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Sunset at Heaphy Hut

Sunset at Heaphy Hut

In front of the hut looking out to the mouth of the river. Sun setting in paradise!   More ▶︎
waikaremoana

waikaremoana

above panakiri bluff over looking the lake   More ▶︎
Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut

The new Waihohonu hut. taken 29-Jan-2011   More ▶︎
Into the wild

Into the wild

After the aptly named Devils staircase. A rewarding stretch in the clouds. Perhaps this could be renamed the stairway to ...   More ▶︎
Oturere Hut - DEC 2010

Oturere Hut - DEC 2010

Approach from west   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove Campsite 2

Mutton Cove Campsite 2

view from behind the tents   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove

Mutton Cove

Beautiful shot from the Coastal Trail   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove south end

Mutton Cove south end

strange rock formations at Lowtide on south end of Mutton cove   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove Campsite

Mutton Cove Campsite

view from the beachside camping area   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove

Mutton Cove

This is a view of the campsite and beach from the Coastal Trail   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove

Mutton Cove

This is a view of the campsite and beach from the Coastal Trail   More ▶︎
Athol

Athol

Athol at Oturere hut, 2006   More ▶︎
Anchorage Bay - Abel Tasman Walkway

Anchorage Bay - Abel Tasman Walkway

Gold sand and wonderful hut. Easy tramp around some wonderful coastal tracks   More ▶︎
Oturere Hut

Oturere Hut

Northern tongariro circiut hut Gas burners and fire, Water and WC. Would be an intereting hut to visit mid winter   More ▶︎
Kepler Track

Kepler Track

view from the first day of the track, after leaving the bushline behind   More ▶︎
Whanganui National Park

Whanganui National Park

Lowland forest surrounding the long and sinuous Whanganui River, the longest navigable river in New Zealand. New Zealand's 11th national ...   More ▶︎
Mt Luxmoore trig

Mt Luxmoore trig

View over Lake Wanaka from Mt Luxmoore trig - a short detour on the Kepler Track. Sometimes what you don't ...   More ▶︎
'Down in the Valley Below..."

'Down in the Valley Below..."

Hanging Valley from the switchbacks above. (Kepler Track)   More ▶︎
Beech Forest

Beech Forest

Ancient, mossy, soaking wet Beech trees on the descent into the Iris Burn valley. My camera lens were wet(... yeah ...   More ▶︎
Waiau River

Waiau River

A view up the Waiau River, to what I believe is Cone Peak.   More ▶︎
The Iris Burn Valley Pt.2

The Iris Burn Valley Pt.2

View up the Iris Burn valley, towards Iris Burn Waterfall.   More ▶︎
The Iris Burn Valley Pt.1

The Iris Burn Valley Pt.1

View up the valley, Spire Peak on the right, 1112m unnamed peak at extreme left.   More ▶︎
Iris Burn Valley

Iris Burn Valley

A pretty little snow-fed stream in the Iris Burn valley   More ▶︎
Luxmoore saddle

Luxmoore saddle

The ridgeline that the Kepler track hugs before it plunges to the Iris Burn valley below. It was pretty cold ...   More ▶︎
Murchison Mountains

Murchison Mountains

A view up the valley seperating Mt. Owen and Black Cone, from a point perhaps 30 minutes out of Luxmoore ...   More ▶︎
The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

SMS texts directly to your cellphone when a place becomes available. Free of charge!   More ▶︎
Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut

The best hut on the Tongariro Northern Crossing. New flush! toilets. Three sleeping areas: one cosy room next to the ...   More ▶︎
Oturere Hut

Oturere Hut

A grand location on the east side of Ngauruhoe in the Tongariro National Park. The smallish living area has 2 ...   More ▶︎
Anchorage Hut

Anchorage Hut

This new $720000 hut was opened October 2013, replacing a 24 bunk hut built in 1973. The hut and campsite are ...   More ▶︎
Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut

Kepler Track

Kepler Track

Mangatepopo Hut

Mangatepopo Hut

A Great Walk hut (must be booked in advance), easily accessible from the road-end. Gas heater and gas stove (in ...   More ▶︎
Sunset at Ketetahi Hut

Sunset at Ketetahi Hut

Earth's shadow rises on the sky beyond Lake Taupō.   More ▶︎
Ketetahi Track

Ketetahi Track

Easy climb through forest and subalpine vegetation on the northern flank of the Tongariro Volcano   More ▶︎
Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

A popular but crowded alpine route through a spectacular volcanic landscape.   More ▶︎
Tongariro Northern Circuit

Tongariro Northern Circuit

This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of ...   More ▶︎
Lake Waikaremoana Track

Lake Waikaremoana Track

"The Lake Track." Busy track in summer with swimming and fishing along the lake-side.   More ▶︎
Kepler Track

Kepler Track

Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.   More ▶︎
Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track

A classic crossing of the geologically and biologically diverse northwest corner of the South Island. The track is also open to ...   More ▶︎
Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of ...   More ▶︎
Kahurangi National Park

Kahurangi National Park

New Zealand's second largest, and youngest national park, dating from 1996. A large area of land at the top of ...   More ▶︎
Ketetahi Hut

Ketetahi Hut

KITETAHI HUT HAS NOW BEEN COMPLETELY REMOVED. the toilets are still there This hut on the northern slopes of Mt Tongariro ...   More ▶︎
Wangaehu River - Between Rangipo and Waihohonu Hut

Wangaehu River - Between Rangipo and Waihohonu Hut

Winter   More ▶︎
Round the Mountain: Ruapehu

Round the Mountain: Ruapehu

Combined with part of the Tongariro Northern Circuit, this track forms a loop around Mt Ruapehu. Combined with the other ...   More ▶︎
The infamous Boot Pole

The infamous Boot Pole

Right in the middle of Gouland Downs. About 10-15 minutes on from the picnic table thats also a bit out ...   More ▶︎
Coming off Perry Saddle down into Gouland Downs

Coming off Perry Saddle down into Gouland Downs

The last of the rain, looking down to Gouland Downs   More ▶︎
Aorere Shelter

Aorere Shelter

The first stop going North to South.   More ▶︎
Perry Saddle Hut

Perry Saddle Hut

A welcome sight in the rain.   More ▶︎
Milford Track

Milford Track

The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by ...   More ▶︎
Rakiura Track

Rakiura Track

An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.   More ▶︎
Parorama from Harris Saddle

Parorama from Harris Saddle

several photographs put together to create a panoramic view   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

The view over Routeburn Flats is the quintessential photo of the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Luxmore Hut

Luxmore Hut

Luxmore hut... isn't it beautiful. Really cosy and toasty warm inside... best place in the world on a cold, damp ...   More ▶︎
Swingbridge on the Kepler Track

Swingbridge on the Kepler Track

The swingbridge crossed on the last day of the Kepler Track.   More ▶︎
Motorau Hut

Motorau Hut

A view of Motorau hut (on Lake Manapouri) as you leave it to finish the Kepler Track.   More ▶︎
Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) - Stage 2

Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) - Stage 2

This is a pleasant two-day walk around the eastern part of the Round The Mountain (Ruapehu) Track. The walk begins ...   More ▶︎

Mangahouhounui GPX

A GPX file of this trip   More ▶︎

Tongariro Northern Circuit

A complete log of the Tongariro Northern Circuit completed on March 8, 2008.   More ▶︎
Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut

A typical lockwood Tongariro National Park Hut. It was supposed to be replaced but they have just built a new ...   More ▶︎
Round The Mountain (Ruapheu)

Round The Mountain (Ruapheu)

Stage 1 Round The Mountain Track   More ▶︎
Mangatepopo Hut

Mangatepopo Hut

Too close to the road to be a useful hut really but very well appointed and a good stop for ...   More ▶︎
Ketetahi Hut

Ketetahi Hut

Passing through early in the morning   More ▶︎
Mangahouhounui Stream

Mangahouhounui Stream

An untracked alternative to getting from Ketetahi Hut to Oturere Hut and beats the madenning crowd.   More ▶︎
Mangatepopo Hut

Mangatepopo Hut

December 2010 - sun setting.   More ▶︎
TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 4

TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 4

Useful info for first time trampers - and nice scenery too... NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR SPORKS SEE THE VIDEO HERE - ...   More ▶︎
Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut

This is a new DOC hut on the Tongariro Northern Circuit completed late DEC 2010. It is about a 5min ...   More ▶︎
Ketetahi Hut

Ketetahi Hut

A modern great walk hut part of the Tongariro alpine crossing. A great place for and easy uncomplicated night out. ...   More ▶︎
Ketetahi Hut on a fine day

Ketetahi Hut on a fine day

Looking North from Ketetahi hut towards Taupo   More ▶︎
Abel Tasman National Park #1

Abel Tasman National Park #1

Abel Tasman National Park, The Anchorage to Marahau   More ▶︎
Awaroa Hut

Awaroa Hut

Hut located on the south bank of the Awaroa Estuary, which can only be crossed on foot within 2 hours ...   More ▶︎
Waihohonu Bridge - Round The Mountain (Ruapehu)

