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Lake Kaniere - Otira

Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence

Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence

Blue Duck at the Tyndall / Styx confluence   More ▶︎
Kelly Shelter

Kelly Shelter

Kelly Shelter on the Arthurs Pass raod   More ▶︎
Kelly Shelter (Removed)

Kelly Shelter (Removed)

Kelly shelter is a roadside shelter on the Arthur's Pass road, at the base of Kelly's Creek and the track ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Track

Hunts Creek Track

Rough travel to a small, tidy hut. Better walked as part of a circuit.   More ▶︎
Willy the Weka

Willy the Weka

A visitor at the Kelly ck carpark.   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 ▶︎

Kahikatea Walk, Lake Kaniere

Short loop through mossy forest.   More ▶︎

Goat Creek track to Mt Barron

Overgrown and line is destroyed by recent slips.   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 ▶︎
2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley

2010_05_01 Otira Valley.JPG   More ▶︎
Mid Styx Hut painting March 2014

Mid Styx Hut painting March 2014

Volunteers have prepared & painted the hut exterior. This is just the second paint job this 1960 built hut has ...   More ▶︎
Mid Styx hut Feb 2009

Mid Styx hut Feb 2009

This photo of Mid Styx hut was taken during a "Permolat" working bee when a group of volunteers worked on ...   More ▶︎
Track to Mid Styx Hut

Track to Mid Styx Hut

Recently recut 40 minute track to this front country hut renovated by volunteers from the Permolat on-line community.   More ▶︎
Mid Styx Hut

Mid Styx Hut

Our trip in to check out this hut restored by the Permolat Community   More ▶︎
Mid Styx Hut

Mid Styx Hut

4 person ex-NZFS hut with open fireplace on north facing terrace high above the Styx River. Renovated extensively and maintained ...   More ▶︎
Short cut to Mid Styx hut

Short cut to Mid Styx hut

This photo shows the turnoff to Mid Styx hut as described below. Easiest access to Mid Styx hut is the Styx ...   More ▶︎

Cockayne Nature Walk

A short loop in forest near Kelly's Creek, Otira.   More ▶︎

Cockayne Nature Walk

Short walk in rich forest near Kellys Creek, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass National Park

Arthur's Pass National Park

This alpine park straddles the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, with dry beech forests in the east and damp ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

Kelly Range - Hunts Saddle Circuit

A challenging circuit route traversing the Kelly Range and returning along Kelly's Creek. The direction described is the easiest option.   More ▶︎
Kellys Saddle

Kellys Saddle

Kellys Saddle - a tussock saddle between the Otira and Taipo near Carroll Hut   More ▶︎
Catching the dawn on the Kelly range

Catching the dawn on the Kelly range

The morning light on the Kelly range before it reaches the valley with Arthurs Pass   More ▶︎
Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

Kellys Range & beyond from Kellys Hill July 2011

This pic looking SW from Kellys Hill was taken before this weeks heavy snowfalls. The dip in the foreground is ...   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass

Arthur's Pass

Arthiur's pass and the viaduct viewed from the Kelly Creek to Carroll's Hut track.   More ▶︎
Carroll Hut

Carroll Hut

This newly renovated hut sits on a pretty tussock plateau on the Kelly Range.   More ▶︎
Carroll Hut

Carroll Hut

A small, tidy hut just above the treeline on the Kelly Range. Recently renovated with new cladding and new windows. ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Range

Kelly Range

A brief climb up to Carroll Hut on the tops at the northern edge of Arthur's Pass National Park. Magnificent ...   More ▶︎
Carroll Memorial Hut

Carroll Memorial Hut

Situated on Kelly Saddle, Carroll Hut has stunning views across to Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Kelly Range views over Kelly Ck

Kelly Range views over Kelly Ck

Moving southward above Carroll hut on the Kelly Range. Descending the range to Hunts saddle and returning by Kellys Creek resulted ...   More ▶︎
Kellys Hill

Kellys Hill

1400m above, looking NW from Kellys Hill, APNP.   More ▶︎
Mt Pfeifer etc from Kellys Hill July 2011

Mt Pfeifer etc from Kellys Hill July 2011

This photo was taken from near the broadcasting repeaters on top of Kellys Hill which is the hill immediately north ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown Hut

