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Walking the length of the Ruahines

Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

Tarn - Armstrong Saddle, Ruahine FP

A beautiful walk (when the wind permits) across Armstrong Saddle takes you down to Top Maropea or over the tops ...   More ▶︎
Tupari Peak

Tupari Peak

Ridge south of Tupari Peak (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Long view to Howletts

Long view to Howletts

Started out a beautiful day but rapidly closed in Looking North towards the Daphne Howletts turn off   More ▶︎
Longview to Howletts

Longview to Howletts

Moments before the clag decended the rest of the weekend was wet and misty   More ▶︎
Longview Makaretu Awatere Circuit

Longview Makaretu Awatere Circuit

2 Day circuit in the Ruahine Forrest park from Moorcock Saddle 3 huts some tops bush and river travel.   More ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

A good solid Ruahine climb to a 3 person biv well situated with a great views, Tops travel then a ...   More ▶︎
Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Ruahines, looking West from Armstrong Saddle

Great views to be had from the saddle at any time of year (assuming you can get to it, the ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Armstrong Saddle

Armstrong Saddle

Above Armstrong Saddle looking down onto Sunrise Hut and Central Hawke's Bay. Even Tomato Hill by Havelock North can be ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Looking North over Sunrise Hut   More ▶︎
Broken Ridge, Ruahine

Broken Ridge, Ruahine

On Broken Ridge, above Hinerua hut. taken Dec 2009   More ▶︎
Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle

Armstrong saddle with Ruapehu in the background. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac (Ruahine ranges)   More ▶︎
Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac

Kylie Bivouac (sleeps 2-3, tank water) may one day save someone's life on the exposed tops of the Ruahine Ranges ...   More ▶︎
Kylie Biv loo

Kylie Biv loo

The loo at Kylie biv. taken 20-Feb-2011   More ▶︎
2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers

2 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009   More ▶︎
3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers

3 ice flowers near Mt Te Atuaoparapara. April 2009.   More ▶︎
Windy waipawa Saddle

Windy waipawa Saddle

The wind got stronger and stronger   More ▶︎
Waipawa Saddle

Waipawa Saddle

Moments before stepping over the lip onto the saddle and getting hammered by 100km/hr gusts very unpleasant   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Ruahine Range. The Highest point between Sunrise Hut and Waipawa Saddle (1687 metres)The route between the saddle and Sunrise Hut ...   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara, south ridge (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

Te Atuaoparapara, Ruahine Forest Park

What a day for tops travel! There are views over the Hikurangi Range, the Waikamaka Valley, Hawkers Bay, the Tongariro ...   More ▶︎
Sawtooth Ridge

Sawtooth Ridge

Looking south along the Sawtooth towards Tiraha (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Buttercup Hollow, Ruahine FP

Looking north up the range from Sunrise Hut on a crisp Winter's day.   More ▶︎
Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut

Sunrise from Sunrise hut. taken April 2009   More ▶︎
Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

Longview Howletts Daphne Circuit

A circuit in the Ruahines taking in three well equiped huts   More ▶︎
Longview hut

Longview hut

Great view on a clear day   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

A gem of an old NZFS hut built in the 60s or 70s for deer cullers, this hut is a ...   More ▶︎
Longview Hut

Longview Hut

Longview hut (12 bed platforms, firewood, tank water,non-flush toilet) provided a view of nothing but mist on the occasion I ...   More ▶︎
Walking the length of the Ruahines

Walking the length of the Ruahines

This article documents my recollections of the Ruahine setion (Wharite to Kuripapango) of a walk from Wharite near Palmerston North ...   More ▶︎
Longview Hut

Longview Hut

Longview Hut (Ruahine Range)   More ▶︎
Longview Track

Longview Track

Very exposed track that can become dangerous, at the very least, unpleasant due to high winds.   More ▶︎
Longview Track

Longview Track

Very exposed track that can become dangerous, at the very least, unpleasant due to high winds.   More ▶︎
Longview Pano

Longview Pano

Panorama of Central Hawke's Bay from Longview Hut.   More ▶︎
View from longview hut-or lack of

