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Mt Tuhua Sept 2010

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 ▶︎
Another old track sign July 2012

Another old track sign July 2012

Ian G's. picture of an old National Park sign still marking a track in the Urewera got me thinking. I ...   More ▶︎
Hans Bay Campsite

Hans Bay Campsite

Large campsite next to Lake Kaniere. Very popular with families over the summer. Dogs are not permitted.   More ▶︎
Hans Bay, Lake Kaniere

Hans Bay, Lake Kaniere

Hans Island is just a short swim from the shoreline.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Dusk at Mount Brown Hut

Dusk at Mount Brown Hut

Moon rising over Mount Brown.   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 ▶︎
Mt Brown hut June 2012

Mt Brown hut June 2012

Here is a winter time pic of the hut.   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 ▶︎
Mount Brown Hut

Mount Brown Hut

Perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Kaniere.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

Kahikatea Walk, Lake Kaniere

Short loop through mossy forest.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lake Kaniere

Lake Kaniere

Lake Kanierec from lookout below Mt Upright, Lake Kaniere track   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Insulator grown into Rimu tree near Dough Town August 2012

Insulator grown into Rimu tree near Dough Town August 2012

I snapped this picture of an old telegraph insulator at least 3m up a rimu tree. It is beside the ...   More ▶︎
Dough Town Track July 2012

Dough Town Track July 2012

Bits of an old miners track that linked Humphreys Gully to Dough Town & then carried on to Milltown still ...   More ▶︎
Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence

Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence

Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence   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 ▶︎
Kaniere Water Race Track

Kaniere Water Race Track

Kaniere Water Race Track from Lake Kaniere towarss rhe Kaniere township   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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

Mid Styx Hut

Our trip in to check out this hut restored by the Permolat Community   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv) Feb 2009

Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv) Feb 2009

This biv is located on a bench well above the creek bed in the headwaters of Jade Creek. It is ...   More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
"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 ▶︎
"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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lower Arahura Hut

Lower Arahura Hut

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