Mt Brown Hut

A circuit in the foothills behind Hokitika. Excellent views and a nice little hut.   More ▶︎
Tracks to the "New" Mt Brown hut

Tracks to the "New" Mt Brown hut

Here is a gpx file. It shows the new huts location & the routes to the hut from the Geologists ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek

Kelly Creek above the first gorge   More ▶︎

Mount Barron Route

Old trail leading up the the tussock tops of Mount Barron. A good benched track leads up to a rocky ...   More ▶︎
Mount Barron Route

Mount Barron Route

Old access track onto the Mount Barron tussock tops.   More ▶︎
View from Hans Bay Lake Kaniere Aug 2015

View from Hans Bay Lake Kaniere Aug 2015

I took this picture from beside the lake a few minutes before parking at the Mt Tuhua track carpark and ...   More ▶︎
Newton Range biv Jan 2008

Newton Range biv Jan 2008

This biv is perched near the crest of the Newton Range. This range seperates the Arahura River to the north ...   More ▶︎
Hans Bay, Lake Kaniere

Hans Bay, Lake Kaniere

Hans Island is just a short swim from the shoreline.   More ▶︎
Newton Range biv

Newton Range biv

This NZFS biv built in 1962 is perched near the crest of the Newton Range. This range seperates the Arahura ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown hut & Newton Range April 2013

Mt Brown hut & Newton Range April 2013

This photo shows how the popular Mt Brown hut sits in relation to the Newton Range. As well as tramps to ...   More ▶︎
Looking eastward along the Newton Range April 2012

Looking eastward along the Newton Range April 2012

This picture was taken from a spot on the range a bit over an hour west of the bivvy. The ...   More ▶︎
Hans Bay Campsite

Hans Bay Campsite

Large campsite next to Lake Kaniere. Very popular with families over the summer. Dogs are not permitted.   More ▶︎
Barrack Creek Route

Barrack Creek Route

Goat Hill and Barrack Creek from Mount Barron. The route follows the spur to the true right of Barrack Creek.   More ▶︎
Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

Harman Pass - Taipo River - Kelly Saddle

A long journey through the west of Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Mount Barron tops

Mount Barron tops

The end of the marked track up Mount Barron.   More ▶︎
Browning Biv

Browning Biv

2 person Biv, Browning Range   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 ▶︎
Browning Range Biv - almost ...

Browning Range Biv - almost ...

Browning Range Biv - almost there ...   More ▶︎
Browning Range Bivouac

Browning Range Bivouac

Browning Range Bivouac, on the bush-line in the Browning Range - the hut overlooks the Styx Valley and Grassy Flat, ...   More ▶︎
Grassy Flats

Grassy Flats

Grassy Flats, in the upper Styx Valley (Westland). Taken fron Browning Range Biv, 600m above.   More ▶︎
Browning Range Bivouac

Browning Range Bivouac

'If you're just about buggered, you're just about at Browning Biv'. The sign below the biv says it all: it's ...   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 ▶︎
Leaving Mt.Browns Tops

Leaving Mt.Browns Tops

A good stretch of the legs. Everyone else we saw on this walk and there were a few, was staying ...   More ▶︎
Looking up the Styx from near the New Mt Brown hut

Looking up the Styx from near the New Mt Brown hut

This pic taken yesterday was snapped from the tussock section below the hut whilst heading for the start of the ...   More ▶︎
glennj & Elle dog on summit of Mt Brown April 2011

glennj & Elle dog on summit of Mt Brown April 2011

Summit of Mt Brown. It is the Browning Range in the background. Yesterday was such good weather I decided to head ...   More ▶︎
Lake Kaniere etc from top of Mt Brown April 2011

Lake Kaniere etc from top of Mt Brown April 2011

This pic shows Elle dog on Mt Brown with views out to the coast behind. The Lake is Kaniere and ...   More ▶︎
Mount Brown Hut

Mount Brown Hut

Perched on a cliff overlooking Lake Kaniere.   More ▶︎
The Mt Brown ridge construction site May 2010

The Mt Brown ridge construction site May 2010

Looking SW from Mt Brown ridge over top of the early stages of construction of the "new" hut. The "old" Lower ...   More ▶︎
View out to coast from Mt Brown hut

