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Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut (12 bunk, stove, firewood available) is a serviced hut about 1.5-2.5 hours from the Hollyford roadend on ...   More ▶︎
The Hidden Falls

The Hidden Falls

Located on the Hollyford track about 3 hours from the carpark.   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 ▶︎
Lake Hyslop

Lake Hyslop

Small lake beside the Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Swamp Creek

Swamp Creek

From Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Creek

Hidden Falls Creek

Most of the creek above the big bend; from between North Col & Serpentine Saddle   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 ▶︎
Ice Cave

Ice Cave

Remnants of winter snow fall melted from underneath by the North Routeburn. Taken from just below North Col.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lake Nerine

Lake Nerine

Looking back at Lake Nerine from the ridge at its head. Mt Earnslaw in the distance   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

From near pt 1796 south of North Col   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Summer 2017

Summer 2017

January 2017 was complete garbage. While on the Serpentine Range we awoke to found our camp site under snow!   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 ▶︎
North Branch Route Burn

North Branch Route Burn

From near small tarn on Serpentine Range   More ▶︎
Lakelet in the Humboldt Mountains - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ.

Lakelet in the Humboldt Mountains - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ.

Perched high above the Rockburn valley floor, near to Lake Nerine only a little northward toward Park Pass.   More ▶︎

Turners Biv

These bivvy rocks were discovered by Samuel Turner in about 1920. The rocks are located on a tussock terrace above ...   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 ▶︎
Close up of Park Pass Glacier

Close up of Park Pass Glacier

Showing the snout of the glacier with the tip obscured by the rock wall. Taken from above the steep snowgrass ...   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 ▶︎
Looking back towards Park Pass

Looking back towards Park Pass

It is a steep snowgrass sidle from Park Pass to this point but the view is rewarding   More ▶︎
to Lake Nerine

to Lake Nerine

on the sidle to Lake Nerine, looking back to Park Pass Glacier   More ▶︎
A tarn on the way to Lake Nerine

A tarn on the way to Lake Nerine

This tarn is a very attractive place to stop for a while on the way to Lake Nerine. While it ...   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 ▶︎
Lake Nerine

Lake Nerine

The first view you get of Lake Nerine as you cross the saddle by Point 1594. Jan 2017   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 route to Lake Nerine from Park Pass

The route to Lake Nerine from Park Pass

Looking from the moraine of Park Pass glacier, the steep snowgrass slopes can be seen to the south. These slopes ...   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 ▶︎
Pyke - Big Bay Route

Pyke - Big Bay Route

A more challenging extension to the Hollyford Track following old roads, rivers, lake edges, and beaches.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Park Pass

Park Pass

On the five passes route. The upper Rock Burn from Park Pass. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Park Pass and the Rockburn

Park Pass and the Rockburn

the climb to Park Pass Glacier opens views down the Rockburn and the sidle to Lake Nerine Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Early morning reflection

Early morning reflection

Taken from the top of Park Pass looking south towards the route into Lake Nerine   More ▶︎
View of the Rockburn from Park Pass Bivvy

View of the Rockburn from Park Pass Bivvy

As you ascend the Rockburn, perhaps as part of the Five Passes Walk, you can take advantage of a rock ...   More ▶︎
Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

On the five passes route. Ultramafic rocks in upper Hidden Falls creek. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Mt Tutoko, Hollyford Valley

Mt Tutoko, Hollyford Valley

Mt Tutoko from Hollyford Valley   More ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster Hut

Lake Alabaster Hut

Second hut on the Hollyford Track.   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster from the South

Lake Alabaster from the South

Taken from the beach about 5 minutes from the Lake Alabaster hut.   More ▶︎
Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

looking upstream, our campsite high on Hidden Falls Creek was a little exposed but above the early morning mist   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

some of the breath-taking scenery on the descent from the glacier Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Terminal lakes of Park Pass glacier

Terminal lakes of Park Pass glacier

To the north of Park Pass (1175m) is Poseidon Pk(2208m) from which flows Park Pass glacier to appx 1500m. It ...   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 ▶︎
Park Pass glacier - close up the snout.

Park Pass glacier - close up the snout.

The neve certainly looks very accessible from the terminal end. It was only the time factor which disallowed us the ...   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

a highly recommended side trip on the 5 Passes tramp Feb 2013   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