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Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv) Feb 2009

Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)

Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)

This NZFS biv dating from 1957 is located on a bench well above the creek bed in the headwaters of ...   More ▶︎
Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv Jan 2010

Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv Jan 2010

This pic shows the SE leading spur off the top of Mt McArthur that leads down to Lower Olderog biv. ...   More ▶︎
View of McArthur Crags from the Newton Range Jan 2008

View of McArthur Crags from the Newton Range Jan 2008

This picture was taken from just north of the Newton Range biv. I took it to show the band of ...   More ▶︎
Jade Prospectors hut at Olderog/Jade Ck confluence Feb 2009

Jade Prospectors hut at Olderog/Jade Ck confluence Feb 2009

This hut is known by the names of both the creeks it is at the confluence of. We used to ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Lower Arahura hut (removed)

"Old" Lower Arahura hut (removed)

This photo shows the "old" Lower Arahura hut as it was in January 1976 when it had recently received a ...   More ▶︎
Lower Arahura hut

Lower Arahura hut

A new DOC 6 bunk hut that replaces the old 4 bunk NZFS hut. The new hut is 30m east ...   More ▶︎
"New" Lower Arahura hut June 2010

"New" Lower Arahura hut June 2010

A replacement DOC 6 bunk hut for the old NZFS 4 bunk hut that used to sit 30m to the ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown hut & Newton Range April 2013

Mt Brown hut & Newton Range April 2013

This photo shows how the popular Mt Brown hut sits in relation to the Newton Range. As well as tramps to ...   More ▶︎
Lower Arahura Hut

Lower Arahura Hut

A nice new 6 bunk hut in the Arahura valley.   More ▶︎
Mt Kerr

Mt Kerr

Exploring the exposed tops above the Arahura RIver just before a front rolls in. Reached by an old NZFS track ...   More ▶︎
Tops route between Lower & Top Olderog bivs Jan 2010

Tops route between Lower & Top Olderog bivs Jan 2010

This pic was taken from the summit of the McArthur Crags. The ridge running NE away from the viewers eye ...   More ▶︎
Top Olderog biv

Top Olderog biv

This biv was built by the NZFS in 1971. It is located on the TR in the headwaters of the ...   More ▶︎
Top Olderog biv Jan 2010

Top Olderog biv Jan 2010

This biv is located on the TR in the headwaters of the main branch of Olderog Creek. It is well ...   More ▶︎
Old Water Race below Lower Arahura hut

Old Water Race below Lower Arahura hut

Here is a photo of a remnant section of the water race that runs roughly parallel with the current track ...   More ▶︎
Mount Griffin (1516m)

Mount Griffin (1516m)

The Alpine Fault passes along the northern foot of the Griffin Range, resulting in cliffs that reach up to the ...   More ▶︎
Relic from Griffin Range Serpentine Mine May 2010

Relic from Griffin Range Serpentine Mine May 2010

This pic was taken at the old mine area where there are lots of relics. The perspective is looking NE ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Range

Griffin Range

A traverse of undulating tops to the summit of Mount Griffin. Good camping next to pretty tarns, striking cliffs, and ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Tops

Griffin Tops

Looking along the tops toward Mt.Griffin. The Serpentine mine is in view below the top of Mt.Griffin. West of Arthurs Pass NP   More ▶︎
A closer view of the serpentine Mine

A closer view of the serpentine Mine

Perhaps a scar on the landscape but a point of interest all the same. Griffin Tops is perhaps a place ...   More ▶︎
A tarn on Griffin Tops

A tarn on Griffin Tops

On a shelf below Wilson's Knob 1291m, the southern side of Griffin Tops. We didn't bring the Steripen so maybe ...   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 ▶︎
Arahura River & swingbridge

Arahura River & swingbridge

The swingbridge over the Arahura on the track to Newton Creek Hut.   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 ▶︎
Looking eastward along the Newton Range April 2012

Looking eastward along the Newton Range April 2012

This picture was taken from a spot on the range a bit over an hour west of the bivvy. The ...   More ▶︎
Newton Range biv

Newton Range biv

This NZFS biv built in 1962 is perched near the crest of the Newton Range. This range seperates the Arahura ...   More ▶︎
Newton Range biv Jan 2008

Newton Range biv Jan 2008

This biv is perched near the crest of the Newton Range. This range seperates the Arahura River to the north ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Upper Styx valley

Upper Styx valley

Upper Styx valley and Grassy Flats, from the track over Styx Saddle.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut

Newton Creek Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Loop track across 2 Westland saddles, taking in some remote huts   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Picton to Aspiring

An aborted alpine traverse. Picton to West Cape, but aborted at Aspiring due to real world emergencies back home. Posted ...   More ▶︎
Grassy Flat Hut

Grassy Flat Hut

Grassy Flat Hut (sleeps 12 on 2 platforms, matresses, water, stove) is a modern tramping hut with a large covered ...   More ▶︎
Grassy Flats Hut

Grassy Flats Hut

Grassy Flats Hut in the upper Styx Valley, Westland. The hut lies on the easy, benched Arahura-Styx track, and is ...   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 ▶︎
Lake Kaniere - Otira

