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"Old" Julia hut

SI Bush Robin in Old Julia hut April 2013

SI Bush Robin in Old Julia hut April 2013

For the second time in about a month a bush robin has spent time in a hut that I've been ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Julia hut Feb 2009

"Old" Julia hut Feb 2009

Close to the "New" Julia hut near the confluence of Julia & Mary Creeks where they join to form the ...   More ▶︎
inside old julia

inside old julia

a classic view of the interior of a classic hut. Note the hand hewn locally sourced timbers.   More ▶︎
Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

A long journey through the west of Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Julia Hut

Julia Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of the Julia & Taipo rivers.   More ▶︎
Julia Hut

Julia Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of Julia and Mary Creeks where they meet the Taipo River. Good hot pools ...   More ▶︎
Upper Taipo towards Pope Pass

Upper Taipo towards Pope Pass

Upper Taipo towards Pope Pass - boulderfields through the last of the scrub-layer   More ▶︎
Taipo River track to Julia Hut

Taipo River track to Julia Hut

Taipo River track to Julia Hut - above Dry Creek   More ▶︎
View from un-named Campbell Range saddle

View from un-named Campbell Range saddle

This April 2013 photo was taken from the un-named Campbell Range Saddle at 1600m that is on the direct route ...   More ▶︎
Old Julia Hut

Old Julia Hut

Old Julia Hut after refurbishment in February 2014.   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park

This alpine park straddles the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, with dry beech forests in the east and damp ...   More ▶︎
Dry Creek

Dry Creek

Dry Creek - descending into the Taipo from it's 1700m saddle off Hunts Creek   More ▶︎

Kelly Tops, Dry Creek, Taipo Circuit

A 3 day circuit from 7 Mile Creek to the Kelly Tops, down to Hunts Saddle and then over Hunts ...   More ▶︎
Harman Pass

Harman Pass

Looking back over Ariels Tarns to Harman Pass.   More ▶︎
Taipoiti Gorge

Taipoiti Gorge

Described in DoC literature as "impassable", small waterfalls at the top of the Taipoiti Stream, on the way from Carrington ...   More ▶︎
Upper Taipo Forks - Pope's Pass & Mt Harman

Upper Taipo Forks - Pope's Pass & Mt Harman

Upper Taipo Forks - Pope's Pass to right with Mt Harman snowfield (route to Browning Pass) just visible below the ...   More ▶︎
Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut, in the Arahura Valley, Westland.   More ▶︎
Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove, firewood available) lies in the mid-reaches of the Arahura Valley in Westland. ...   More ▶︎
Arahura Valley

Arahura Valley

The Arahura Valley from the Mudflats swingbridge.   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel to ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 2)

Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 2)

One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel ...   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 ▶︎
Mid Taipo Hut to Dunns Creek Hut

Mid Taipo Hut to Dunns Creek Hut

The more direct route from Mid Taipo to Dunns Creek, the alternative to heading all the way up Dunns Ck ...   More ▶︎
Mid Taipo hut June 2009

Mid Taipo hut June 2009

An ex NZFS hut that was built in 1973. In the 70's it was known as "New Mid Taipo" because ...   More ▶︎
Mid Taipo hut

Mid Taipo hut

An ex NZFS hut that was built in 1973. In the 70's it was known as "New Mid Taipo" because ...   More ▶︎
Waimakariri Falls Hut

Waimakariri Falls Hut

Located in the Waimakariri headwaters at 1300m, just above the top falls. Built 1960, and refurbished 2005.   More ▶︎
Above Waimakariri Falls

Above Waimakariri Falls

Looking down the valley from high under Waimak Col. Spot the hut? (just left of the river - the new ...   More ▶︎
Waimakariri Falls hut

Waimakariri Falls hut

6 bunk hut 1380m   More ▶︎
Looking down the Arahura River from near Campbell biv Feb 2009

Looking down the Arahura River from near Campbell biv Feb 2009

This pic shows the Arahura River as far as the "big bend" where it goes out of sight then it ...   More ▶︎
Campbell biv

Campbell biv

A 1950's vintage cullers biv located on a west facing spur of the Campbell Range. From the biv there are ...   More ▶︎
Campbell biv Feb 2009

Campbell biv Feb 2009

A 1950's vintage cullers biv located on a west facing spur of the Campbell Range. From the biv there are ...   More ▶︎
Ascending Whitehorn Snowfield

Ascending Whitehorn Snowfield

Only old icy snow on the field in summer. Ice axe recommended for this part, but if confident on ice ...   More ▶︎
Arahura-Styx track

Arahura-Styx track

The Arahura - Styx track: a benched historic pack-horse track through the Arahura and Styx valleys in Westland. An easy ...   More ▶︎
Cronin Icefall

Cronin Icefall

Seen from Whitehorn Pass, the spectacular icefall coming off the Cronin Glacier. Whitehorn Pass is the highest point on the ...   More ▶︎
Three Passes

