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Serpentine Hut 1977

Serpentine Hut 1977

This photo of Serpentine hut was taken summer time 1977 by friend & sometimes tramping companion Neil Bradley. The access route ...   More ▶︎
View SE along the Meta Range March 2011

View SE along the Meta Range March 2011

This picture was taken from near the summit of Mt Inframeta & looks along the Meta Range toward the Southern ...   More ▶︎
Serpentine hut setting March 2011

Serpentine hut setting March 2011

This picture from approx 300 metres away across the Hoki River shows Serpentine huts location on an overgrowing clearing on ...   More ▶︎
serpentine hut

serpentine hut

Flew into hut to drop a group of 6 off they were going to stay the night and walk out   More ▶︎
Serpentine Hut March 2015

Serpentine Hut March 2015

Here is a recent photo of this survivor built in 1957 for deer culler accomodation. Andrew Buglass and "Permolat" helpers ...   More ▶︎
Frisco hut Jan 2009

Frisco hut Jan 2009

Frisco hut is on the TR of the Hokitika River less than 2kms below the junction with the Mungo River. ...   More ▶︎
Frisco hut

Frisco hut

Frisco hut is on the TR of the Hokitika River less than 2kms below the junction with the Mungo River. ...   More ▶︎
View up Whitcombe from Meta Range Feb 2011

View up Whitcombe from Meta Range Feb 2011

This pic looks out over Frews Ck and up the Whitcombe River to those famed spots of hunting folklore The ...   More ▶︎
Western flanks of Mt Ross

Western flanks of Mt Ross

This pic was taken when MM & I stopped to boil the billy having descended from Mt Ross(1770m) en route ...   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin April 2008

Mullins Basin April 2008

This pic shows the huts location in the basin and shows part of the imposing Diedrich Range behind.   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin hut April 2008

Mullins Basin hut April 2008

Mullins Basin hut is a four bunk hut situated in the head basin of Mullins Creek a TL tributary of ...   More ▶︎
Mullins Basin hut

Mullins Basin hut

A four bunk hut situated in the head basin of Mullins Creek a TL tributary of the Toaroha River. The ...   More ▶︎
"New" Gerhardt Spur biv June 1975

"New" Gerhardt Spur biv June 1975

This pic shows DH at the then fairly new Gerhardt Spur biv on Queens Birthday weekend 1975. Mt Jumble Top ...   More ▶︎
Looking down at Gerhardt Spur biv from Jumble Top May 2009

Looking down at Gerhardt Spur biv from Jumble Top May 2009

Gerhardt Spur biv is an early/mid 1970's era NZFS biv located in the tussock high on Gerhardt Spur which is ...   More ▶︎
Gerhardt Spur biv

Gerhardt Spur biv

An early/mid 1970's era NZFS biv located in the tussock high on Gerhardt Spur which is on the western side ...   More ▶︎
Gerhardt Spur

Gerhardt Spur

A crystal clear morning at Gerhardt Spur Bivvy   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 2)

Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 2)

One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel ...   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel to ...   More ▶︎

Picton to Aspiring

An aborted alpine traverse. Picton to West Cape, but aborted at Aspiring due to real world emergencies back home. Posted ...   More ▶︎
Frews Hut

Frews Hut

8/10 bunker,like the Hilton after Frews Bivvy.Overlooks the Whitcombe River & 200m west of Frews Creek.We saw a pair of ...   More ▶︎
Whitcombe Pass

Whitcombe Pass

This route follows the famous journey by John Henry Whitcombe and the Swiss guide Jakob Lauper across the Main Divide ...   More ▶︎
Frew Hut

Frew Hut

Frew Hut, in the Whitcombe River valley, Westland   More ▶︎
Whitcombe River from Frew Hut

Whitcombe River from Frew Hut

Whitcombe River from Frew Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Frew Hut

Frew Hut

Frew Hut (sleeps 10 on 2 platforms, matresses, tank & creek water, stove) is a modern tramping hut on river ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Bluff hut (Removed) 1974

"Old" Bluff hut (Removed) 1974

This is the "old" Bluff hut that has been shifted to the new site & upgraded. We will visit the ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Bluff Hut (has been relocated & upgraded)

"Old" Bluff Hut (has been relocated & upgraded)

