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Omarukokere Biv

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 ▶︎

Venison Tops Hut

Venison Tops Hut or Tira Lodge   More ▶︎

Rocks Ahead Biv

Rocks Ahead Biv   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 ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

A 4-5 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park   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 ▶︎
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

Ngaawapurua Hut   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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

space for a few tents around the hut, and a poly tank to replace the previous metal one - Apr ...   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   More ▶︎
Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu Hut

Mangaturutu hut in Kaweka Forest Park.   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 ▶︎
Back Ridge

Back Ridge

Back Ridge from near Back Ridge Biv   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas

Ruapehu from the Kawekas, Back Ridge   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 ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut Kaweka Forest Park   More ▶︎
Otutu Hut

Otutu Hut

Otutu hut: a lovely 6-bunk hut on the last ridge of crown land before the tussock plateaus that run down ...   More ▶︎
Manson Hut

Manson Hut

Manson hut   More ▶︎
Manson Hut

Manson Hut

Manson Hut Kaweka Forest Park 2008   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut

Old Manson Hut

The historic Manson Hut - 100m below the new hut in the Kaweka Ranges. The hut was built in the ...   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut interior

Old Manson Hut interior

The inside of the historic Manson Hut   More ▶︎
Old Manson Hut (historic)

Old Manson Hut (historic)

A slab-built 1940s hut in the Kaweka Forest park. The historic Manson Hut has been restored to original condition, and ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Te Puke Hut

Te Puke Hut

Te Puke (Te Pukeohikarua) hut. taken 03-Jan-2007   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 detail

Te Puke Hut detail

Emblems on the roof of Te Puke hut.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mt Meany Flats Hut

Mt Meany Flats Hut

pic of hut   More ▶︎
Otutu Island Hut (Mt Meany Flats Hut)

Otutu Island Hut (Mt Meany Flats Hut)

The hut is known as Otutu Island Hut (aka Mt Meany Flats Hut). It's a private hunters hut. Contact Kahu ...   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 ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

freshly painted - Apr 2016   More ▶︎
Harkness dog kennel

Harkness dog kennel

Dog kennel at Harkness hut.   More ▶︎
Harkness Hut

Harkness Hut

Harkness hut. taken 04-Jan-2007   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Dawn over the Central Plateau

Dawn over the Central Plateau

Taken from Back Ridge, Kaweka FP.   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 ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut

Studholme Saddle Hut. Kaweka Ranges   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kaweka J Summit

Kaweka J Summit

Looking west towards the Kaimanawas and Ruapehu from Kaweka J   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 ▶︎
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 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut sits in a grassy clearing at the junction of the Kiwi Stream and the Ngaruroro River   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth hut

Kiwi Mouth hut

Perfect camping spot right by the stream (and the best appointed long drop in the Kaweka FP - I counted ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Kiwi Mouth via Kiwi Saddle

Descent to Kiwi Mouth via Kiwi Saddle

This would be hours of fun if wet...   More ▶︎
Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut

Kiwi Mouth Hut sits on grassy flats / clearing beside Kiwi Creek shortly before it enters the Ngaruroro. It's a ...   More ▶︎
High Summer

High Summer

Ahhh Newzealand ever changeable hot one day freezing hours later.   More ▶︎
Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges

Looking at the Main Kaweka range from the south. The high point in the middle is Mad Dog Hill with ...   More ▶︎
Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Route out from Studholme Saddle biv

Can be a little tricky to spot so thought I'd post this - cross the stream immediately behind the toilet, ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Studholme Saddle Biv, Kaweka FP

Cosy wee biv in a warm, sheltered spot just 15 (steep) minutes down from the saddle. Beware the two starlings ...   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Bivouac is a wee dog-box bivvy in a clump of beech at the forks of the Kiwi Creek, ...   More ▶︎
Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

Studholm Saddle Bivy from Above

We didn't visit this bivy but it was clearly visible from the ridge above.   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle Biv

Studholme Saddle Biv

... well the dunny, at least!   More ▶︎
Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

Studholme Saddle, Kaweka FP, 5AM

...a couple of hundred metres from the saddle to be precise. Just after dawn on another classic Hawkes Bay day. ...   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 ▶︎
Kiwi Sadddle Hut

Kiwi Sadddle Hut

8 bunk hut in the kaweka forest park   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut

Northern approach shortly after dropping off tops   More ▶︎
Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges

Kaweka Ranges, Kiwi Saddle Hut April 2003   More ▶︎
Kaweka

Kaweka

Kawekas, walking along ridge from Kiwi Saddle back to Lakes carpark April 2003   More ▶︎
Robsons Lodge

Robsons Lodge

Beautiful Kuripaponga, Robsons Lodge March 2010   More ▶︎
Kaweka

Kaweka

Kaweka Ranges. Looking over to Ruapehu April 2003   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut

Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka range)   More ▶︎
Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut (Kaweka Range)

Kiwi Saddle Hut is located on the ridge 3km west of Kuripapango and some 700m above the Ngaruroro river. The ...   More ▶︎