka Range, down Camp Ridge   More ▶︎
Ridge from Whetu towards Ballard hut turnoff

Ridge from Whetu towards Ballard hut turnoff

typical Kaweka ridge tops pretty Barren   More ▶︎
An eastern Kaweka circuit: never trust the weatherman

An eastern Kaweka circuit: never trust the weatherman

or 'it cost me the same as a trip to Fiji, but it was much more fun'. A good weather variant ...   More ▶︎

Madpom's Kaimanawa-Kaweka NS traverse

A north-south trip down the main range through the Kaimanawas and Kawekas. See the associated route guide (track) for details This GPX ...   More ▶︎

Kaweka Main Ridge - NS Traverse

A north-south trip down the main divide through the Kaimanawas and Kawekas. The east-west watershed actually runs through private land to ...   More ▶︎
Makino River

Makino River

3-wire bridge at the bottom of the very steep climb to/from Mangaturutu Hut. Good camping spots on the TR - ...   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

space for a few tents around the hut, and a poly tank to replace the previous metal one - Apr ...   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut in Kaweka Forest Park.   More ▶︎

Venison Tops Hut

Venison Tops Hut or Tira Lodge   More ▶︎
High Summer

High Summer

Ahhh Newzealand ever changeable hot one day freezing hours later.   More ▶︎
North Kaweka trig, mid Winter

North Kaweka trig, mid Winter

A bracing slog up from Makahu saddle allows you to knock off Hawkes Bay's two highest points (Kaweka J and ...   More ▶︎
Karearea - North Ridge, Kaweka FP

Karearea - North Ridge, Kaweka FP

One of two sighted on a recent Kaweka J traverse, this one allowed me to get remarkably close before launching ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

In a deep valley at the back of the Kaweka Range. This is a charming spot after dropping from the ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

Given a quick refurb by DOC early May 2014 (including moving the long drop). Looking good!   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut in the Kawekas, with Kaweka J in the cloud behind.   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

A forestry hut (4 bunks, stove, firewood available, stream water) on the valley floor 5 minutes off the main Back ...   More ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

A 4-5 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

About a 4 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park. I called it this because the route travels around the ...   More ▶︎
6 years old and hooked already

6 years old and hooked already

First overnighter for the 6 year old (Middle Hill Hut, Kaweka FP). Knocked the walk in from Makahu Road off ...   More ▶︎
Middle Hill Hut

Middle Hill Hut

Classic Kaweka 6-bunker in pleasant clearing. Easy 3 hrs up from road. Provides good access up to the northern aspects ...   More ▶︎
Middle Hill Hut

Middle Hill Hut

Located in the north eastern Kaweka Forest Park, Middle Hill Hut is situated in a flat, sheltered site where the ...   More ▶︎
Frosty start at Middle Hill Hut

Frosty start at Middle Hill Hut

-1 start to the day, hit 26 degrees that afternoon.   More ▶︎
Dawn over the Central Plateau

Dawn over the Central Plateau

Taken from Back Ridge, Kaweka FP.   More ▶︎
First snow of 2014 - Kaweka tops

First snow of 2014 - Kaweka tops

A spectacular autumn day up top, with remnants of snowfall still hanging around from earlier in the week. Not a ...   More ▶︎
Eastern Kawekas from Kaweka Summit

Eastern Kawekas from Kaweka Summit

A view east from Kaweka J over the fractured plateau of the Eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Kaweka J Summit

Kaweka J Summit

Looking west towards the Kaimanawas and Ruapehu from Kaweka J   More ▶︎
Kaweka above the clouds

Kaweka above the clouds

A two day window in the weather provided the perfect opportunity for tops travel   More ▶︎
Ruapehu From Kaweka

Ruapehu From Kaweka

A two day window in the weather provided one of those days on the tops that we all dream about ...   More ▶︎
Memorial at the top of Kaweka J

Memorial at the top of Kaweka J

This war memorial is on a large rock cairn right at the summit of Kaweka J   More ▶︎
Kaweka J summit

