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Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

A warm sheltered hut in the upper Pourangaki valley in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pouragaki Hut (8-bunk, stove, tank water) is a warm, sheltered hut in a north-facing grassy basin above the Pourangaki River, ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Last day of Autumn, with frost on the ground all day. Cosy little hut in the Ruahines, although the toilet can ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki River

Pourangaki River

Heading down the Pourangaki River from the swingbridge to Kelly Knight Hut. This was one of the first of 44 ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Bush

Ruahine Bush

Just below the bush line from Wooden peg to Kelly Knight Hut.   More ▶︎
Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Two huts, open tops, fantastic views on a fine day typical Ruahine travel.   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut from above

Kelly Knight Hut from above

Approaching Kelly Knight Hut, this is the first view that you get. It is only 10 minutes more and after ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Situated in a pleasant clearing on a terrace above the Pourangaki river   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Quite close to the park boundary in the Pourangaki River. Situated in a lovely clearing on a terrace above the ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Frost

Ruahine Frost

Heading down the track to Pourangaki River, looking across to the Pourangaki tops. Heavy frost on the ground all day ...   More ▶︎
Turn off to Pourangaki

Turn off to Pourangaki

Signpost marking the spur down to Pourangaki Hut off the ridge running SE from Mangaweka (Ruahine Ranges).   More ▶︎
Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Late July 2008, photo taken from Wooden Peg, had planned to walk out to the trig but I was not ...   More ▶︎
Snow Pole Ruahines

Snow Pole Ruahines

Near Wooden Peg July 2008   More ▶︎
Ruahine Panorama

Ruahine Panorama

Taken from Wooden Peg, looking east.   More ▶︎
Descent to Triangle Hut

Descent to Triangle Hut

About 800 metrs the descent into pleasant bush is welcome on a hot day   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Mangaweka Tarn

Mangaweka Tarn

Between Iron peg and Mangsweka   More ▶︎
Purity Hut and View

Purity Hut and View

In good weather Purity Hut has the most magnificent View   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

The new Purity Hut (6 bunk, tank water, wood burning stove, limited firewood available in locality) is loated on the ...   More ▶︎
Brushing Teeth

Brushing Teeth

At 9pm in the evening..   More ▶︎
Inside

Inside

Inside Purity Hut, nice little cast iron fire, set of cards and some magazines!   More ▶︎
View from Purity Hut Deck

View from Purity Hut Deck

Well worth the walk   More ▶︎
View of Taihape/Ruapehu

View of Taihape/Ruapehu

Taihape/Ruapehu in background   More ▶︎
Longdrop view

Longdrop view

Looking back at the Hut from Longdrop   More ▶︎
New Purity Hut

New Purity Hut

New Hut, wow how flash is this!! Sooo warm in here too, had to open windows!   More ▶︎
Purity hut

Purity hut

Glad we walked up thursday night the view was stupendouse   More ▶︎
Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Thursday night fine clear and hot fine dining on the verandah at Purity hut   More ▶︎

Walking the length of the Ruahines

A 10+ day trip down to backbone of the Ruahine Range from Wharite (Palmerston Sth) to the Napier Taihape (Gentle ...   More ▶︎
Ruahines from Purity Hut

Ruahines from Purity Hut

The Ruahine Ranges (Whanahuia Range) from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

Purity Hut (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

A poled route from Mangakokeke Roadend, where there is a car park and toilet, will take you across some steep ...   More ▶︎
Sawtooth Ridge

Sawtooth Ridge

Looking south along the Sawtooth towards Tiraha (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

An older hut in the head of the Kawhatau River in the heart of the Ruahines   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut

Waterfall Hut

An older hut in the heart of the Ruahines at the head of the Kawhatau River   More ▶︎
Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Looking towards Maungahuia (1583m) Part of the Rangiwahia - Deadmans Ridge circuit. July 2012   More ▶︎
Cordyline Banksii ?

Cordyline Banksii ?

In Damp bush there where a couple of impressive specimens is the discription right   More ▶︎
A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A winters's river trip in the Ruahines - attempting to keep the circulation going!   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut in The Western Ruahine Range. can be reached via Rangiwahia Hut and over the tops. River route downstream ...   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut situated on a bench above the river very pleasant   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut in the Oroua river catchment. On a raised terrace above the river. Water from the river, pot ...   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Broken Ridge, Ruahine

Broken Ridge, Ruahine

On Broken Ridge, above Hinerua hut. taken Dec 2009   More ▶︎
Maungahuia

Maungahuia

Frozen tarn and Maungahuia (1583m), above Rangiwahia Hut. Part of the Rangi - Deadmans Ridge Circuit. July 2012   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

The ridge from Rangiwahia Hut to the top of the whanahuia range. An easy stroll well marked by the passage ...   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Ragiwahia Hut and Mts Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe on a fine mid winters day.   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