View from longview hut-or lack of

View from the hut with about50-150m visibility, really bad weather for tramping but still enjoyable   More ▶︎
Longview track

Longview track

Looking out towards napier/coast around about 1280 metres asl along the daphne-longview track just before the last climb to the ...   More ▶︎
Trampers on route to Longview Hut

Trampers on route to Longview Hut

Photo is taken just out of the bush from the daphne hut track,Was a very windy day though. Snow up ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut

Sunrise hut in the early morning sun. April 2009   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Popular day trip and weekend hut with great views over Hawkes Bay. Located in Buttercup Hollow on the Ruahine Range. ...   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut June 2007   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka Bivouac interior

Waikamaka biv interior. taken 02-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac

Waikamaka Bivouac

Waikamaka biv. Taken 02-Jan-2010   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Waipawa Forks Hut 2012

Situated on a River Terrace about 50 minutes walk from the road end. No track, river travel all the way   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut 2012

Top Maropea Hut 2012

Nice old four bunk hut in the Ruahine Range. In very good condition. About 25 minutes down a good track ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut 2012

Waikamaka Hut on a small terrace above the Waikamaka River 40 minutes downstream from Waipawa Saddle   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

Waikamaka Bivouac 2012

February 2012. Still dry inside but very overgrown and gloomy   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka Bivouac (derelict)

Waikamaka biv is derelict and overgrown, but it is still standing. Just across the stream from Waikamaka Hut.   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

Waikamaka Hut ( Herataunga TC)

A good tidy hut with Approx 8 bunk accommodation, enclosed wood burner and good wood supply available. A welcome refuge ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut (It's there in the trees, honest - surely someone's got a better picture to replace this!)   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut

Waikamaka Hut sits in the headwaters of the Waikamaka Stream, 1.5km below the Waipawa Saddle, and below the pyramidical Te ...   More ▶︎
Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka Hut loo

Waikamaka hut has a loo like a rocket ship.   More ▶︎
Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Waiting for the sunrise at Howletts

Howletts is ideally positioned to view the sun rising over Hawkes Bay   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts is in an idylic spot, in a hollow on the ridge top   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut is located below the 1682m Taumatamekura Peak and the last rest heading north before the infamous Sawtooth Ridge. The ...   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut   More ▶︎
Howletts Hut

Howletts Hut

Tucked into a fold in the ridge a welcome site on a bad day   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

A quick scramble over Maropea   More ▶︎
Top Gorge Hut

Top Gorge Hut

Top Gorge Hut (2 bunks, 3 mattresses, open fire with ample firewood available, river water) is a small, basic hut ...   More ▶︎
Top Gorge hut

Top Gorge hut

Top Gorge Hut in the head waters of the Pohangina River in the Ruahines. Can be reached from Longview Hut, ...   More ▶︎
Wharite

Wharite

Track north of Wharite Peak   More ▶︎
The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

The route from Longview Hut to Howletts Hut

This photo is taken from Daphne Ridge on the way to Howletts Hut. Longview is behind the higest point on ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Lovely old NZFS hut built for deer cullers in the 60s or 70s, it has been repainted, however remains cold ...   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Top maropea hut August 2009 on fine day after recent snow   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut

Top Maropea Hut

Ruahines July 2008.   More ▶︎
Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Top Maropea Hut at dawn

Very tidy little 4 bunk historic hut in Ruahine FP. Excellent camping spot just a few metres away.   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Tarn Bivvy

Tarn Bivvy

Tarn biv, near the tarn on Black Ridge.   More ▶︎
Tarn Biv loo

Tarn Biv loo

The loo at Tarn Biv.   More ▶︎
Duck Pond Hut

Duck Pond Hut

A 2-bunk hut on private land, just outside the Ruahine forest park. This hut lies in the upper reaches of ...   More ▶︎
Duck Pond Hut

Duck Pond Hut

A private 2-bunk hut, tucked into the headwaters of the Ngamoko catchment in the Ruahines.   More ▶︎
Eastern Ruahine bush

