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Five Passes

Fiery Col

Fiery Col

looking across Cow Saddle into Hidden Falls Creek Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Fiery Col in fine weather

Fiery Col in fine weather

It's the first time i've come through here in clear weather. What a view. We didn't get going till 1pm today. ...   More ▶︎
Looking up the Rockburn

Looking up the Rockburn

From Sugarloaf pass, this is the view of the Rockburn that greets you after you cross   More ▶︎
Here comes the cold half of the day

Here comes the cold half of the day

We didn't start walking until after midday and now with the descent from Fiery Col complete we settle down in ...   More ▶︎

Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

A classic tramp north of the Routeburn. Rather than exit via the Rockburn, we extended the trip through Lake Nerine ...   More ▶︎
Cow saddle

Cow saddle

On the five passes route. Cow saddle with Fiery col in the background. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Haast to The Divide

Haast to The Divide

Andrew Barker's traverse 2009. From Pleasant Flat in the Haast to The Divide via Mt Aspiring National Park.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Down the Beansburn

Down the Beansburn

looking down the Beansburn - on the climb to Fohn Pass Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Parorama from Harris Saddle

Parorama from Harris Saddle

several photographs put together to create a panoramic view   More ▶︎
The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes

A six day trip around the Three Passes, including a traverse of the Serpentine Range instead of the North Route ...   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A short forest walk to a tranquil lake.   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

An overnight or multiday scenic diversion from the Routeburn Great Walk. The Valley of the Trolls is easily accessed from ...   More ▶︎
beansburn track

beansburn track

a route that follows the beansburn valley. lake unknown can be reached from here. times: beansburn mouth-rock bivvy no 1 1-1.5 ...   More ▶︎
Scree Slopes in Hidden Falls Creek

Scree Slopes in Hidden Falls Creek

An interesting mix of colours awaits you when you ascend Hidden Falls Ck toward Cow Saddle.   More ▶︎
Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

Rockburn - Lake Nerine - North Routeburn

A slightly shorter option to the 5 passes trip but of similar if not more difficulty. Can be done in ...   More ▶︎
The descent to Cow Saddle from Fiery Col

The descent to Cow Saddle from Fiery Col

Already down some 50m from the Col and the saddle area is coming into view. It's still another 4-500m to ...   More ▶︎
Fiery col from Olivine Ledge

Fiery col from Olivine Ledge

On the five passes route. Fiery col (on the left) from Olivine Ledge. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Park Pass

Park Pass

On the five passes route. The upper Rock Burn from Park Pass. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Early morning reflection

Early morning reflection

Taken from the top of Park Pass looking south towards the route into Lake Nerine   More ▶︎
View of the Rockburn from Park Pass Bivvy

View of the Rockburn from Park Pass Bivvy

As you ascend the Rockburn, perhaps as part of the Five Passes Walk, you can take advantage of a rock ...   More ▶︎
Fohn Lake

Fohn Lake

taken from above Fohn Pass, one possible route to the lake descends the gully on the right and sidles to ...   More ▶︎
Broken bridge

Broken bridge

The bridge at the start of the Routeburn Track, damaged by a slip, August 2008.   More ▶︎
Mt Tantalus

Mt Tantalus

Mt Tantalus over the Fohn Saddle. The Fohn Saddle is about the mid-point of the 5 passes tramp   More ▶︎
Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

Camp on Sugarloaf Pass

A good way to start a trip going into the Rockburn is to leave Glenorchy late in the day and ...   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

Harris Saddle Old Emergency Shelter

This old Emergency Shelter on Harris Saddle (1277m) is now replaced by something larger/better. This picture is from 2 November ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

another rainy day at the start of the Routeburn (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Routeburn Shelter

Routeburn Shelter

Enclosed shelter at the Wakatipu end of the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited.   More ▶︎
Park Pass and the Rockburn

Park Pass and the Rockburn

the climb to Park Pass Glacier opens views down the Rockburn and the sidle to Lake Nerine Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Olivine Ledge

Olivine Ledge

On the five passes route. View of the Olivine Ledge from just below Fiery col. And a Mt Cook lily ...   More ▶︎
Rees-Dart Track

Rees-Dart Track

Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Heading down Hidden Falls creek

