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Waikamaka Bivouac

Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Situated on a River Terrace about 50 minutes walk from the road end. No track, river travel all the way   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut 2012

Top Maropea Hut 2012

Nice old four bunk hut in the Ruahine Range. In very good condition. About 25 minutes down a good track ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut on a small terrace above the Waikamaka River 40 minutes downstream from Waipawa Saddle   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

February 2012. Still dry inside but very overgrown and gloomy   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka biv interior. taken 02-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka biv is derelict and overgrown, but it is still standing. Just across the stream from Waikamaka Hut.   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka hut has a loo like a rocket ship.   More ▶︎
Walking the length of the Ruahines

Walking the length of the Ruahines

This article documents my recollections of the Ruahine setion (Wharite to Kuripapango) of a walk from Wharite near Palmerston North ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut (It's there in the trees, honest - surely someone's got a better picture to replace this!)   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut sits in the headwaters of the Waikamaka Stream, 1.5km below the Waipawa Saddle, and below the pyramidical Te ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

A good tidy hut with Approx 8 bunk accommodation, enclosed wood burner and good wood supply available. A welcome refuge ...   More ▶︎
Windy waipawa Saddle

Windy waipawa Saddle

The wind got stronger and stronger   More ▶︎
Waipawa Saddle

Waipawa Saddle

Moments before stepping over the lip onto the saddle and getting hammered by 100km/hr gusts very unpleasant   More ▶︎

Walking the length of the Ruahines

A 10+ day trip down to backbone of the Ruahine Range from Wharite (Palmerston Sth) to the Napier Taihape (Gentle ...   More ▶︎
2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009   More ▶︎
3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara, south ridge (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

What a day for tops travel! There are views over the Hikurangi Range, the Waikamaka Valley, Hawkers Bay, the Tongariro ...   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Ruahine Range. The Highest point between Sunrise Hut and Waipawa Saddle (1687 metres)The route between the saddle and Sunrise Hut ...   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

An older hut in the head of the Kawhatau River in the heart of the Ruahines   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut

Waterfall Hut

An older hut in the heart of the Ruahines at the head of the Kawhatau River   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut June 2007   More ▶︎
Benifits of Walking Friday

Benifits of Walking Friday

When there's nobody else around you can use as many mattresses as it takes to get a comfy bed.   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

A bit rough considering it's a newer DOC hut - vandalism in the bunkroom on the right. 5 minutes up ...   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nestled above the river on the true right side, this hut is a bit rough and has been vandalized to ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut in the early morning sun. April 2009   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Popular day trip and weekend hut with great views over Hawkes Bay. Located in Buttercup Hollow on the Ruahine Range. ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut. taken April 2009   More ▶︎
Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Where would be without all those NZ Forest Service six-bunk huts in the Tararuas & Ruahines? Maybe that deer explosion ...   More ▶︎
Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Looking north up the range from Sunrise Hut on a crisp Winter's day.   More ▶︎
Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle with Ruapehu in the background. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Two huts, open tops, fantastic views on a fine day typical Ruahine travel.   More ▶︎
Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Great views to be had from the saddle at any time of year (assuming you can get to it, the ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Ruahines July 2008.   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Lovely old NZFS hut built for deer cullers in the 60s or 70s, it has been repainted, however remains cold ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Top maropea hut August 2009 on fine day after recent snow   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Very tidy little 4 bunk historic hut in Ruahine FP. Excellent camping spot just a few metres away.   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Looking North over Sunrise Hut   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Mangaweka Tarn

Mangaweka Tarn

Between Iron peg and Mangsweka   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

A gem of an old NZFS hut built in the 60s or 70s for deer cullers, this hut is a ...   More ▶︎
Turn off to Pourangaki

Turn off to Pourangaki

Signpost marking the spur down to Pourangaki Hut off the ridge running SE from Mangaweka (Ruahine Ranges).   More ▶︎
Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

A beautiful walk (when the wind permits) across Armstrong Saddle takes you down to Top Maropea or over the tops ...   More ▶︎
Broken Ridge, Ruahine

Broken Ridge, Ruahine

On Broken Ridge, above Hinerua hut. taken Dec 2009   More ▶︎
Walking out.

Walking out.