Eastern Ruahine bush

(Kumeti to Mangapuaka)   More ▶︎
Awatere hut

Awatere hut

North branch of the makaretu river   More ▶︎
Awatere Hut

Awatere Hut

Nice 3 bunk hutin the ruahines built in 1957, nice ridge travel over from Kashmir rd. Mainly used by hunters. Also 10 ...   More ▶︎
Pohongina River at Leon Kinvig hut

Pohongina River at Leon Kinvig hut

Grassy faces and scattered beech predominate on the Pohongina valleysides above Leon Kinvig   More ▶︎
Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut

A tidy 8-bunk hut in the mid-reaches of the Pohongina Valley. Tracks climb both ranges to the east and west, ...   More ▶︎
Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut sleeps 8 on 2 platforms. There's a good open fire, plenty of wood around, and water from ...   More ▶︎
Ngamoko Hut

Ngamoko Hut

Ngamoko Hut (6 bunks, stove, river water) is a pleasent hut located in scrub on the western bank of the ...   More ▶︎
Ngamoko Hut

Ngamoko Hut

A pleasant 6-bunk hut looking across the mid reaches of the Pohongina to a large grassy slip. An hour or ...   More ▶︎
Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut

Leon Kinvig Hut is in the middle reaches of the Pohangina River in the Ruahines and can be reached from ...   More ▶︎
Benifits of Walking Friday

Benifits of Walking Friday

When there's nobody else around you can use as many mattresses as it takes to get a comfy bed.   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

A bit rough considering it's a newer DOC hut - vandalism in the bunkroom on the right. 5 minutes up ...   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nestled above the river on the true right side, this hut is a bit rough and has been vandalized to ...   More ▶︎
Leatherleaf expanses of the Southern Ruahines

Leatherleaf expanses of the Southern Ruahines

Leatherleaf expanses of the Southern Ruahines from Takapari Road   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Bivouac

Sparrowhawk Biviouac (sleeps 2-3, tank water) is one of the nicer biv's in the Ruahine's. The biv is a typical ...   More ▶︎
Track from Takapari Rd to Forks Hut

Track from Takapari Rd to Forks Hut

Cut track from leatherwood and scrub from Takapari Roadend down the ridge to the north of Forks Hut. Track starts ...   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

8 to 10 person hut.It's in a stunning spot where the northern and western branches of the Tukituki converge. Note, ...   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Sited in a clearing beside the river.   More ▶︎
Daphne Hut

Daphne Hut

Showing Daphne Hut's location on the river bank   More ▶︎

Ikawetea Forks Hut to Sentry Box Roadend: Musings on hypothermia.

A trip up Apias Creek in less than ideal conditions. Day two of a weekend trip to Ruahine Corner and ...   More ▶︎
Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut

Upper Makaroro Hut (sleeps 4, wood-burning stove), lies adjacent to the Makaroro River in its upper reaches. It is a ...   More ▶︎
Upper Makaroro Hut, Eastern Ruahine Forest Park

Upper Makaroro Hut, Eastern Ruahine Forest Park

This hut has 4 bunks and can be reached via Makaroro Roadend track via Parks Peak Hut (15km, 5-10 hrs) ...   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut. taken 31-Dec-2009   More ▶︎
Hinerua Hut

Hinerua Hut

Hinerua hut is on Hinerua Ridge in Ruahine Forest Park. A tidy 4-bunk lined hut with a good woodburner. A far ...   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut in the Oroua river catchment. On a raised terrace above the river. Water from the river, pot ...   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

6 bunk hut situated on a bench above the river very pleasant   More ▶︎
A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A Freezing River Trip in Winter

A winters's river trip in the Ruahines - attempting to keep the circulation going!   More ▶︎
Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut

Triangle Hut in The Western Ruahine Range. can be reached via Rangiwahia Hut and over the tops. River route downstream ...   More ▶︎

Gold Creek Hut

Gold Creek Hut   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut for camps, families etc Only 15 min from road end with alot of space for camping etc   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

Smith Stream hut. taken 19-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Smiths Stream Hut

Smiths Stream Hut

On Smith Stream, Ruahine Forest Park. This is a good example of NZFS 4-bunk hut in original condition.   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut

Maropea Forks Hut is a typical forestry style 6-bunker on flats near the forks of the North and South Maropea ...   More ▶︎
Turn off to Pourangaki

Turn off to Pourangaki

Signpost marking the spur down to Pourangaki Hut off the ridge running SE from Mangaweka (Ruahine Ranges).   More ▶︎
Cordyline Banksii ?