Heading down Hidden Falls creek

Leaving the campsite in Cow saddle after a morning of relaxation and clothes drying. It's just an afternoons walk to ...   More ▶︎
The Olivine Ledge

The Olivine Ledge

At around 1100M a grassy ledge takes you from a short distance down from Fiery Col to the outlet from ...   More ▶︎
Beans Burn

Beans Burn

On the five passes route. Upper Beans Burn valley from just below Fohn saddle. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Fohn lake - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

Fohn lake - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ

Along the Five Passes route and below Fohn saddle. The lake sits above the Olivine ledge. Fine weather at lunchtime. March ...   More ▶︎
Sunset from Fohn Lake

Sunset from Fohn Lake

looking W from the knoll above Fohn Lake Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Sunset on Sunset Peak

Sunset on Sunset Peak

deepening colours as the sun sets Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Morning mist, Hidden Falls creek

Morning mist, Hidden Falls creek

On the five passes route. Morning mist in upper Hidden Falls creek, not far from Cow saddle. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Lake Whakatipu from Sugarloaf

Lake Whakatipu from Sugarloaf

On the five passes route. Lake Whakatipu from just above Sugarloaf pass. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Fohn Lake

Fohn Lake

On the five passes route. Fohn lake with Sunset Peak (1800m) behind it. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
The route to Lake Nerine from Park Pass

The route to Lake Nerine from Park Pass

Looking from the moraine of Park Pass glacier, the steep snowgrass slopes can be seen to the south. These slopes ...   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

some of the breath-taking scenery on the descent from the glacier Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Fiery creek campsite

Fiery creek campsite

On the five passes route. Camping by Fiery creek. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Terminal lakes of Park Pass glacier

Terminal lakes of Park Pass glacier

To the north of Park Pass (1175m) is Poseidon Pk(2208m) from which flows Park Pass glacier to appx 1500m. It ...   More ▶︎
Park Pass glacier - close up the snout.

Park Pass glacier - close up the snout.

The neve certainly looks very accessible from the terminal end. It was only the time factor which disallowed us the ...   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

a highly recommended side trip on the 5 Passes tramp Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Close up of Park Pass Glacier

Close up of Park Pass Glacier

Showing the snout of the glacier with the tip obscured by the rock wall. Taken from above the steep snowgrass ...   More ▶︎
Alabaster Pass from the Olivine ledge

Alabaster Pass from the Olivine ledge

Looking from the ledge at the Olivine river and the flats on the river at the base of Alabaster Pass. ...   More ▶︎
Fiery Col

Fiery Col

taken from the 1200m highpoint on the Olivine Ledge Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Dart River

Dart River

looking down the Dart - about to head into the forest Feb 2013   More ▶︎
to Lake Nerine

to Lake Nerine

on the sidle to Lake Nerine, looking back to Park Pass Glacier   More ▶︎
Sunset Peak

Sunset Peak

panorama from the summit of Sunset Peak - looking S to E across Fohn Pass and Lake and Fiery Col ...   More ▶︎
The Olivine ledge from our bivvy at sunset.

The Olivine ledge from our bivvy at sunset.

The Fohn Lakes are above and to the left here with the outlet streams dropping across the ledge. The ledge ...   More ▶︎
Looking back towards Park Pass

Looking back towards Park Pass

It is a steep snowgrass sidle from Park Pass to this point but the view is rewarding   More ▶︎
Rees - Dart

Rees - Dart

Starting at Muddy Creek, this track heads up the Rees River to the head of the valley with a short ...   More ▶︎
Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

Camp on Hidden Falls Creek

looking upstream, our campsite high on Hidden Falls Creek was a little exposed but above the early morning mist   More ▶︎
Lake Sylvan

Lake Sylvan

A calm forested lake in the Dart Valley near Glenorchy.   More ▶︎
The upper Beansburn from the rock bivvy

The upper Beansburn from the rock bivvy

Some rain appears on the lens as it blows directly into the bivvy site. Good for us we can get ...   More ▶︎
Beans Burn camp

Beans Burn camp

On the five passes route. Camping next to the Beansburn rock biv -- there is room for a couple of ...   More ▶︎

Lake Unknown

Overnight trip to Lake Unknown   More ▶︎
Lake Unknown

Lake Unknown

Lake Unknown lies high between the Beans Burn & the Rockburn. The Dart Valley is visible behind about 750 meters ...   More ▶︎
Olivine Wilderness Area

Olivine Wilderness Area

Remote country in the Olivine Range. The wilderness area includes the Red Hills, the Olivine Ice Plateau, and the Joe ...   More ▶︎
A tarn on the way to Lake Nerine

A tarn on the way to Lake Nerine

This tarn is a very attractive place to stop for a while on the way to Lake Nerine. While it ...   More ▶︎
Whio on the Olivine River

Whio on the Olivine River

At Barrington Flats   More ▶︎
Lakelet in the Humboldt Mountains - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ.

