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Mangaturutu Hut

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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎

Venison Tops Hut

Venison Tops Hut or Tira Lodge   More ▶︎
Cairn at turnoff to ballard hut

Cairn at turnoff to ballard hut

Big as it is its enough off the track line to miss in bad conditions   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut

Ballard Hut

A 4 bunk hut at the northern end of the Kaweka range. Visit as part of an east west crossing ...   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut

Ballard Hut

4 Bunk hut Kaweka forrest park at the northern end of the Kaweka range About 30 minutes down from Whetu ...   More ▶︎
Makino River

Makino River

3-wire bridge at the bottom of the very steep climb to/from Mangaturutu Hut. Good camping spots on the TR - ...   More ▶︎
Ballard Hut Loop

Ballard Hut Loop

A two day walk including open tops and Beach forest to visit a pleasant hut in the Kaweka forest park.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Ridge from Whetu towards Ballard hut turnoff

Ridge from Whetu towards Ballard hut turnoff

typical Kaweka ridge tops pretty Barren   More ▶︎
Camp Ridge - descent to Middle Hill, Kawekas

Camp Ridge - descent to Middle Hill, Kawekas

The descent to Middle Hill from the Kaweka Range, down Camp Ridge   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 ▶︎
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

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut, in Kaweka Forest Park. This hut has a miniature helicopter and plane mounted on the ...   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 ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

A 4-5 day trip in the 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 ▶︎
Makino River

Makino River

entering the gorge - looking upstream - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

Given a quick refurb by DOC early May 2014 (including moving the long drop). Looking good!   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

In a deep valley at the back of the Kaweka Range. This is a charming spot after dropping from the ...   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut in the Kawekas, with Kaweka J in the cloud behind.   More ▶︎
Back Ridge Hut

Back Ridge Hut

A forestry hut (4 bunks, stove, firewood available, stream water) on the valley floor 5 minutes off the main Back ...   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 ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

Standard Kaweka Orange 6-bunker in clearing. Dig the deer antlers on the rooftop.   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

Makino Hut (sleeps 6, stove, firewood available, tank water) sits above the deep Makino and Mohaka valleys. The hut lies ...   More ▶︎
The antlers are no more!

The antlers are no more!

Makino hut after recent tidy-up.   More ▶︎
Makino Hut

Makino Hut

6 Bunk hut in the kaweka forest park. Small tidy warm, fire and water very pleasant   More ▶︎

Rocks Ahead Biv

Rocks Ahead Biv   More ▶︎
Karearea - North Ridge, Kaweka FP

Karearea - North Ridge, Kaweka FP

One of two sighted on a recent Kaweka J traverse, this one allowed me to get remarkably close before launching ...   More ▶︎
Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut

Ngaawapurua Hut   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 ▶︎
High Summer

High Summer

Ahhh Newzealand ever changeable hot one day freezing hours later.   More ▶︎
North Kaweka trig, mid Winter

North Kaweka trig, mid Winter

A bracing slog up from Makahu saddle allows you to knock off Hawkes Bay's two highest points (Kaweka J and ...   More ▶︎
Middle Hill Hut

Middle Hill Hut

Classic Kaweka 6-bunker in pleasant clearing. Easy 3 hrs up from road. Provides good access up to the northern aspects ...   More ▶︎
6 years old and hooked already

6 years old and hooked already

First overnighter for the 6 year old (Middle Hill Hut, Kaweka FP). Knocked the walk in from Makahu Road off ...   More ▶︎
Middle Hill Hut

Middle Hill Hut

Located in the north eastern Kaweka Forest Park, Middle Hill Hut is situated in a flat, sheltered site where the ...   More ▶︎
Frosty start at Middle Hill Hut

Frosty start at Middle Hill Hut

-1 start to the day, hit 26 degrees that afternoon.   More ▶︎
Dawn over the Central Plateau

Dawn over the Central Plateau

Taken from Back Ridge, Kaweka FP.   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 ▶︎
Back Ridge Biv

Back Ridge Biv

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

Mangatainoka Hot Springs

Only 45 minutes tramp from Te Puia Lodge, these hot springs are certainly worth the effort of getting there. 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 ▶︎
First snow of 2014 - Kaweka tops