Cordyline Banksii ?

In Damp bush there where a couple of impressive specimens is the discription right   More ▶︎
Forks Hut, Diggers Hut and Te Ekaou Hut access

Forks Hut, Diggers Hut and Te Ekaou Hut access

Several public and private access routes into these huts in the southern Ruahines and suggested round and though trips.   More ▶︎
Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Shelter from the storm; a celebration of the six-bunker

Where would be without all those NZ Forest Service six-bunk huts in the Tararuas & Ruahines? Maybe that deer explosion ...   More ▶︎
Shutes Hut

Shutes Hut

Set in a large clearing, this 1920’s stone-built hut is the best of the Ruahines. Built and inhabited for many ...   More ▶︎
The beautiful Taruarau River

The beautiful Taruarau River

The Taruarau runs through the northern Ruahines before joining the Ngaruroro. Great fishing, swimming and the clearest river water I've ...   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

In 1983, Barrie Atkins of the NZFS had $50000 to spend in three weeks. So he purchased two huts from ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Frost

Ruahine Frost

Heading down the track to Pourangaki River, looking across to the Pourangaki tops. Heavy frost on the ground all day ...   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

8 bunk hut Ruahine forrest park   More ▶︎
Green and Golden Bell frog?

Green and Golden Bell frog?

Found a small colony outside the front door of Barlow hut Ruahine forest park   More ▶︎
River travel above Forks Hut

River travel above Forks Hut

River travel above Forks Hut in the Ruahines. The northern fork of the creek from the hut, combined with a ...   More ▶︎
Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut

Barlow Hut is in the Ruahine Range about 2 - 3 hrs up the Makaroro River from the Waikamaka roadend   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Waterfall Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

An older hut in the head of the Kawhatau River in the heart of the Ruahines   More ▶︎
Waterfall Hut

Waterfall Hut

An older hut in the heart of the Ruahines at the head of the Kawhatau River   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

A damp morning at Iron Gate Hut in the Western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut February 2011   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut on the Oroua River western Ruahines   More ▶︎
Shute's Hut (Ruahines) interior

Shute's Hut (Ruahines) interior

In great condition for an old girl, and the hut books make fascinating reading. Shame about the assorted rubbish left ...   More ▶︎
Manuka Slat beds

Manuka Slat beds

Inside shutes hut these are just about more comfortable than the new age slat beds we use today   More ▶︎
Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

inside Shutes hut   More ▶︎
Shutes Hut

Shutes Hut

4 bunk hut in the Northern Ruahines built in 1920 comming up to 100 years old very comfy Manuka poled ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki River

Pourangaki River

Heading down the Pourangaki River from the swingbridge to Kelly Knight Hut. This was one of the first of 44 ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Last day of Autumn, with frost on the ground all day. Cosy little hut in the Ruahines, although the toilet can ...   More ▶︎
Upper Pohangina

Upper Pohangina

River route to Mid Pohangina Hut from Cattle creek   More ▶︎
Pohangina scramble

Pohangina scramble

Not deep enough to swim but small enough to to give you the idea you can avoid getting wet feet. ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Creek Hut

Cattle Creek Hut

A tidy 8 bunk platform style hut fully resplendent in its updated NZFS orange colour scheme.   More ▶︎
Pinus Contorta Lane

Pinus Contorta Lane

Track from Comet to Shutes   More ▶︎
Pohangina River

Pohangina River

mid way through the small Pohangina gorge   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut sits in beech forest on the south side of the Wakamaka River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's an ...   More ▶︎
Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut

Wakelings Hut, by the Waikamaka River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Makaretu Hut

Makaretu Hut

8 bunk hut on the southern branch of the Makaretu river   More ▶︎
Makaretu

Makaretu

8 Bunk hut Southern branch Makaretuu river. Visit as part of a circuit from moorcock saddle including Longview and Awatere ...   More ▶︎
Pimelea near Toka