View out to coast from Mt Brown hut

This view is taken just a few steps from Mt Brown hut and looks back toward the track start and ...   More ▶︎
Lunch time at Mt Brown hut Dec 2010

Lunch time at Mt Brown hut Dec 2010

The four younger members of the group of five of us that walked up to check out the new hut. The ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown hut & beyond Dec 2010

Mt Brown hut & beyond Dec 2010

This hut replaces, but on a different site, the old Mt Brown hut which was removed by DOC about five ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown Hut

Mt Brown Hut

This hut replaces the old Mt Brown hut which was removed by DOC in 2006. The hut is in a ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown summit & circuit routes March 2011

Mt Brown summit & circuit routes March 2011

This map shows the actual track/routes overlayed in solid black lines on a Topo 50 map. The "old" Mt Brown ...   More ▶︎
View up Styx valley from Mt Brown hut June 2012

View up Styx valley from Mt Brown hut June 2012

This photo looks up the Styx valley and was taken from outside Mt Brown hut. If you look closely you ...   More ▶︎
Mt Brown hut June 2012

Mt Brown hut June 2012

Here is a winter time pic of the hut.   More ▶︎
Dusk at Mount Brown Hut

Dusk at Mount Brown Hut

Moon rising over Mount Brown.   More ▶︎
(Pihoihoi) - Pipit

(Pihoihoi) - Pipit

Moaris used to mimick the pipits movements and use a tactic called Manukawhaki (decoy bird). They would pretend to retreat ...   More ▶︎
Grassy Flats Hut

Grassy Flats Hut

Grassy Flats Hut in the upper Styx Valley, Westland. The hut lies on the easy, benched Arahura-Styx track, and is ...   More ▶︎
Grassy Flat Hut

Grassy Flat Hut

Grassy Flat Hut (sleeps 12 on 2 platforms, matresses, water, stove) is a modern tramping hut with a large covered ...   More ▶︎
Descent to the Taipo Valley

Descent to the Taipo Valley

Descent to the Taipo Valley from the Kelly Range, above Dillons Homestead / Hut   More ▶︎
Lathrop Saddle

Lathrop Saddle

Lathrop Saddle - a hanging valley cutting through the Browning Range between the Styx and Crawford valleys. A marked track ...   More ▶︎
Browning Range

Browning Range

From the Browning Bivvy on the bushline above the Styx River we climbed in the dark to reach the top ...   More ▶︎
Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

Below Kelly-Hunt Saddle

The Kelly below the Kelly-Hunt Saddle   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut (new)

Dillons Hut (new)

Dillons Hut (new), Taipo Valley, Westland   More ▶︎
Crossing Lathrop Saddle

Crossing Lathrop Saddle

Crossing Lathrop Saddle from the Crawford towards Browning Biv   More ▶︎
Old Water Race below Lower Arahura hut

Old Water Race below Lower Arahura hut

Here is a photo of a remnant section of the water race that runs roughly parallel with the current track ...   More ▶︎
Kaniere Water Race Track

Kaniere Water Race Track

Kaniere Water Race Track from Lake Kaniere towarss rhe Kaniere township   More ▶︎
Lathrop Saddle feet dangle

Lathrop Saddle feet dangle

Sitting on the edge of Lathrop. Spot the biv. Descent far right on the tussock spur. Dangling feet highly recommended.   More ▶︎
Another old track sign July 2012

Another old track sign July 2012

Ian G's. picture of an old National Park sign still marking a track in the Urewera got me thinking. I ...   More ▶︎
View of Mt Lathrop etc. and further east

View of Mt Lathrop etc. and further east

This photo looks east along the Browning Range. Lathrop Saddle crosses this scene in front of the prominent Mt Lathrop ...   More ▶︎
Looking SW from Mt Lathrop March 2017

Looking SW from Mt Lathrop March 2017

This is the view looking out over the Crawford and Kokatahi Rivers in a south westerly direction. The Bracken snowfield ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek

Hunts Creek

Barron Ridge is at left, and Hunts Ridge at right. Hunt Saddle is at bottom right and Kelly's Creek at ...   More ▶︎
Descent from Kelly Tops to Hunts Saddle and Return!

Descent from Kelly Tops to Hunts Saddle and Return!

