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Kuripapango to Poronui

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

A 4-5 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu hut: a lovely 6-bunk hut on the last ridge of crown land before the tussock plateaus that run down ...   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

About a 4 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park. I called it this because the route travels around the ...   More ▶︎
Mt Meany Flats Hut

Mt Meany Flats Hut

pic of hut   More ▶︎
Otutu Island Hut (Mt Meany Flats Hut)

Otutu Island Hut (Mt Meany Flats Hut)

The hut is known as Otutu Island Hut (aka Mt Meany Flats Hut). It's a private hunters hut. Contact Kahu ...   More ▶︎
The long drop...

The long drop...

....down the spur to Cameron Hut. Clearing the hut sits in can be seen (just!) adjacent to the rapids. Climbing ...   More ▶︎

Kaweka Main Ridge - NS Traverse

A north-south trip down the main divide through the Kaimanawas and Kawekas. The east-west watershed actually runs through private land to ...   More ▶︎
Swing Bridge near Cameron Hut

Swing Bridge near Cameron Hut

I would almost say this swing bridge is to no where considering the lack of maintenance of the track on ...   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut

Cameron Hut

Typical Kaweka hut   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut Kitchen

Cameron Hut Kitchen

open fire   More ▶︎
Cameron Hut (Kaweka)

Cameron Hut (Kaweka)

Typical orange hut found in the Kaweka Ranges. 6 bunks with a fireplace and water from the river. Lots of ...   More ▶︎
The Kaweka Main Range - a NS traverse

The Kaweka Main Range - a NS traverse

A Kaimanawa-Kaweka traverse from Rangataiki to the Gentle Annie (Napier-Taihape) summit. 5-10 days of good track-tramping through the beech & manuka ...   More ▶︎
River beside Ngaawapurua Hut

River beside Ngaawapurua Hut

If you're coming down from Manson or Otutu Hut you will need to cross this before you arrive at the ...   More ▶︎
Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut

Hut on the Ngaruroro River. Popular spot for rafters, kayakers and hunters. Sleeps 6 and has wood fired stove. Note: the ...   More ▶︎
Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut   More ▶︎
Kawekas in spring!

Kawekas in spring!

The Cameron Hut / Kuripapango - Kiwi Saddle junction in late November 2006   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 ▶︎
Kuripapango

Kuripapango

Kuripapango and the Ngaruroro from Kuripapango Peak   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth hut

Kiwi Mouth hut

Perfect camping spot right by the stream (and the best appointed long drop in the Kaweka FP - I counted ...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut sits on grassy flats / clearing beside Kiwi Creek shortly before it enters the Ngaruroro. It's a ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Kiwi Mouth via Kiwi Saddle

Descent to Kiwi Mouth via Kiwi Saddle

This would be hours of fun if wet...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut sits in a grassy clearing at the junction of the Kiwi Stream and the Ngaruroro River   More ▶︎

Madpom's Kaimanawa-Kaweka NS traverse

A north-south trip down the main range through the Kaimanawas and Kawekas. See the associated route guide (track) for details This GPX ...   More ▶︎
Rocky Hill Hut

Rocky Hill Hut

Private Hunters Hut on Mt Meany   More ▶︎
Rocky Hill Hut from a distance

Rocky Hill Hut from a distance

tussock   More ▶︎
Rocky Hill Hut

Rocky Hill Hut

This is a private hut on private land which isn't listed on the maps. Mostly frequented by hunters but seems ...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut

Northern approach shortly after dropping off tops   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut is located on the ridge 3km west of Kuripapango and some 700m above the Ngaruroro river. The ...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka range)   More ▶︎
Kaweka

Kaweka

Kawekas, walking along ridge from Kiwi Saddle back to Lakes carpark April 2003   More ▶︎
Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges, Kiwi Saddle Hut April 2003   More ▶︎
Kaweka

Kaweka

Kaweka Ranges. Looking over to Ruapehu April 2003   More ▶︎
Robsons Lodge

Robsons Lodge

Beautiful Kuripaponga, Robsons Lodge March 2010   More ▶︎
Kiwi Sadddle Hut

Kiwi Sadddle Hut

8 bunk hut in the kaweka forest park   More ▶︎
Manson Hut

Manson Hut

Manson hut   More ▶︎
Manson Hut

Manson Hut

Manson Hut Kaweka Forest Park 2008   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut interior

Old Manson Hut interior

The inside of the historic Manson Hut   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut

Old Manson Hut

The historic Manson Hut - 100m below the new hut in the Kaweka Ranges. The hut was built in the ...   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere biv. A 2-mattress-on-the-floor dogbox with what looks like an old 4-bunk hut tacked on the front as a 3-walled ...   More ▶︎
Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv

Omarukokere Biv Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut (historic)

Old Manson Hut (historic)

A slab-built 1940s hut in the Kaweka Forest park. The historic Manson Hut has been restored to original condition, and ...   More ▶︎

Rocks Ahead Biv

Rocks Ahead Biv   More ▶︎
Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut

3rd hut up river from Kuripapango. 4 comfortable bunks. Awesome view up river from the bench seat just outside. About ...   More ▶︎
Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut

Rocks Ahead Hut. A standard 4-bunk forestry hut on the Ngaruroro river. Steep tracks climb 600-700m onto 3 surrounding ranges ...   More ▶︎
The Tits, Kaweka FP

The Tits, Kaweka FP

First in an occasional series of Amusingly Named Topographical Features   More ▶︎

Manson Biv

NZFS biv built 1966, just inside the bushline on a hill in the Manson Country, Kaweka Forest.   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

freshly painted - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Harkness dog kennel

Harkness dog kennel

Dog kennel at Harkness hut.   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut, Kaweka Forest Park. A tidy 6-bunk forestry hut on a grassy knoll overlooking the east Harkness valley. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

Harkness hut. taken 04-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Mackintosh Hut

Mackintosh Hut

A cozy hut at the foot of the Kaweka Range. Only 2 hrs from Lawrence roadend, and less from The ...   More ▶︎
Inside Mackintosh Hut

Inside Mackintosh Hut

A cozy and well designed 8-bunk hut at the foot of the Kaweka Range   More ▶︎
Mackintosh hut

Mackintosh hut

6 bunk hut. Visit as part of a loop from Markahu Saddle, Mackintosh Spur, Studholme Saddle Hut and Kaweka J. ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges

Looking at the Main Kaweka range from the south. The high point in the middle is Mad Dog Hill with ...   More ▶︎
Castle Camp

Castle Camp

The only thing of interest here to trampers is the two large water tanks. This site is used by DOC ...   More ▶︎
Castle Camp Shelter

Castle Camp Shelter

Castle Camp Shelter (tank water) must be the only greenhouse dedicated as a backcountry shelter. It is made of PVC ...   More ▶︎
An eastern Kaweka circuit: never trust the weatherman

An eastern Kaweka circuit: never trust the weatherman

or 'it cost me the same as a trip to Fiji, but it was much more fun'. A good weather variant ...   More ▶︎
Mackintosh Plateau

Mackintosh Plateau

Mackintosh Plateau west of the hut   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Bivouac is a wee dog-box bivvy in a clump of beech at the forks of the Kiwi Creek, ...   More ▶︎
Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

We didn't visit this bivy but it was clearly visible from the ridge above.   More ▶︎
Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Can be a little tricky to spot so thought I'd post this - cross the stream immediately behind the toilet, ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Cosy wee biv in a warm, sheltered spot just 15 (steep) minutes down from the saddle. Beware the two starlings ...   More ▶︎

Venison Tops Hut

Venison Tops Hut or Tira Lodge   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

...a couple of hundred metres from the saddle to be precise. Just after dawn on another classic Hawkes Bay day. ...   More ▶︎
Te Pukeohikarua Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

Te Pukeohikarua Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

Te Pukeohikarua Hut is located about 22 kms (14 hours) North West of Kaweka Roadend at Makahu Saddle. It is ...   More ▶︎
Te Puke hut

Te Puke hut

weather closing in - it's a highly eroded track from the helipad down to the hut - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut. Kaweka Ranges   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut (sleeps 6, river water, wood burning stove) is a comfortable, sheltered, riverside hut in a small area ...   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut

Te Puke Hut

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut detail

Te Puke Hut detail

Emblems on the roof of Te Puke hut.   More ▶︎
Te Puke Hut

Te Puke Hut

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut, in Kaweka Forest Park. This hut has a miniature helicopter and plane mounted on the ...   More ▶︎
Kawekas from Mackintosh

Kawekas from Mackintosh

Kaweka Range from Mackintosh plateau   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Standard 4 bunk hut in the Kaweka Ranges. Nice and cosy once we got a small fire going, although most ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

An ex NZFS 4 bunker tucked away in a small patch of beech at 1320m. Worth a wander to the ...   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas, Back Ridge   More ▶︎
Back Ridge

Back Ridge

Back Ridge from near Back Ridge Biv   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

... well the dunny, at least!   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Biv

Back Ridge Biv

Back Ridge Bivouac in the Kawekas. Does the hi-viz camo work?   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Bivouac

Back Ridge Bivouac

Back ridge Biv (sleeps 2-3, stream water) is a typical North-Island bivouac, with 2 matresses on the floor, and space ...   More ▶︎
Inside the Blowhard Shelter

Inside the Blowhard Shelter

Basic shelter for a large group in rain   More ▶︎
Blowhard Shelter

Blowhard Shelter

Driving over the Napier-Taihape Rd we found this shelter a few hundred metres off the main road down a side ...   More ▶︎
Blowhard Shelter

Blowhard Shelter

No bunks. Just a trodden earth floor, some wooden seats and a table. However would be a welcome shelter for ...   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut in Kaweka Forest Park.   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

space for a few tents around the hut, and a poly tank to replace the previous metal one - Apr ...   More ▶︎