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Upper Park River

Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles

Waiohine Pinnacles, Tararua Range. Between Arete and Tarn Ridge. The route across the pinacles is OK, a little steep and ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle track

Waiohine Pinnacle track

Gives access from Arete Forks to Waiohine Pinnacles on Tarn Ridge Ascends Pinnacle Spur from the Arete Stream Junction   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek hut, 1965.   More ▶︎
Waiohine Pinnacle

Waiohine Pinnacle

The route up the Waiohine Pinnacle spur from Arete Forks taken from Bannister ridge. The Arete Stream in the foreground, avoid ...   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 ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

2 man biv very new looking   More ▶︎
Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

Castle Rock ,Castlepoint,Wairarapa

The bay is called Deliverence Cove , named by Captain James Cook during exploration of the New Zealand coast.Popular with ...   More ▶︎
Arete Hut

Arete Hut

DOC's website states that they upgraded the small, cold Arete Biv to a 2-bunk 'Arete Hut' in 2007. Arete lies ...   More ▶︎
Arete Hut and Norski toilet

Arete Hut and Norski toilet

These toilets are becoming common in the backcountry. Single pit ,1 seat, plenty of light, fibre glass construction . Only ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Headwaters

Waiohine Headwaters

Headwaters of the Waiohine River, Tararua Range. Taken from near the Waiohine Pinnacles. Carkeek Ridge on the right   More ▶︎
Arete biv

Arete biv

Arete Biv from the turnoff on the ridge north of Arete. The route to Tarn Ridge leads off to the ...   More ▶︎
Arete Biv

Arete Biv

Arete Biv in the Northern Tararua's midway between Te Matawai and Tarn Ridge. 2 bunks   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 ▶︎
Park Valley Sunset

Park Valley Sunset

Looking West into a gathering storm, down the park Valley. It's sunset just over the ridge from the new Arete ...   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut, Tararuas

Dundas Hut, Tararuas

The hut is the orange dot, just off the spur. Photo taken from main ridge, looking south.   More ▶︎
Te Matawai Hut

Te Matawai Hut

Another view of the hut.   More ▶︎
View East from Te Matawai Hut

View East from Te Matawai Hut

Evening view.   More ▶︎
Te Matawai Hut

Te Matawai Hut

A nice hut with great views.   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

Route Guide: Northern Crossing of the Tararuas

This is not the usual Northern Crossing from Levin to The Pines via Mitre Flats Hut. Rather it exits via ...   More ▶︎
Te Matawai

Te Matawai

A big L-shaped hut with 2 big sleeping platforms (18 mattresses) in one arm and the living area in the ...   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut 1

Dracophyllum Hut 1

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut (2 bunk, tank water) is a small ridgeline hut situated in cloud-forest (and thus mostly in cloud) on ...   More ▶︎
Dracophyllum Hut

Dracophyllum Hut

Tararua's On the main range between Arete and Mt Crawford   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut at the forks in the valley floor, on the eastern side of the Waiohine Pinnacles.   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks hut, photo taken in 1960 not long after construction. (6 bunks, wood-burner, firewood available) is a standard forestry ...   More ▶︎
Arete Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut

Repainted Arete Forks hut in original Orange colour, Tararua Forest Park. Open Fireplace restored June 2016 This hut along with 4 ...   More ▶︎
ArĂȘte Forks Hut

ArĂȘte Forks Hut

Arete Forks Hut, taken not long after construction in 1960.   More ▶︎
Arete Sidle track

Arete Sidle track

Track between Cow Creek Hut and Arete Forks hut in the Upper Waingawa valley in Tararua Forest Park.   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge

Tarn Ridge Hut on the Tararua northern crossing. Great views and good location   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

This modern hut (1995?) replaces the smaller hut at the north end of Tarn Ridge and may replace Dorset Ridge ...   More ▶︎
Tarn Ridge Hut

Tarn Ridge Hut

Great views and a welcome sight at the end of a wind blown day   More ▶︎
Waingawa Track

Waingawa Track

This is a non maintained route leading from Arete Forks up to the point of Waingawa 1420 Metres.The route meets ...   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

Carkeek Hut ,Tararua FP

NZFS 6 bunk , mattresses, log fire,repainted inside and out   More ▶︎
Carkeek Hut

Carkeek Hut

Carkeek is located in the middle of the Tararua Forest Park. There are no maintained tracks leading to this hut. Several ...   More ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