Masochistic mission involving at times 40 degrees gradients where the techniques of hanging off scrub and sliding to the next ...   More ▶︎
Boo Boo hut & woodshed March 2009

Boo Boo hut & woodshed March 2009

TL of the Kokatahi valley. High on a ridge well above the river gorges.   More ▶︎
Boo Boo Hut

Boo Boo Hut

Located on the Kokatahi River track just south of where a branch leads up onto the Toaroha Range.   More ▶︎
Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Alpine tramp over Waimakariri Col.   More ▶︎
Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

the trail after a nice rain   More ▶︎
The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

The Trail Klondyke Corner to Carrington Hu

view of the grassy trail before the riverbed becomes the trail. The hut is still far here but it is behind ...   More ▶︎
Track Descent

Track Descent

The map shows the track crossing two small tributaries before heading sharply down to meet the main river. You may ...   More ▶︎
The Track Starts

The Track Starts

After three or four scree/shrub combinations, where the gorge below opens out a little, keep an eye out for the ...   More ▶︎
Grass my Arse

Grass my Arse

Sections of alpine "herbs" break up the scree slopes high above the Rolleston River. There is no track through these ...   More ▶︎
Pick Your Path

Pick Your Path

Try to stay reasonably high above the river on the true left for the easiest route down and to avoid ...   More ▶︎
Top of Rolleston Valley

Top of Rolleston Valley

There are sporadic cairns down into the Rolleston Valley, but they can be difficult to pick out against the scree. ...   More ▶︎
At the top

At the top

If intending to cross over into the Rolleston from the Waimak, DON'T go over the actual Waimak Col (you'll see ...   More ▶︎
Route Planning

Route Planning

Checking the map for a route over the head of the Waimakariri Valley into the Rolleston Valley. Be aware in ...   More ▶︎
Insulator grown into Rimu tree near Dough Town August 2012

Insulator grown into Rimu tree near Dough Town August 2012

I snapped this picture of an old telegraph insulator at least 3m up a rimu tree. It is beside the ...   More ▶︎
Dough Town Track July 2012

Dough Town Track July 2012

Bits of an old miners track that linked Humphreys Gully to Dough Town & then carried on to Milltown still ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

Kelly Range from Hunts Creek Track

The route from the tops of the Kelly Range to Hunts Saddle drops through thick scrub to a small bog ...   More ▶︎
Mingha River-Deception River

Mingha River-Deception River

Goat Pass Track. Alpine track over a pass between two river valleys.   More ▶︎
View East from Top Crawford biv Dec 2010

View East from Top Crawford biv Dec 2010

This pic was taken from the biv & shows the basin immediately East of the biv. Thought the ribbonwoods looked ...   More ▶︎
Crawford Biv looking up Lathrop saddle

Crawford Biv looking up Lathrop saddle

Lathrop saddle is off to the right, the spur to it is center above biv.   More ▶︎
Top Crawford Bivouac

Top Crawford Bivouac

Top Crawford Bivouac, Crawford Valley, Westland   More ▶︎
Mount Learmont

Mount Learmont

Mount Learmont and the upper Crawford Valley, Westland   More ▶︎
Top Crawford Bivouac (Removed)

Top Crawford Bivouac (Removed)

The Top Crawford Bivouac (2 bunks, no matresses, stream water 100m distant, no fire) is a typical alpine Biv, with ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Nice size   More ▶︎
Blue Ducks

Blue Ducks

Blue Ducks on Crawford Creek, Westland. Between Top Crawford Hut and Top Crawford Bivouac   More ▶︎
Hunts Hut

Hunts Hut

A small but tidy hut located at the edge of a tussock clearing near Hunts Creek.   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

A small hut handsomely located at the edge of a tussock clearing on Hunts Creek, west of Otira. Hunts Creek takes ...   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Hut

Hunts Creek Hut

5-7 hours slog up Kellys Creek from the Otira highway, this little abode is welcome site after mud-jumping across Hunts ...   More ▶︎
Upper Styx valley

Upper Styx valley

Upper Styx valley and Grassy Flats, from the track over Styx Saddle.   More ▶︎
Three Passes

Three Passes

A classic trip from Arthur's Pass across Browning, Whitehorn and Harman Passes, emerging near Lake Kaniere on the West Coast.   More ▶︎
Top Crawford Hut