Kaweka J summit

Looking north toward the memorial cairn from the summit marker pole. An eerily calm day with the sun trying hard ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv - a 2 person dog-box bivvy with plenty of space for camping outside.   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv mid Winter

Dominie Biv mid Winter

Just 45 minutes to an hour up from Makahu Saddle, Dominie sits in a sheltered bowl overlooking Hawkes Bay. Trials ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats biv

Kaweka Flats biv

A two bunk Biv on a pleasant open space 1.5 hours from Makahu Saddle carpark   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv

A two bunk biv about 1.5hrs from Makahu Saddle Carpark   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv

Dominie Biv

A two bunk Biv very tidy and warm, welcome when Kaweka turns Nasty as so many can attest. Every body ...   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv

Dominie Biv

A two bunk Saviour to many on the side of Kaweka everybody seems to have a storey about being caught ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats - Manuka tunnel

Kaweka Flats - Manuka tunnel

Great tracks tunneled through manuka scrub in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Kaweka clay pan landscape

Kaweka clay pan landscape

Kaweka clay pan landscape on the ascent from the north branch of the Makahu to Kaweka Flats Biv   More ▶︎
The antlers are no more!

The antlers are no more!

Makino hut after recent tidy-up.   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

Makino Hut (sleeps 6, stove, firewood available, tank water) sits above the deep Makino and Mohaka valleys. The hut lies ...   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

Standard Kaweka Orange 6-bunker in clearing. Dig the deer antlers on the rooftop.   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

6 Bunk hut in the kaweka forest park. Small tidy warm, fire and water very pleasant   More ▶︎
Iron Whare from Whittle Rd

Iron Whare from Whittle Rd

An alternative access to Iron Whare Hut. A marked and roughly cut route runs from the reservoir ('fire dam' on older ...   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

An 1870s slab hut in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

Iron Whare - a restored 1870s historic slab hut in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

Iron Whare is a 2-bunk historic hut cut into the hillside where the plateau narrows to a ridge below Kaweka ...   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere biv. A 2-mattress-on-the-floor dogbox with what looks like an old 4-bunk hut tacked on the front as a 3-walled ...   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Bivouac

Back Ridge Bivouac

Back ridge Biv (sleeps 2-3, stream water) is a typical North-Island bivouac, with 2 matresses on the floor, and space ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Biv

Back Ridge Biv

Back Ridge Bivouac in the Kawekas. Does the hi-viz camo work?   More ▶︎
Makahu saddle hut

Makahu saddle hut

6 bunk hut 2 mins from makahu saddle carpark the perfect jumping off point for a late arrival friday night ...   More ▶︎
Whittle Rd to Iron Whare

Whittle Rd to Iron Whare

Reservoir on Whittle Rd to Iron Whare Hut. A roughly cut track providing an alternative access to this historic hut. ...   More ▶︎
Makino River

Makino River

entering the gorge - looking upstream - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Donald River, Kaweka FP

Donald River, Kaweka FP

One of the nicest short walks in the Kawekas - Makahu Saddle to Kaweka Flats biv. Established beech forest gives ...   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas, Back Ridge   More ▶︎
Back Ridge

Back Ridge

Back Ridge from near Back Ridge Biv   More ▶︎
Kaweka Forest Park

Kaweka Forest Park

A popular park in Hawke's Bay.   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut (sleeps 6, river water, wood burning stove) is a comfortable, sheltered, riverside hut in a small area ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut. Kaweka Ranges   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

An ex NZFS 4 bunker tucked away in a small patch of beech at 1320m. Worth a wander to the ...   More ▶︎
Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut. A standard 4-bunk forestry hut on the Ngaruroro river. Steep tracks climb 600-700m onto 3 surrounding ranges ...   More ▶︎
Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut

3rd hut up river from Kuripapango. 4 comfortable bunks. Awesome view up river from the bench seat just outside. About ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Standard 4 bunk hut in the Kaweka Ranges. Nice and cosy once we got a small fire going, although most ...   More ▶︎