Three Passes

A classic trip from Arthur's Pass across Browning, Whitehorn and Harman Passes, emerging near Lake Kaniere on the West Coast.   More ▶︎
snow ghost

snow ghost

snow ghost, taken from Whitehorn pass Feb 2007.   More ▶︎
Popes Pass

Popes Pass

This picture shows "Alpine" climbing up the start of the ridge leading to Mt Harman with Popes Pass below. We went ...   More ▶︎
Head of the Rolleston River, just below Pt2000

Head of the Rolleston River, just below Pt2000

Taken while traversing slopes high in the Rolleston river. Shows the snow slope used to access the first col north ...   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut, early evening in April.   More ▶︎
View from Dunns Creek Hut

View from Dunns Creek Hut

View from Dunns Creek Hut, early evening in April.   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

The marshes in the mid-reaches of Dunns Creek. Dunns Creek Hut is visi ble on the right: a wet spot!   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Former forest service track that was left to overgrow and suffered further damage from snow loading in winter of 2008. Fortunately ...   More ▶︎
Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut

A large wooden hut at the confluence of the Waimakariri and the White Rivers.   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns creek Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Pope-Browning Pass - looking down the Wilberforce

Pope-Browning Pass - looking down the Wilberforce

Pope-Browning Pass on the snowfields on the SE face of Mt Harman. Looking over Lake Browning and down the Wilberforce   More ▶︎
Arahura Valley from Mt Harman

Arahura Valley from Mt Harman

Arahura Valley from Mt Harman   More ▶︎
Carrington Peak

Carrington Peak

Carrington Peak, Arthur's Pass, from near Carrington hut. taken February 2007   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek, rough scrub on the ascent to Newton Saddle   More ▶︎
Arahura River & swingbridge

Arahura River & swingbridge

The swingbridge over the Arahura on the track to Newton Creek Hut.   More ▶︎
Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

the trail after a nice rain   More ▶︎
Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut. taken 17-Feb-2007   More ▶︎
Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut

A large hut in the upper Waimakariri River, and often the first or last hut on a longer trip. The extensive ...   More ▶︎
Barker Hut

Barker Hut

Surrounded by glaciers at the head of the White River, this is the highest hut in Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Ascent to Dunns Creek Hut

Ascent to Dunns Creek Hut

On reaching the waterfalls in Dunns Creek, this slip on the true left must be climbed for 100m or-so before ...   More ▶︎
Newton Saddle

Newton Saddle

Newton Saddle between Dunns Creek (hut) and Newton Creek (hut), Westland   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Newton Creek hut Dec 2011

Newton Creek hut Dec 2011

This view of the hut looks SW. The hill in the background is Mt Newton which is on the opposite ...   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut (4 bunk, mattresses, stove, firewood, water) is a pleasant forestry hut beside Newton creek. It's drier and ...   More ▶︎
Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek - valley head above the hut. Te pass to Dry Creek in the Taipo is up scree ...   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Formerly overgrown forest service track that could have led to underuse of lovely hut in magical setting.   More ▶︎
Mt Rolleston - Otira Face

Mt Rolleston - Otira Face

The best known peak in Arthurs Pass national park. The Otira Face as seen here from Mt Philistine is often ...   More ▶︎
Cronin Glacier

Cronin Glacier

Cronin valley and glacier on the 3 passes route. taken in perfect weather, February 2007.   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut

Dunns Creek Hut (4 bunks, stove, limited dry firewood, tank & creek water, mattresses). The hut sits at the back ...   More ▶︎
Crow Glacier, Mt Rolleston

Crow Glacier, Mt Rolleston

Crow glacier and Mt Rolleston. taken April 1969.   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek

The lower Dunns Creek ascending from the Taipo to Dunns Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Philistine Bluffs

Philistine Bluffs

Decending the bluffs - not a forgiving place to loose your footing- there have been deaths here.   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine

Moderate to hard daytrip in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎
Philistine Bluffs

Philistine Bluffs

Decending the bluffs - not a forgiving place to loose your footing- there have been deaths here.   More ▶︎
West Coast Streams

West Coast Streams

En-route from Harman Hut to Grassy Flat Hut. Be mindful that during heavy rain in the New Zealand bush, small ...   More ▶︎
Tops SW of Lake Browning April 2013

Tops SW of Lake Browning April 2013

I'm sharing this photo of the area near Browning Pass. I guess it must be one of my favoured areas ...   More ▶︎
Climbing Browning Pass

Climbing Browning Pass

Ascending the zig-zag tracked part of Browning Pass. It's a steep scramble up the scree at the top, probably better ...   More ▶︎
Lake Browning

Lake Browning

Lake Browning, behind Browning Pass. Officially the West Coast after crossing Browning Pass, now the rain starts.   More ▶︎

Mt Rolleston- Low Peak (via Rome ridge)

Track starts off at SH73 (Coral track). Steep ascent through the bush line on a marked track leading you up ...   More ▶︎
Harman Hut

