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Brew time at Penn Creek

Brew time at Penn Creek

Well earned billy of tea after the slippery descent into Penn Creek from Table Top.   More ▶︎
Penn Creek

Penn Creek

Penn Creek in the Tararua Range which flows into the Otaki River. The sidle track down the Otaki which is ...   More ▶︎
penn creek

penn creek

penn creek hut 1968   More ▶︎
Penn Creek

Penn Creek

3 bunk,open fire,hut   More ▶︎
Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek in July 2009, nice hut except for the leaky chimney!   More ▶︎
Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek Hut

A standard NZFS hut from the Seventies, has had some recent work done on it. Add in Field Hut and you ...   More ▶︎
The Southern Crossing tops

The Southern Crossing tops

The Southern Crossing from just past Table Top, showing Dennan, Bridge Peak and Hut Mound .   More ▶︎
Tabletop

Tabletop

Snow on the Tararua Ranges above Tabletop 21 SEP 2011   More ▶︎
Field Hut August 2016

Field Hut August 2016

August 7 2016   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

2010. Taken from the long drop roof   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Picture taken as passing through on a day hike from Otaki forks to Mount Hector to see the views & ...   More ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Why I tramp...

Why I tramp...

Sunset at Field Hut 21 September 2011   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

field hut   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Built in 1924, there are still signs of the original bush carpentry. Handy for Friday-nighters doing the Southern Crossing over ...   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Feb 2010

Southern Crossing Feb 2010

On a hot and windless day 2. The best weather we could of hoped for. What an awesome trip!   More ▶︎
New type of DOC marker?

New type of DOC marker?

Ran into this handiwork a couple of days ago when going from Otaki Forks up to Field Hut about 20 ...   More ▶︎
tararua peaks

tararua peaks

before any ladder   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

The goat trail that is the Tararua Peaks section of the main Tararua range crossing from Kime Hut to Maungahuka ...   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks, Tuiti and Tunui. Just above the famous ladder. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
Tararua Range

Tararua Range

The Tararua Range from hut mound.   More ▶︎
View west from the Tararua Ranges.

View west from the Tararua Ranges.

View from bridge peak looking west overlooking the Otaki forks, the Otaki river & Otaki at the top.   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Track heading out to Otaki Forks from Kime Hut looking down towards Table Top. Early morning with some rain shadow ...   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Track heading out to Otaki Forks from Kime Hut looking down towards Table Top. Early morning with some rain shadow ...   More ▶︎
Table Top

Table Top

View looking north comming down from Kime Hut.Otaki/sea to the left.   More ▶︎
New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

This was taken when inspection being carried out by DOC Engineer , Allan Dallas (blue overalls)just prior to completion of ...   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 ▶︎
A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

Memories on a winter circuit to visit Mid Waiohine from the Mangaterere roadend.   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 ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut

Maungahuka Hut

The original hut (pictured) has been replaced by a new hut on the same location. Sleeps 12, but has no ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

The hut has two large sleeping platforms which can hold about 12 people. It is located beside a tarn on ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Panorama

Maungahuka Panorama

A panoramic view looking NW from above Maungahuka Hut. Taken Feb this year.   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut Feb 2010 on a beautiful 4 day trip. Finally made it after years of failed attempts! Mixed feelings ...   More ▶︎
Kime 2012

Kime 2012

Kime 06/05/2012   More ▶︎
The Tararua Range

The Tararua Range

Looking along the Main Range, into the heart of the Tararua from Hut Mound   More ▶︎
Kime White Out Winter, Tararuas

Kime White Out Winter, Tararuas

The track between Field and Kime Huts in the Tararua Forest Park. A mostly forgettable trip I did with a ...   More ▶︎
Kime in mid summer

Kime in mid summer

On a calm sunny day there is no better place   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Kime Hut, Tararua Range near Mt Hector August 2010. One of the coldest huts in the Tararua's   More ▶︎
Kime Hut replacement