Lakelet in the Humboldt Mountains - Mt.Aspiring NP NZ.

Perched high above the Rockburn valley floor, near to Lake Nerine only a little northward toward Park Pass.   More ▶︎
Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

Ultramafic rocks, Hidden Falls Creek

On the five passes route. Ultramafic rocks in upper Hidden Falls creek. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.   More ▶︎
Park Pass Glacier

Park Pass Glacier

From near pt 1796 south of North Col   More ▶︎
Lake Nerine

Lake Nerine

The first view you get of Lake Nerine as you cross the saddle by Point 1594. Jan 2017   More ▶︎
Camp at Lake Nerine

Camp at Lake Nerine

This has to be every tramper's dream. A camp at Lake Nerine in perfect windless conditions   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut or McIntyres Hut. Near the confluence of Rock Burn and Dart River. A very rough and uninviting hut. ...   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

Rockburn hut. taken 22-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Rockburn Hut

Rockburn Hut

DOC advises that the Rockburn Hut is closed "due to adverse weather conditions" .... and a fairly solid tree !   More ▶︎
Northern end of the Olivine Ledge

Northern end of the Olivine Ledge

From the Bryneira Range   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat from above

Theatre Flat from above

Looking back down at Theatre Flat from the lip of the hanging valley that holds lake Nerine   More ▶︎
Lake Nerine

Lake Nerine

Looking back at Lake Nerine from the ridge at its head. Mt Earnslaw in the distance   More ▶︎
A fresh look at the descent to Lake Nerine.

A fresh look at the descent to Lake Nerine.

If visiting the lake from Park Pass it is inevitable you will find yourself at the top of this slope ...   More ▶︎
The Olivine river - Mt.Aspiring NP

The Olivine river - Mt.Aspiring NP

Several hundred metres below the Olivine ledge on the river. A little downstream of the confluence with Sunset Ck. That ...   More ▶︎
The tops of the Darran Mountains - Fjordland NZ

The tops of the Darran Mountains - Fjordland NZ

The exit from the Lake Nerine basin when heading to North Col overlooks the lower end of Hidden Falls Ck ...   More ▶︎
Rockburn Skyline

Rockburn Skyline

panorama of the Rockburn from Park Pass Glacier to Theatre Flat - from the outlet of Lake Nerine Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

Scott Saddle route (Dart to Caples)

This route crosses the easiest pass from the Dart to Caples Valleys, via Scott Creek, Scott Saddle and Kay Creek ...   More ▶︎
Scott Creek

Scott Creek

Scott Creek from the Routeburn Road Bridge.   More ▶︎

Not The Routeburn

A six-passes, seven catchments trip through the Humboldt Mountains from Glenorchy to The Divide. Note that for access from Double Barrel ...   More ▶︎
Tutuko & Madeline

Tutuko & Madeline

Looking across at Mt Tutuko and Madeline across a cloud filled Hollyford Valley. This is during a rest on the ...   More ▶︎
Hollyford Valley

Hollyford Valley

thick cloud fills the Hollyford Valley as we sidle on the 1600m contour to North Col (Prospector Peak in the ...   More ▶︎
View north from Nereus Peak

View north from Nereus Peak

The ridge east of Nereus Peak summit can be reached by a straight forward climb from North Col. Looking north ...   More ▶︎
Lake Never, Bryneira Ranges

Lake Never, Bryneira Ranges

Particularly murky day   More ▶︎
Bridge in the Rockburn

Bridge in the Rockburn

This fine bridge provides an easy crossing of the Rockburn just below Theatre Flat   More ▶︎
Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Scott Creek Hut (removed)

Hut has been removed (2010?). Details below for old-time's sake ... Scott Creek Hut (4 beds, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) ...   More ▶︎
Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