Ex NZFS 4 person hut. Shifted by DOC in 2009 further upvalley. Following notes are historical. The water supply is currently ...   More ▶︎
The bluff on the upper Hokitika River just above the Mungo confluence

The bluff on the upper Hokitika River just above the Mungo confluence

This pic taken in 2009 before Bluff hut was shifted and upgraded shows the setting of the hut from the ...   More ▶︎
"New" Bluff hut April 2011

"New" Bluff hut April 2011

This square on shot of the new hut is from the perspective of looking up the TL of the Hokitika ...   More ▶︎
"New" Bluff hut & Mungo valley April 2011

"New" Bluff hut & Mungo valley April 2011

The old Bluff hut was dismantled and moved about 150 metres in 2010. At the same time it got a ...   More ▶︎
"New" Bluff Hut

"New" Bluff Hut

The old Bluff hut was dismantled and moved about 150 metres in 2010. At the same time it got a ...   More ▶︎
Crystal Biv Track

Crystal Biv Track

Track to Crystal Biv from the valley floor in the Toaroha, Westland. This track has just been reopened by volunteers ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut May 1975

Rapid Creek hut May 1975

An older pic of the hut after it had got its first replacement chimney. These days the hut has a ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut June 2008

Rapid Creek hut June 2008

This is a four bunker on the TL of the Hokitika River not far below the junction with the Whitcombe ...   More ▶︎
Rapid Creek hut

Rapid Creek hut

This is a four bunker on the TL of the Hokitika River not far below the junction with the Whitcombe ...   More ▶︎
Jumble Tops Traverse

Jumble Tops Traverse

A GPS track of Doug Forster's traverse of Jumble Tops in pink. 3 of us did a more direct version ...   More ▶︎
Jumbletop

Jumbletop

Near the summit of Mt Jumbletop at sunrise. View to Mt Evans and Sentinal   More ▶︎
Top Toaroha hut Jan 2009

Top Toaroha hut Jan 2009

This hut is located on the Bannatyne Flats towards the head of the Toaroha River. It is on the main ...   More ▶︎
Top Toaroha hut

Top Toaroha hut

This hut is located on the Bannatyne Flats towards the head of the Toaroha River. It is on the main ...   More ▶︎

Whitcombe Pass & Butler Saddle

route guide attached by for Hokitika Gorge to Erewhon via Whitcombe Pass & Butler Saddle. The guide was written by ...   More ▶︎
Frew Creek

Frew Creek

Frew Creek, flowing into the Whitcombe, Westland   More ▶︎
Crystal Biv

Crystal Biv

Crystal Biv 2 person shelter   More ▶︎
Crystal Biv

Crystal Biv

Standard 2 person biv located in the Toaroha Valley, located on a spur between Pretty and Crystal Creeks. Set beside ...   More ▶︎
Descending to Crystal biv April 2008

Descending to Crystal biv April 2008

This pic shows part of the route you would take if descending from Yeats Ridge to Crystal biv.   More ▶︎
Route between Yeates Hut & Crystal Biv

Route between Yeates Hut & Crystal Biv

This file traces the route up from Yeates Hut to the 1300m contour, then descends to Crystal Biv. If going ...   More ▶︎
Poet hut April 2011

Poet hut April 2011

This hut is a 1950's NZFS cullers hut located on the TR of the Mungo River a tributary of the ...   More ▶︎
Poet Hut

Poet Hut

Poet Hut (4 bunks, matresses, fireplace, river water) is a timber built hut in a small clearing in the Mungo ...   More ▶︎
Poet Hut

Poet Hut

Poet Hut, a riverside hut in the Mungo / Hokitika valley.   More ▶︎
Yeats Ridge hut April 2008

Yeats Ridge hut April 2008

This hut is located on a flattish area of moss & tussock amidst the scrub zone of the Toaroha catchment. ...   More ▶︎
Yeats Ridge hut

Yeats Ridge hut

This hut is located on a flattish area of moss & tussock amidst the scrub zone of the Toaroha catchment. ...   More ▶︎
Mungo River pools above Poet Hut

Mungo River pools above Poet Hut

Mungo River pools 200m upstream of Poet Hut   More ▶︎
Yeats Ridge, Toaroha

Yeats Ridge, Toaroha

Climbing the Yeats ridge just beyond the monkey scrub belt. In the background is the Toaroha River and the Yeats ...   More ▶︎
Looking SW from Mt Diedrichs May 2013