This is taken the day after my first photo i added. If we walked in that day I dont think ...   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

View of the hut.   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Start with a novelty cable car ride across the river and then straight in to a hard uphill slog. Track ...   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Perched at 1400m on the side of the Hikurangi Range in the northern Ruahines, McKinnon Hut is a 1960's 6 ...   More ▶︎
Mckinnon Hut

Mckinnon Hut

6 bunk hut in the Ruahines   More ▶︎
Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Sign post to Mckinnon with a perfect backdrop   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

Smith Stream hut. taken 19-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

On Smith Stream, Ruahine Forest Park. This is a good example of NZFS 4-bunk hut in original condition.   More ▶︎
And then it turned cold and windy

And then it turned cold and windy

Above Mckinnon hut perfect one day and blustery the next the only thing the photo dosnt show is the horizontal ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Panorama

Ruahine Panorama

Taken from Wooden Peg, looking east.   More ▶︎
Snow Pole Ruahines

Snow Pole Ruahines

Near Wooden Peg July 2008   More ▶︎
Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Late July 2008, photo taken from Wooden Peg, had planned to walk out to the trig but I was not ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Frost

Ruahine Frost

Heading down the track to Pourangaki River, looking across to the Pourangaki tops. Heavy frost on the ground all day ...   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut for camps, families etc Only 15 min from road end with alot of space for camping etc   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut, by the Waikamaka River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut sits in beech forest on the south side of the Wakamaka River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's an ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Bush

Ruahine Bush

Just below the bush line from Wooden peg to Kelly Knight Hut.   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut is on Hinerua Ridge in Ruahine Forest Park. A tidy 4-bunk lined hut with a good woodburner. A far ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut

Crow Hut

looking across river at crow hut in the morning.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut on the Kawhatau River in the western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (6 bunk, Pioneer stove, river water) is a standard forestry hut in the western Ruahine Ranges. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the bushline ascending to the Mokai Patea. Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Pourangaki River

Pourangaki River

Heading down the Pourangaki River from the swingbridge to Kelly Knight Hut. This was one of the first of 44 ...   More ▶︎
Brushing Teeth

Brushing Teeth

At 9pm in the evening..   More ▶︎
Inside

Inside

Inside Purity Hut, nice little cast iron fire, set of cards and some magazines!   More ▶︎
View from Purity Hut Deck

View from Purity Hut Deck

Well worth the walk   More ▶︎
View of Taihape/Ruapehu

View of Taihape/Ruapehu

Taihape/Ruapehu in background   More ▶︎
Longdrop view

Longdrop view

Looking back at the Hut from Longdrop   More ▶︎
New Purity Hut

New Purity Hut

New Hut, wow how flash is this!! Sooo warm in here too, had to open windows!   More ▶︎
Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Thursday night fine clear and hot fine dining on the verandah at Purity hut   More ▶︎
Purity hut

Purity hut

Glad we walked up thursday night the view was stupendouse   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

The new Purity Hut (6 bunk, tank water, wood burning stove, limited firewood available in locality) is loated on the ...   More ▶︎
Purity Hut and View

Purity Hut and View

In good weather Purity Hut has the most magnificent View   More ▶︎
The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

A poled route from Mangakokeke Roadend, where there is a car park and toilet, will take you across some steep ...   More ▶︎
Ruahines from Purity Hut

Ruahines from Purity Hut

The Ruahine Ranges (Whanahuia Range) from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

Purity Hut (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Last day of Autumn, with frost on the ground all day. Cosy little hut in the Ruahines, although the toilet can ...   More ▶︎
Sawtooth Ridge

Sawtooth Ridge

Looking south along the Sawtooth towards Tiraha (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut from the Porangaki - Hikurangi track   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

A warm sheltered hut in the upper Pourangaki valley in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pouragaki Hut (8-bunk, stove, tank water) is a warm, sheltered hut in a north-facing grassy basin above the Pourangaki River, ...   More ▶︎

Gold Creek Hut

Gold Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv, near the tarn on Black Ridge.   More ▶︎
Tarn Biv loo

Tarn Biv loo

The loo at Tarn Biv.   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nice hut just 5 min climb from waipawa river. Abit of grafitti but other then that its ok. completed the ...   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut good for school camps etc only a short walk in with 12 bunks   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Very nice hut/house, just happened to go on the one rainy day all last week, still enjoyable though   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

September 2009   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Nice day for a walk over to Top Maropea hut with wiew up to Te Atuaoparapara   More ▶︎
Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut. taken 18-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut from above

Kelly Knight Hut from above

Approaching Kelly Knight Hut, this is the first view that you get. It is only 10 minutes more and after ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Situated in a pleasant clearing on a terrace above the Pourangaki river   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Quite close to the park boundary in the Pourangaki River. Situated in a lovely clearing on a terrace above the ...   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Biviouac (sleeps 2-3, tank water) is one of the nicer biv's in the Ruahine's. The biv is a typical ...   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

A good solid Ruahine climb to a 3 person biv well situated with a great views, Tops travel then a ...   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut is a typical forestry style 6-bunker on flats near the forks of the North and South Maropea ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

A quick scramble over Maropea   More ▶︎
Kawhatau Cage

Kawhatau Cage

Just enough room for me and a quick journey across the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎
A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

Cage over the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