Top Crawford Hut

Near old Top Crawford Biv site, this 4 bunk forest service hut was refurbished and relocated in February 2011. It ...   More ▶︎
Rear view of "New" Top Crawford hut

Rear view of "New" Top Crawford hut

Here is a rear view of the hut. The perspective is looking NNW past the hut and over the two ...   More ▶︎
"New" Top Crawford hut Feb 2012

"New" Top Crawford hut Feb 2012

This photo is of the "new" Top Crawford hut which is an hour walk up the valley from the location ...   More ▶︎
Top Crawford Hut (New)

Top Crawford Hut (New)

This entry is for the "new" Top Crawford hut which is an hour walk up the valley from the location ...   More ▶︎
Browning Pass etc from Mt Browning Nov 2017

Browning Pass etc from Mt Browning Nov 2017

Looking toward Browning Pass etc from high on Mt Browning. I climbed up from the Styx Saddle and enjoyed great ...   More ▶︎
Mt Tuhua Sept 2010

Mt Tuhua Sept 2010

Yesterday morning I took advantage of the first nice day for a while to head up Mt Tuhua which is ...   More ▶︎
Top Crawford Hut

Top Crawford Hut

Top Crawford Hut, Crawford Creek, Westland.   More ▶︎
Top Crawford Hut (Removed)

Top Crawford Hut (Removed)

Top Crawford Hut (4-bunks, matresses, tank water, no fire) is a typical forestry-style hut. It's located on a small terrace ...   More ▶︎
Styx Saddle

Styx Saddle

Styx Saddle - between the Styx and Arahura valleys in Westland. The Campbell Range forms a backdrop beyond the upper ...   More ▶︎
"New" Lower Arahura hut June 2010

"New" Lower Arahura hut June 2010

A replacement DOC 6 bunk hut for the old NZFS 4 bunk hut that used to sit 30m to the ...   More ▶︎
Lower Arahura hut

Lower Arahura hut

A new DOC 6 bunk hut that replaces the old 4 bunk NZFS hut. The new hut is 30m east ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Lower Arahura hut (removed)

"Old" Lower Arahura hut (removed)

This photo shows the "old" Lower Arahura hut as it was in January 1976 when it had recently received a ...   More ▶︎
Lower Arahura Hut

Lower Arahura Hut

A nice new 6 bunk hut in the Arahura valley.   More ▶︎
View from un-named Campbell Range saddle

View from un-named Campbell Range saddle

This April 2013 photo was taken from the un-named Campbell Range Saddle at 1600m that is on the direct route ...   More ▶︎
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle

Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle

A classic crossing of the Main Divide, following the deep valleys of the Hope Fault from the Arthur's Pass road ...   More ▶︎
Otehake Hot Springs

Otehake Hot Springs

A popular weekend route to good hot pools.   More ▶︎
Lake Kaniere

Lake Kaniere

Lake Kanierec from lookout below Mt Upright, Lake Kaniere track   More ▶︎
Deception River

Deception River

Deception River   More ▶︎
Track amongst gold workings Taipo River

Track amongst gold workings Taipo River

This photo shows a section of the Seven Mile Creek to Kelly Range tops track that passes amongst old alluvial ...   More ▶︎
Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek

Upper Hunts Creek - valley head above the hut. Te pass to Dry Creek in the Taipo is up scree ...   More ▶︎
Taipo River

Taipo River

Lower Taipo river valley from the Kelly Range above Dillons Hut   More ▶︎
Taipo River above Dillons Hut

Taipo River above Dillons Hut

Taipo River above Dillons Hut, Westland   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut

Dillons Hut

The New Dillons Hut (sleeps 10, stove, tank water) lies in the middle reaches of the Taipo valley, 10 minutes ...   More ▶︎
West Coast Streams

West Coast Streams

En-route from Harman Hut to Grassy Flat Hut. Be mindful that during heavy rain in the New Zealand bush, small ...   More ▶︎
Map of Toaroha Valley to Pinnacle Biv via Adventure Ridge routes

Map of Toaroha Valley to Pinnacle Biv via Adventure Ridge routes

This map is to illustrate the route info provided under the Comments section of the Pinnacle biv hut page. The ...   More ▶︎
Setting of Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2012

