Nearby

Kime in mid summer

Kime Hut

Kime Hut

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

Descent to Kime Hut...

12 March 2011 - Nice day but the tops were a bit cloudy (funny that!)   More ▶︎
New Kime Hut

New Kime Hut

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

Kime Hut replacement

Builders working on the new Kime Hut (number 3) on 8/2/2013. 20 bunks, lots of insulation and double glazing. better ...   More ▶︎
Day 4 is always good!!

Day 4 is always good!!

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

Kime Hut

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

Kime Hut

Highest hut on the southern crossing Tararuas. Cold no fire   More ▶︎
My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

A tweaked image from a trip into the Tararuas Feb 2010.   More ▶︎
Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

View of Kapiti Island and the Horowhenua from Kime Hut Tararua Range.   More ▶︎

A Total Tararua Traverse

The length of the Tararuas via the pointy bits, from the Manawatu Gorge at Woodville to the Rimutaka Hill Road ...   More ▶︎
Tararua main ridge

Tararua main ridge

The length of the tracked Tararuas along the main ridge from Mangahao (behind Shannon) to Kaitoke. For a 'Total Tararua Traverse ...   More ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

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

Kime Hut

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

Kime Hut - Tararuas

Kime Hut November 2007 on a jaunt to Mt.Hector for the weekend.   More ▶︎
Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikaoura peaks from near Kime hut. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
The Tararua Range

The Tararua Range

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

Kime White Out Winter, Tararuas

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

Mount Hector

Memorial Cross on the summit of Mount Hector. Lake Wairarapa in the background and The Beehives on the right. Great ...   More ▶︎
Kime 2012

Kime 2012

Kime 06/05/2012   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

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

Table Top

View looking north comming down from Kime Hut.Otaki/sea to the left.   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

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

Tararua Range

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

View west from the Tararua Ranges.

View from bridge peak looking west overlooking the Otaki forks, the Otaki river & Otaki at the top.   More ▶︎
Mt Hector Memorial Cross

Mt Hector Memorial Cross

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

Mt Hector from Fields Peak

View of Mt Hector and surrounds from Fields Peak.   More ▶︎
Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

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

Mount Hector

Photo taken facing the west coast towards Otaki from the summit of Mount Hector.   More ▶︎

Mt. Hector

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

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut. November 2007   More ▶︎
Working Boots

Working Boots

My boots and rainbow leggings - 2 days into Southern Crossing of Tararua Range   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Feb 2010

Southern Crossing Feb 2010

On a hot and windless day 2. The best weather we could of hoped for. What an awesome trip!   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Tararuas

Southern Crossing Tararuas

Leaving Aston the ruas didnt disappoint fine in the morning high winds and clag around lunch and fine by the ...   More ▶︎
The Southern Crossing tops

The Southern Crossing tops

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

Tabletop

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

Field Hut August 2016

August 7 2016   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

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

Field Hut

2010. Taken from the long drop roof   More ▶︎
Why I tramp...

Why I tramp...

Sunset at Field Hut 21 September 2011   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

field hut   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

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

Elder Hut

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

Penn Creek Hut

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

Penn Creek

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

Penn Creek Hut

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

penn creek

penn creek hut 1968   More ▶︎
Brew time at Penn Creek

Brew time at Penn Creek

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

Penn Creek

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

penn creek

penn creek hut 1968   More ▶︎
New type of DOC marker?

New type of DOC marker?

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

Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut in 1995   More ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

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

Rainbow under Neill Peak

We were chasing rainbows all morning.   More ▶︎
tararua peaks

tararua peaks

before any ladder   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

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

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

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

Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

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

Tararua Peaks

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

Battered legs

This is the result of running on old bush tracks that are infested with Toitoi and Hook Grass (Bastard Grass)in ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut 2010

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

Maungahuka Panorama

A panoramic view looking NW from above Maungahuka Hut. Taken Feb this year.   More ▶︎
A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

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

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

Maungahuka Hut

The original hut (pictured) has been replaced by a new hut on the same location. Sleeps 12, but has no ...   More ▶︎
New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

This was taken when inspection being carried out by DOC Engineer , Allan Dallas (blue overalls)just prior to completion of ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

The hut has two large sleeping platforms which can hold about 12 people. It is located beside a tarn on ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Hidden away and camouflaged in green and orange. 6 bunks with mattresses. Water from river. The fireplace is OK. Photo ...   More ▶︎
Approach to Neil Forks hut

Approach to Neil Forks hut

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

Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut September 2012   More ▶︎
Waiotauru Hut

Waiotauru Hut

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

Waiotauru Hut

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

Cone Hut

The Classic Cone Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

An outstanding example of bush carpentry. Built in 1946, renovated using original techniques in 1987. Adzed totara plank sleeping platform, ...   More ▶︎
A billy at Cone Hut

A billy at Cone Hut

We passed through Cone Hut at about morning tea time, which was really just an excuse to build a small ...   More ▶︎
Eastern Hut Hut Photo

Eastern Hut Hut Photo

pic of hut   More ▶︎
Eastern Hut Hut

Eastern Hut Hut

Hut operated by the Greater Wellington Regional Council. Although it is said to be for emergency use only, the 6 bunks ...   More ▶︎
Parawai Lodge

Parawai Lodge

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

Waitewaewae Track

Track from Parawai Lodge to Waitewaewae Hut   More ▶︎
Northern Rata

Northern Rata

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

Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Set on a bank above a river flat (good camping). Gas stoves and running water. Potbelly stove. Well-built modern hut.   More ▶︎

Kaitoke to Greytown via Tutuwai & Mt.Reeves, Tararua Forest Park

A two day jaunt to clear the head and get a little much needed exercise. Oh and to enjoy some ...   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

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

Renata Hut

Renata Hut on the Renata ridge between the old logging road from the Akatarawa summit and Elder Hut. An old ...   More ▶︎
Renata Hut

Renata Hut

An older club hut, last of a kind. Opened in 1956. Unfortunately close to a road end, so popular with people ...   More ▶︎
Parawai Hut

Parawai Hut

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

Waiotauru river, old saw mill.

Old steam engine on river flat.   More ▶︎
Sheridan creek,Log hauler.

Sheridan creek,Log hauler.

Old steam engine/winch used for log hauling.Two speed gear set up with a band brake.   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

Route Guide: Southern Crossing of the Tararuas

The Southern Crossing is a classic route over the peaks in the southern part of the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Parawai Hut

Parawai Hut

The well cared for Parawai Hut. A tidy little gem.   More ▶︎
Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

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

Aokaparangi Hut

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

Mt Kapakapanui

A smaller peak (1102m) in the Tararua Ranges.   More ▶︎
Mount Kapakapanui Possumers Hut

Mount Kapakapanui Possumers Hut

Possumers Hut also known as Thornhills Hut, on Mount Kapakapanui near Waikanae. Still dry inside. There are a couple of ...   More ▶︎
A Zen Momemnt

A Zen Momemnt

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

Log Hauler

Old log hauler and boiler on the Waitewaewae track near Otaki Forks. The hauler is about 1.5 hrs from the ...   More ▶︎
Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track   More ▶︎
Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

In the far distance you can just make out the Tararua Peaks from Mt Reeves. The Tauherenikau Valley is in ...   More ▶︎