Kime Hut replacement

Builders working on the new Kime Hut (number 3) on 8/2/2013. 20 bunks, lots of insulation and double glazing. better ...   More ▶︎
New Kime Hut

New Kime Hut

Progress on the new Kime Hut near Mt Hector in the Tararua Range. taken on 1/3/2013. The cladding was completed ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Yep.....it's still cold! 24 OCT 2011   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Highest hut on the southern crossing Tararuas. Cold no fire   More ▶︎
Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

View of Kapiti Island and the Horowhenua from Kime Hut Tararua Range.   More ▶︎
My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

A tweaked image from a trip into the Tararuas Feb 2010.   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing (1400m). Magnificent views north and south. Handy for Mt. Hector. No stove - ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing. Nice view of Masterton through the valley. This hut was replaced in 2014 ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut - Tararuas

Kime Hut - Tararuas

Kime Hut November 2007 on a jaunt to Mt.Hector for the weekend.   More ▶︎
Day 4 is always good!!

Day 4 is always good!!

Taken from a hut in the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Descent to Kime Hut...

Descent to Kime Hut...

12 March 2011 - Nice day but the tops were a bit cloudy (funny that!)   More ▶︎
Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikaoura peaks from near Kime hut. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Memorial Cross on the summit of Mount Hector. Lake Wairarapa in the background and The Beehives on the right. Great ...   More ▶︎
Northern Rata

Northern Rata

DOC have hammered the possums in the forks so these can actually grow and flower!   More ▶︎
Log Hauler

Log Hauler

Old log hauler and boiler on the Waitewaewae track near Otaki Forks. The hauler is about 1.5 hrs from the ...   More ▶︎
Parawai Lodge

Parawai Lodge

Parawai Lodge is just across the Waiotauru River at the Otaki Forks car park. It was originally on the other ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Track

Waitewaewae Track

Track from Parawai Lodge to Waitewaewae Hut   More ▶︎
Mt Hector from Fields Peak

Mt Hector from Fields Peak

View of Mt Hector and surrounds from Fields Peak.   More ▶︎
Mt Hector Memorial Cross

Mt Hector Memorial Cross

View looking towards Winchcombe Peak from Mt Hector in April 2008 during a perfect 3 day Southern Crossing with not ...   More ▶︎
Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Photo taken facing the west coast towards Otaki from the summit of Mount Hector.   More ▶︎
Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector, Tararua Range, looking north east down the Niell Ridge with Winchcombe peak in the distance   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

A classic, must-do walk that climbs through bush onto exposed, high tussock tops, traversing them back into bush at Alpha ...   More ▶︎

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut.   More ▶︎
Mt. Hector

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut. November 2007   More ▶︎
Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Climbing through beach Forest, Open tops, steep Descents followed by steep climbs, river valleys, great huts. An alpine experience with ...   More ▶︎
A Zen Momemnt

A Zen Momemnt

In the midst of chaos there is always a moment of calm. Moments before throwing myself across a gale blown ...   More ▶︎
Parawai Hut

Parawai Hut

A very tidy hut with two sleeping platforms and mattresses. A wood burner and plenty of firewood supplied. Sink with ...   More ▶︎
Waiotauru river, old saw mill.

Waiotauru river, old saw mill.

Old steam engine on river flat.   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

Route Guide: Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

The Southern Crossing is a classic route over the peaks in the southern part of the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Sheridan creek,Log hauler.

Sheridan creek,Log hauler.