First snow of 2014 - Kaweka tops

A spectacular autumn day up top, with remnants of snowfall still hanging around from earlier in the week. Not a ...   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

Eastern Kawekas. Popular with fly-in hunters   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv mid Winter

Dominie Biv mid Winter

Just 45 minutes to an hour up from Makahu Saddle, Dominie sits in a sheltered bowl overlooking Hawkes Bay. Trials ...   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

freshly painted - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Ruapehu From Kaweka

Ruapehu From Kaweka

A two day window in the weather provided one of those days on the tops that we all dream about ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka above the clouds

Kaweka above the clouds

A two day window in the weather provided the perfect opportunity for tops travel   More ▶︎
Eastern Kawekas from Kaweka Summit

Eastern Kawekas from Kaweka Summit

A view east from Kaweka J over the fractured plateau of the Eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Memorial at the top of Kaweka J

Memorial at the top of Kaweka J

This war memorial is on a large rock cairn right at the summit of Kaweka J   More ▶︎
Kaweka J summit

Kaweka J summit

Looking north toward the memorial cairn from the summit marker pole. An eerily calm day with the sun trying hard ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka J Summit

Kaweka J Summit

Looking west towards the Kaimanawas and Ruapehu from Kaweka J   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 ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

Located on the side of the Mohaka River. It's only 30-40 minutes walk to Mangatainoka Hot Springs from here, and ...   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

good camping in front of the hut - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Te Puia Lodge

Te Puia Lodge

Only 2-3 hours from the Makahu road end and Makatutu Hot Springs and 45 mins from the Mangatainoka Hot Springs ...   More ▶︎
Whio (Blue Duck)

Whio (Blue Duck)

Whio on the Mohaka River, Hawkes Bay.   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv - a 2 person dog-box bivvy with plenty of space for camping outside.   More ▶︎
Makino Bivouac

Makino Bivouac

Basic shelter, no water. Was dry inside but with no door and "ventilated" construction it could be a bit cool ...   More ▶︎
Makino Bivouac

Makino Bivouac

The Makino Bivouac is very basic, consisting of a waist height A-frame of corrigated iron on the forest floor. No ...   More ▶︎

Mangatainoka Hut

Mangatainoka hut   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv

Dominie Biv

A two bunk Saviour to many on the side of Kaweka everybody seems to have a storey about being caught ...   More ▶︎
Dominie Biv

Dominie Biv

A two bunk Biv very tidy and warm, welcome when Kaweka turns Nasty as so many can attest. Every body ...   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats biv

Kaweka Flats biv

A two bunk Biv on a pleasant open space 1.5 hours from Makahu Saddle carpark   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats Biv

Kaweka Flats Biv

A two bunk biv about 1.5hrs from Makahu Saddle Carpark   More ▶︎
Kaweka Flats - Manuka tunnel

Kaweka Flats - Manuka tunnel

Great tracks tunneled through manuka scrub in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Kaweka clay pan landscape

Kaweka clay pan landscape

Kaweka clay pan landscape on the ascent from the north branch of the Makahu to Kaweka Flats Biv   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 ▶︎

Kuripapango to Poronui

This 5 day walk goes from the Southern Kawekas up over Mt Meany and through the Harkness Valley to the ...   More ▶︎

Manson Biv

NZFS biv built 1966, just inside the bushline on a hill in the Manson Country, Kaweka Forest.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Iron Whare from Whittle Rd

Iron Whare from Whittle Rd

An alternative access to Iron Whare Hut. A marked and roughly cut route runs from the reservoir ('fire dam' on older ...   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

Iron Whare - a restored 1870s historic slab hut in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

An 1870s slab hut in the eastern Kawekas   More ▶︎
Iron Whare

Iron Whare

Iron Whare is a 2-bunk historic hut cut into the hillside where the plateau narrows to a ridge below Kaweka ...   More ▶︎
Makahu saddle hut

Makahu saddle hut

6 bunk hut 2 mins from makahu saddle carpark the perfect jumping off point for a late arrival friday night ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

... well the dunny, at least!   More ▶︎
Whittle Rd to Iron Whare

Whittle Rd to Iron Whare

Reservoir on Whittle Rd to Iron Whare Hut. A roughly cut track providing an alternative access to this historic hut. ...   More ▶︎