Waihohonu Bridge - Round The Mountain (Ruapehu)

Bridge near Waihohonu Hut - ideal area for lunch   More ▶︎

Awaroa campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track at the southern edge of Awaroa Inlet. The inlet can only be crossed ...   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford from the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Whariwharangi hut

Whariwharangi hut

Whariwharangi hut   More ▶︎
Te Mari Craters

Te Mari Craters

Unmarked walk to volcanic craters near Ketetahi Hut on the Tongariro Crossing   More ▶︎

Whariwharangi Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track, next to Whariwharangi Hut. This campsite offers filtered water, fireplaces, and flushing toilets.   More ▶︎
New Waihohonu Hut

New Waihohonu Hut

New Waihohonu Hut   More ▶︎

Anchorage campsite

Large and popular campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite is a scheduled water taxi stop. It features ...   More ▶︎
The Darran Mountains

The Darran Mountains

Taken from the Routeburn North of The Orchard, almost the whole length of the Hollyford valley is visible with Lake ...   More ▶︎
Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track - West to East   More ▶︎
Whariwharangi Hut

Whariwharangi Hut

A pioneer homestead located in Whariwharangi Bay at the top of Abel Tasman National Park. The two-storey house was built ...   More ▶︎

Not The Routeburn

A six-passes, seven catchments trip through the Humboldt Mountains from Glenorchy to The Divide. Note that for access from Double Barrel ...   More ▶︎
Routes from Oturere Bridge to Oturere Hut

Routes from Oturere Bridge to Oturere Hut

Some years ago the prospect of a fast shortcut from Oturere Bridge to Oturere Hut has facinated me. I have ...   More ▶︎
TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 3

TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 3

Useful info for first time trampers - and nice scenery too... NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR SPORKS - SEE THE VIDEO HERE ...   More ▶︎
Mt Luxmore in August

Mt Luxmore in August

Taken from Point 1402, good snow conditions made for an easy crossing from Luxmores summit to here via the Eastern ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

An interesting hours excursion from Routeburn Falls hut takes you up the hill to the South of the hut giving ...   More ▶︎
Taking a stroll on Tongariro

Taking a stroll on Tongariro

Dave(lostone) is moving between Mangetepopo hut and Soda Springs whilst taking a walk up to South Crater. A chance to ...   More ▶︎
Kepler Track

Kepler Track

Kepler Track between the Hanging Valley & Forest Burn Shelters, Sept 16, 2006   More ▶︎
Old Waihohonu Hut

Old Waihohonu Hut

This historic hut is well worth the side trip on the Round The Mountain Track (Stage 1) (Ruapehu)   More ▶︎
Panekiri Hut

Panekiri Hut

Panekiri (Panekire) hut   More ▶︎
Historic Waihohonu Hut

Historic Waihohonu Hut

This original Waihohonu hut was constructed in 1904 and is now a historic building with no accommodation. You can stay ...   More ▶︎
Old Waihohonu Hut graffiti

Old Waihohonu Hut graffiti

The youth of today!!!......graffiti on the rafters go back to at least 1918. If you are in the hut take ...   More ▶︎
A beautiful morning at Mangatepopo

A beautiful morning at Mangatepopo

A cold start to a fantastic day up on the cones!   More ▶︎

Te Pukatea Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage.   More ▶︎
Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park

The third-largest national park, although most of its space is under-utilised. The Routeburn is the second busiest trail in New ...   More ▶︎

Totaranui campground

Large and popular camping ground at Totaranui, near the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This camping ground has an office with ...   More ▶︎

Totaranui Great Walk campsite

Campsite with vehicle access on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage. This campsite is only available to walkers on ...   More ▶︎
Small waterfall

Small waterfall

A small waterfall below Ketetahi Springs, Tongariro.   More ▶︎
Blue Duck (Whio)

Blue Duck (Whio)

Sighted on the Clinton River, Milford Track 20-11-2010, the orange DoC tag on its right leg indicates it as a ...   More ▶︎

Watering Cove campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Tops

Routeburn Tops

The Route Burn meanders through this basin beneach Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Ngauruhoe under a super moon

Ngauruhoe under a super moon

A long exposure (and painting the foreground with my head torch) led to a pleasing result.   More ▶︎
Arthur Valley from Mackinnon Pass on the Milford Track

Arthur Valley from Mackinnon Pass on the Milford Track

Shot on my point and shoot digital camera, a short movie of the view from the pass into the head ...   More ▶︎
Andersons Track to Mays View

Andersons Track to Mays View

Possibly the only way to see the Sutherland falls until DOC open a new track. This is a very old ...   More ▶︎
Murchison Mountains

Murchison Mountains

A late August shot of the snow covered mountains across South Fiord from near the Mt Luxmore hut.   More ▶︎
Mackinnon Pass

Mackinnon Pass

Looking West over the pass from near point 1146, Mt Hart vanishes into the cloud.   More ▶︎
Saxon Hut

Saxon Hut

Hut at the edge of Gouland Downs on the Heaphy Track. Great Walks campsite located next to the hut.   More ▶︎
Weka eye view - Saxon Hut

Weka eye view - Saxon Hut

Saxon Hut - early Winter from Weka's eye view   More ▶︎
Saxon hut July 2010

Saxon hut July 2010

Arguably the tidiest of the huts on the Heaphy Track and with the most interesting interior displays! (Didn't stay but popped ...   More ▶︎
The Orchard

The Orchard

Open space edged by ribbonwood near Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Lake Harris Western Shore

Lake Harris Western Shore

The western end of Lake Harris looking towards the entrance to the Valley of the Trolls. The route to the ...   More ▶︎

Observation Beach campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Anchorage. This campsite has no walking access from the track and is ...   More ▶︎
Scott's Beach

Scott's Beach

Beautiful walk to a golden, palm-edged beach and camping area at the end of the Heaphy Track   More ▶︎
Scotts Beach July 2010

Scotts Beach July 2010

Looking south toward Kohaihai Bluff.   More ▶︎

Nikau Walk

Short walk at the end of the Heaphy Track.   More ▶︎
TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 2

TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 2

Useful info for first time trampers - and nice scenery too... NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR SPORKS - SEE THE VIDEO HERE ...   More ▶︎
Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

The old Routeburn Falls Hut I stayed at in 2 November 1989 and 23 January 1990. Picture from November 1989. ...   More ▶︎
Lunarscape

Lunarscape

It's a lunar like landscape that greets you after departing Oturere Hut for the Emerald Lakes. Mount Ngarahoe offers a stunning ...   More ▶︎
The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

A six day trip around the Three Passes, including a traverse of the Serpentine Range instead of the North Route ...   More ▶︎
Whanganui Hut

Whanganui Hut

Whanganui hut   More ▶︎
DoC Humour

DoC Humour

Found at the Luxmore Hut, the tanks at the end of the hut are part of the sewage system...   More ▶︎
Mt Luxmore Hut

Mt Luxmore Hut

On the Kepler track.   More ▶︎
Abel Tasman National Park #2

Abel Tasman National Park #2

Abel Tasman National Park - Onetahuti Beach to Torrent Bay   More ▶︎
Lake Harris

Lake Harris

January 2009, Although it doesn't look like, we had awesome weather :)   More ▶︎
Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

From Lake Harris and Harris Saddle, the Left Branch of the Route Burn leads up to the Lake Wilson (at ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris from Conical Hill

Lake Harris from Conical Hill

If you are walking the Routeburn Track, don't miss the opportunity to climb Conical Hill from the Harris Saddle shelter. ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

An overnight or multiday scenic diversion from the Routeburn Great Walk. The Valley of the Trolls is easily accessed from ...   More ▶︎

Boyd Creek to The Divide via Kiwi Burn and the Mavora Walkway

A New Year's trip through the Snowdon Forest and on to The Divide. Heavily affected by weather, I had to ...   More ▶︎
Haast to The Divide

Haast to The Divide

Andrew Barker's traverse 2009. From Pleasant Flat in the Haast to The Divide via Mt Aspiring National Park.   More ▶︎

Brod Bay campsite

Campsite in beech forest on the shoreline of Lake Te Anau.   More ▶︎
milford track in winter

milford track in winter

mackinnon pass and shelter in june 1991. Note that the track is officially 'closed' at this time of year and ...   More ▶︎
North Crater

North Crater

North Crater is a large plateau with great views to the north. There is a crater in the middle of ...   More ▶︎

Zig Zag Track

Short walk to a viewpoint at the end of the Heaphy Track.   More ▶︎
Mt Ngauruhoe - Tongariro Circuit

Mt Ngauruhoe - Tongariro Circuit

3 JUN 2011 - on the Tongariro circuit between Waihohonu and Oturere Huts. Approx 20min walk north of Waihohonu.   More ▶︎

Clinton Hut

Great Walks hut on the Milford Track. Bookings are required during summer (see DOC link).   More ▶︎
Aorere Shelter

