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Mt Rolleston- Low Peak (via Rome ridge)

Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Rome Ridge - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Climb up Rome Ridge towards Mount Rolleston to traverse the ridge between it and Avalanche Peak.   More ▶︎
Crow Glacier, Mt Rolleston

Crow Glacier, Mt Rolleston

Crow glacier and Mt Rolleston. taken April 1969.   More ▶︎
Crow Slide in snow

Crow Slide in snow

Frank and me doing an alpine finish (our speciality) down the Crow slide en route to Crow Hut from Avalanche ...   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 ▶︎
Dobson Nature Walk

Dobson Nature Walk

A short walk on the Main Divide of the Southern Alps, offering alpine flora and panoramic views.   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 ▶︎

Bealey Chasm and Valley

A excellent short walk in the autumn or spring with wonderful views of rolleston glacier   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Walking Track

Arthur's Pass Walking Track

A new walk, opened March 2014 to mark 150 years of Arthur's Pass. Attractive and easy walking from the Arthur's ...   More ▶︎
View from Avalanche Peak June 2013

View from Avalanche Peak June 2013

This pic looks WSW from the summit over the Crow River to Jellicoe Ridge and beyond. The prominent summit on ...   More ▶︎
Mt Bealey - Lyell Peak - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Mt Bealey - Lyell Peak - Avalanche Peak Traverse

A classic traverse from Mt Bealey to Avalanche Peak   More ▶︎
Avalanche Peak

Avalanche Peak

Viewed from Temple Basin access track.   More ▶︎
Avalanche Peak

Avalanche Peak

A day trip near Arthur's Pass village to an altitude of 1833m.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)

Crow Hut (Arthur's Pass)

In the Crow valley, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Crow hut (Arthurs Pass) March 2008

Crow hut (Arthurs Pass) March 2008

I've noticed that there isn't a photo on here of this hut to go with the text entry. Seeing no ...   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 ▶︎

Dobson Nature Walk

Stroll through an alpine herbfield scattered with massive boulders, Arthur's Pass National Park.   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 ▶︎

Lake Misery Track

Short connector track that crosses the Main Divide of the Southern Alps.   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 ▶︎
Phipps Peak (1965m)

Phipps Peak (1965m)

From the Otira Valley.   More ▶︎
Mountain violet

Mountain violet

Viola cunninghamii, Bridal Veil Track, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Above Waimakariri Falls

Above Waimakariri Falls

Looking down the valley from high under Waimak Col. Spot the hut? (just left of the river - the new ...   More ▶︎
Waimakariri Falls hut

Waimakariri Falls hut

6 bunk hut 1380m   More ▶︎
Waimakariri Falls Hut

Waimakariri Falls Hut

Located in the Waimakariri headwaters at 1300m, just above the top falls. Built 1960, and refurbished 2005.   More ▶︎

Devil's Punchbowl Track

Short walk to a classic Arthur's Pass waterfall.   More ▶︎
Lake Misery Track

Lake Misery Track

Small rockpile on the Lake Misery Track.   More ▶︎
Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

From Con's Track, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Forest

Forest

Con's Track, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Mount Cassidy

Mount Cassidy

A short but challenging climb from Arthur's Pass Village.   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 ▶︎
Great mountain buttercup

Great mountain buttercup

Ranunculus lyalli. Con's Track, Mount Cassidy, Arthur's Pass.   More ▶︎
Geum uniflorum

Geum uniflorum

Mount Cassidy.   More ▶︎

Millennium Walk

Short walk to a waterfall at the Arthur's Pass Visitor Centre.   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 ▶︎
Rock wren

Rock wren

I heard this bird before I saw it, on the scree just above the Con's Track bushline on Mount Cassidy, ...   More ▶︎

Avalanche Creek Shelter campsite

Campsite located near the highway in Arthur's Pass Village. A good base for a variety of day walks. The information ...   More ▶︎
Myosotis lyalli

Myosotis lyalli

Mount Cassidy.   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 ▶︎
Mt Philistine

Mt Philistine

The slopes to the summit - from the east.   More ▶︎
Shattered rock on Mount Cassidy

Shattered rock on Mount Cassidy

The rock is very crumbly and unstable.   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Village Historic Walk

Arthur's Pass Village Historic Walk

Introductory circuit of the village, providing a history of the Pass and the rail tunnel.   More ▶︎
Avalanche Peak-Crow River

Avalanche Peak-Crow River

A route over Avalanche Peak dropping to the Crow River and exiting down the Waimakariri River.   More ▶︎
Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track

Devil's Punchbowl Walking Track

Classic Arthur's Pass walk to the 131m Punchbowl Falls / Te Tautea o Hinekakai.   More ▶︎
Creek below Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Creek below Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

November 2009.   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Kea

Arthur's Pass Kea

Photogenic Kea on car at Arthur's Pass   More ▶︎
Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Devil's Punchbowl Falls.