A new hut opened in October 2008 replaces an older hut that now forms the base for the woodshed. The ...   More ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut Tararua Range. One of the new standard 10 bunk huts. On a river terrace at the confluence ...   More ▶︎
South Ohau hut

South Ohau hut

Built in 2008 to replace old hut   More ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut Tararua Range. One of the new standard 10 bunk huts. On a river terrace at the confluence ...   More ▶︎
South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut

South Ohau Hut Tararua Range. One of the new standard 10 bunk huts. On a river terrace at the confluence ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

The old Dorset Ridge hut. Actually located on next spur east of current hut. Removed when the NZFS built the ...   More ▶︎
Arete

Arete

Ridgeline from Arete, Northern Crossing of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Tararua Forest Park

Tararua Forest Park

The first of New Zealand's forest parks, this is a large and famous park near Palmerston North and Wellington. Highest ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Peak

Mitre Peak

Camp on Mitre peak summit (1571m), highest point in the Tararua range, breathtaking. - 27 Feb 2010   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Refurbished by a community group of volunteers in February 2008. Following the refurbishment, the hut now boasts an extension containing a ...   More ▶︎
Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut

Dorset Ridge Hut in the central Tararuas. The hut looks across Dorset Creek to Baldy and The Kings. It is ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Dundas Hut

Sunrise from Dundas Hut

Sunrise from Dundas Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut (4 bunk) sits in one of the best spots of any hut in the North Island. It perches ...   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut

Dundas Hut in pea soup clag   More ▶︎
Dundas Hut Interior

Dundas Hut Interior

The spartan interior of Dundas Hut   More ▶︎
Ralph Wood Memorial Cross

Ralph Wood Memorial Cross

This cross marks the gravesite of Ralph Wood who died on the slopes of Twin Peak in the northern Tararua ...   More ▶︎
New Zealand Eyebright

New Zealand Eyebright

New Zealand Eyebright (Euphrasia cuneata) Photographed in the saddle between Wiopehu and Twin Peak, Northern Tararua range   More ▶︎
cow creek hut

cow creek hut

cow creek hut tararuas   More ▶︎

cow creek hut via blue ridge hut

H.V.T.C trip 13-14 june 09   More ▶︎
Cow Creek Saddle

Cow Creek Saddle

Cow Creek. Yes - really.   More ▶︎
Cow Creek Hut

Cow Creek Hut

Nice hut with a camping site nearer the river. The cable-way giving access across the river is fun. 6 bunks ...   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut sits just on the bushline in the Northern Tararua range. About a 3 to 6 hour walk from ...   More ▶︎
Mangahao Vally Bush

Mangahao Vally Bush

About an hour South of Mangahao Hut, the bush is wet and damp, with mud up to your knees. Fantastic.   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut interior 1

North Ohau Hut interior 1

Interior of the cosy little North Ohau hut in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut Exterior

North Ohau Hut Exterior

The cosy little 4 bunk North Ohau hut in the Tararuas. A fairly easy walk in low river conditions and ...   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut

North Ohau Hut

The new North Ohau Hut. June 2008   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut approach

North Ohau Hut approach

5 mins from North Ohau Hut in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut November 2011

North Ohau Hut November 2011

North Ohau is reached via the Ohau River and then the North Branch of the Ohau. All river travel except ...   More ▶︎
North Ohau Hut

North Ohau Hut

North Ohau Hut is a cozy 4-bunk hut in the middle reaches of the North Ohau River in the Tararuas. ...   More ▶︎
North Ohau

North Ohau

North Ohau Hut on the Ohau River, Tararua Range. Take the sidle track from Poads Road for about 1 hour ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols hut - a pleasant, recently renovated 6-bunk hut in the mid Tararuas. It lacks the coast views of Andersons, ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut - overlooking the Waiohine Valley in the Tararuas. The hut is sited on a bench some 50m below ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut - sitting on the Tararua main range above the mid Waiohine Valley with views down the the Wairarapa.   More ▶︎
Mangahao Flats Hut

Mangahao Flats Hut

A huge modern hut put in between (now removed) Harris Creek Hut and (now removed) Avalanche Flats Hut. Approximately five ...   More ▶︎
Nichols Hut

Nichols Hut

A tidy little hut in a great location. It recently had some work done, new roof, paint job, and new ...   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

Great hut and views but very cold. If you get wet, there is no way to dry yourself or your ...   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut and the Levin coastline   More ▶︎

Waiopehu Hut 1940s - 2002 [Replaced]