Aorere Shelter

Aorere shelter. taken 17-Dec-2010   More ▶︎
Aorere Shelter

Aorere Shelter

Harris Saddle Shelter

Harris Saddle Shelter

Enclosed day shelter perched on Harris Saddle, on the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited. A side trip from here leads ...   More ▶︎
Kohaihai

Kohaihai

Swing bridge over the Kohaihai River at the southern end of the Heaphy Track   More ▶︎

Shallow Bay

Short and easy day or overnight walk to a hut just off the Kepler Track.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut - great views (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden at sunset

Lake Howden from the Howden Hut   More ▶︎
Howden Hut

Howden Hut

Wonderful lunch spot on a busy trail.   More ▶︎

Awaroa Beach added to Abel Tasman National Park

Yesterday, an 8-hectare block of bush and sand was added to the conservation estate: Awaroa Beach became part of Abel ...   More ▶︎
Heaphy Boot Pole

Heaphy Boot Pole

Boot pole along the Heaphy Track   More ▶︎
Mackinnon Pass Shelter

Mackinnon Pass Shelter

New shelter (constructed 2010) located on Mackinnon Pass on the Milford Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎
Track down to MacKinnon Pass Shelter

Track down to MacKinnon Pass Shelter

The new Mackinnon pass shelter is great!   More ▶︎
Kea at MacKinnon Pass

Kea at MacKinnon Pass

Taken in December 2010. Walking over the pass towards the shelter and 3 Keas flew down on to the track ...   More ▶︎
Almost the end

Almost the end

The view from the saddle down to the Kohaihai river and shelter.   More ▶︎
Heaphy River Lagoon

Heaphy River Lagoon

A great place for a swim or paddle two minutes from the hut.   More ▶︎
Shallow Bay Hut

Shallow Bay Hut

A prime spot in winter when the mountain backdrop is covered in snow, reflected in Lake Manapouri. This was our ...   More ▶︎
Shallow Bay Hut

Shallow Bay Hut

Basically a big shed on the sandy shores of misty Manapouri. Situated beneath tall trees, it would be idyllic except ...   More ▶︎

Torrent Bay Village campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track next to a tidal estuary. Kayakers note: the campsite is regularly up to ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls Hut

Routeburn Falls Hut

A modern hut on the Routeburn track. It is at bushline on the edge of the cirque that leads up ...   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

The Hollyford Valley floor sits just above sea level, while the Routeburn Track creeps along the Serpentine Range at around ...   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Short, easy walk at the start of the Routeburn Track to a low summit. Panoramic views of the Greenstone, Hollyford, ...   More ▶︎

Lake Mackenzie Campsite

Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie Hut

Lake Mackenzie Hut

A Great Walks Hut on the Routeburn Track. During the summer season, bookings are required, with a maximum two-night stay. ...   More ▶︎
Earland Falls

Earland Falls

A 174m watterfall that the Routeburn track passes right underneath.   More ▶︎
Lakeview Holiday Park, Te Anau

Lakeview Holiday Park, Te Anau

I know it's commercial, but this little beaut is well worth staying in. It's about 5 min walk out of ...   More ▶︎

Te Anau

A town on the banks of Lake Te Anau, the South Island's largest lake. The town is close to Fiordland ...   More ▶︎
pukekaikiore hogsback

pukekaikiore hogsback

cloud   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls

Routeburn Falls

Located near the Falls hut these impressive falls are passed on the way to Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Kohaihai Shelter

Kohaihai Shelter

Free public telephone, information, camping area.   More ▶︎
Heaphy Coastline

Heaphy Coastline

An easy overnighter along the palm-fringed coastline of the Heaphy Track.   More ▶︎
Sutherland Falls from May's View

Sutherland Falls from May's View

After stumbling up the overgrown Andersons track from Quintin Lodge you are rewarded with this stunning view.   More ▶︎
The Valley of the Trolls

The Valley of the Trolls

Looking into the rain swept valley. The route in climbs over the rocks on the True Right of the Route ...   More ▶︎
Mutton Cove Campsite

Mutton Cove Campsite

Beautiful beach with large camping area. This campsite offers flushing toilets and fireplaces.   More ▶︎
Lake MacKenzie

Lake MacKenzie

The lake just below the DoC hut, looking towards Emily Pass.   More ▶︎
Central Crater

Central Crater

Central Crater Mt Tongariro. This view is taken as we climb up to North Crater. Red Crater is to the ...   More ▶︎
Line up of Volcanos

Line up of Volcanos

This is one of the best places in Tongariro National Park to get a photo. All in a line, Blue ...   More ▶︎
Having lunch at Upper Te Mari Crater May 2012

Having lunch at Upper Te Mari Crater May 2012

We had no inkling that the crater just above us would erupt in 3 months time.   More ▶︎
Te Mari Crater, post the August 2012 Eruption

Te Mari Crater, post the August 2012 Eruption

Stll a fairly steamy scene   More ▶︎
Emily Pass South View

Emily Pass South View

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Emily Pass View

Emily Pass View

The view north from Emily Pass. December 2014   More ▶︎
Lake Howden

Lake Howden

Summer at Lake Howden is a magic time. The wind is warm, days are hot and sunny, and the fellow ...   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn, Sept 2006   More ▶︎
Sulphur Lagoon

Sulphur Lagoon

One of the Te Mari Craters on the northern flank of Tongariro, near Ketetahi Hut.   More ▶︎
Whanganui Hut, Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Whanganui Hut, Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

Whanganui Hut is one of the five huts on Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk. Located in a grassy flat and close ...   More ▶︎
Emily Basin

Emily Basin

High above the Routeburn at the top of Emily Creek, about 1.5 hours climb from Emily Creek bridge. Fraser Col ...   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1400m Basin

Emily Pass 1400m Basin

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Route up to Emily Pass

Route up to Emily Pass

This is looking west at the northern route up to Emily Pass, and is the opposite direction from this photo: ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn

Routeburn

Taken from a slip below the Routeburn Falls hut (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

This photo is looking east at Fraser Col from the true right top of the gut of the initial climb ...   More ▶︎
Moturau Hut

Moturau Hut

Moturau Hut

Moturau Hut

Moturau Hut is an ugly big barn in a clearing by Lake Manapouri built to house smelly tourists on the ...   More ▶︎

Waiharakeke Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite offers flushing toilets and a fireplace.   More ▶︎

Akersten Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track betwee Marahau and Anchorage.   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie

Lake Mackenzie

Lake MacKenzie from the basin below Emily Col. Good campspots and a so-so rock biv marked by a cairn.   More ▶︎
Blue Lake, Mount Tongariro

Blue Lake, Mount Tongariro

This lake occupies a crater next to the popular Tongariro Crossing track.   More ▶︎
Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Red Crater

Ruapehu, Ngauruhoe, and Red Crater

These volcanoes and vents line up along the axis of the Taupo Volcanic Zone, a line of geothermal activity leading ...   More ▶︎

Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

A classic tramp north of the Routeburn. Rather than exit via the Rockburn, we extended the trip through Lake Nerine ...   More ▶︎
Emily Peak Reflections

Emily Peak Reflections

Serenity can be found early morning at places like Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Taken from near the campisite at the top of lake on a cool crisp March morning, fog swirls over reflections ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Despite the abundance of boulders in the Valley of the Trolls, there is vertually no natural shelter here. One place ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Hut

Lewis Hut

Hut at the confluence of the Lewis and Heaphy Rivers on the Heaphy Track.   More ▶︎
Lewis hut July 2010

Lewis hut July 2010

The middle one of the three huts on the West Coast side of the Heaphy Track.   More ▶︎
Perry Saddle Hut and the Dragon's Teeth

Perry Saddle Hut and the Dragon's Teeth

There are good views in all directions from the windows of this new hut   More ▶︎
The New Perry Saddle Hut

The New Perry Saddle Hut

Perry Saddle Hut has been replaced by this large new comfortable hut   More ▶︎
Perry Saddle Hut

Perry Saddle Hut

A hut near the eastern end of the Heaphy Track, near the top of the long climb up from the ...   More ▶︎
Heaphy Beach

Heaphy Beach

View from Heaphy beach 400 meters from heaphy hut   More ▶︎
Saxon Hut

Saxon Hut

The newest hut on the track.   More ▶︎
Heaphy Hut

Heaphy Hut

Perfectly situated beside the lagoon and river mouth. If you have a day to spare there are worse places to ...   More ▶︎
McKay Hut

McKay Hut

Up high with a view down to the Heaphy River mouth. One of the older huts on the track with ...   More ▶︎
Lewis Hut

Lewis Hut

A very bright and nice hut beside the river. You can ford the smaller river to continue the track rather than ...   More ▶︎
Day One - Building the New Heaphy Hut

Day One - Building the New Heaphy Hut

We happened to be at the Heaphy Hut on the day they started building the new hut. There was a ...   More ▶︎
Heaphy Sunset