Rainy November day, 2009.   More ▶︎
Arthur's Pass Village

Arthur's Pass Village

Resort village surrounded by mountains within Arthur's Pass 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Temple Basin Ski Area

Temple Basin Ski Area

November 2009.   More ▶︎
Temple Basin Ski Field

Temple Basin Ski Field

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

Temple Basin

A steepish climb through alpine meadows to the Temple Basin skifield   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 ▶︎

Mt Bealey

A handy winter day trip from Greymouth view at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhVTeoq9-k   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

Other Part of trail to Carrington Hut

the trail after a nice rain   More ▶︎
Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Waimakariri River-Rolleston River

Alpine tramp over Waimakariri Col.   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 ▶︎
Mt Aicken in Jan

Mt Aicken in Jan

Require Medium fitness level, rock/stone marked track above bushline.   More ▶︎
Carrington Peak

Carrington Peak

Carrington Peak, Arthur's Pass, from near Carrington hut. taken February 2007   More ▶︎
Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut

A large wooden hut at the confluence of the Waimakariri and the White Rivers.   More ▶︎
Dry Creek

Dry Creek

Dry Creek - descending into the Taipo from it's 1700m saddle off Hunts Creek   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut

A large hut in the upper Waimakariri River, and often the first or last hut on a longer trip. The extensive ...   More ▶︎
Barker Hut

Barker Hut

Surrounded by glaciers at the head of the White River, this is the highest hut in Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut

Carrington Hut. taken 17-Feb-2007   More ▶︎
Mingha River-Deception River

Mingha River-Deception River

Goat Pass Track. Alpine track over a pass between two river valleys.   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

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

Mount Barron tops

The end of the marked track up Mount Barron.   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 ▶︎
Taipo River track to Julia Hut

Taipo River track to Julia Hut

Taipo River track to Julia Hut - above Dry Creek   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Hawdon River

Edwards River-Hawdon River

See Hawdon River.   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 ▶︎
Mingha Biv

Mingha Biv

The old and not in very good condition Mingha Biv   More ▶︎
Mingha Biv

Mingha Biv

Just south of Goat Pass. Hut has had a full refurbishment thanks to NZDA, Permolat and The Back Country Trust. ...   More ▶︎
Mount Barron Route

Mount Barron Route

Old access track onto the Mount Barron tussock tops.   More ▶︎
Greyneys campsite

Greyneys campsite

A grassy clearing in the forest next to the highway, with a stone shelter. This campsite is located near the ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Julia hut

"Old" Julia hut

Close to the "New" Julia hut near the confluence of Julia & Mary Creeks where they join to form the ...   More ▶︎
"Old" Julia hut Feb 2009

"Old" Julia hut Feb 2009

Close to the "New" Julia hut near the confluence of Julia & Mary Creeks where they join to form the ...   More ▶︎
SI Bush Robin in Old Julia hut April 2013

SI Bush Robin in Old Julia hut April 2013

For the second time in about a month a bush robin has spent time in a hut that I've been ...   More ▶︎
inside old julia

inside old julia

a classic view of the interior of a classic hut. Note the hand hewn locally sourced timbers.   More ▶︎
Taipoiti Gorge

Taipoiti Gorge

Described in DoC literature as "impassable", small waterfalls at the top of the Taipoiti Stream, on the way from Carrington ...   More ▶︎
Inside view of Greyneys Shelter

Inside view of Greyneys Shelter

Inside view.   More ▶︎
Greyneys Shelter June 2012

Greyneys Shelter June 2012

This shelter is next to SH 73 between Arthur's Pass Village and the Waimakariri River at Klondyke Corner. It's handy ...   More ▶︎
Julia Hut

Julia Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of Julia and Mary Creeks where they meet the Taipo River. Good hot pools ...   More ▶︎
Julia Hut

Julia Hut

Standard DOC hut at the confluence of the Julia & Taipo rivers.   More ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Large hut on the popular Mingha-Deception route   More ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut 2008   More ▶︎
Anti Crow Hut

Anti Crow Hut

A basic hut not far from the road.   More ▶︎
Old Julia Hut

Old Julia Hut

Old Julia Hut after refurbishment in February 2014.   More ▶︎
Anti Crow Hut

Anti Crow Hut

In the Waimakariri valley near Anti Crow River. The previous Anti Crow Hut used to be the CMC hut about half ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Hunts Creek Track

Hunts Creek Track

Rough travel to a small, tidy hut. Better walked as part of a circuit.   More ▶︎
Hunts Hut

Hunts Hut

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

Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut - from Lake Mavis   More ▶︎
Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Hunts Creek Toilet and Hut

Nice size   More ▶︎
Harman Pass

Harman Pass

Looking back over Ariels Tarns to Harman Pass.   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 ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

A snow wonder for all to enjoy.   More ▶︎
route from Lake Mavis to Edwards Valley bypassing Taruahuna Pass

route from Lake Mavis to Edwards Valley bypassing Taruahuna Pass

This route bypasses the pass with its tiresome talus travel for those who have experienced it several times already!   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis