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Cow Creek Saddle

Cow Creek Hut

Cow Creek Hut

Nice hut with a camping site nearer the river. The cable-way giving access across the river is fun. 6 bunks ...   More ▶︎

cow creek hut via blue ridge hut

H.V.T.C trip 13-14 june 09   More ▶︎
cow creek hut

cow creek hut

cow creek hut tararuas   More ▶︎
Waingawa Track

Waingawa Track

This is a non maintained route leading from Arete Forks up to the point of Waingawa 1420 Metres.The route meets ...   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

A wonderfully blue hut set at the back of a small clearing. Stove and tank water. 4 bunks. Amusing collection ...   More ▶︎
blue ridge hut

blue ridge hut

tararuas   More ▶︎
blue range hut

blue range hut

blue range hut tararuas   More ▶︎
Arete Sidle track

Arete Sidle track

Track between Cow Creek Hut and Arete Forks hut in the Upper Waingawa valley in Tararua Forest Park.   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

Awesome little hut   More ▶︎
ArĂȘte Forks Hut

ArĂȘte Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut, taken not long after construction in 1960.   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Repainted Arete Forks hut in original Orange colour, Tararua Forest Park. Open Fireplace restored June 2016 This hut along with 4 ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks hut, photo taken in 1960 not long after construction. (6 bunks, wood-burner, firewood available) is a standard forestry ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut at the forks in the valley floor, on the eastern side of the Waiohine Pinnacles.   More ▶︎
Arete

Arete

Ridgeline from Arete, Northern Crossing of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Tararua Forest Park

Tararua Forest Park

The first of New Zealand's forest parks, this is a large and famous park near Palmerston North and Wellington. Highest ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Peak

Mitre Peak

Camp on Mitre peak summit (1571m), highest point in the Tararua range, breathtaking. - 27 Feb 2010   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge Hut on the Tararua northern crossing. Great views and good location   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

Great views and a welcome sight at the end of a wind blown day   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

This modern hut (1995?) replaces the smaller hut at the north end of Tarn Ridge and may replace Dorset Ridge ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle

Waiohine Pinnacle

The route up the Waiohine Pinnacle spur from Arete Forks taken from Bannister ridge. The Arete Stream in the foreground, avoid ...   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut, Tararuas

Dundas Hut, Tararuas

The hut is the orange dot, just off the spur. Photo taken from main ridge, looking south.   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle track

Waiohine Pinnacle track

Gives access from Arete Forks to Waiohine Pinnacles on Tarn Ridge Ascends Pinnacle Spur from the Arete Stream Junction   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles, Tararua Range. Between Arete and Tarn Ridge. The route across the pinacles is OK, a little steep and ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

This is on the excellent Herepai-Dundas-Cattle Ridge-Roaring Stag Hut circuit in the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut: the outside showing it's age, but still a pleasent tidy hut inside. A peaceful alternative to the ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut: nestled in a tussock and letherleaf basin at the north end of Cattle Ridge. This was a ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

A 5 bunk old style forest service hut located 2 to 3 Hrs up a steep spur from Roaring Stag ...   More ▶︎
Park Valley Sunset

Park Valley Sunset

Looking West into a gathering storm, down the park Valley. It's sunset just over the ridge from the new Arete ...   More ▶︎

A Total Tararua Traverse

The length of the Tararuas via the pointy bits, from the Manawatu Gorge at Woodville to the Rimutaka Hill Road ...   More ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

Arete Biv in the Northern Tararua's midway between Te Matawai and Tarn Ridge. 2 bunks   More ▶︎
Arete biv

Arete biv

Arete Biv from the turnoff on the ridge north of Arete. The route to Tarn Ridge leads off to the ...   More ▶︎
Tararua main ridge

Tararua main ridge

The length of the tracked Tararuas along the main ridge from Mangahao (behind Shannon) to Kaitoke. For a 'Total Tararua Traverse ...   More ▶︎
Arete Hut

Arete Hut

DOC's website states that they upgraded the small, cold Arete Biv to a 2-bunk 'Arete Hut' in 2007. Arete lies ...   More ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

2 man biv very new looking   More ▶︎
Arete Hut and Norski toilet

Arete Hut and Norski toilet

These toilets are becoming common in the backcountry. Single pit ,1 seat, plenty of light, fibre glass construction . Only ...   More ▶︎
Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

The bay is called Deliverence Cove , named by Captain James Cook during exploration of the New Zealand coast.Popular with ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Headwaters

Waiohine Headwaters

Headwaters of the Waiohine River, Tararua Range. Taken from near the Waiohine Pinnacles. Carkeek Ridge on the right   More ▶︎