Setting of Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2012

This pic shows the replacement biv which was moved to this site in 2011. It is the same design & ...   More ▶︎
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)

Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv)

An old late 1950's NZFS cullers biv situated up in the tussock near the top of Mt Crinkle Top. This ...   More ▶︎
Genoa Peak March 2009

Genoa Peak March 2009

This pic is of the eastern side of Genoa Peak and was taken from just above Pinnacle biv on the ...   More ▶︎
Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2009

Pinnacle biv (aka Crinkle Top biv) March 2009

A survivor from the deer culling days before helicopters! This biv gave shooters access to hundreds of hectares of tussock ...   More ▶︎
Mount Barron

Mount Barron

Mount Barron from the Death's Corner lookout. The route follows the far edge of the obvious slip. The steep bluffs ...   More ▶︎

Rangi-Taipo Traverse from Taipo Access 4WD track

10 hour untracked traverse though unpleasant nearly impenetrable vegetation culminating in glorious ascent to Rangi-Taipo and descent via overgrown but ...   More ▶︎
Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka

Lake Karaupataka From Waharoa Saddle   More ▶︎
Paratu Stream - Waharoa Saddle

Paratu Stream - Waharoa Saddle

The easiest route to Mt Pfeifer via an attractive bouldered stream and a magical saddle with flybys of kaka and ...   More ▶︎
Harman hut August 1975

Harman hut August 1975

This pic was taken after having come down from Browning Pass. Shortly after I snapped the pic it started snowing ...   More ▶︎
Harman Hut

Harman Hut

Standard DOC hut in the Arahura catchment   More ▶︎
Harman Hut

Harman Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of the Harman & Arahura rivers. This hut is on the popular "3 passes" ...   More ▶︎
Dillon's Hut (historic)

Dillon's Hut (historic)

Dillon's Hut (historic), in the Taipo Valley   More ▶︎
Dillons Hut (historic)

Dillons Hut (historic)

Dillons Hut (historic), in the Taipo Valley   More ▶︎
Dillon's Homestead (historic)

Dillon's Homestead (historic)

Dillon's Homestead(historic) (5 beds, fireplace, tank & stream water, fiirewood available) is a well built, well restored hut in the ...   More ▶︎
Harman Hut

Harman Hut

Harman Hut on a typical West Coast summer day. Pretty basic hut that comes with its own family of weka!   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine

The slopes to the summit - from the east.   More ▶︎
Crawford Creek

Crawford Creek

Crawford Creek, Westland. Between Top Crawford Hut and Crawford Junction Hut.   More ▶︎
View of McArthur Crags from the Newton Range Jan 2008

View of McArthur Crags from the Newton Range Jan 2008

This picture was taken from just north of the Newton Range biv. I took it to show the band of ...   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine

Moderate to hard daytrip in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎
Philistine Bluffs

Philistine Bluffs

Decending the bluffs - not a forgiving place to loose your footing- there have been deaths here.   More ▶︎
Philistine Bluffs

Philistine Bluffs

Decending the bluffs - not a forgiving place to loose your footing- there have been deaths here.   More ▶︎
Philistine / Warnock's Bluffs

Philistine / Warnock's Bluffs

The normal route up Philistine from the road ascends through this line of bluffs. When there is no snow, the ...   More ▶︎
Jade Prospectors hut at Olderog/Jade Ck confluence Feb 2009

Jade Prospectors hut at Olderog/Jade Ck confluence Feb 2009

This hut is known by the names of both the creeks it is at the confluence of. We used to ...   More ▶︎
Seven Mile hut Jan 2008

Seven Mile hut Jan 2008

Well it is a surprise that this hut is still there. A while back I read that DOC had removed ...   More ▶︎
7 Mile Hut

7 Mile Hut

This hut is on private land and both have been bought by someone who has improved access to 7 Mile ...   More ▶︎
Upper Deception Hut

Upper Deception Hut

Six bunk hut adjacent the popular Mingha-Deception route. It was built by the NZFS in 1962. [A four bunker Lower Deception ...   More ▶︎
Upper Deception hut Feb 2009

Upper Deception hut Feb 2009

A sound old NZFS hut in need of a bit of TLC. The scrub badly needed cutting back last time ...   More ▶︎
Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv Jan 2010

