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Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Two huts, open tops, fantastic views on a fine day typical Ruahine travel.   More ▶︎
Ruahine Panorama

Ruahine Panorama

Taken from Wooden Peg, looking east.   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 ▶︎
Inside

Inside

Inside Purity Hut, nice little cast iron fire, set of cards and some magazines!   More ▶︎
Brushing Teeth

Brushing Teeth

At 9pm in the evening..   More ▶︎
View of Taihape/Ruapehu

View of Taihape/Ruapehu

Taihape/Ruapehu in background   More ▶︎
View from Purity Hut Deck

View from Purity Hut Deck

Well worth the walk   More ▶︎
New Purity Hut

New Purity Hut

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

Longdrop view

Looking back at the Hut from Longdrop   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Purity Hut and View

Purity Hut and View

In good weather Purity Hut has the most magnificent View   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 ▶︎
Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Ruahines from Purity Hut

Ruahines from Purity Hut

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

Purity Hut

Purity Hut (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Ruahine Bush

Ruahine Bush

Just below the bush line from Wooden peg to Kelly Knight Hut.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Situated in a pleasant clearing on a terrace above the Pourangaki river   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

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

Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Sign post to Mckinnon with a perfect backdrop   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

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

Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut from the Porangaki - Hikurangi track   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

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

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 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut on a small terrace above the Waikamaka River 40 minutes downstream from Waipawa Saddle   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

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

View of the 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Waipawa Saddle

Waipawa Saddle

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

Windy waipawa Saddle

The wind got stronger and stronger   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Broken Ridge, Ruahine

Broken Ridge, Ruahine

On Broken Ridge, above Hinerua hut. taken Dec 2009   More ▶︎
2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009   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 ▶︎
Crow Hut

Crow Hut

looking across river at crow hut in the morning.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut on the Kawhatau River in the western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the bushline ascending to the Mokai Patea. Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (6 bunk, Pioneer stove, river water) is a standard forestry hut in the western Ruahine Ranges. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Sawtooth Ridge

Sawtooth Ridge

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

Top Maropea Hut

Ruahines July 2008.   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Top maropea hut August 2009 on fine day after recent snow   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Lovely old NZFS hut built for deer cullers in the 60s or 70s, it has been repainted, however remains cold ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Very tidy little 4 bunk historic hut in Ruahine FP. Excellent camping spot just a few metres away.   More ▶︎
A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

Cage over the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎
Kawhatau Cage

Kawhatau Cage

Just enough room for me and a quick journey across the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut June 2007   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 ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

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

Sunrise Hut

Popular day trip and weekend hut with great views over Hawkes Bay. Located in Buttercup Hollow on the Ruahine Range. ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut in the early morning sun. April 2009   More ▶︎
Descent to Triangle Hut

Descent to Triangle Hut

About 800 metrs the descent into pleasant bush is welcome on a hot day   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

A gem of an old NZFS hut built in the 60s or 70s for deer cullers, this hut is a ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle with Ruapehu in the background. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut. taken April 2009   More ▶︎
Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Looking north up the range from Sunrise Hut on a crisp Winter's 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 ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nestled above the river on the true right side, this hut is a bit rough and has been vandalized to ...   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

A bit rough considering it's a newer DOC hut - vandalism in the bunkroom on the right. 5 minutes up ...   More ▶︎
Benifits of Walking Friday

Benifits of Walking Friday

When there's nobody else around you can use as many mattresses as it takes to get a comfy bed.   More ▶︎
Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Great views to be had from the saddle at any time of year (assuming you can get to it, the ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Looking North over Sunrise Hut   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut sits in beech forest on the south side of the Wakamaka River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's an ...   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut, by the Waikamaka River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv, near the tarn on Black Ridge.   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Tarn Biv loo

Tarn Biv loo

The loo at Tarn Biv.   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 ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

A beautiful walk (when the wind permits) across Armstrong Saddle takes you down to Top Maropea or over the tops ...   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 ▶︎
Colenso Trig

Colenso Trig

Colenso Trig, the first peak north above Kawatau Base, Ruahine Ranges. An easy cut track ascends the steady ridgeline 700m ...   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 ▶︎
Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu from the Rangi Hut   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

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

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut sept 06, 2008   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 ▶︎
Maungahuia

Maungahuia

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

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

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