Double-Barrel - Fraser Pass

A steep, loose but otherwise straight forward pass out of the Double Barrel into the Fraser   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat

Theatre Flat

Approaching Theatre Flat from down valley. On a nice day it's a pleasant place to camp, not so much this ...   More ▶︎
Dart Valley

Dart Valley

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route

Big Bay - Pyke - Hollyford Road-end Route as tramped by us in May 2012 and recorded with Garmin GPS60csx   More ▶︎
Theatre Flat

Theatre Flat

Half way up the Rockburn is the giant Theatre Flats. Lake Nerine is at the top of the bluffs at ...   More ▶︎
Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel from pass with the Fraser

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into the Fraser. Mt Earnslaw looking bare & bleak without snow cover in the ...   More ▶︎
North Routeburn Rock bivvy

North Routeburn Rock bivvy

I've guessed the location from a description but don't take my word for it.   More ▶︎
North Route Burn Rock bivvy

North Route Burn Rock bivvy

2 person biv rumoured to be 500m from the Routeburn Track in the North Branch of the Route Burn on ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats Hut

Routeburn Flats Hut

A large hut on the Routeburn Track, often bypassed for the Routeburn Falls Hut which is 1 hour further along ...   More ▶︎
Ice Cave

Ice Cave

Remnants of winter snow fall melted from underneath by the North Routeburn. Taken from just below North Col.   More ▶︎
The North Branch of the Routeburn

The North Branch of the Routeburn

Our final camp in the North Branch of the Routeburn. North Col, which we have just come through, is in ...   More ▶︎
Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Route Burn North Branch

A dry and sheltered bivvy underneath a giant boulder in the North Branch of the Route Burn. Sleeps 4 or ...   More ▶︎
Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Hobbs Bivvy, Routeburn North Branch

Great dry bivvy located under a giant boulder in the north branch of the Routeburn. Sleeps 4 or 5 but ...   More ▶︎
Beans Burn waterfall

Beans Burn waterfall

On the five passes route. Waterfall mid Beans Burn. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster Hut

Lake Alabaster Hut

Second hut on the Hollyford Track.   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster from the South

Lake Alabaster from the South

Taken from the beach about 5 minutes from the Lake Alabaster hut.   More ▶︎
Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Damaged bridge between Routeburn Falls and Routeburn Flats Huts

Photograph courtesy of DOC, I think. Around 30 April. Repairs not expected for about 3 months. This creek is easily ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

Grassy camping next to Routeburn Flats Hut.   More ▶︎
Scott Basin

Scott Basin

Scott Basin at the head of Scott Creek, between the Dart and Caples valleys. Scott Creek Hut (dilapidated) is located ...   More ▶︎
Emily Creek

Emily Creek

In Emily Creek looking down towards the bridge. Once you you get past the initial large boulders it's a typical ...   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Creek

Hidden Falls Creek

Most of the creek above the big bend; from between North Col & Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Serpentine Range & Swamp Creek

Serpentine Range & Swamp Creek

From near Pt 1796   More ▶︎
West side of Nereus

West side of Nereus

From near Pt 1740   More ▶︎
Forgotten River's blue pool

Forgotten River's blue pool

The Forgotten River leaves it's gorge before the confluence with the Olivine River through the Blue Pool   More ▶︎
Routeburn

Routeburn

Taken from a slip below the Routeburn Falls hut (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Pyke - Big Bay Route

Pyke - Big Bay Route

A more challenging extension to the Hollyford Track following old roads, rivers, lake edges, and beaches.   More ▶︎
Emily Basin

Emily Basin

High above the Routeburn at the top of Emily Creek, about 1.5 hours climb from Emily Creek bridge. Fraser Col ...   More ▶︎
Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek

Double Barrel Creek from the pass into Death Valley. Catchment is blocked by twin falls at its lower end, but ...   More ▶︎
Campsite in beech forest beside the Forgotten river

Campsite in beech forest beside the Forgotten river

After a slower than expected journey down from the Olivine ledge and along the river to Olivine Flats, we crossed ...   More ▶︎
Lake Alabaster from the North

Lake Alabaster from the North

Taken from the Northern head of the lake looking South. 3 hours of wading in the lake awaits to reach ...   More ▶︎
Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Emily Basin from Fraser Col

Looking north from Fraser Col across Emily Basin. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek

Fraser Creek

One of several valleys that cut into the southern Humboldt Mountains. It passes through many kilometres of beech forest, river ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley

Fraser Valley

The Fraser Valley from Fraser Col   More ▶︎
Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

Fraser Valley from Fraser Col

The view down the Fraser from just below the Col. January 2015.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls Hut

Routeburn Falls Hut

A modern hut on the Routeburn track. It is at bushline on the edge of the cirque that leads up ...   More ▶︎
Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

Fraser Col to Emily Pass Sidle.