Route down off McArthur Crags to Lower Olderog biv Jan 2010

This pic shows the SE leading spur off the top of Mt McArthur that leads down to Lower Olderog biv. ...   More ▶︎
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv) Feb 2009

Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv) Feb 2009

This biv is located on a bench well above the creek bed in the headwaters of Jade Creek. It is ...   More ▶︎
Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)

Lower Olderog biv (aka Jade biv)

This NZFS biv dating from 1957 is located on a bench well above the creek bed in the headwaters of ...   More ▶︎
Blue Duck Bivvy Setting Feb 2016

Blue Duck Bivvy Setting Feb 2016

Blue Duck Bivvy is a derelict B-49 style NZ Forest Service hunters bivvy that was built in the late 1950's ...   More ▶︎
Blue Duck Bivvy

Blue Duck Bivvy

A derelict B-49 NZ Forest Service hunters bivvy that was built in the late 1950's and is still on site. ...   More ▶︎
Otira Valley

Otira Valley

Footbridge on the Otira Valley.   More ▶︎
Otira Valley

Otira Valley

A short, pretty walk into an alpine environment. A variety of alpine flowers in summer.   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction

Crawford Junction

Crawford Junction, the confluence of Crawford Creek and Kokatahi River in Westland. Photo taken from the doorway of Crawford Junction ...   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut, at the confluence of Crawford Creek and Kokatahi River in Westland   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction hut Feb 2012

Crawford Junction hut Feb 2012

This hut sits near the edge of a low terrace on the TL of the Crawford River and overlooks the ...   More ▶︎
Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut

Crawford Junction Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove) is by far the nicest hut in the valley. It's of ...   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine Traverse

Mt Philistine Traverse

A classic mountain traverse in Arthurs Pass National Park, includes climbing steep scree, bluffs, rock and snow. An ice axe ...   More ▶︎
Phipps Peak (1965m)

Phipps Peak (1965m)

From the Otira Valley.   More ▶︎

Lake Misery Track

Short connector track that crosses the Main Divide of the Southern Alps.   More ▶︎
Lake Misery Track

Lake Misery Track

Small rockpile on the Lake Misery Track.   More ▶︎
"Old" Pfeifer biv (Removed) Dec 2007

"Old" Pfeifer biv (Removed) Dec 2007

The old biv a few months before it was replaced.   More ▶︎
Pfeifer biv & toilet April 2012

Pfeifer biv & toilet April 2012

A new biv from early 2008 replacing an old biv that was about 20m to the south. (The sign on ...   More ▶︎
Pfeifer biv

Pfeifer biv

A new biv from early 2008 replacing an old biv that was about 20m to the south. (The sign on ...   More ▶︎
Pfeiffer Biv

Pfeiffer Biv

cosy,dinky even,modern 2 bunker with longdrop nearby.   More ▶︎
birds-eye view

birds-eye view

Looking from Waharoa Saddle down Pfeifer Stream & to Lake Kaurapataka   More ▶︎
Descent from Pfeifer Biv into Pfeifer Creek via scree

Descent from Pfeifer Biv into Pfeifer Creek via scree

Unmarked route exiting basin where biv lies, maintaining altitude to cross a spur after 20 minutes then travelling northeast along ...   More ▶︎
Page Memorial Shelter

Page Memorial Shelter

Day shelter in Temple Basin, Arthurs Pass. Page Memorial Shelter is little day-hut built for skiers in Temple Basin, set apart ...   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 ▶︎
Dobson Nature Walk

Dobson Nature Walk

A short walk on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, offering alpine flora and panoramic views.   More ▶︎
Tarns on the tops above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

Tarns on the tops above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

These tarns are a short walk SW along the range from where the tops track emerges. Most people head along ...   More ▶︎
Walks Around Arthur's Pass

Walks Around Arthur's Pass

A variety of both easy and more challenging walks are available around Arthur's Pass village and the nearby pass.   More ▶︎

Dobson Nature Walk

Stroll through an alpine herbfield scattered with massive boulders, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Looking down the Arahura River from near Campbell biv Feb 2009

Looking down the Arahura River from near Campbell biv Feb 2009

This pic shows the Arahura River as far as the "big bend" where it goes out of sight then it ...   More ▶︎
Campbell biv Feb 2009