Pimelea near Toka

Pimelea in flower near Toka Trig, Ngamoko Range in the western Ruahines (Poss P. Buxifolia)   More ▶︎
Copper Mine Loop Track

Copper Mine Loop Track

Loop track just out the back of Woodville. 2 hours all up with a 350 metre climb/decent through farm, bush and ...   More ▶︎
Great inventions

Great inventions

I wouldnt be without my walking pole anymore   More ▶︎
Taruarau Valley

Taruarau Valley

Taruarau Valley from pt 1183 (ridgeline above Diane's Hut)   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv (2 bunk, tarn water) is a small dog-box bivvy on a small plateau on the Pohongina Valley side ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Forest Park

Ruahine Forest Park

A slim park running along the Ruahine Range from the Manawatu Gorge to the southernmost point of Kaweka Forest Park ...   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut from the Porangaki - Hikurangi track   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

A warm sheltered hut in the upper Pourangaki valley in the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Pourangaki Hut

Pourangaki Hut

Pouragaki Hut (8-bunk, stove, tank water) is a warm, sheltered hut in a north-facing grassy basin above the Pourangaki River, ...   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv in the Ruahine Range Between Toka and Tunopo. Used to be called Ngamoko Biv. It sits on a ...   More ▶︎
Toka Biv

Toka Biv

Toka Biv in the Ruahine Range Between Toka and Tunopo. Used to be called Ngamoko Biv. It sits on a ...   More ▶︎
Mid Pohangina Hut

Mid Pohangina Hut

Mid Pohangina Hut sits on a pleasant grassy flat just above the Pohangina River north of its confluence with Cattle ...   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Taken from the river bed   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Mangatera River at Colenso Hut

Mangatera River at Colenso Hut

Mangatera River from the veranda at Colenso Hut - looking upriver towards Te Atu Mahuru on the main range.   More ▶︎
Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut

Colenso Hut lies not at its namesake, Lake Colenso, but 5 minutes away on the terraces of the Mangatera River ...   More ▶︎
Happy Daze Hut

Happy Daze Hut

Small, with ample camping. Seems to be some dispute over naming, with Happi Daze being (somewhat forcefully) pushed by some.   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso via Mokai Station

Lake Colenso via Mokai Station

Note: If you use this route then you MUST get permission from Mokai Station to cross the section of private ...   More ▶︎
Lupins and toetoe near Colenso hut

Lupins and toetoe near Colenso hut

Mangatera river bed near Colenso hut. The lupins were planted deliberately to help control erosion, but are now a pest. ...   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Perched at 1400m on the side of the Hikurangi Range in the northern Ruahines, McKinnon Hut is a 1960's 6 ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Triangle Hut

Descent to Triangle Hut

About 800 metrs the descent into pleasant bush is welcome on a hot day   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

Start with a novelty cable car ride across the river and then straight in to a hard uphill slog. Track ...   More ▶︎
Walking out.

Walking out.

This is taken the day after my first photo i added. If we walked in that day I dont think ...   More ▶︎
McKinnon Hut

McKinnon Hut

View of the hut.   More ▶︎
Mckinnon Hut

Mckinnon Hut

6 bunk hut in the Ruahines   More ▶︎
Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut

Iron Gate Hut (sleeps 8, stove, stream water) sits on the beech-forested banks of the Oroua River. It's a comfortable ...   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing of the Ruahines

Southern Crossing of the Ruahines

A track and river route crossing of the Lower Ruahine Forest park   More ▶︎
Mid Pohangina Hut

Mid Pohangina Hut

8 bunk hut open fire   More ▶︎
Cattle Creek Hut

Cattle Creek Hut

Cattle Creek hut in the southern Ruahine Range   More ▶︎
Mid Pohangina Hut 15 minutes

Mid Pohangina Hut 15 minutes

After wandering down the river you arrive cold and wet (on an off day) at this sign which points at ...   More ▶︎
Forks Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Forks Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Forks Hut in the southern Ruahines. A riverside hut at the base of a steep gorge on the southern fork ...   More ▶︎
Forks Hut (Ruahine)