Looking SW from Mt Diedrichs May 2013

This photo taken from beside the trig beacon on the summit of Mt Diedrichs 1084m looks SW over the Hokitika ...   More ▶︎
Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge

Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge

Southern Alps from Homeward Ridge - opposite Poet Hut, above the Mungo / Hokitika valley.   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

We woke up after a windy night in the bivvy to half a meter of fresh snow. The weather didn't ...   More ▶︎
Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

Toaroaha Saddle-Frew Saddle Circuit

A great tramp in a remote location, crosses two alpine saddles, ice-axes and crampons needed in winter. More information on ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle biv 2009

Toaroha Saddle biv 2009

Here is a close up shot of the biv taken just after day break as we were about to leave ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Bivouac (2 bunks, matresses, tarn water 50m distant) is a typical alpine bivouac on the saddle of the track ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Bivouac

Toaroha Bivouac - on the saddle between the Toaroha Valley and Mungo /Hokitika valley   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle biv & Diedrich Range April 2011

Toaroha Saddle biv & Diedrich Range April 2011

This pic was taken from east of the biv on the knob back toward the true saddle. It looks west ...   More ▶︎
Looking NW over Frew biv April 2011

Looking NW over Frew biv April 2011

This pic looks over top of the biv down Frew Creek to the Whitcombe and on out to the coast. ...   More ▶︎
Frew Saddle Bivouac

Frew Saddle Bivouac

Frew Saddle Bivouac, between the Whitcombe and Hokitika valleys in Westland.   More ▶︎
Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv

Frew Saddle Bivouac / Frew's Biv

The Frew Saddle Bivouac (sleeps 2, matresses, stream water 100m distant, no fire) is a well maintained alpine bivouac 200m ...   More ▶︎
Upper Hokitika River from Frew Saddle

Upper Hokitika River from Frew Saddle

Tussock hides the ubiquitous speargrass in the upper reaches of the Hokitika, giving the illusion of an easy, pleasant tramp.   More ▶︎
Frews Biv

Frews Biv

little (officially anyway) two man job on Frews Saddle   More ▶︎
Mt Misery & beyond February 2013

Mt Misery & beyond February 2013

Last month I decided to climb a hill that can be seen from home that I'd never got around to ...   More ▶︎
View back to the road end

View back to the road end

from the hut   More ▶︎
Old Cedar Flat hut

Old Cedar Flat hut

Cedar Flat   More ▶︎
Hot pool

Hot pool

at Wren Creek   More ▶︎
Swingbridge

Swingbridge

Over the Toaroha river   More ▶︎
The new Cedar Flat Hut

The new Cedar Flat Hut

at Cedar Flat   More ▶︎
Historic Cedar Flats Hut

Historic Cedar Flats Hut

A well maintained old hut. 2 bunks   More ▶︎
Cedar Flats Hot Springs

Cedar Flats Hot Springs

Perfect hot springs in a secluded hokitika valley. Holds upto 6 people.   More ▶︎
Ceadar Flats Hut

Ceadar Flats Hut

Easter 2012   More ▶︎
Ceadar Flats Hut

Ceadar Flats Hut

New Hut Re Build Completed Easter 2012   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Historic Hut

Cedar Flat Historic Hut

The Cedar Flat Historic hut after renovations and the picture taken during the big snow of August 2008.   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat

Cedar Flat

An easy and pleasant walk into a secluded valley near Hokitika. Rudimentary hot pools.   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle April 2011

Toaroha Saddle April 2011

This is the saddle joining the Diedrich and Toaroha Ranges. It is approx 450 metres to the east of the ...   More ▶︎
Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Loop track across 2 Westland saddles, taking in some remote huts   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)

Cedar Flat Hut (Historic)

Older hut at Cedar Flat now adjacent to the newer hut. This hut features hand-adzed timber. It was constructed in ...   More ▶︎
Building extensions Cedar Flat hut 9.03.12

Building extensions Cedar Flat hut 9.03.12

This pic shows the progress on the extensions to the newer of the two Cedar Flat huts. The DOC building ...   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut August 2008

Cedar Flat Hut August 2008

Cedar Flat Hut during the big snowfall, August 2008   More ▶︎
Cedar Flat Hut

Cedar Flat Hut

Double hut at the edge of a frost flat beneath the Toaroha Range. Used to be a six bunker. A ...   More ▶︎
Sir Robert hut 1974