Lake Kaniere - Otira

from the north end of Lake Kaniere, along the west shore to the Styx river. East along the Styx to ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek

Griffin Creek

Griffin Creek is whio country.   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek hut August 2010

Griffin Creek hut August 2010

Here is another pic of the hut but this one shows Razorback Ridge in the headwaters of Griffin Creek as ...   More ▶︎
Blue duck

Blue duck

Morning outside Griffin Creek Hut.   More ▶︎
Griffin Crk

Griffin Crk

This is the track!   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek Hut

Griffin Creek Hut

A small but lovingly maintained DOC hut in an isolated valley that is home to a number of blue ducks. ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek

Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek

An isolated circuit west of Arthur's Pass along lightly used tracks and rocky riverbeds that are home to blue ducks.   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek Hut

Griffin Creek Hut

This homely hut is well maintained but not often visited.   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek

Griffin Creek

The route in to Griffin Creek Hut from the highway.   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 ▶︎
Browning Biv

Browning Biv

2 person Biv, Browning Range   More ▶︎
Browning Range Bivouac

Browning Range Bivouac

'If you're just about buggered, you're just about at Browning Biv'. The sign below the biv says it all: it's ...   More ▶︎
Grassy Flats

Grassy Flats

Grassy Flats, in the upper Styx Valley (Westland). Taken fron Browning Range Biv, 600m above.   More ▶︎
Browning Range Bivouac

Browning Range Bivouac

Browning Range Bivouac, on the bush-line in the Browning Range - the hut overlooks the Styx Valley and Grassy Flat, ...   More ▶︎
Browning Range Biv - almost ...

Browning Range Biv - almost ...

Browning Range Biv - almost there ...   More ▶︎
Griffin Creek Hut

Griffin Creek Hut

Yes I am sure this is the track.. I think.....   More ▶︎
Newton Saddle

Newton Saddle

Newton Saddle between Dunns Creek (hut) and Newton Creek (hut), Westland   More ▶︎
Mid Styx Hut painting March 2014

Mid Styx Hut painting March 2014

Volunteers have prepared & painted the hut exterior. This is just the second paint job this 1960 built hut has ...   More ▶︎
Track to Mid Styx Hut

Track to Mid Styx Hut

Recently recut 40 minute track to this front country hut renovated by volunteers from the Permolat on-line community.   More ▶︎
Mid Styx hut Feb 2009

Mid Styx hut Feb 2009

This photo of Mid Styx hut was taken during a "Permolat" working bee when a group of volunteers worked on ...   More ▶︎
Mid Styx Hut

Mid Styx Hut

4 person ex-NZFS hut with open fireplace on north facing terrace high above the Styx River. Renovated extensively and maintained ...   More ▶︎
Mid Styx Hut

Mid Styx Hut

Our trip in to check out this hut restored by the Permolat Community   More ▶︎
Short cut to Mid Styx hut

Short cut to Mid Styx hut

This photo shows the turnoff to Mid Styx hut as described below. Easiest access to Mid Styx hut is the Styx ...   More ▶︎
Lake Kaniere etc from top of Mt Brown April 2011

Lake Kaniere etc from top of Mt Brown April 2011

This pic shows Elle dog on Mt Brown with views out to the coast behind. The Lake is Kaniere and ...   More ▶︎
glennj & Elle dog on summit of Mt Brown April 2011

glennj & Elle dog on summit of Mt Brown April 2011

Summit of Mt Brown. It is the Browning Range in the background. Yesterday was such good weather I decided to head ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate track map

Mt Turiwhate track map

This map shows the gps'd route from SH73 up on to the tussock & rock main ridge leading to Mt ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate track

Mt Turiwhate track

A route from SH73 at Grahams Creek, Turiwhate up to the tussock tops from where you can continue to the ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate from the Griffin Range

Mt Turiwhate from the Griffin Range

This is a July pic of the Turiwhate tops taken from the Griffin Range. Mt Turiwhate is largely ignored by Trampers ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate July 2012

Mt Turiwhate July 2012

This pic was taken from Kawhaka Creek and looks east toward the summit of Turiwhate. (1373m) Various creeks provide access up ...   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate Summit

Mt Turiwhate Summit

Tate and Jared with the Trig after an entertaining climb up Turiwhate and across the tops   More ▶︎
View NE from Mt Turiwhate trig

View NE from Mt Turiwhate trig

This photo was taken autumn 2010 whilst doing a traverse of the higher bumps on the Turiwhate Range. Unlike at ...   More ▶︎
Scottys Saddle Jan 2010

Scottys Saddle Jan 2010

You can see this saddle from Scottys biv. It is about a 20 - 30 minute climb to the west.   More ▶︎
Head of Griffin Creek July 2011

Head of Griffin Creek July 2011

This pic was taken a few minutes along the Griffin Range route from the turnoff from the Harrington Creek - ...   More ▶︎
Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence

Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence

Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence   More ▶︎
Lathrop Saddle

Lathrop Saddle

Lathrop Saddle - a hanging valley cutting through the Browning Range between the Styx and Crawford valleys. A marked track ...   More ▶︎
Murk on the Turiwhate tops Sept 2012

