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Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

New Hawdon Hut   More ▶︎
Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut

Hawdon Hut Feb 2012   More ▶︎
Descent Route from NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

Descent Route from NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

This avoids waterfalls   More ▶︎
The Descent Route of the NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

The Descent Route of the NW Tributary of Discovery Stream

this route avoids waterfalls   More ▶︎
Walker Pass Tarn

Walker Pass Tarn

October 08, Tarn on Walker Pass looking back towards the Hawdon Valley   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Hawdon River

Edwards River-Hawdon River

See Hawdon River.   More ▶︎
Hawdon River

Hawdon River

Easy travel up a wide river valley.   More ▶︎
Hawdon Valley - Discovery Flat

Hawdon Valley - Discovery Flat

View looking to the south across the Hawdon Valley at Discovery Flat. Taken from the track up from the Hawdon ...   More ▶︎
Discovery Sudden

Discovery Sudden

Discovery to Sudden Valley tarck   More ▶︎
Discovery Stream/Sudden Valley traverse

Discovery Stream/Sudden Valley traverse

2 day circuit from Hawden River, crossing mountain ridgetop after approach from Discovery Stream which features boulder-hopping and cascades.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

Following the riverbed.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Stream

East Hawdon Stream

A short walk to a new biv located on a branch of the Hawdon River.   More ▶︎
Veiw from campsite on Amber Col

Veiw from campsite on Amber Col

This just shows the route up to Amber Col from the Otehaki river on the bottom right, Falling Mtn on ...   More ▶︎
Amber Col

Amber Col

September 2008 Stayed the previous night at the new Hawdon Hut, then made my way over Walker Pass and up the ...   More ▶︎
First Light Amber Col

First Light Amber Col

5:30am God it's early, beautiful light, freezing cold, about an hour before total white-out.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Biv

East Hawdon Biv

The shiny new two-bunk hut in the frosty East Hawdon Valley.   More ▶︎
trudge col

trudge col

trudge col as seen from hawdon hut. left of rough peak, hawdon valley, arthurs pass national park.   More ▶︎
East Hawdon Bivouac

East Hawdon Bivouac

A smart new hut on East Hawdon Stream. It was built 2007, replacing the original biv.   More ▶︎
Trudge Col

Trudge Col

A day trip to an iconic spot in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎
trudge col - from the north

trudge col - from the north

Trudge stream drains the northern or Poulter side of Trudge Col. Crossing Trudge Col provides an interesting and challenging route ...   More ▶︎
Sidle Mt Valiant

Sidle Mt Valiant

A good direct route from the East Hawdon to the head of the Poulter at Trudge stream, Arthurs Pass National ...   More ▶︎
Heading back to the tent on Tarn Col

Heading back to the tent on Tarn Col

Chuzzman aka chuzz returning to the tent after getting yha on the cliff-sides of Tarn Col.   More ▶︎

Sudden Valley

Sudden Valley off Hawdon Valley - Arthurs Pass Great short trip in times of low rainfall   More ▶︎

Barriers Falls

Looking down on Barrier Falls   More ▶︎
"New" Sudden Valley biv Feb 2010

"New" Sudden Valley biv Feb 2010

Replacement for old biv. This biv is only a short distance from the Hawdon Shelter. You can get in and ...   More ▶︎
Sudden Valley Biv

Sudden Valley Biv

The small dark biv was replaced Summer 2008. Camping is possible around the biv.   More ▶︎
Sudden Valley

Sudden Valley

A secluded hanging valley in the southeast corner of Arthur's Pass National Park   More ▶︎
Sudden valley track

Sudden valley track

Comments to add to other articles about Sudden Valley   More ▶︎
Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass

Ascent to Taruahuna Pass from Otehake   More ▶︎
Otehake hut

Otehake hut

Otehake hut is an NZFS six bunker that was built in 1963. It is the "stretched style" with a porch ...   More ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut. NZFS six bunker with porch. Built 1962/63.   More ▶︎
Otehake Hut

Otehake Hut

6 bunk NZFS style hut in the Otehake Valley, near the confluence of East & West Otehake Rivers, altitude 640m   More ▶︎
Lake Anti-Mavis, Tarn Pass in the distance