This photo is looking east at Fraser Col from the true right top of the gut of the initial climb ...   More ▶︎
Route up to Emily Pass

Route up to Emily Pass

This is looking west at the northern route up to Emily Pass, and is the opposite direction from this photo: ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut

Routeburn Falls hut - great views (April 2009)   More ▶︎
Routeburn Falls

Routeburn Falls

Located near the Falls hut these impressive falls are passed on the way to Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death Valley glacier (rems.)

Death of a glacier. Death Valley, Humboldt Mountains   More ▶︎
North Col from Serpentine Range

North Col from Serpentine Range

Looking north from Peak 1550 towards North Col. Peak 1796, which anchors the northern end of the Serpentine Range, rises ...   More ▶︎
Emily Pass View

Emily Pass View

The view north from Emily Pass. December 2014   More ▶︎
Emily Pass South View

Emily Pass South View

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Routes up Mt Erebus

Routes up Mt Erebus

There are at least 3 possible routes to climb Erebus from Lake Wilson. The red and blue routes go up ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson

Lake Wilson

Near the Harris Saddle on the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   More ▶︎
Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

Old Routeburn Falls Hut 1989

The old Routeburn Falls Hut I stayed at in 2 November 1989 and 23 January 1990. Picture from November 1989. ...   More ▶︎
On the Serpentine Range

On the Serpentine Range

Looking south down the range from flat topped Peak 1550, over the unnamed lake that drains into the North Route ...   More ▶︎
Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Kay Lake and Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
On the Serpentine Range 2

On the Serpentine Range 2

Looking north from near Point 1489 over the saddle at Point 1410. There is good looking camping on the saddle. ...   More ▶︎
Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle

Scott Saddle (1450m) between Scott Creek and Kay Creek. This is the easiest pass between the Dart and Caples valleys. ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

Lake Wilson from near Mt Erebus

I didnt summit Erebus due to exhaustion and the snow conditions but from 1860m the view is almost as fine! ...   More ▶︎
Summer 2017

Summer 2017

January 2017 was complete garbage. While on the Serpentine Range we awoke to found our camp site under snow!   More ▶︎
Swamp Creek

Swamp Creek

From Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Lake Hyslop

Lake Hyslop

Small lake beside the Serpentine Saddle   More ▶︎
Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley from Saddle

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎
North Branch Route Burn

North Branch Route Burn

From near small tarn on Serpentine Range   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1400m Basin

Emily Pass 1400m Basin

What a difference a month makes. Left photo mid December 2014. Right photo mid January 2015.   More ▶︎
Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Dart Valley from Kay Saddle

Looking back down through Scott Basin to the Dart from Kay saddle   More ▶︎
Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

Southern (waterfall) route up Erebus

A photgraph from near the bottom of the climb up the southern route to Erebus (I had just climbed down ...   More ▶︎
Mt Earnslaw

Mt Earnslaw

A day trip to the summit of Mt Earnslaw   More ▶︎
Mt Earnslaw

Mt Earnslaw

This was a sweet day trip taken in Feb 2008, bluebird day.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

An interesting hours excursion from Routeburn Falls hut takes you up the hill to the South of the hut giving ...   More ▶︎
Camping at Lake Wilson

Camping at Lake Wilson

When the snows gone, the head of the lake is a spectacular place to pitch your tent. January 2017   More ▶︎
Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

Stormy skies over Lake Wilson

It blew but didn't come to much   More ▶︎
Emily Pass 1200m Basin

Emily Pass 1200m Basin

There's great camping to be had in the large grassy basin at just over 1200m on the south side of ...   More ▶︎
New Dredge Lake