Harman Hut

Harman Hut on a typical West Coast summer day. Pretty basic hut that comes with its own family of weka!   More ▶︎
View south from Mt Tara Tama

View south from Mt Tara Tama

This photo shows a large expanse of Westland back country and some peaks on the Canterbury side of the main ...   More ▶︎
Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

This pic looking SW from Kellys Hill was taken before this weeks heavy snowfalls. The dip in the foreground is ...   More ▶︎
Harman Hut

Harman Hut

Standard DOC hut in the Arahura catchment   More ▶︎
Harman hut August 1975

Harman hut August 1975

This pic was taken after having come down from Browning Pass. Shortly after I snapped the pic it started snowing ...   More ▶︎
Harman Hut

Harman Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of the Harman & Arahura rivers. This hut is on the popular "3 passes" ...   More ▶︎
Browning Pass etc from Mt Browning Nov 2017

Browning Pass etc from Mt Browning Nov 2017

Looking toward Browning Pass etc from high on Mt Browning. I climbed up from the Styx Saddle and enjoyed great ...   More ▶︎
Styx Saddle

Styx Saddle

Styx Saddle - between the Styx and Arahura valleys in Westland. The Campbell Range forms a backdrop beyond the upper ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

A small hut handsomely located at the edge of a tussock clearing on Hunts Creek, west of Otira. Hunts Creek takes ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

A challenging circuit route traversing the Kelly Range and returning along Kelly's Creek. The direction described is the easiest option.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Track

Hunts Creek Track

Rough travel to a small, tidy hut. Better walked as part of a circuit.   More ▶︎
Hunts Hut

Hunts Hut

A small but tidy hut located at the edge of a tussock clearing near Hunts Creek.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

5-7 hours slog up Kellys Creek from the Otira highway, this little abode is welcome site after mud-jumping across Hunts ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Nice size   More ▶︎
Crow hut (Arthurs Pass) March 2008

Crow hut (Arthurs Pass) March 2008

I've noticed that there isn't a photo on here of this hut to go with the text entry. Seeing no ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)

Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)

In the Crow valley, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine

The slopes to the summit - from the east.   More ▶︎
Upper Styx valley

Upper Styx valley

Upper Styx valley and Grassy Flats, from the track over Styx Saddle.   More ▶︎
Crow Slide in snow

Crow Slide in snow

Frank and me doing an alpine finish (our speciality) down the Crow slide en route to Crow Hut from Avalanche ...   More ▶︎
Browning Pass zig-zag

Browning Pass zig-zag

The zig-zag trail going up to Browning Pass on the 3 passes route. taken February 2007   More ▶︎
Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

The route from the tops of the Kelly Range to Hunts Saddle drops through thick scrub to a small bog ...   More ▶︎
Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Climb up Rome Ridge towards Mount Rolleston to traverse the ridge between it and Avalanche Peak.   More ▶︎
Faultline on Mt Olson May 2013

Faultline on Mt Olson May 2013

This picture shows a fault line on the eastern side of Mt Olson (1603m) Mt Olson is a hill in ...   More ▶︎
Otira Valley

Otira Valley

A short, pretty walk into an alpine environment. A variety of alpine flowers in summer.   More ▶︎
Otira Valley

Otira Valley

Footbridge on the Otira Valley.   More ▶︎
Philistine / Warnock's Bluffs

Philistine / Warnock's Bluffs

The normal route up Philistine from the road ascends through this line of bluffs. When there is no snow, the ...   More ▶︎
White River

White River

Barker Hut sits on the rocky outcrop at centre.   More ▶︎
Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Alpine tramp over Waimakariri Col.   More ▶︎
Track Descent

Track Descent

The map shows the track crossing two small tributaries before heading sharply down to meet the main river. You may ...   More ▶︎
The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

view of the grassy trail before the riverbed becomes the trail. The hut is still far here but it is behind ...   More ▶︎
Grass my Arse

Grass my Arse

Sections of alpine "herbs" break up the scree slopes high above the Rolleston River. There is no track through these ...   More ▶︎
The Track Starts

The Track Starts

After three or four scree/shrub combinations, where the gorge below opens out a little, keep an eye out for the ...   More ▶︎
Top of Rolleston Valley

Top of Rolleston Valley

There are sporadic cairns down into the Rolleston Valley, but they can be difficult to pick out against the scree. ...   More ▶︎
Pick Your Path

Pick Your Path

Try to stay reasonably high above the river on the true left for the easiest route down and to avoid ...   More ▶︎
Route Planning

Route Planning

Checking the map for a route over the head of the Waimakariri Valley into the Rolleston Valley. Be aware in ...   More ▶︎
At the top

At the top

If intending to cross over into the Rolleston from the Waimak, DON'T go over the actual Waimak Col (you'll see ...   More ▶︎
Tarn on Tara Tama Range

Tarn on Tara Tama Range

This Westland range has many nice tarns. This is one of the nicer ones IMO. It is situated on the ...   More ▶︎