Heaphy Sunset

Sunset at Heaphy Beach   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Mackenzie Hut is near the lake edge, with the guided walks hut further back.   More ▶︎
Traversing around Mt Tongariro

Traversing around Mt Tongariro

Heading towards Oturere hut from the Mangahouhounui Valley. Mt Ruapehu beyond   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1200m Basin

Emily Pass 1200m Basin

There's great camping to be had in the large grassy basin at just over 1200m on the south side of ...   More ▶︎
North Routeburn Rock bivvy

North Routeburn Rock bivvy

I've guessed the location from a description but don't take my word for it.   More ▶︎
North Route Burn Rock bivvy

North Route Burn Rock bivvy

2 person biv rumoured to be 500m from the Routeburn Track in the North Branch of the Route Burn on ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy formed by an overhanging cliff. Probably enough room for about a dozen people but the northern end is ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy underneath an overhanging cliff about half way up the Valley of the Trolls and about 40m above the ...   More ▶︎
Manuoha - Waikareiti Circut

Manuoha - Waikareiti Circut

A three day circut in Urewera National Park. Mt Manuoha is the highest point in the Park and offers great ...   More ▶︎

Manuoha - Waikareiti Circut GPX

A GPX file of this trip   More ▶︎
Emily Creek

Emily Creek

In Emily Creek looking down towards the bridge. Once you you get past the initial large boulders it's a typical ...   More ▶︎
The New Heaphy Hut

The New Heaphy Hut

A large, modern sandfly proof structure   More ▶︎
New Track to Mangatepopo Saddle

New Track to Mangatepopo Saddle

Regular trampers into the Mangatepopo Valley may be interested in the route of the new, highly engineered track from the ...   More ▶︎

The Divide Shelter

Open shelter at the Milford end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎

Mintaro Hut

Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

A slightly shorter option to the 5 passes trip but of similar if not more difficulty. Can be done in ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats Hut

Routeburn Flats Hut

A large hut on the Routeburn Track, often bypassed for the Routeburn Falls Hut which is 1 hour further along ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Result of 24 hours snow fall on Jan 14 & 15. What about summer! Looking back towards the Routeburn Track.   More ▶︎
Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Photograph courtesy of DOC, I think. Around 30 April. Repairs not expected for about 3 months. This creek is easily ...   More ▶︎
Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track

The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE THE DEMON TRAIL

THE THE DEMON TRAIL

Lots of up and down all day   More ▶︎
THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

THE START OF THE DEMON TRAIL

Over this bridge the trail starts to live up to its name   More ▶︎
Heaphy Hut

Heaphy Hut

Hut at the mouth of the Heaphy River on the Heaphy Track. Great Walks campsite surrounds the hut.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

Grassy camping next to Routeburn Flats Hut.   More ▶︎
Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Looking north from Fraser Col across Emily Basin. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek

Fraser Creek

One of several valleys that cut into the southern Humboldt Mountains. It passes through many kilometres of beech forest, river ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

The view down the Fraser from just below the Col. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Winter conditions - Tongariro Crossing

Winter conditions - Tongariro Crossing

c1300m on a very average August morning.   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley from Fraser Col   More ▶︎
The Route up to Lake Wilson

The Route up to Lake Wilson

It begins here at the foot of the waterfall at the head of the Valley of the Trolls and climbs ...   More ▶︎
Blue Lake Panorama

Blue Lake Panorama

Mt Ngauruhoe, Red Crater, Mt Tongariro, my wife Helen, Blue Lake. We're all walking on the moon.   More ▶︎

Soda Springs

The easiest close approach to Ngauruhoe Volcano, following a smooth track through a raw, moonlike landscape to an oasis of ...   More ▶︎
Vista off the bluff

Vista off the bluff

Lake Waikaremoana Track   More ▶︎
Lake Waikaremoana

Lake Waikaremoana

Maori legend tells how Lake Waikaremoana was carved out of the land by a fearsome Taniwha.   More ▶︎
Waikaremoana sunset

Waikaremoana sunset

As the sun set over Panekiri Hut, we watched the clouds roll in below us over Lake Waikaremoana. Soon we ...   More ▶︎
Panekiri Bluff overlooking Lake Waikaremoana

Panekiri Bluff overlooking Lake Waikaremoana

It is a hard climb up the gnarly-rooted path to Panekiri Bluff, but the views over the lake from the ...   More ▶︎
Lazy Days

Lazy Days

A great walk hut on Lake Waikaremoana, Te Urewera National Park   More ▶︎
Ahhh Wildlife

Ahhh Wildlife

Gecko rescued from certain destruction on the road at Aniwaniwa   More ▶︎
Panekiri Bluff from Onepoto - Lake Waikaremoana

Panekiri Bluff from Onepoto - Lake Waikaremoana

Panekiri Bluff from Onepoto - Lake Waikaremoana   More ▶︎
Panekiri Range from the Whanganui Inlet

Panekiri Range from the Whanganui Inlet

Panekiri Range looms in the distance as viewed from the Whanganui Inlet arm of Lake Waikaremoana.   More ▶︎
Lake Waikaremoana from Panekiri Hut (1180m)

Lake Waikaremoana from Panekiri Hut (1180m)

Lake Waikaremoana from Panekiri Hut (1180m)   More ▶︎
Korokoro Falls in Te Urewera

Korokoro Falls in Te Urewera

Korokoro Falls   More ▶︎

Sawdust Bay

Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Greenstone Saddle Camping Area

Large informal campsite at Greenstone Saddle, near the top of the Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎

Anapai Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite offers flush toilets.   More ▶︎
Emily Pass

Emily Pass

Emily Pass from Lake Mackenzie   More ▶︎
Tapuaenui Campsite

Tapuaenui Campsite

Tapuaenui campsite   More ▶︎
Anapai Beach

Anapai Beach

View of rock formation near anapai   More ▶︎
Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area.

Morning at the Greenstone Saddle Camping Area. McKellar Saddle, cloaked in cloud and dusted with snow, is left of centre.   More ▶︎
Sutherland Falls

Sutherland Falls

Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

another rainy day at the start of the Routeburn (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

Enclosed shelter at the Wakatipu end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

This old Emergency Shelter on Harris Saddle (1277m) is now replaced by something larger/better. This picture is from 2 November ...   More ▶︎

North West Circuit

The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎
Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

A photgraph from near the bottom of the climb up the southern route to Erebus (I had just climbed down ...   More ▶︎

North Arm campsite

Camping under forest near North Arm Hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

At the top of the climb to Lake Wilson this great view is to be had when looking south. Ocean ...   More ▶︎
Gouland Downs Hut

Gouland Downs Hut

Gouland Downs Hut   More ▶︎
Gouland Downs Hut

Gouland Downs Hut

Gouland Downs Hut   More ▶︎
Gouland Downs Hut

Gouland Downs Hut

Hut located at the eastern edge of Gouland Downs, on the Heaphy Track. This hut is more traditional and basic, ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from the outlet

Lake Wilson from the outlet

The first view of Lake Wilson you are greeted with upon reaching the lake. Theres good camping here. 5th Jan ...   More ▶︎
Emerald Lakes

Emerald Lakes

Emerald lake viewed from the descent from Red Crater.   More ▶︎
Walking, hiking, tramping in fjordland

Walking, hiking, tramping in fjordland

“Done”(tick) the Kepler? Tackling the Dusky? . . . . . . . . . . . . also @: http://members.virtualtourist.com/m/tt/75f31/#TL http://www.panoramio.com/user/171036   More ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
North Arm Hut

North Arm Hut

Hut on the Rakiura Track at North Arm on Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Te Urewera

Te Urewera

Te Urewera is a large tract of remote, heavily forested land, featuring the famous Lake Waikaremoana.   More ▶︎
Emerald Lakes - Tongariro

Emerald Lakes - Tongariro

From tongariro Crossing   More ▶︎
Lava in the mist

Lava in the mist

Low cloud obscured the views on the trail to the Mt Tongariro summit, but resulted in lava formations looming eerily ...   More ▶︎

Mount Tongariro

A side trip on the Tongariro Crossing to the low summit of Tongariro Volcano   More ▶︎
Hiking the Tongariro Northern Circuit

Hiking the Tongariro Northern Circuit

The Tongariro Northern Circuit circles around Ngauruhoe's cone with chances to climb either Ngauruhoe or Tongariro. The entire circuit takes ...   More ▶︎
DzungN

DzungN

Round the Mountain, Mt Ruapehu, late Febuary 2003   More ▶︎
Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park

New Zealand's first national park andand one of the first to be created anywhere in the world. The volcanic heart ...   More ▶︎
Tongariro Massif at Dawn

Tongariro Massif at Dawn

From the summit of Ngauruhoe, the clouds flow past the summits of Tongariro. Not a tourist in sight! A full ...   More ▶︎
Bushline

Bushline

November on the Kepler. Forced to return to Control Gates due to snow conditions between Luxmore and Iris Burn Huts.   More ▶︎
Emerald Lake - Winter