Sir Robert hut 1974

This hut is located on the TL near the stream in the head basin of Sir Robert Creek. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Sir Robert hut

Sir Robert hut

This hut is located on the TL near the stream in the head basin of Sir Robert Creek. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Sir Robert Hut 2012

Sir Robert Hut 2012

One of the more remote, seldom visited huts in Westland. The log book with barely half a dozen pages goes ...   More ▶︎
Main Range of the Southern Alps from Mt. Bannatyne

Main Range of the Southern Alps from Mt. Bannatyne

Main Range of the Southern Alps from Mt. Bannatyne, a trampable ridgeline from Kokatahi Bivouac to Toaroha Bivouac.   More ▶︎
Toaroha Saddle

Toaroha Saddle

Toaroha Saddle   More ▶︎
Waterfall in the upper Toaroha

Waterfall in the upper Toaroha

The waterfall in the upper Toaroha river. From Toaroha Saddle - 500m east of Toaroha Bivouac   More ▶︎
Hokitika Gorge

Hokitika Gorge

A short walk near Hokitika, crossing the glacial-blue waters of the Hokitika River.   More ▶︎
Commodore Ridge etc Feb 2012

Commodore Ridge etc Feb 2012

This photo was taken from Point 1809m on the Toaroha Range NW of Mt Chamberlin and looks eastward toward the ...   More ▶︎
Hokitika River (Bottom Gorge)

Hokitika River (Bottom Gorge)

This photo looks upstream from 5 minutes above the swingbridge at the Hokitika Gorge. (The furthest downstream & closest to ...   More ▶︎
Looking SW from Adventure Ridge April 2008

Looking SW from Adventure Ridge April 2008

In the foreground is the Adventure Ridge biv. Next ridge back is Yeats Ridge with a white dot in the tussocky ...   More ▶︎
Adventure Ridge Biv

Adventure Ridge Biv

A great little bivvy with it's own water tank. Built by the NZFS in 1964.   More ▶︎
Adventure Bivvy

Adventure Bivvy

Adventure Biv in the Toaroha Valley   More ▶︎
Adventure Biv

Adventure Biv

Perhaps this is the ADD-VENTURE behind all adventures... 'Out there with his people he forgets himself, He forgets himself with his people, He ...   More ▶︎
Southern descent of Mt.Browns Tops

Southern descent of Mt.Browns Tops

Moving through a boggy section of the Mt.Browns Tops route just before dropping over the edge into the creek. That's ...   More ▶︎
Zit Saddle

Zit Saddle

Zit Saddle, between the Kokatahi and Toaroha valleys   More ▶︎
Whitcombe River gorge

Whitcombe River gorge

Whitcombe River gorge, upstream from Frew Hut   More ▶︎
Biv sign

Biv sign

Gone but not forgotten! Bits of this biv were salvaged from the Hokitika rubbish dump. An aquaintance made a sculpture ...   More ▶︎
Kokatahi Bivouac

Kokatahi Bivouac

No - the camera's not on an angle - it's the Biv that's leaning. The dilapidated Kokatahi Bivouac below Zit ...   More ▶︎
Kokatahi Bivouac (removed)

Kokatahi Bivouac (removed)

Hut removed 2008. Kokatahi Bivouac (dilapidated) was once a typical 2-bed apline bivouac, located on a grassy face above the upper ...   More ▶︎
"New" Top Kokatahi hut April 2008

"New" Top Kokatahi hut April 2008

This pic is of Top Kokatahi hut after the upgrade at the new site. (just a stones throw from where Top ...   More ▶︎
Mungo River and Brunswick Creek April 2011

Mungo River and Brunswick Creek April 2011

This pic shows part of the Mungo River and its tributary Brunswick Creek. It was taken from near the true ...   More ▶︎
Mungo Valley & Park Stream April 2011

Mungo Valley & Park Stream April 2011

This pic looks up the Mungo River. On the left (TR) you can see tributaries Saddle Creek & Park Stream. ...   More ▶︎
Mungo hut

Mungo hut

The Mungo is a tributary of the Hokitika River. The hut is situated on a terrace between the Mungo River ...   More ▶︎
Mungo hut Feb 2012

Mungo hut Feb 2012

The Mungo is a tributary of the Hokitika River. The hut is situated on a terrace between the Mungo River ...   More ▶︎