Rocks Ahead Biv

Rocks Ahead Biv   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

... well the dunny, at least!   More ▶︎
Makino Bivouac

Makino Bivouac

Basic shelter, no water. Was dry inside but with no door and "ventilated" construction it could be a bit cool ...   More ▶︎
Makino Bivouac

Makino Bivouac

The Makino Bivouac is very basic, consisting of a waist height A-frame of corrigated iron on the forest floor. No ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Cosy wee biv in a warm, sheltered spot just 15 (steep) minutes down from the saddle. Beware the two starlings ...   More ▶︎
Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Can be a little tricky to spot so thought I'd post this - cross the stream immediately behind the toilet, ...   More ▶︎
Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

We didn't visit this bivy but it was clearly visible from the ridge above.   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Bivouac is a wee dog-box bivvy in a clump of beech at the forks of the Kiwi Creek, ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

...a couple of hundred metres from the saddle to be precise. Just after dawn on another classic Hawkes Bay day. ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Range from Whittle Rd

Kaweka Range from Whittle Rd

Kaweka Range from Whittle Rd   More ▶︎
Castle Camp

Castle Camp

The only thing of interest here to trampers is the two large water tanks. This site is used by DOC ...   More ▶︎
Castle Camp Shelter

Castle Camp Shelter

Castle Camp Shelter (tank water) must be the only greenhouse dedicated as a backcountry shelter. It is made of PVC ...   More ▶︎
Whio (Blue Duck)

Whio (Blue Duck)

Whio on the Mohaka River, Hawkes Bay.   More ▶︎
Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges

Looking at the Main Kaweka range from the south. The high point in the middle is Mad Dog Hill with ...   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

Located on the side of the Mohaka River. It's only 30-40 minutes walk to Mangatainoka Hot Springs from here, and ...   More ▶︎
Mangatainoka Hot Springs

Mangatainoka Hot Springs

Only 45 minutes tramp from Te Puia Lodge, these hot springs are certainly worth the effort of getting there. The ...   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

good camping in front of the hut - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

Only 2-3 hours from the Makahu road end and Makatutu Hot Springs and 45 mins from the Mangatainoka Hot Springs ...   More ▶︎
Te Puke hut

Te Puke hut

weather closing in - it's a highly eroded track from the helipad down to the hut - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Te Pukeohikarua Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

Te Pukeohikarua Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

Te Pukeohikarua Hut is located about 22 kms (14 hours) North West of Kaweka Roadend at Makahu Saddle. It is ...   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut detail

Te Puke Hut detail

Emblems on the roof of Te Puke hut.   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut

Te Puke Hut

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut

Te Puke Hut

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut, in Kaweka Forest Park. This hut has a miniature helicopter and plane mounted on the ...   More ▶︎
Wilding Pines in the eastern Kawekas

Wilding Pines in the eastern Kawekas

Pines on Black Birch Ridge   More ▶︎

Manson Biv

NZFS biv built 1966, just inside the bushline on a hill in the Manson Country, Kaweka Forest.   More ▶︎
The Tits, Kaweka FP

The Tits, Kaweka FP

First in an occasional series of Amusingly Named Topographical Features   More ▶︎
Black Birch Bivouac (Kawekas)

Black Birch Bivouac (Kawekas)

Black Birch Biv in the eastern Kawekas. A little-used dog-box biv on a 1000m range sitting across the Donald River ...   More ▶︎
Black Birch Biv (Kaweka)

Black Birch Biv (Kaweka)

Black Birch biv   More ▶︎
River beside Ngaawapurua Hut

River beside Ngaawapurua Hut

If you're coming down from Manson or Otutu Hut you will need to cross this before you arrive at the ...   More ▶︎
Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut   More ▶︎
Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut

Hut on the Ngaruroro River. Popular spot for rafters, kayakers and hunters. Sleeps 6 and has wood fired stove. Note: the ...   More ▶︎
Mohaka River, Kaweka FP

Mohaka River, Kaweka FP

A stunning walk alongside the river takes you to Te Puia Lodge (2.5 hrs), the Mangatainoka hot pools (3hrs 15), ...   More ▶︎