Campbell biv Feb 2009

A 1950's vintage cullers biv located on a west facing spur of the Campbell Range. From the biv there are ...   More ▶︎
Campbell biv

Campbell biv

A 1950's vintage cullers biv located on a west facing spur of the Campbell Range. From the biv there are ...   More ▶︎
Temple Basin Ski Field

Temple Basin Ski Field

Taken a little past the ski huts, November 2012   More ▶︎
Temple Basin Ski Area

Temple Basin Ski Area

November 2009.   More ▶︎
Temple Basin

Temple Basin

A steepish climb through alpine meadows to the Temple Basin skifield   More ▶︎
Mts Te Kinga & Alexander August 2011

Mts Te Kinga & Alexander August 2011

This photo looks along the Te Kinga tops from the low peak near the trig to the top of Te ...   More ▶︎
Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander

Looking at Mt Alexander from point 1785   More ▶︎
Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander

Looking down on the confluence of the Otira and Taramakau rivers from Summit of Mt Alexander   More ▶︎
Mt Alexander

Mt Alexander

Looking back at point 1786 ,Mt Tekinga, Lake Brunner, Kangaroo Lake, Lady Lake and Swan lake   More ▶︎
Mount Alexander

Mount Alexander

A long climb to the summit of Mount Alexander (1958m) on the Kaimata Range. This range lies directly north of ...   More ▶︎
Head of the Rolleston River, just below Pt2000

Head of the Rolleston River, just below Pt2000

Taken while traversing slopes high in the Rolleston river. Shows the snow slope used to access the first col north ...   More ▶︎
Dunns Creek

Dunns Creek

The lower Dunns Creek ascending from the Taipo to Dunns Creek Hut   More ▶︎

Kelly Tops, Dry Creek, Taipo Circuit

A 3 day circuit from 7 Mile Creek to the Kelly Tops, down to Hunts Saddle and then over Hunts ...   More ▶︎
scree descent from Pfeifer Biv

scree descent from Pfeifer Biv

as above   More ▶︎
Posing on Mt Pfeifer

Posing on Mt Pfeifer

This pic looks westward from Mt Pfeifer during autumn conditions prior to the May snowfalls. Mt Pfeifer is an easy ...   More ▶︎
traverse of Mt Pfeifer

traverse of Mt Pfeifer

Traverse of ridge south-east of the summit in clag. Getting around the boulder was tricky and a bit exposed.   More ▶︎
Dry Creek

Dry Creek

Dry Creek - descending into the Taipo from it's 1700m saddle off Hunts Creek   More ▶︎
Mt Kerr

Mt Kerr

Exploring the exposed tops above the Arahura RIver just before a front rolls in. Reached by an old NZFS track ...   More ▶︎
Looking toward Mt Alexander from above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

Looking toward Mt Alexander from above Camp Creek hut Sept 2010

This picture was taken not far from where the tops track crests the ridge. Mt Alexander (1958m) is the back ...   More ▶︎

Bealey Chasm and Valley

A excellent short walk in the autumn or spring with wonderful views of rolleston glacier   More ▶︎
Mt Rolleston - Otira Face

Mt Rolleston - Otira Face

The best known peak in Arthurs Pass national park. The Otira Face as seen here from Mt Philistine is often ...   More ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut 2008   More ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Large hut on the popular Mingha-Deception route   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

A side trip off the popular Mingha-Deception route in Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Mount Cassidy

Mount Cassidy

A short but challenging climb from Arthur's Pass Village.   More ▶︎
Tops SW of Lake Browning April 2013

Tops SW of Lake Browning April 2013

I'm sharing this photo of the area near Browning Pass. I guess it must be one of my favoured areas ...   More ▶︎
Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut, in the Arahura Valley, Westland.   More ▶︎
Arahura Valley

Arahura Valley

The Arahura Valley from the Mudflats swingbridge.   More ▶︎
Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut

Mudflats Hut (6 bunks, matresses, tank water, stove, firewood available) lies in the mid-reaches of the Arahura Valley in Westland. ...   More ▶︎
Kokatahi River

Kokatahi River

Kokatahi River, between Crawford Junction Hut and Top Kokatahi Hut.   More ▶︎