A tidy popular hut. Great views. Good camping on the tops about 40 minutes further along track.   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut from up on the little hill just next to it!!   More ▶︎
Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu from the Rangi Hut   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut sept 06, 2008   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Mount Ruapehu from the rangi hut sept 06, 2008, approx 6:30am in the morning   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

14 bunks gase heater could sleep double that number on the floor   More ▶︎

Rangiwahia Hut

Located on the western side of the Ruahine Rangers it is accessibly by tramping for approximately 3 hours up a ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Biv loo

Tarn Biv loo

The loo at Tarn Biv.   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv, near the tarn on Black Ridge.   More ▶︎
Walking the length of the Ruahines

Walking the length of the Ruahines

This article documents my recollections of the Ruahine setion (Wharite to Kuripapango) of a walk from Wharite near Palmerston North ...   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut   More ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Howletts is ideally positioned to view the sun rising over Hawkes Bay   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts is in an idylic spot, in a hollow on the ridge top   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut is located below the 1682m Taumatamekura Peak and the last rest heading north before the infamous Sawtooth Ridge. The ...   More ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Tucked into a fold in the ridge a welcome site on a bad day   More ▶︎
The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

This photo is taken from Daphne Ridge on the way to Howletts Hut. Longview is behind the higest point on ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut (It's there in the trees, honest - surely someone's got a better picture to replace this!)   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut sits in the headwaters of the Waikamaka Stream, 1.5km below the Waipawa Saddle, and below the pyramidical Te ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

A good tidy hut with Approx 8 bunk accommodation, enclosed wood burner and good wood supply available. A welcome refuge ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka hut has a loo like a rocket ship.   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

February 2012. Still dry inside but very overgrown and gloomy   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Situated on a River Terrace about 50 minutes walk from the road end. No track, river travel all the way   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut 2012

Top Maropea Hut 2012

Nice old four bunk hut in the Ruahine Range. In very good condition. About 25 minutes down a good track ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut on a small terrace above the Waikamaka River 40 minutes downstream from Waipawa Saddle   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka biv is derelict and overgrown, but it is still standing. Just across the stream from Waikamaka Hut.   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka biv interior. taken 02-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac

Waikamaka Bivouac

Waikamaka biv. Taken 02-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

A damp morning at Iron Gate Hut in the Western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut February 2011   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut on the Oroua River western Ruahines   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut (sleeps 8, stove, stream water) sits on the beech-forested banks of the Oroua River. It's a comfortable ...   More ▶︎
Windy waipawa Saddle

Windy waipawa Saddle

The wind got stronger and stronger   More ▶︎
Waipawa Saddle

Waipawa Saddle

Moments before stepping over the lip onto the saddle and getting hammered by 100km/hr gusts very unpleasant   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut is on Hinerua Ridge in Ruahine Forest Park. A tidy 4-bunk lined hut with a good woodburner. A far ...   More ▶︎
Great inventions

Great inventions

I wouldnt be without my walking pole anymore   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

Smith Stream hut. taken 19-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

On Smith Stream, Ruahine Forest Park. This is a good example of NZFS 4-bunk hut in original condition.   More ▶︎
Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Sign post to Mckinnon with a perfect backdrop   More ▶︎
And then it turned cold and windy

And then it turned cold and windy

Above Mckinnon hut perfect one day and blustery the next the only thing the photo dosnt show is the horizontal ...   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Sited in a clearing beside the river.   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

8 to 10 person hut.It's in a stunning spot where the northern and western branches of the Tukituki converge. Note, ...   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Showing Daphne Hut's location on the river bank   More ▶︎
Walking out.

Walking out.

This is taken the day after my first photo i added. If we walked in that day I dont think ...   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

View of the hut.   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Start with a novelty cable car ride across the river and then straight in to a hard uphill slog. Track ...   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Perched at 1400m on the side of the Hikurangi Range in the northern Ruahines, McKinnon Hut is a 1960's 6 ...   More ▶︎
Mckinnon Hut

Mckinnon Hut

6 bunk hut in the Ruahines   More ▶︎
2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009   More ▶︎
Long view to Howletts

Long view to Howletts

Started out a beautiful day but rapidly closed in Looking North towards the Daphne Howletts turn off   More ▶︎
3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara, south ridge (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

What a day for tops travel! There are views over the Hikurangi Range, the Waikamaka Valley, Hawkers Bay, the Tongariro ...   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Ruahine Range. The Highest point between Sunrise Hut and Waipawa Saddle (1687 metres)The route between the saddle and Sunrise Hut ...   More ▶︎
Longview to Howletts

Longview to Howletts

Moments before the clag decended the rest of the weekend was wet and misty   More ▶︎
Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Where would be without all those NZ Forest Service six-bunk huts in the Tararuas & Ruahines? Maybe that deer explosion ...   More ▶︎