New Dredge Lake

The new lake at Dredge Flat on the Dart River.   More ▶︎
Head of the Fraser Valley

Head of the Fraser Valley

This photo is taken from the site marked on the topo map where a rock bivy is supposed to exist. ...   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie

Lake Mackenzie

Lake MacKenzie from the basin below Emily Col. Good campspots and a so-so rock biv marked by a cairn.   More ▶︎
Routeburn Flats

Routeburn Flats

The view over Routeburn Flats is the quintessential photo of the Routeburn Track   More ▶︎
The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

The track is booked out? Try TrekWatch.net

SMS texts directly to your cellphone when a place becomes available. Free of charge!   More ▶︎
Unnamed lake under Angle Peak

Unnamed lake under Angle Peak

This unnamed lake lies on the south side of Angle Peak, which is to the east of the Four Brothers ...   More ▶︎
Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

Mt Tutoko and the Darrans from Lake Wilson

While on a circuit of Lake Wilson, Peak 1680 is a hard scramble on the northwestern corner of the lake. ...   More ▶︎
Death Valley

Death Valley

Death Valley is an offshoot of Kay Creek and makes an interesting and straight forward alternative to a crossing from ...   More ▶︎

Matukituki to Paradise by roads less travelled

A rough, tough crossing from Raspberry Flat (Aspiring Road, Wanaka) to the Earnslaw Burn (Glenorchy-Paradise road) via Shotover Saddle, Lochnagar, ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris from Conical Hill

Lake Harris from Conical Hill

If you are walking the Routeburn Track, don't miss the opportunity to climb Conical Hill from the Harris Saddle shelter. ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson from the outlet

Lake Wilson from the outlet

The first view of Lake Wilson you are greeted with upon reaching the lake. Theres good camping here. 5th Jan ...   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

Harris Saddle and Valley of the Trolls from Lake Wilson outlet

At the top of the climb to Lake Wilson this great view is to be had when looking south. Ocean ...   More ▶︎
The Hidden Falls

The Hidden Falls

Located on the Hollyford track about 3 hours from the carpark.   More ▶︎
Mount Aspiring National Park

Mount Aspiring National Park

The third-largest national park, although most of its space is under-utilised. The Routeburn is the second busiest trail in New ...   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson Panorama

Lake Wilson with Mt Erebus and Mt Xenicus above. 5th Jan 2013   More ▶︎
The Route up to Lake Wilson

The Route up to Lake Wilson

It begins here at the foot of the waterfall at the head of the Valley of the Trolls and climbs ...   More ▶︎
Routeburn Tops

Routeburn Tops

The Route Burn meanders through this basin beneach Harris Saddle.   More ▶︎
Esquilant Bivvy Hut

Esquilant Bivvy Hut

Small hut located on Wright's Col in the Rees Valley.   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Valley of the Trolls, January 16, 2012

Result of 24 hours snow fall on Jan 14 & 15. What about summer! Looking back towards the Routeburn Track.   More ▶︎
Lake Harris Western Shore

Lake Harris Western Shore

The western end of Lake Harris looking towards the entrance to the Valley of the Trolls. The route to the ...   More ▶︎
The Valley of the Trolls

The Valley of the Trolls

Looking into the rain swept valley. The route in climbs over the rocks on the True Right of the Route ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy underneath an overhanging cliff about half way up the Valley of the Trolls and about 40m above the ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Valley of the Trolls Rock bivvy

Rock bivvy formed by an overhanging cliff. Probably enough room for about a dozen people but the northern end is ...   More ▶︎
Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Valley of the Trolls from rock bivy

Despite the abundance of boulders in the Valley of the Trolls, there is vertually no natural shelter here. One place ...   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut

first DOC Hut on the Hollyford track   More ▶︎
Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut

Hidden Falls Hut (12 bunk, stove, firewood available) is a serviced hut about 1.5-2.5 hours from the Hollyford roadend on ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

Lake Harris, Routeburn Track.