Forks Hut (Ruahine)

A 6 bunker in regenrating bush in the Southern Ruahines. Wood burner and stream water. Not so widely visited - ...   More ▶︎

Taruarau Biv

Taruarau Biv   More ▶︎
Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Purity Mangaweka Kelly Night loop

Two huts, open tops, fantastic views on a fine day typical Ruahine travel.   More ▶︎
Cattle Creek Hut

Cattle Creek Hut

On river flats in the upper reaches of Cattle Creek lies Cattle Creek Hut (6 beds, wood-burning stove, firewood available ...   More ▶︎
Cattle Creek Hut

Cattle Creek Hut

A tidy 8 bunk platform style hut resplendent in forest service orange.   More ▶︎
Comet Hut appears to have a new name...

Comet Hut appears to have a new name...

Not sure of background story here. The start of a nationwide renaming program perhaps?   More ▶︎
Comet Hut - still there and looking good.

Comet Hut - still there and looking good.

Despite being slated for removal several years ago hut seems well maintained and in good order. Change of heart from ...   More ▶︎
Comet Hut

Comet Hut

Comet hut (sleeps 4, tank water) is classed as a basic hut / biv, but is comfortable and of a ...   More ▶︎
Comet Hut

Comet Hut

A small hut in the Southern Kawekas. Can be driven to, but is also on the track between Shutes Hut ...   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

A pristine natural lake in a podocarp basin in the middle of the Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Pohangina crossing

Pohangina crossing

Swing bridge below Mid Pohangina hut and the start of the ubiquitous sidle track. Why does the term sidle always ...   More ▶︎
Lake Colenso

Lake Colenso

An idyllic lake only accessible from this one place. Also a noticable abundance of bird life in this area.   More ▶︎
Parks Peak hut

Parks Peak hut

A tidy new hut on the ridgeline above the Makaroro and Ohara Valleys, overlooking the Hawkes Bay and Guarvas. A ...   More ▶︎
Parks Peak Hut

Parks Peak Hut

Parks Peak Hut (6 bunk, stove, tank water) is a new DoC hut on a cleared flat on the ridgeline ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Ruahine tops on a fine day Magic

Sign post to Mckinnon with a perfect backdrop   More ▶︎

Piripiri Hut

Piripiri Hut is a comfortably spacious 2-bunk hut in the western Ruahine Ranges. Water is from a small creek 20m ...   More ▶︎
And then it turned cold and windy

And then it turned cold and windy

Above Mckinnon hut perfect one day and blustery the next the only thing the photo dosnt show is the horizontal ...   More ▶︎

Diane's Hut

Diane's Hut (sleeps 6, wood burning stove, firewood available in locality, stream water) is located on a stony bench just ...   More ▶︎
Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut

Triple X Hut. taken 18-Apr-2009   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

Very nice hut/house, just happened to go on the one rainy day all last week, still enjoyable though   More ▶︎
Waipawa Forks Hut

Waipawa Forks Hut

Nice hut just 5 min climb from waipawa river. Abit of grafitti but other then that its ok. completed the ...   More ▶︎
Triple X hut

Triple X hut

Nice hut good for school camps etc only a short walk in with 12 bunks   More ▶︎
Sunrise Hut

Sunrise Hut

September 2009   More ▶︎
Te Atuaoparapara

Te Atuaoparapara

Nice day for a walk over to Top Maropea hut with wiew up to Te Atuaoparapara   More ▶︎
Mangaweka Tarn

Mangaweka Tarn

Between Iron peg and Mangsweka   More ▶︎
Maungahuia

Maungahuia

Frozen tarn and Maungahuia (1583m), above Rangiwahia Hut. Part of the Rangi - Deadmans Ridge Circuit. July 2012   More ▶︎
Ferns

Ferns

Fern covered ridge on way to Te Ekaou Hut   More ▶︎
Track from Takapari Rd down to Diggers Hut

Track from Takapari Rd down to Diggers Hut

Track from Takapari Rd down to Diggers Hut, southern Ruahines. About 5km down this broad but sometimes boggy track, then ...   More ▶︎
Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Above Rangiwahia Hut, looking towards Maungahuia

Looking towards Maungahuia (1583m) Part of the Rangiwahia - Deadmans Ridge circuit. July 2012   More ▶︎
Ruahine Bush

Ruahine Bush

Just below the bush line from Wooden peg to Kelly Knight Hut.   More ▶︎
Makawakawa Stream below Diggers Hut

Makawakawa Stream below Diggers Hut

Makawakawa Stream below Diggers Hut in the Ruahines. The riverbed route into the hut from Pohongina Valley East Rd.   More ▶︎
Diggers Hut

Diggers Hut

Diggers Hut has been washed away. Diggers Hut in the Ruahines. A spacious 4-bunk hut at the back of a flat ...   More ▶︎
Diggers Hut

Diggers Hut

Diggers Hut in the Ruahines. A spacious 4-bunk hut at the back of a flat of waist-high grass in the ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Spectacular

Ruahine Spectacular

A Committing Bush and Tops Trip in the Northern Ruahines, with Stunning Scenic Rewards   More ▶︎
Ruahine Corner Hut

Ruahine Corner Hut

Ruahine Corner Hut with it's new deck!   More ▶︎
Ruahine Corner Hut

Ruahine Corner Hut

A six bunk, typical forestry style hut in the northern Ruahine Ranges, surrounded by a huge verandah, and an absolutely ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine Panorama

Ruahine Panorama

Taken from Wooden Peg, looking east.   More ▶︎

Unknown Campsite

Clearing next to a creek near Lake Colenso.   More ▶︎
Te Ekaou Hut

Te Ekaou Hut

Te Ekaou Hut in the southern Ruahines - one of few surviving bushedge huts in the Ruahines. Accessed across private ...   More ▶︎
Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Towards Mangaweka Trig in July

Late July 2008, photo taken from Wooden Peg, had planned to walk out to the trig but I was not ...   More ▶︎
Snow Pole Ruahines

Snow Pole Ruahines

Near Wooden Peg July 2008   More ▶︎
Te Ekaou Hut

Te Ekaou Hut

Te Ekaou Hut in the southern Ruahines. One of few surviving bushedge huts in the Ruahines. Accessed across private land, ...   More ▶︎
Takapari A Frame Hut / Travers Hut / Traverse Hut (Ruahine)

Takapari A Frame Hut / Travers Hut / Traverse Hut (Ruahine)

Travers (6 bunks, no matresses) is a very basic A-frame hut on the Takapari Road in the Southern Ruahines. There's ...   More ▶︎
Keretaki Hut Via Loveday road / Rapawapawai Stream

Keretaki Hut Via Loveday road / Rapawapawai Stream

Day Trip To Keretaki Hut   More ▶︎
Keretaki Hut

Keretaki Hut

Keretaki Hut / Kiritaki Hut / Seamac Motel   More ▶︎
Kiritaki Hut / Keretaki Hut / Seamac Motel

Kiritaki Hut / Keretaki Hut / Seamac Motel

Kiritaki hut (6 beds, wood-burning stove, firewood available in locality, roof-fed water tank). One of many excellent huts in the ...   More ▶︎
A-Frame hut (Traverse hut)

A-Frame hut (Traverse hut)

Very basic htu, was a very welcome sight to see takapari road after a pretty much 2 and a half ...   More ▶︎
Stanfield Hut

Stanfield Hut

nice 2 and a half hour walk via holmes ridge, Perfect for a little day trip or for a 1st ...   More ▶︎
A-Frame track looking down onto holmes ridge

A-Frame track looking down onto holmes ridge

Steady climb for about 2 and a half hours, views definitly paid off, weather isnt to good to be on ...   More ▶︎
Looking down onto Cattle Creek Hut from ridge

Looking down onto Cattle Creek Hut from ridge

Looking down onto the hut from the ridge just above it, quite a steep drop strait down to hut, easier ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut

Crow Hut

looking across river at crow hut in the morning.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut on the Kawhatau River in the western Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (Ruahine Ranges)

Crow Hut (6 bunk, Pioneer stove, river water) is a standard forestry hut in the western Ruahine Ranges. The hut ...   More ▶︎
Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the Mokai Patea

