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Baton Valley

Baton Valley Track

Baton Valley Track

From Baton Saddle, the route follows snow-poles steeply down to the valley floor through Spaniard grass thickets (not the most ...   More ▶︎
Baton Saddle

Baton Saddle

from Baton Saddle, looking N across the top of Wilkinson’s Track into the Leslie Valley – Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Wilkinson Track

Wilkinson Track

Cleared by DoC in November 2011, the lower third of the track is now easily climbed. Above this, the track ...   More ▶︎
Wilkinson Track sign

Wilkinson Track sign

At the bottom of the track, this sign remembers conditions from several years ago – DOC cleared the track in ...   More ▶︎
at the top of Wilkinson Track

at the top of Wilkinson Track

above the tree-line, Wilkinson Track requires a push through Spaniard grass followed by a steep climb to Baton saddle – ...   More ▶︎
Descent from Baton Saddle

Descent from Baton Saddle

following the pole-line from Baton Saddle doesn’t avoid the Spaniard grass ! – Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Flanagans Hut

Flanagans Hut

taken from beside the Baton Stream, Flanagan's Hut is a welcome respite after a descent from Baton Saddle - Apr ...   More ▶︎
Flanagans Hut

Flanagans Hut

a very pleasant 8-bunk hut – no water tank but the Baton stream is 20m from the door – Apr ...   More ▶︎
Baton Saddle from Flanagan’s Hut

Baton Saddle from Flanagan’s Hut

Mist closing in on the saddle – Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Baton Stream

Baton Stream

the water supply for Flanagan’s Hut – Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Leslie-Karamea Track

Leslie-Karamea Track

A moderate 7-9-day tramp thru the heart of Kahurangi National Park, for experienced trampers with good gear and skills.   More ▶︎
Karamea Bend Hut

Karamea Bend Hut

Sited adjacent to the Leslie River, this big barn is harder to heat.   More ▶︎
Karamea River

Karamea River

The legendary Karamea flows north, then suddenly turns west out to sea, (through grade 5 whitewater & a notorious gorge). ...   More ▶︎
Loveridge Hut

Loveridge Hut

An overnight trip to a less-used hut in Kahurangi National Park.   More ▶︎

Mt Arthur to Murchison

track from Mt Atrhur Tablelands to Murchison via Wangapeka Saddle, Nugget Knob and the Matiri Valley   More ▶︎
Karamea Bend Hut

Karamea Bend Hut

Newer, bigger hut than the original, which is now locked up for DOC workers. Pity, coz it had such an ...   More ▶︎
Leslie-Karamea

Leslie-Karamea

Joins onto Wangapeka Track.   More ▶︎
Spludgeons Shelter

Spludgeons Shelter

Capacity 5 - earthen floor, heavy plastic roll-up for main wall (lashed down when this photo taken - Apr 2011)   More ▶︎
Spludgeon Shelter

Spludgeon Shelter

front of the shelter, with view into the Leslie River - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Splugeons Rock Shelter

Splugeons Rock Shelter

A great hut built into a natural rock shelter. Water available from a nearby stream.   More ▶︎

Ellis Hut

Hut on a tributary of the Ellis River, on the flanks of the Arthur Range. A route continues past the ...   More ▶︎

Ellis Hut / Murderer's Hut (Hawke's Bay)

This is a historic hut which is available for recreational use. The hut was built 1884 for Poporangi Station, and ...   More ▶︎
Tablelands Circuit

Tablelands Circuit

Joins onto Leslie-Karamea Track.   More ▶︎

Ellis Basin Hut

A six bunk hut hiding at the bottom of the Ellis Basin on the south side of Mt Arthur. Caving ...   More ▶︎
Mt Arthur

Mt Arthur

Straightforward climb to the summit of Mt Arthur (1795m) on the Arthur Range.   More ▶︎
Salisbury Lodge looking toward Mt Arthur

Salisbury Lodge looking toward Mt Arthur

My great-great-grandfather herded 400 sheep & cattle here on the Tablelands from 1875 til 1920, once he obtained the grazing ...   More ▶︎
Salisbury Lodge

Salisbury Lodge

A big beautiful hut. Four large sleeping platforms with mattresses. Gas cookers (2 sets of 4 rings) and 2 gas ...   More ▶︎
Mt Arthur Hut - Salisbury Lodge

Mt Arthur Hut - Salisbury Lodge

via Gordons Pyramid   More ▶︎
Salisbury Lodge

Salisbury Lodge

from Gordon's Pyramid, the hut looks deceptively close - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Balloon Hut

Balloon Hut

5 star accommodation, gas burner & cooker provided!! Approxmately 4 hr from Trilobite Hut   More ▶︎