Lake Anti-Mavis, Tarn Pass in the distance

Lake Anti-Mavis, Tarn Pass in the distance   More ▶︎
Woolshed Hill

Woolshed Hill

The track begins steeply climbing through beech forest from near the Hawdon carpark. It emerges into brilliant dracophyllum draped tops ...   More ▶︎
Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass

Herbfields above Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle

Casey Saddle - Poulter River - Binser Saddle

A brief circuit crossing one open saddle and one bush saddle in the southeastern corner of Arthur's Pass National Park   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

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

A snow wonder for all to enjoy.   More ▶︎
Lake Mavis

Lake Mavis

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass

Back down the Poulter from Worsley Pass   More ▶︎
Approaching Casey Saddle

Approaching Casey Saddle

Casey Saddle (777m) is a flat, barely perceptible saddle. Castle Hill (1545m) is behind.   More ▶︎
Carmichaelia monroi

Carmichaelia monroi

A tiny dwarf broom growing north of Hallelujah Flat, Andrews Track, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut taken Waitangi Day 2009   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut taken Waitangi Day 2009   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut Toilet

Edwards Hut Toilet

View down the valley from the Edwards hut.   More ▶︎
Edwards Hut

Edwards Hut

Well built hut, sleeps 16 people.   More ▶︎
The Recutting of the NZFS track to Worsley Pass

The Recutting of the NZFS track to Worsley Pass

How we searched for, found, recut and marked this ancient track that had been lost for 25 years.   More ▶︎
Worsley Biv

Worsley Biv

Recently renovated (thanks CUTC with Kerry Clapham) with new ridgeline and skylight 'A' frame Maori bunk biv, with 3 foam ...   More ▶︎
NZFS track to Worsley Pass and deer trail route in Poulter Gorge

NZFS track to Worsley Pass and deer trail route in Poulter Gorge

They were bitchin' in the hut book about this track in 1988. No work done on it for a long ...   More ▶︎
Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut

Goat Pass Hut - from Lake Mavis   More ▶︎
Towards Andrews and Binser

Towards Andrews and Binser

Taken end of Summer '06 on a brief jaunt between Hawdon and Andrews stream, nearby is a grove of gooseberries ...   More ▶︎
Edwards River-Otehake River

Edwards River-Otehake River

Another north-south crossing of the 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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mingha Biv

Mingha Biv

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

Mingha River-Deception River

Goat Pass Track. Alpine track over a pass between two river valleys.   More ▶︎
Hawdon Shelter

Hawdon Shelter

An open shelter at the edge of extensive frost flats. Ample camping opportunities.   More ▶︎

Hawdon Shelter campsite

Broad golden grass flats on the banks of the Hawdon River. Kea overhead and ample space to avoid the crowds. ...   More ▶︎
Hawdon River flats

Hawdon River flats

Ample camping space around the Hawdon Shelter across the Mount White Bridge. The Pyramid (1608m) is in the background.   More ▶︎
route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

Untracked mission involving 1)crossing of Otehake River. Only able to be done at low flows. @) travel up Koropuku Gorge ...   More ▶︎
Horrible and Misery

Horrible and Misery

Mounts Horrible (1234m) and Mount Misery (1765m) from the Hawdon River flats.   More ▶︎
Poulter Hut

Poulter Hut

Fairly new hut with 8 mattresses on 2 levels of Maori bunks. On flats by the Poulter River at the ...   More ▶︎
Poulter Hut

Poulter Hut

At the confluence of Poulter River and Minchin Stream, Arthurs Pass NP   More ▶︎
Caterpillar on bog pine

Caterpillar on bog pine

This Dasyuris callicrena caterpillar is brilliantly disguised and almost invisible. It is directly in the centre of this picture. Dracophyllum ...   More ▶︎
Red beech forest

Red beech forest

Red beech occupies some of the flat terrace above Andrews Stream, Andrews Track, Arthur's Pass National Park.   More ▶︎
route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

route from Otehake Track to Big Tops Hut via Koropuku Gorge

Untracked mission only able to be done when rivers at low flows (usually from December to April).   More ▶︎

Circuit from Binser Saddle to Hallelujah Flat

Overnight camp on Binser Saddle followed by 9 hour circuit along tops north of saddle and down to Hallelujah Flats, ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