From Lake Harris and Harris Saddle, the Left Branch of the Route Burn leads up to the Lake Wilson (at ...   More ▶︎
Lake Harris

Lake Harris

January 2009, Although it doesn't look like, we had awesome weather :)   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle Shelter

Harris Saddle Shelter

Enclosed day shelter perched on Harris Saddle, on the Routeburn Track. Overnight use prohibited. A side trip from here leads ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek - Upper Caples

Kay Creek - Upper Caples

April 2006 - Taken while coming back down Kay Creek to the Upper Caples DOC hut   More ▶︎
Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn

Harris Saddle, Routeburn, Sept 2006   More ▶︎
View from Lake Alabaster

View from Lake Alabaster

mountain shot from Lake Alabaster   More ▶︎
Esquilant Biv

Esquilant Biv

A small 6-bunk hut on the shoulder of Mt Earnslaw. Could comfortably sleep 8, although there is not much room ...   More ▶︎
Esquilant Biv

Esquilant Biv

Gearing up in the early morning to climb Mt Earnslaw. Esquilant is a 6 bunk hut situated at 2,160m.   More ▶︎
Emily Pass

Emily Pass

Emily Pass from Lake Mackenzie   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut, between the Caples and Dart valleys.   More ▶︎
Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy

Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy

Alternative rock bivvy from the biv shown on the topo map. This bivvy is on the true left of the ...   More ▶︎
Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy

Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy

This is an alternative bivvy to the one shown on topo maps. This bivvy is about 20 minutes upstream from ...   More ▶︎
The Pyke River

The Pyke River

A typical river section of the Pyke Route. The river bank and track completely eroded away and the track marker ...   More ▶︎
Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy, underneath.

Earnslaw Burn Rock Bivvy, underneath.

Underneath the Rock Bivvy. This one is about 20 minutes upstream from the official one on the top map and ...   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Key Summit

Key Summit

Key Summit from the Humboldts, looking towards the Earl Mountains. Kay Creek in the foreground   More ▶︎
Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek flats

Fraser Creek passes through several grass flats which get more and more pleasant the closer to the head of the ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut

Kay Creek Hut (sleeps 3-4, fireplace, firewood available, creek water) makes up for in character what it lacks in comfort. ...   More ▶︎
Kay Creek

Kay Creek

Kay Creek, looking downstream from Kay Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Misty Morning Reflections at Lake MacKenzie

Taken from near the campisite at the top of lake on a cool crisp March morning, fog swirls over reflections ...   More ▶︎
Emily Peak Reflections

Emily Peak Reflections

Serenity can be found early morning at places like Lake Mackenzie.   More ▶︎
Rees Vally

Rees Vally

This is a picture taken on the rees/dart track and is on day 2 of our tramp in between shelter ...   More ▶︎
Daley's Flat Hut

Daley's Flat Hut

Looking south west down the Dart River. Heavy rain overnight saw the Dart river rise to the top of it's ...   More ▶︎
Daley's Flat Hut

Daley's Flat Hut

Half way up the Dart Valley. This hut is on the Rees Dart track   More ▶︎
Daley's Flat Hut

Daley's Flat Hut

This is the oldest hut on the Rees Dart route but is a welcome stop over on the long trip ...   More ▶︎
Olivine Hut

Olivine Hut

Olivine (6 bunk, stove, firewood available) is an old forestry style hut on the banks of the Pyke River. If you've ...   More ▶︎
Olivine Hut

Olivine Hut

Olivine Hut on the Pyke - Big Bay Route, Fiordland.   More ▶︎
Lake MacKenzie

Lake MacKenzie

The lake just below the DoC hut, looking towards Emily Pass.   More ▶︎
Mt Earnslaw from Earnslaw Burn

Mt Earnslaw from Earnslaw Burn

The cirque at the head of the Earnslaw Burn, taken from the descent from Lennox Pass   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie Hut

Lake Mackenzie Hut

A Great Walks Hut on the Routeburn Track. During the summer season, bookings are required, with a maximum two-night stay. ...   More ▶︎

Lake Mackenzie Campsite

Small campsite on the Routeburn Track located near the hut.   More ▶︎
Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Lake Mackenzie and the Ailsa Range

Mackenzie Hut is near the lake edge, with the guided walks hut further back.   More ▶︎
Cableway across the Olivine River

Cableway across the Olivine River

Weee this was fun. Had to spend 10 minutes hand cranking it over from the other side of the river, ...   More ▶︎
The Olivine River

The Olivine River

Taken from in the Cableway about 20 metres up in the air. Looking towards the Pyke. The Olivine hut is ...   More ▶︎