Emerald Lake - Winter

The lower Emerald Lake in its winter coat - taken June 2009. The track from Oturere Hut joins the Tongariro ...   More ▶︎
Emerald Lakes, Tongariro crossing

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro crossing

Very rare image of the Lakes with no tourists in shot (I got lucky)   More ▶︎
Five Passes

Five Passes

A classic trip starting and finishing at the Routeburn road. The five passes are; Sugarloaf pass, Park pass, Cow saddle, Fiery ...   More ▶︎

Dumpling Hut

Third hut on the Milford Track, north of Mackinnon Pass on the Arthur River. Bookings required (see DOC link).   More ▶︎
Lake Marian

Lake Marian

Short walk from the Hollyford Road up to a hanging valley and lake in the Darran Mountains.   More ▶︎

Te Tatau Pounamu Wilderness Area

Forested northeastern slopes of the Tongariro volcano complex within Tongariro National Park.   More ▶︎
Marian Creek

Marian Creek

Taken from the viewing gantry, an easy 10 minute walk from the carpark, Marian creek tumbles down the hillside on ...   More ▶︎
Broken bridge

Broken bridge

The bridge at the start of the Routeburn Track, damaged by a slip, August 2008.   More ▶︎
Oturere Valley

Oturere Valley

The Oturere Valley above Oturere Hut is a unique place. A real moonscape sculptured by lava flows   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek Waterfall

Fraser Creek Waterfall

Unnamed waterfall crashing out of a hanging valley about half way up the Fraser. Its well worth the 15-20 minute ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson with Mt Erebus and Mt Xenicus above. 5th Jan 2013   More ▶︎
Routes up Mt Erebus

Routes up Mt Erebus

There are at least 3 possible routes to climb Erebus from Lake Wilson. The red and blue routes go up ...   More ▶︎
Rim of Red Crater

Rim of Red Crater

Standing on the rim of Red Crater at the summit, Blue Lake in the background.   More ▶︎
Red Crater

Red Crater

Looking down into Red Crater from the summit.   More ▶︎
Below Red Crater

Below Red Crater

View from the rim of South Crater, below Red Crater   More ▶︎
Red Crater Panorama

Red Crater Panorama

Taken on the Tongariro Crossing   More ▶︎
Sunrise over Red Crater and the Blue Lake

Sunrise over Red Crater and the Blue Lake

From the top of Ngauruhoe, sunrise spreads it's light across the familiar but deserted landscape of tongariro.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, upstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

A steep, loose but otherwise straight forward pass out of the Double Barrel into the Fraser   More ▶︎
Head of the Fraser Valley

Head of the Fraser Valley

This photo is taken from the site marked on the topo map where a rock bivy is supposed to exist. ...   More ▶︎
Greenstone Track

Greenstone Track

A famous, easy track along red tussock river flats.   More ▶︎
Mangahouhounui Stream

Mangahouhounui Stream

Looking down into the Mangahouhounui Stream   More ▶︎

Apple Tree Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track between Marahau and Anchorage.   More ▶︎
TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 1

TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - PAGE 1

Useful info for first time trampers - and nice scenery too... NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR SPORKS - SEE THE VIDEO HERE ...   More ▶︎
L Plated Tramper - Tonga Bay

L Plated Tramper - Tonga Bay

Early one evening this month I caught up with a tramper on Tonga Bay beach in the Abel Tasman National ...   More ▶︎
Mangapurua Valley - Bridge to Nowhere Track

Mangapurua Valley - Bridge to Nowhere Track

Historic track between the Whakahoro and Mangapurua landings on the Whanganui River. From Whakahoro it follows the Kaiwhakauka stream until the ...   More ▶︎
Tobin Homestead remains

Tobin Homestead remains

The remains of the old Tobin Homestead, adjacent to the Cootes site.   More ▶︎
Bettjeman House site

Bettjeman House site

Historic remains of the old Bettjeman house site.   More ▶︎
Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to nowhere - Mangapurua Valley   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek passes through several grass flats which get more and more pleasant the closer to the head of the ...   More ▶︎

Te Puna Hut (Removed)

Te Puna Hut (Removed)   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

I didnt summit Erebus due to exhaustion and the snow conditions but from 1860m the view is almost as fine! ...   More ▶︎
Kepler Track

Kepler Track

First of the possible trailends for the Kepler Track, at Rainbow Reach.   More ▶︎
Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into the Fraser. Mt Earnslaw looking bare & bleak without snow cover in the ...   More ▶︎
Winter ascent - Mt Ngauruhoe

Winter ascent - Mt Ngauruhoe

70kph winds and swirling spindrift made for an interesting climb. Unfortunately we were turned back 50m from the summit by ...   More ▶︎
Ngauruhoe Volcano

Ngauruhoe Volcano

Ascent of the steep, symmetrical scoria cone of a young volcano - can be walked as a 3 hour side ...   More ▶︎

Whakahoro Bunkroom

Whakahoro bunkroom hut. On the Whanganui river. A "Basic" hut on a Great Walk!   More ▶︎
Mangahouhounui Stream

Mangahouhounui Stream

The Mangahouhounui Stream down where it entes the bush on a foggy morning   More ▶︎
South Crater

South Crater

South Crater viewed from the eastern rim, Tongariro Alpine Crossing.   More ▶︎

Onetahuti Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track next to Tonga Island Marine Reserve. This campsite is a scheduled water taxi ...   More ▶︎
Waiharuru Campsite

Waiharuru Campsite

Waiharuru Campsite, next to the Waiharuru hut.   More ▶︎
Waiharuru Hut

Waiharuru Hut

Waiharuru hut   More ▶︎
Mount Ngauruhoe

Mount Ngauruhoe

Ngauruhoe viewed from South Crater, Tongariro Alpine Crossing.   More ▶︎

Tongariro National Park World Heritage Area

Tongariro National Park was given to the Crown by the Ngati Tuwharetoa iwi in 1887, and became New Zealand's first ...   More ▶︎
Tongariro

Tongariro

View from the summit of Ngauruhoe   More ▶︎
St Ngauruhoe blessing the trampers

St Ngauruhoe blessing the trampers

As the sun rose we were greeted with this curious spectacle of a lenticular cloud wrapped about the cone of ...   More ▶︎
Waiting for the sun, Ngauruhoe

Waiting for the sun, Ngauruhoe

A midnight tramp under the moonlight, up through the clouds takes you to the summit of ngauruhoe, where the hot ...   More ▶︎
Ngauruhoe Sunrise

Ngauruhoe Sunrise

A midnight tramp under the moonlight, up through the clouds takes you to the summit of ngauruhoe, where the hot ...   More ▶︎
Ngauruhoe Shadow

Ngauruhoe Shadow

early morning shadow   More ▶︎
Ngauruhoe Summit

Ngauruhoe Summit

Early morning, lower tama lake full of mist   More ▶︎
Warming Up on Ngauruhoe

Warming Up on Ngauruhoe

After a cold night, the sunrise from the heated summit of ngauruhoe is incredible. Enjoying a well earned brew high ...   More ▶︎
Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

It blew but didn't come to much   More ▶︎
Maori Beach

Maori Beach

Estuary at the end of Maori Beach, Rakiura Track, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Maori Beach

Maori Beach

Coastal forest, beaches, and estuaries on the beginning of Stewart Island's Rakiura Track   More ▶︎
Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

A good way to start a trip going into the Rockburn is to leave Glenorchy late in the day and ...   More ▶︎
Lagoon at Maori Bay, Stewart Island

Lagoon at Maori Bay, Stewart Island

The first large empty beach on the North West Circuit, with a nice swingbridge and a small lagoon at the ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson

Lake Wilson

Near the Harris Saddle on the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Camping at Lake Wilson

Camping at Lake Wilson

When the snows gone, the head of the lake is a spectacular place to pitch your tent. January 2017   More ▶︎

TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS

USEFUL INFO FOR FIRST TIME TRAMPERS - DON'T FORGET YOUR SPORKS!   More ▶︎
Looking up the Rockburn

Looking up the Rockburn

From Sugarloaf pass, this is the view of the Rockburn that greets you after you cross   More ▶︎
Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

A dry and sheltered bivvy underneath a giant boulder in the North Branch of the Route Burn. Sleeps 4 or ...   More ▶︎
Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Great dry bivvy located under a giant boulder in the north branch of the Routeburn. Sleeps 4 or 5 but ...   More ▶︎
Katipo Creek Shelter

Katipo Creek Shelter

Shelter and camping area situated amongst nikau palms on a picturesque beach. Water is available from the creek nearby.   More ▶︎

Maori Beach campsite

Camping amongst the seaside grasses at Maori Beach. This is the site of an old sawmill, with a rusting steam ...   More ▶︎

Abel Tasman Inland Track

Linking with the Coast Track at either end, this more challenging route explores the park's hilly interior.   More ▶︎

Tonga Quarry campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track next to the Tonga Island Marine Reserve.   More ▶︎

John Coull Hut

John Coull hut on the Whanganui River.   More ▶︎
Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

While on a circuit of Lake Wilson, Peak 1680 is a hard scramble on the northwestern corner of the lake. ...   More ▶︎
Rakiura National Park

Rakiura National Park

New Zealand's newest and southernmost park, on Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Meat's Back on the Menu Boys!

