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St Arnaud Camp Ground Jetty

New Porters Creek Hut

New Porters Creek Hut

moved to spot from right branch wairoa. has beenlovingly restored with a new lick of 'rescue orange' paint and sports a ...   More ▶︎
Lake Thompson

Lake Thompson

A view of the beautiful Lake Thompson, a short distance from Thompson Pass   More ▶︎
Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

Route Guide: St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-7 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎
Travers-Sabine Saddle

Travers-Sabine Saddle

Going over the saddle looking west towards the Sabine Valley - April 2010.   More ▶︎
Travers-Sabine

Travers-Sabine

Two river valleys linked by a straightforward alpine saddle at 1800m   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Richmond Ranges (west) main ridge

Route Guide: Richmond Ranges (west) main ridge

The main ridge of the western Richmond Ranges from Mt Riley, near Okamario on SH6 to the Red Hills above ...   More ▶︎

Saint Arnaud

An alpine village on the shore of Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park.   More ▶︎
Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...   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 ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and ...   More ▶︎

Black Valley Walk

Link track between St Arnaud village and the campground.   More ▶︎

Gibbs Walk

Short link track betweem St Arnaud village and campground.   More ▶︎

Walking the length of the Richmond Ranges

A 7-14 day walk along the spine of the Richmond Ranges. Alpine tops, crumbling ridgelines, untracked bush & scrub, boulders ...   More ▶︎
Kerr Bay campsite

Kerr Bay campsite

Grassy lakeside camping surrounded by a wealth of walking options, from short walks to alpine tops trips and multi-day tramps. ...   More ▶︎
Nelson Lakes - Lakehead, Angelus and Speargrass Circuit

Nelson Lakes - Lakehead, Angelus and Speargrass Circuit

From St Arnaud along Lake Rotoiti to Lakehead Hut, then crossing the Travers River and via the Cascade Track to ...   More ▶︎
Lake Rotoiti, St. Arnaud

Lake Rotoiti, St. Arnaud

Lake Rotoiti, St. Arnaud   More ▶︎
Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti

from the shore of St Arnaud, looking to the head of the lake and up the Travers Valley - Apr ...   More ▶︎

Loop Track, Lake Rotoiti

A short walk through the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project at St Arnaud. Lakeside beech forest.   More ▶︎

Honeydew Walk, Lake Rotoiti

This short loop leads into the edges of the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project area, a "mainland island" with pest numbers ...   More ▶︎

Anglers Walk, Lake Rotoiti

This track follows the first 2km of the Buller River from its source at Lake Rotoiti. It is well used ...   More ▶︎
Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti

Lake Rotoiti   More ▶︎
Nelson Lakes National Park

Nelson Lakes National Park

An alpine park of beech forests, valleys, and glacial lakes, offering some relatively easy walking. Established in 1956. Highest point: ...   More ▶︎
Paddy's Pinchgut circuit

Paddy's Pinchgut circuit

Mt Robert carpark to carpark via Paddy Track, Bushline hut, Relax Shelter and Pinchgut track - 4 hours. 575m up ...   More ▶︎
Paddy's Pinchgut circuit

Paddy's Pinchgut circuit

Great morning or afternoon walk with great lake and mountain views.   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

Profile : St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A useful profile of the 100km tramp - with a couple of bad weather alternatives : 1. low route past Speargrass ...   More ▶︎
St Arnaud Range Track

St Arnaud Range Track

This walk climbs steadily through beech forest to a height of over 1650 metres. Above the bushline (at 1400 m), ...   More ▶︎
Bushline Hut

Bushline Hut

A cute hut with a grand outlook over Lake Rotoiti and down to St Arnaud. Loo with a view!   More ▶︎
Parachute Rocks Track

Parachute Rocks Track

View of Lake Rotoiti from point 1738   More ▶︎
Kea hut Nov 2012

Kea hut Nov 2012

An older but lovingly restored hut in the Mt Robert area of Nelson Lakes National Park. This hut is only ...   More ▶︎
Kea hut

Kea hut

An older but lovingly restored hut in the Mt Robert area of Nelson Lakes National Park. This hut is only ...   More ▶︎
Relax Shelter

Relax Shelter

Basic shelter on Robert Ridge (Mt Robert, Nelson Lakes National Park)   More ▶︎
Relax Shelter Nov 2012

Relax Shelter Nov 2012

On the Pinchgut track Mt Robert close to the junction with Paddys track and the Robert Ridge route.   More ▶︎
Mount Richmond Forest Park

Mount Richmond Forest Park

A wedge of land at the base of the Marlborough Sounds, south of Nelson and north of the Wairau River, ...   More ▶︎
Robert Ridge

Robert Ridge

looking down the ridge from Flagtop - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Coldwater hut

Coldwater hut

A concrete hut with 12 bunks. When I was there during the Summer the fire had been removed to prevent ...   More ▶︎
Coldwater Hut

Coldwater Hut

The hut, from the Lakehead jetty, looking across Lake Rotoiti - Apr 2011   More ▶︎
Bull Paddock Creek Track

Bull Paddock Creek Track

GPS file of track from Bull Paddock Creek Biv to the Wairau River   More ▶︎
Bull Paddock Creek Track

Bull Paddock Creek Track

Access To Bull Paddock Creek Biv from The Wairau river, this track follows Sand Fly Stream before dropping Bull Paddock ...   More ▶︎
Lakehead Hut

Lakehead Hut

A large modern hut. Lots of sandflies. Note that access to Coldwater Hut across the valley is either a 2-3 ...   More ▶︎
Lakehead hut

Lakehead hut

Lakehead hut close to Lake Rotoiti in Nelson Lakes National Park   More ▶︎
Robert Ridge

Robert Ridge

looking NE along the ridge - in good weather, the views are expansive.   More ▶︎
Robert Ridge in the Rain

Robert Ridge in the Rain

On our last day, we decided to walk out from Speargrass Hut via Robert Ridge (to avoid retracing our walk ...   More ▶︎
Nelson Lakes double figure eight with a reverse twist

Nelson Lakes double figure eight with a reverse twist

January 2008. A seven day epic up and over Lake Angelus from Speargrass Hut, then up the Sabine River, over Waiau ...   More ▶︎