Old steam engine/winch used for log hauling.Two speed gear set up with a band brake.   More ▶︎
Parawai Hut

Parawai Hut

The well cared for Parawai Hut. A tidy little gem.   More ▶︎
Rainbow under Neill Peak

Rainbow under Neill Peak

We were chasing rainbows all morning.   More ▶︎
Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut (2 bunks, matresses, tank water): A tidy, well insulated 2-bunk hut on the bush-line overlooking the Waiohine River. ...   More ▶︎
Working Boots

Working Boots

My boots and rainbow leggings - 2 days into Southern Crossing of Tararua Range   More ▶︎
Approach to Neil Forks hut

Approach to Neil Forks hut

Nearing Neil Forks Hut from Maungahuka (1 min away!). Perfect spot to cool down after a sweltering & knee jarring ...   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Hidden away and camouflaged in green and orange. 6 bunks with mattresses. Water from river. The fireplace is OK. Photo ...   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut September 2012   More ▶︎
Battered legs

Battered legs

This is the result of running on old bush tracks that are infested with Toitoi and Hook Grass (Bastard Grass)in ...   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Tararuas

Southern Crossing Tararuas

Leaving Aston the ruas didnt disappoint fine in the morning high winds and clag around lunch and fine by the ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaiwai Hut on the banks of the Otaki River about 4 hrs from the Otaki Forks road end. Big roomy ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Track

Waitewaewae Track

Just one snapshot of the beautiful forest you walk through along the track   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut inside

Waitewaewae Hut inside

View from the top bunk   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae track

Waitewaewae track

The tramp to Waitewaewae is an interesting 4-6 hour walk (each way) which takes the walker through a variety of ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae

Waitewaewae

On the track   More ▶︎
On the Waitewaewae track

On the Waitewaewae track

Logging engine   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaewae Hut

The first architect-designed hut in the Tararua Forest Park - built to show good use of hut fees. Big windows ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Track

Waitewaewae Track

I beautiful photo of the forest   More ▶︎
Log Hauler

Log Hauler

On the way to Waitewaewae Hut   More ▶︎
An Eco System in Miniature

An Eco System in Miniature

The closer you look the more there is going on under the canopy this is about the size of my ...   More ▶︎
Waitewaewae Hut

Waitewaewae Hut

Its been photographed before but its one of those luxury units that house the masses in the middle of the ...   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Carkeek Hut, Tararuas

Takes me a couple of days to get there, but well worth it. Nice trip through McGregor Biv on way ...   More ▶︎
Old Waitewaiwai Hut

Old Waitewaiwai Hut

The first hut at Waitewaiwai about 10 minutes upstream from the current hut   More ▶︎
Swing bridge

Swing bridge

About 15 minutes above Waitewaewae hut heading for junction knob   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

6 bunks, wood burner, mattresses ,tank water   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

The original hut was first dropped on the site by Oliver Anderson (a pilot) who died a year later flying ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

6 Bunk very cosy hut. Water tank and Fire it has some of the best Goblin forrests at the front ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut with Kahiwiroa behind.   More ▶︎
Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone   More ▶︎
The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The insides of Mid Waiohine hut showing fireplace   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine hut

Mid Waiohine hut

Photo taken in 1960, when hut was in original NZFS orange colour. A favourite place of the Tararua deer cullers.   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Biv

Mid Waiohine Biv

6 Bunk hut at the bottom of a knee jarring descent whichever way you descend into it. Open fire and ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine

Mid Waiohine

Small Cold in winter but a welcome sight after a knee busting descent from Isobel The hut is cosy when the ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Hut

Mid Waiohine Hut

Steep climb on well maintained track to Mt Holdsworth (1470m) then a steeper descent into the Waiohine Valley. Return via ...   More ▶︎

First Waitewaiwai hut

The old Waitewaiwai hut 10 minutes upstream from the current hut.   More ▶︎

Elder Hut

A tidy, new 4-bunk hut on the exposed summit of Elder Peak. Features windows round 2 sides looking over the ...   More ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut in 1995   More ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

The first Alpha Hut was built in 1915, the 2nd replaced it in 1953 ( it was 6 yards inside ...   More ▶︎
Waiotauru Hut

Waiotauru Hut

Interior of Waiotauru Hut, Tararua FP. You really would have to be desperate to want to stay here for more ...   More ▶︎
Waiotauru Hut

Waiotauru Hut

Built in the early 70s,tin hut.   More ▶︎