Meat's Back on the Menu Boys!

...As the orcs would say! Venison for tea in the bush is always a great way to supplement the freeze-dri!   More ▶︎
manuoha track

manuoha track

goblin forest   More ▶︎
manuoha hut in snow

manuoha hut in snow

A big chilly bin.   More ▶︎
Greenstone / Caples Tracks

Greenstone / Caples Tracks

The Greenstone and Caples Tracks are often linked together to form a circuit from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Long ...   More ▶︎

TOP TEN TRAMPING TIPS - Abel Tasman Coast Track - National Park - New Zealand

Useful info for first time trampers - and nice scenery too... NEVER LEAVE HOME WITHOUT YOUR SPORKS   More ▶︎
Waiopaoa Hut

Waiopaoa Hut

Waiopaoa Hut   More ▶︎
Waiopaoa Campsite

Waiopaoa Campsite

Waiopaoa campsite, next to Waiopaoa hut.   More ▶︎

Tinline campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Marahau.   More ▶︎

Bark Bay campsite

Large campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track near Bark Bay Hut. This campsite is a scheduled water taxi stop, ...   More ▶︎

Port William campsite

Grassy campsite at Magnetic Beach near Port William Hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎

Hidden Lakes

Short walk past a series of lakes. Water access only.   More ▶︎

Stewart Island's North West Circuit

A report of my tramp around the North West Circuit, November 2011. A personal account of a 'mature' tramper, with ...   More ▶︎
Bark Bay Hut

Bark Bay Hut

Located at the Bark Bay estuary on the coast immediately south of Tonga Island Marine Reserve.   More ▶︎
Ministry of Works Historic Hut

Ministry of Works Historic Hut

Ministry of Works Historic Hut. Previously known as Mackay Downs Hut. Constructed in 1970 by the Ministry of Works for the ...   More ▶︎
Sign pointing to MOW Historic Hut Oct 2012

Sign pointing to MOW Historic Hut Oct 2012

"Five minutes before the hut there is an old hut sign of weathered wood with flat head nails making the ...   More ▶︎
Port William Hut

Port William Hut

Port William Hut is all that remains of the settlement. Well-situated above a beach with short walks nearby. Must book ...   More ▶︎
Port William Hut

Port William Hut

Hut at Magnetic Beach, Port William, Stewart Island. This is the first hut on the Rakiura Track.   More ▶︎
Ministry of Works Historic Hut

Ministry of Works Historic Hut

MOW Historic hut. taken 15-Dec-2010   More ▶︎
The North Branch of the Routeburn

The North Branch of the Routeburn

Our final camp in the North Branch of the Routeburn. North Col, which we have just come through, is in ...   More ▶︎
Lake Whakatipu from Sugarloaf

Lake Whakatipu from Sugarloaf

On the five passes route. Lake Whakatipu from just above Sugarloaf pass. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
JH on a saddle Mackay Downs October 2012

JH on a saddle Mackay Downs October 2012

I took this photo en route from James Mackay hut to the MOW Mackay Downs hut. This route follows lots ...   More ▶︎
Waiopaoa Hut

Waiopaoa Hut

Big hut in a nice setting, adjacent campground is excellent. Motor right up to the doorstep in your boat if ...   More ▶︎
Lake Marian

Lake Marian

Taken in October 2010 the lake appeared tiny in comparison to other photos and videos Ive seen of it online, ...   More ▶︎
Holyoake Clearing Shelter Oct 2012

Holyoake Clearing Shelter Oct 2012

This is a fairly new bivvy in the Abel Tasman National Park that is situated roughly half way between the ...   More ▶︎
Holyoake Clearing Shelter

Holyoake Clearing Shelter

This is a fairly new bivvy in the Abel Tasman National Park that is situated roughly half way between the ...   More ▶︎
Holyoake clearing Shelter

Holyoake clearing Shelter

New 2 bunk Shelter at Holyoake Clearing - about 2.5 hours from Marahau on the Abel Tasman Inland track. Castle ...   More ▶︎
Port William

Port William

Jetty at the Port William Hut on the Rakiura Track   More ▶︎
Port William Hut, North West Circuit, Stewart Island

Port William Hut, North West Circuit, Stewart Island

One of the huts on the easy Rakiura Trail, with a generous kitchen-lounge area and two separate bunkrooms. Look out ...   More ▶︎
Lower Tama, Tama Saddle, and Ruapehu beyond

Lower Tama, Tama Saddle, and Ruapehu beyond

The Tama Lakes are old explosion craters remaining from past eruptions.   More ▶︎
Gunner River Swingbridge, Heaphy Track

Gunner River Swingbridge, Heaphy Track

Limestone bluffs, dark tannin-stained waters, and massive trees of Northern rātā make the walk from Lewis Hut to Heaphy Hut ...   More ▶︎

Whakatakaa Hut

Whakatakaa hut   More ▶︎

Mosquito Bay campsite

Campsite on the Abel Tasman Coast Track. This campsite has no walking access from the track and is suitable for ...   More ▶︎

Falls Creek

Day or overnight trip to a choice of two rock bivvies off the Milford Road.   More ▶︎
Caples Track

Caples Track

A quiet track climbing alongside the Caples River through forest and grassy flats and over a sub-alpine saddle.   More ▶︎
Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Caples Valley Fallow Deer

Spooked a mob of 30+ deer back in 06/07.   More ▶︎
Desert Road Entry Point

Desert Road Entry Point

Entry to Round The Mountain Track   More ▶︎
James Mackay hut

James Mackay hut

James Mackay hut. taken Nov 2014.   More ▶︎
James Mackay hut

James Mackay hut

James Mackay hut. taken Nov 2014   More ▶︎
James Mackay hut

James Mackay hut

James Mackay old & new huts. taken Nov 2014   More ▶︎
James Mackay Hut

James Mackay Hut

Hut at the edge of the Mackay Downs on the Heaphy Track. New hut opened on 5-Nov-2014 and old hut closed.   More ▶︎
Mackay hut July 2010

Mackay hut July 2010

James Mackay hut, Heaphy Track. A 26 bunk lodge.   More ▶︎
McKellar Saddle (945 m), Upper Caples Valley

McKellar Saddle (945 m), Upper Caples Valley

After a steep climb up from Lake McKellar in the Upper Greenstone, you are treated to spectacular views of the ...   More ▶︎
Hanging Valley Shelter September 18, 2011

Hanging Valley Shelter September 18, 2011

Kinda difficult to use the shelter. Good access to the loo though   More ▶︎
Lower Tama Lake

Lower Tama Lake

Worthwhile day trip from Whakapapa Village   More ▶︎
Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into Death Valley. Catchment is blocked by twin falls at its lower end, but ...   More ▶︎
Lower Tama Lake

Lower Tama Lake

I took my Canadian cousins up to Tama Lake. They thoroughly enjoyed the trip   More ▶︎
Korokoro Campsite

Korokoro Campsite

Korokoro campsite   More ▶︎
Mavora-Greenstone Walkway

Mavora-Greenstone Walkway

Links with Greenstone Track.   More ▶︎
Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Hut has been removed (2010?). Details below for old-time's sake ... Scott Creek Hut (4 beds, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) ...   More ▶︎

Abrahams Bay Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust in Abrahams Bay, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎
Iris Burn Hut

Iris Burn Hut

Tucked between lakes Manapouri and Te Anau, this Great Walks hut is part of the Kepler Track. Bookings required during ...   More ▶︎
Brown Hut - River View

Brown Hut - River View

Brown Hut from the River early Winter 2012   More ▶︎
Brown Hut

Brown Hut

Brown Hut. taken 17-Dec-2010   More ▶︎
Brown Hut (Kahurangi)

Brown Hut (Kahurangi)

This hut is just five minutes' walk from the northern end of the Heaphy Track. Information, free public telephone. This ...   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut in the Upper Caples Valley. This hut was closed to the public in February 2014, but is now reopened ...   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Comfortable hut on the Caples Track   More ▶︎
Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut

Upper Caples Hut   More ▶︎
Bungaree Hut- looking out on the bay

Bungaree Hut- looking out on the bay

View from the Bungaree Hut, a classic, compact hut.   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

This route crosses the easiest pass from the Dart to Caples Valleys, via Scott Creek, Scott Saddle and Kay Creek ...   More ▶︎
Scott Basin

Scott Basin

Scott Basin at the head of Scott Creek, between the Dart and Caples valleys. Scott Creek Hut (dilapidated) is located ...   More ▶︎
Hard going in the Oturere Stream