Murk on the Turiwhate tops Sept 2012

This picture looking SE shows in the right hand foreground the third bump north west of the Mt Turiwhate summit ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Tracks to the "New" Mt Brown hut

Tracks to the "New" Mt Brown hut

Here is a gpx file. It shows the new huts location & the routes to the hut from the Geologists ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown Hut

Mt Brown Hut

A circuit in the foothills behind Hokitika. Excellent views and a nice little hut.   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 ▶︎
View of Mt Lathrop etc. and further east

View of Mt Lathrop etc. and further east

This photo looks east along the Browning Range. Lathrop Saddle crosses this scene in front of the prominent Mt Lathrop ...   More ▶︎
Looking SW from Mt Lathrop March 2017

Looking SW from Mt Lathrop March 2017

This is the view looking out over the Crawford and Kokatahi Rivers in a south westerly direction. The Bracken snowfield ...   More ▶︎
Leaving Mt.Browns Tops

Leaving Mt.Browns Tops

A good stretch of the legs. Everyone else we saw on this walk and there were a few, was staying ...   More ▶︎
Southern descent of Mt.Browns Tops

Southern descent of Mt.Browns Tops

Moving through a boggy section of the Mt.Browns Tops route just before dropping over the edge into the creek. That's ...   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 ▶︎
Looking up the Styx from near the New Mt Brown hut

Looking up the Styx from near the New Mt Brown hut

This pic taken yesterday was snapped from the tussock section below the hut whilst heading for the start of the ...   More ▶︎
Negotiating treefall - Griffin Tops track

Negotiating treefall - Griffin Tops track

It's familiar, but climbing over on the return. Took a way around on the ascent.   More ▶︎
Mount Brown Hut

Mount Brown Hut

Perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Kaniere.   More ▶︎
View out to coast from Mt Brown hut

View out to coast from Mt Brown hut

This view is taken just a few steps from Mt Brown hut and looks back toward the track start and ...   More ▶︎
The Mt Brown ridge construction site May 2010

The Mt Brown ridge construction site May 2010

Looking SW from Mt Brown ridge over top of the early stages of construction of the "new" hut. The "old" Lower ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown hut & beyond Dec 2010

Mt Brown hut & beyond Dec 2010

This hut replaces, but on a different site, the old Mt Brown hut which was removed by DOC about five ...   More ▶︎
Lunch time at Mt Brown hut Dec 2010

Lunch time at Mt Brown hut Dec 2010

The four younger members of the group of five of us that walked up to check out the new hut. The ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown summit & circuit routes March 2011

Mt Brown summit & circuit routes March 2011

This map shows the actual track/routes overlayed in solid black lines on a Topo 50 map. The "old" Mt Brown ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown Hut

Mt Brown Hut

This hut replaces the old Mt Brown hut which was removed by DOC in 2006. The hut is in a ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown hut June 2012

Mt Brown hut June 2012

Here is a winter time pic of the hut.   More ▶︎
View up Styx valley from Mt Brown hut June 2012

View up Styx valley from Mt Brown hut June 2012

This photo looks up the Styx valley and was taken from outside Mt Brown hut. If you look closely you ...   More ▶︎
Dusk at Mount Brown Hut

Dusk at Mount Brown Hut

Moon rising over Mount Brown.   More ▶︎
Turiwhate tops Sept 2013

Turiwhate tops Sept 2013

This photo is of Neil B on the Turiwhate tops about 10 minutes SE of where the TL Grahams Ck ...   More ▶︎
Scottys biv Jan 2010

Scottys biv Jan 2010

A seldom walked to biv in a nice spot in the head basin of Scottys Creek a Taipo River tributary. ...   More ▶︎
Scottys biv

Scottys biv

A seldom walked to biv in a nice spot in the head basin of Scottys Creek a Taipo River tributary. ...   More ▶︎
Crossing Lathrop Saddle

Crossing Lathrop Saddle

Crossing Lathrop Saddle from the Crawford towards Browning Biv   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek, rough scrub on the ascent to Newton Saddle   More ▶︎
Browning Range

Browning Range

From the Browning Bivvy on the bushline above the Styx River we climbed in the dark to reach the top ...   More ▶︎
Plane Crash Memorial Mt Turiwhate

Plane Crash Memorial Mt Turiwhate

This photo shows the memorial to Lynch and Renton who were killed in the first fatal plane crash in Westland ...   More ▶︎
View from Hans Bay Lake Kaniere Aug 2015

View from Hans Bay Lake Kaniere Aug 2015

I took this picture from beside the lake a few minutes before parking at the Mt Tuhua track carpark and ...   More ▶︎
Mt Tuhua Sept 2010

Mt Tuhua Sept 2010

Yesterday morning I took advantage of the first nice day for a while to head up Mt Tuhua which is ...   More ▶︎
Lathrop Saddle feet dangle

Lathrop Saddle feet dangle

Sitting on the edge of Lathrop. Spot the biv. Descent far right on the tussock spur. Dangling feet highly recommended.   More ▶︎