Kiriwhakapapa Campsite

Road access campsite on the eastern flanks of the Tararua Ranges near Masterton. Tracks lead to Blue Range Hut and ...   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

On the banks of the Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range. 2 to 3 hours from the road end and another couple ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

The old Dorset Ridge hut. Actually located on next spur east of current hut. Removed when the NZFS built the ...   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

16 bunk fairly new hut located in a neat spot next to the Ruamahanga river.A combined effort by DOC and ...   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Taken from the helipad.   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Taken from the Helipad.   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge, Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Hard frost at Mitre Flats Hut on the shortest day of the year   More ▶︎
Upper Park River

Upper Park River

Taken from the Tararua Main Range looking into the headwaters of the Park River. Waiohine Pinnacles on the right and ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Modern hut. Good porch. Often a starting or ending point for the ascent of Mitre (at 1571m the highest peak ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Bridge

Mitre Flats Bridge

5 person bridge ,designed by A Dallas , DOC Engineer, built by Forrest Hills Construction (Miles Helberg) Replaces one washed out ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv after upgrade

Mid King Biv after upgrade

2 sleeping matresses,repaintin and out, relined with insulation, new door   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv

A small 2-bunk biv in the beech basin at the head of Baldy Creek, just south of Mid King Peak ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv (2 bunk, mattresses, stream water) is a small biv just below the bushline at the head of ...   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek hut, 1965.   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Refurbished by a community group of volunteers in February 2008. Following the refurbishment, the hut now boasts an extension containing a ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut in the central Tararuas. The hut looks across Dorset Creek to Baldy and The Kings. It is ...   More ▶︎
Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1

Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1

Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...   More ▶︎
Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges

Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges

Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Dundas Hut

Sunrise from Dundas Hut

Sunrise from Dundas Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut (4 bunk) sits in one of the best spots of any hut in the North Island. It perches ...   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut Interior

Dundas Hut Interior

The spartan interior of Dundas Hut   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut in pea soup clag   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek is located in the middle of the Tararua Forest Park. There are no maintained tracks leading to this hut. Several ...   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

NZFS 6 bunk , mattresses, log fire,repainted inside and out   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

So who left their boots at the McGregor Biv turnoff? Why? And what did they wear on the way out? ...   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut (2 bunk, tank water) is a small ridgeline hut situated in cloud-forest (and thus mostly in cloud) on ...   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut 1

Dracophyllum Hut 1

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Beautiful morning

Beautiful morning

Looking along the ridge that connects jumbo to angle knob, from McGregor .   More ▶︎
View East from Te Matawai Hut

View East from Te Matawai Hut

Evening view.   More ▶︎
Te Matawai Hut

Te Matawai Hut

Another view of the hut.   More ▶︎
Te Matawai Hut

Te Matawai Hut

A nice hut with great views.   More ▶︎
Te Matawai

Te Matawai

A big L-shaped hut with 2 big sleeping platforms (18 mattresses) in one arm and the living area in the ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

This is not the usual Northern Crossing from Levin to The Pines via Mitre Flats Hut. Rather it exits via ...   More ▶︎
McGregor biv

McGregor biv

2 to 3 person biv.When i visited it was unlined but had a new water tank.It has recently had a ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

A small buishline biv north of Jumbo and south of The Kings in the eastern Tararuas. Amazing views up to ...   More ▶︎
Interior of the Northern Tararua Range

Interior of the Northern Tararua Range

The view from East Peak looking into the heart of the Northern Tararua range . Showing The Dundas ridge to ...   More ▶︎
Saddle between East Peak and West Peak Northern Tararua

Saddle between East Peak and West Peak Northern Tararua

The Saddle between East Peak and West Peak, Dundas Ridge, Northern Tararua . With Walker and Pukemoremore beyond .   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv   More ▶︎
Dundas Ridge from West Peak

Dundas Ridge from West Peak

The view along the backbone of the Dundas ridge from West Peak, showing Walker, Dome and Pukemoremore   More ▶︎
Mangahao Vally Bush

Mangahao Vally Bush

About an hour South of Mangahao Hut, the bush is wet and damp, with mud up to your knees. Fantastic.   More ▶︎
Jumbo Hut

Jumbo Hut

Great views across the Wairarapa Plains. The range from Jumbo to Mitre can be seen from the track just before ...   More ▶︎
Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut from the ridge up to Herepai - February 2007   More ▶︎
Herepai Hut

Herepai Hut

An older huts lower than the bush line. It has a cast-iron fire, two platforms for sleeping quarter. It holds ...   More ▶︎
Jumbo-Holdsworth Ridge (from Jumbo)

Jumbo-Holdsworth Ridge (from Jumbo)

Looking south to Holdsworth and Isabel from the Jumbo junction. This is a good spot for camping with a couple ...   More ▶︎