Hard going in the Oturere Stream

Sometimes it is quite fun to get off track, sometimes it isn't. At least this bit only involved water and ...   More ▶︎
Bungaree Hut

Bungaree Hut

Bungaree Hut

Bungaree Hut

Overlooking Big Bungaree Beach, this hut has an idyllic location on the sheltered northern coast of Stewart Island. Easy access ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise at Bungaree Hut

Sunrise at Bungaree Hut

View from the bunk at Bungaree Hut - looks like rain today!   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A short forest walk to a tranquil lake.   More ▶︎
On the Serpentine Range 2

On the Serpentine Range 2

Looking north from near Point 1489 over the saddle at Point 1410. There is good looking camping on the saddle. ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death of a glacier. Death Valley, Humboldt Mountains   More ▶︎

Hanging Valley Shelter

Iris Burn

Iris Burn

This is just down from the waterfall, and basically the first time you see the river, as it descends into ...   More ▶︎
Iris Burn Waterfall

Iris Burn Waterfall

About 15 minutes walk from Iris Burn Hut... and WELL worth it! Spectacular, especially when it has just been snowing ...   More ▶︎
Tama Lakes Track

Tama Lakes Track

A good day walk onto the Tama Saddle, visiting explosion craters near the foot of Ngauruhoe. Excellent panoramic views on ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley

Death Valley

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Matemateaonga Walkway

Matemateaonga Walkway

Easy walking along an old road with forest, birds, and no views. Access to track ends is awkward.   More ▶︎

Hapuatuna Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust in Hapuatuna Bay, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

Fred's Camp Hut

Fred's camp hut. On the shore of Paterson Inlet.   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A calm forested lake in the Dart Valley near Glenorchy.   More ▶︎
Mason Bay from Rocky Mount

Mason Bay from Rocky Mount

An hour long scramble from Freshwater Hut gets you up to Rocky Mount and at 550 metres its gives you ...   More ▶︎
Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls

These picturesque falls are located within easy walking distance of the Chateau Tongariro and are well worth visiting. A harmless challenge ...   More ▶︎

Southwest Arm Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust opposite Freds Camp in South West Arm on Stewart Island. Just ...   More ▶︎
Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route as tramped by us in May 2012 and recorded with Garmin GPS60csx   More ▶︎
Marauiti Hut

Marauiti Hut

Marauiti Hut   More ▶︎
Hellfire Pass from Rocky Mount

Hellfire Pass from Rocky Mount

Looking West from Rocky Mount gives you a vista over the huge swamp that is the interior of Stewart Island. ...   More ▶︎
Marauiti Hut from Northern approach

Marauiti Hut from Northern approach

Taken from swing bridge 5 minutes before hut turnoff.   More ▶︎
Chain sculpture at Lee Bay

Chain sculpture at Lee Bay

This sculpture marks the official entrance to Rakiura National Park. It was made by Russell Beck and has a twin ...   More ▶︎
Puketotara Hut

Puketotara Hut

Puketotara hut. taken 17-Feb-2008   More ▶︎
Puketotara Hut

Puketotara Hut

Puketotara hut. On the Matemateaonga walkway.   More ▶︎
Awapoto Hut

Awapoto Hut

DOC photo of Awapoto Hut   More ▶︎
Awapoto Hut

Awapoto Hut

Nice medium size hut, 12 bunks, wood stove. Seldom used compared with the huts on the Abel Tasman Coast track. ...   More ▶︎
Manapouri sunset

Manapouri sunset

Beautiful sunset at the shore of Lake Manapouri after coming out of the Dusky track   More ▶︎
Mangatoetoenui Stream - Round The Mountain (Ruapehu)

Mangatoetoenui Stream - Round The Mountain (Ruapehu)

Upper reaches of the stream which is crossed by the track. Typical "desert" like landscape. View of Mt Ruapehu in ...   More ▶︎
Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls

Awapoto Hut

Awapoto Hut

Nice 12 bunk hut in grassed clearing with some views over Abel Tasman. Does not get alot of use given ...   More ▶︎
Abel Tasman National Park

Abel Tasman National Park

In many ways, the track that explores the golden shoreline of this coastal park and the park itself have become ...   More ▶︎
U Pass

U Pass

A short loop track in the Earl Mountains.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut (sleeps 3-4, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) makes up for in character what it lacks in comfort. ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, looking downstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Maraunui Campsite

Maraunui Campsite

Maraunui campsite   More ▶︎
Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎

Tieke Kainga Hut

Tieke Kainga hut. On the Whanganui River.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek - Upper Caples

Kay Creek - Upper Caples

April 2006 - Taken while coming back down Kay Creek to the Upper Caples DOC hut   More ▶︎
Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Misty Morning Reflections at Lake Te Anau

Misty Morning Reflections at Lake Te Anau

Its possible to walk from downtown Te Anau to the start of the Kepler track where along the way you ...   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   More ▶︎

A Whirinaki crossing - Waikaremoana Road Summit to Rangitaiki Tavern

Majestic podocarp forest - straight-turnked trees, reaching for the sky, bearded in epiphytes, the forest floor below covered in a ...   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   More ▶︎
North Branch Route Burn

North Branch Route Burn

From near small tarn on Serpentine Range   More ▶︎
Mt Christina

Mt Christina

From the McKellar Saddle   More ▶︎
McKellar Hut

McKellar Hut

New hut is being built/opened November 2011. Capacity for 26, two separate bunkrooms and main room.   More ▶︎
Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Looking back down through Scott Basin to the Dart from Kay saddle   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

Rockburn hut. taken 22-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut or McIntyres Hut. Near the confluence of Rock Burn and Dart River. A very rough and uninviting hut. ...   More ▶︎

Mangapurua Campsite

Boat-access campsite at Mangapurua Landing on the Whanganui River. This campsite serves the Whanganui Journey.   More ▶︎
Summer 2017

Summer 2017

January 2017 was complete garbage. While on the Serpentine Range we awoke to found our camp site under snow!   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

DOC advises that the Rockburn Hut is closed "due to adverse weather conditions" .... and a fairly solid tree !   More ▶︎
Worsley Hut

Worsley Hut

12 bunk (DOC say 20 but there's only 12 mattresses and 12 places for them) hut at the mouth of ...   More ▶︎
On the Serpentine Range

On the Serpentine Range

Looking south down the range from flat topped Peak 1550, over the unnamed lake that drains into the North Route ...   More ▶︎
Scott Creek

Scott Creek

Scott Creek from the Routeburn Road Bridge.   More ▶︎
North Col from Serpentine Range

North Col from Serpentine Range

Looking north from Peak 1550 towards North Col. Peak 1796, which anchors the northern end of the Serpentine Range, rises ...   More ▶︎

Whakapapanui Track

An easy all-weather walk through forest alongside the Whakapapanui Stream.   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut, between the Caples and Dart valleys.   More ▶︎
Murray Beach

Murray Beach

Dropped the pack on a large boulder at the start of Murray Beach, a very nice bush-lines sheltered beach, typical ...   More ▶︎

Whakapapa Village

A small village located inside Tongariro National Park, a World Heritage Area.   More ▶︎

Ridge Track

A brief climb onto the subalpine shrub fields offering panoramic views.   More ▶︎

Whakapapaiti Valley Loop (Tongariro National Park)

This is a delightful six hour day trip from the Whakapapa Village Visitors Centre. Take your lunch and enjoy the ...   More ▶︎

Whakapapiti Valley Loop (Tongaririo National Park)

This is a delightful easy six hour day trip from the Whakapapa Village Visitors Centre. Take your lunch and enjoy ...   More ▶︎

Whakapapa Nature Walk

A brief sealed track introducing the park's vegetation zonation.   More ▶︎
Bridge in the Rockburn

Bridge in the Rockburn

This fine bridge provides an easy crossing of the Rockburn just below Theatre Flat   More ▶︎
U Pass

U Pass

From the Mistake Creek cirque   More ▶︎
Murray Beach

Murray Beach

Looking Northwest up the beach, Little Mt Anglem in background.   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat

Theatre Flat

Approaching Theatre Flat from down valley. On a nice day it's a pleasant place to camp, not so much this ...   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat

Theatre Flat

Half way up the Rockburn is the giant Theatre Flats. Lake Nerine is at the top of the bluffs at ...   More ▶︎

Box Canyon and Crazy Paving Caves

Very short walk to two interesting easy-access caves   More ▶︎

Box Canyon and Crazy Paving Caves

Access to a pair of open caves at Ōpārara.   More ▶︎
Whakapapaiti Valley

Whakapapaiti Valley

This is an easy day trip in summer from Whakapapaiti Village. Allow about six hours, but you can do it ...   More ▶︎
Dart River

Dart River

looking down the Dart - about to head into the forest Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Castle Rocks Hut

Castle Rocks Hut

Small Hut, 8 bunks, wood stove. 5 minute walk to Castle Rock, a large granite outcrop with great views over ...   More ▶︎

North Big Glory Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at the mouth of Big Glory Bay, Paterson Inlet, Stewart Island.   More ▶︎

Lake Gunn to Falls Creek.