The second Waiopehu Hut, built just after WWII to replace a hut lost in 1936 storm. Replaced in 2002. Up until ...   More ▶︎
View From Waiopehu Hut

View From Waiopehu Hut

Storm rolling in, great view.   More ▶︎
Waiopehu Hut

Waiopehu Hut

A cold hut with great views.   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut - February 2007   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

This is on the excellent Herepai-Dundas-Cattle Ridge-Roaring Stag Hut circuit in the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut: nestled in a tussock and letherleaf basin at the north end of Cattle Ridge. This was a ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut: the outside showing it's age, but still a pleasent tidy hut inside. A peaceful alternative to the ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Ridge Hut

Cattle Ridge Hut

A 5 bunk old style forest service hut located 2 to 3 Hrs up a steep spur from Roaring Stag ...   More ▶︎
Rata Flower

Rata Flower

Rata Flower in the Ohau River, Tararua Range. Probably R. Fulgens   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv

A small 2-bunk biv in the beech basin at the head of Baldy Creek, just south of Mid King Peak ...   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Bridge

Mitre Flats Bridge

5 person bridge ,designed by A Dallas , DOC Engineer, built by Forrest Hills Construction (Miles Helberg) Replaces one washed out ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv

Mid King Biv (2 bunk, mattresses, stream water) is a small biv just below the bushline at the head of ...   More ▶︎
Mid King Biv after upgrade

Mid King Biv after upgrade

2 sleeping matresses,repaintin and out, relined with insulation, new door   More ▶︎
McGregor biv

McGregor biv

2 to 3 person biv.When i visited it was unlined but had a new water tank.It has recently had a ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

A small buishline biv north of Jumbo and south of The Kings in the eastern Tararuas. Amazing views up to ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

McGregor Biv turnoff: boots mark the spot ...

So who left their boots at the McGregor Biv turnoff? Why? And what did they wear on the way out? ...   More ▶︎
McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv

McGregor Biv   More ▶︎
Dundas Ridge from West Peak

Dundas Ridge from West Peak

The view along the backbone of the Dundas ridge from West Peak, showing Walker, Dome and Pukemoremore   More ▶︎
Beautiful morning

Beautiful morning

Looking along the ridge that connects jumbo to angle knob, from McGregor .   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

On the banks of the Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range. 2 to 3 hours from the road end and another couple ...   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Taken from the helipad.   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

16 bunk fairly new hut located in a neat spot next to the Ruamahanga river.A combined effort by DOC and ...   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge, Ruamahanga River, Tararua Range   More ▶︎
Roaring Stag Lodge

Roaring Stag Lodge

Taken from the Helipad.   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

A wonderfully blue hut set at the back of a small clearing. Stove and tank water. 4 bunks. Amusing collection ...   More ▶︎
blue range hut

blue range hut

blue range hut tararuas   More ▶︎
blue ridge hut

blue ridge hut

tararuas   More ▶︎
Interior of the Northern Tararua Range

Interior of the Northern Tararua Range

The view from East Peak looking into the heart of the Northern Tararua range . Showing The Dundas ridge to ...   More ▶︎
Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1

Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges -1

Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...   More ▶︎
Saddle between East Peak and West Peak Northern Tararua

Saddle between East Peak and West Peak Northern Tararua

The Saddle between East Peak and West Peak, Dundas Ridge, Northern Tararua . With Walker and Pukemoremore beyond .   More ▶︎
Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges

Hidden Lake Tararua Ranges

Hidden Lake is about 35 to 45 minutes upstream from Roaring Stag Lodge in the Tararua's. It is situated on ...   More ▶︎
Blue Range Hut

Blue Range Hut

Awesome little hut   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Modern hut. Good porch. Often a starting or ending point for the ascent of Mitre (at 1571m the highest peak ...   More ▶︎
Aokaparangi Hut, Tararuas

Aokaparangi Hut, Tararuas

A comfortable two-bunker that replaces the Biv. Great alternative to Muangahuka Hut for small parties. Isobell in the background.   More ▶︎
Devon Crash mid 90's

Devon Crash mid 90's

The remains of de Havilland Devon as seen in the mid 1990's.   More ▶︎
Devon Crash mid 90's

Devon Crash mid 90's

The remains of de Havilland Devon as seen in the mid 1990's.   More ▶︎
Mitre Flats Hut

Mitre Flats Hut

Hard frost at Mitre Flats Hut on the shortest day of the year   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 ▶︎