A challenging day trip or overnight trip in Fiordland.   More ▶︎
Pouri Hut

Pouri Hut

Pouri hut. taken 18-Feb-2008   More ▶︎
Pouri Hut

Pouri Hut

Pouri hut. On the Matamateaonga walkway.   More ▶︎
Serpentine Range & Swamp Creek

Serpentine Range & Swamp Creek

From near Pt 1796   More ▶︎
West side of Nereus

West side of Nereus

From near Pt 1740   More ▶︎
Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Looking west toward Taranaki from the top of the Devil's Staircase.   More ▶︎
Manuoha Hut

Manuoha Hut

A small basic hut more commonly frequented by hunters then trampers. Situated 5 minutes past the trig. It has 6 ...   More ▶︎

Ōpārara Arch

Short walk to a limestone arch in the Ōpārara Basin.   More ▶︎

Ōpārara Arch

Short walk in Ōpārara.   More ▶︎
View from Manuoha

View from Manuoha

Looking towards Lake Waikaremoana   More ▶︎
View from Manuoha

View from Manuoha

Looking towards Lake Waikareiti   More ▶︎
The summit of Manuoha

The summit of Manuoha

A trig and radio antenna mark the summit   More ▶︎
Ruapehu round the mountain track

Ruapehu round the mountain track

Board walk on the Ruapehu round the mountain track west of Whakapapa village.   More ▶︎
manuoha winter

manuoha winter

Mt manuoha, urewera NP in winter   More ▶︎
Manuoha Hut

Manuoha Hut

6 Berth hut 5 mins from summit of Manuoha the highest point in Te Urewera national park.   More ▶︎
Manuoha Ridge

Manuoha Ridge

Menno roaring up a deer from the ruakituri side of manuoha.   More ▶︎
Mossy Creek on Manuoha

Mossy Creek on Manuoha

Mossy creek on the ruakituri side of manuoha.   More ▶︎
goblin forest

goblin forest

mossy trees on mt manuoha, urewera NP.   More ▶︎
View from Castle Rocks Lookout - Abel Tasman National Park

View from Castle Rocks Lookout - Abel Tasman National Park

Sunrise over Tasman Bay, looking SE over Marahua toward Nelson. Taken from Castle Rocks Lookout.   More ▶︎
Cold

Cold

Alpine Snow   More ▶︎
Freshwater Landing Hut

Freshwater Landing Hut

Site of water taxi pickups up the Freshwater River in and out of Halfmoon Bay. Good tent sites in area ...   More ▶︎
beach at Manapouri Lake

beach at Manapouri Lake

there are several sandy beaches on the last part of the Circle Track   More ▶︎
Manapouri Circle Track

Manapouri Circle Track

I walked the track clockwise in November. Along the beach my GPS did some jumps, but the track is very ...   More ▶︎
Manapouri Circle Track

Manapouri Circle Track

Track goes through beech forest and along the Manapouri Lake and Waiau River. The track is well marked and cleared ...   More ▶︎
beech forest on Manapouri Circle Track

beech forest on Manapouri Circle Track

Photo taken on the climb to the top of the ridge   More ▶︎
View north from Nereus Peak

View north from Nereus Peak

The ridge east of Nereus Peak summit can be reached by a straight forward climb from North Col. Looking north ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek & Kay Creek

Fraser Creek & Kay Creek

View from route to Steele Creek from the Upper Caples hut   More ▶︎
Lower Waipakihi Valley

Lower Waipakihi Valley

The route down the lower Waipakihi just follows the river. You can cut off about 5 minutes at the point ...   More ▶︎
Lower Waipakahi Valley

Lower Waipakahi Valley

A nice easy valley with very pleasant camping all the way along its length   More ▶︎
Rees-Dart Track

Rees-Dart Track

Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
The Majestic Mountain

The Majestic Mountain

Ruapehu as the sun was setting and cloud hanging around   More ▶︎
Lake Manapouri

Lake Manapouri

A cold, wet day with snowing above about 900m. Made it to Motorau Hut, had a quick swim in the lake ...   More ▶︎
First Aid - Waikareiti Track 2009

First Aid - Waikareiti Track 2009

First Aid - Waikareiti Track 2009   More ▶︎
Rockburn Skyline

Rockburn Skyline

panorama of the Rockburn from Park Pass Glacier to Theatre Flat - from the outlet of Lake Nerine Feb 2013   More ▶︎

A Waioeka - Urewera crossing: Redpaths Road to SH38

Continuing my traverse of the North Island's Main Range, this trip crosses the Waioeka Conservation and (former) Urewera National Park, ...   More ▶︎

A Whirinaki crossing

The route of my traverse of the Whirinaki Conservation Area following approximately the main divide - or at least the ...   More ▶︎

A Waioeka - Urewera Tarverse

A trip shadowing the main divide through the Waioeka Conservation Area and Urewera National Park. See related track for a route ...   More ▶︎
Swamp Creek

Swamp Creek

From Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Ice Cave

Ice Cave

Remnants of winter snow fall melted from underneath by the North Routeburn. Taken from just below North Col.   More ▶︎
Castle Rocks Hut

Castle Rocks Hut

Gearing up for a long days walk   More ▶︎
Moria Gate Arch

Moria Gate Arch

A short walk in the Ōpārara Basin, exploring the Moria Gate limestone arch.   More ▶︎
Moria Arch Walk

Moria Arch Walk

Short walk at Ōpārara.   More ▶︎

Murray River Hunters Hut

Basic hut maintained by the Rakiura Hunter Camp Trust at the northern end of Murray Beach on Stewart Island / ...   More ▶︎
View upstream from under Oparara Arch

View upstream from under Oparara Arch

This photo was taken in May 2015. It is a short walk from a public carpark and shelters to the ...   More ▶︎
A fresh look at the descent to Lake Nerine.

A fresh look at the descent to Lake Nerine.

If visiting the lake from Park Pass it is inevitable you will find yourself at the top of this slope ...   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat from above

Theatre Flat from above

Looking back down at Theatre Flat from the lip of the hanging valley that holds lake Nerine   More ▶︎
Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...   More ▶︎
Rees - Dart

Rees - Dart

Starting at Muddy Creek, this track heads up the Rees River to the head of the valley with a short ...   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

thick cloud fills the Hollyford Valley as we sidle on the 1600m contour to North Col (Prospector Peak in the ...   More ▶︎
Dart Valley

Dart Valley

Lake Hyslop

Lake Hyslop

Small lake beside the Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎

Silica Rapids Walk

Creamy-white aluminosilicate deposits near Whakapapa village.   More ▶︎
Omaru Hut

Omaru Hut

Omaru hut. taken 16-Feb-2008   More ▶︎
Omaru Hut

Omaru Hut

Omaru hut. On the Matemateaonga walkway.   More ▶︎
beansburn track

beansburn track

a route that follows the beansburn valley. lake unknown can be reached from here. times: beansburn mouth-rock bivvy no 1 1-1.5 ...   More ▶︎
Tutuko & Madeline

Tutuko & Madeline

Looking across at Mt Tutuko and Madeline across a cloud filled Hollyford Valley. This is during a rest on the ...   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Creek

Hidden Falls Creek

Most of the creek above the big bend; from between North Col & Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Mirror Tarn

Mirror Tarn

Small tarn on a short walk in Ōpārara Basin.   More ▶︎
Mirror Tarn at Oparara

Mirror Tarn at Oparara

Mirror Tarn in the Oparara Basin. Fantastic area with limestone arches, caves, virgin bush. 16km gravel road from the highway ...   More ▶︎
The tops of the Darran Mountains - Fjordland NZ

The tops of the Darran Mountains - Fjordland NZ

The exit from the Lake Nerine basin when heading to North Col overlooks the lower end of Hidden Falls Ck ...   More ▶︎
Wainui Hut

Wainui Hut

Older 4 bunk basic hut about 1hr 15 mins from Canaan Downs carpark. Located in a nice little clearing, Open fire. ...   More ▶︎
Wainui hut

Wainui hut

Wainui hut   More ▶︎
Camp at Lake Nerine

Camp at Lake Nerine

This has to be every tramper's dream. A camp at Lake Nerine in perfect windless conditions   More ▶︎
Crossing the Waikato River

Crossing the Waikato River

This smaller tributary of the Waipakihi is considered to be the official headwaters of the Waikato River. It is probably ...   More ▶︎
Lake Nerine

Lake Nerine

Looking back at Lake Nerine from the ridge at its head. Mt Earnslaw in the distance   More ▶︎
Wainui hut

Wainui hut

A misty encounter with the Wainui Hut.   More ▶︎
Lake Unknown

Lake Unknown

Lake Unknown lies high between the Beans Burn & the Rockburn. The Dart Valley is visible behind about 750 meters ...   More ▶︎

Lake Unknown

Overnight trip to Lake Unknown   More ▶︎

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