Crow Hut from the bushline ascending to the Mokai Patea. Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut from above

Kelly Knight Hut from above

Approaching Kelly Knight Hut, this is the first view that you get. It is only 10 minutes more and after ...   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Situated in a pleasant clearing on a terrace above the Pourangaki river   More ▶︎
Kelly Knight Hut

Kelly Knight Hut

Quite close to the park boundary in the Pourangaki River. Situated in a lovely clearing on a terrace above the ...   More ▶︎
Kiritaki Hut

Kiritaki Hut

Nice little hut, 2 hours or so rock hopping then turn left up the hill for 40 mins, good walk ...   More ▶︎
Longview hut on ridge

Longview hut on ridge

The small white dot on the rige is longview hut from the ridge on the way to awatere hut   More ▶︎
Awatere Hut

Awatere Hut

Nice walk over ridge from kashmir road end, road is abit dodgy now that they have run a grader over ...   More ▶︎
DOC Tui ad.

DOC Tui ad.

Waoikotore Biv removed 'for maintenance'? Yeah right. (Do you really think it's coming back?)   More ▶︎
Parks Peak Hut interior

Parks Peak Hut interior

Inside Parks Peak, Ruahines.   More ▶︎
Aranga Hut (dilapidated)

Aranga Hut (dilapidated)

The Aranga hut (4 beds, wood-burning stove, stream water) is located on the saddle at the head of the Makaroro ...   More ▶︎
Aranga Hut

Aranga Hut

A handy hut on the saddle at the head of the Makaroro in the Ruahines. Slowly falling down, stranded 100m ...   More ▶︎
Loking down onto Ballance bridge from Manawatu Gorge track

Loking down onto Ballance bridge from Manawatu Gorge track

Good track, sign says it will take 4 hours but can do it within 3 hours fairly easily. The track ...   More ▶︎
Standfield Hut

Standfield Hut

Standfield (Stanfield) Hut (6 bunks, woodburing stove, tank water, firewood available in locality) is a comfortable riverside hut on the ...   More ▶︎
Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut

Otukota Hut sits on a small shelf 50m above the Maropea River. It's an older forestry-style hut in tatty condition ...   More ▶︎
Rockslide Hut rockslide!

Rockslide Hut rockslide!

The rockslide giving Rockslide Hut it's name. Apias creek, Ruahine Ranges.   More ▶︎
Rockslide Hut / Biv

Rockslide Hut / Biv

A 2-bed dog-box bivvy with a two-bunk shelter tacked on. Interesting spot on gravel flats in Apias Creek, opposite the ...   More ▶︎
Rockslide Hut / Biv

Rockslide Hut / Biv

A dog-box bivvy on Apias creek, with a full height shelter tacked on the door gable-end wall. The bivvy sleeps ...   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

The new Purity Hut (6 bunk, tank water, wood burning stove, limited firewood available in locality) is loated on the ...   More ▶︎
Purity Hut and View

Purity Hut and View

In good weather Purity Hut has the most magnificent View   More ▶︎
Brushing Teeth

Brushing Teeth

At 9pm in the evening..   More ▶︎
Inside

Inside

Inside Purity Hut, nice little cast iron fire, set of cards and some magazines!   More ▶︎
View from Purity Hut Deck

View from Purity Hut Deck

Well worth the walk   More ▶︎
View of Taihape/Ruapehu

View of Taihape/Ruapehu

Taihape/Ruapehu in background   More ▶︎
Longdrop view

Longdrop view

Looking back at the Hut from Longdrop   More ▶︎
New Purity Hut

New Purity Hut

New Hut, wow how flash is this!! Sooo warm in here too, had to open windows!   More ▶︎
Purity hut

Purity hut

Glad we walked up thursday night the view was stupendouse   More ▶︎
Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Hmmmm....work or Tramping

Thursday night fine clear and hot fine dining on the verandah at Purity hut   More ▶︎
The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

The New Purity Hut, Western Ruahine

A poled route from Mangakokeke Roadend, where there is a car park and toilet, will take you across some steep ...   More ▶︎
Ruahines from Purity Hut

Ruahines from Purity Hut

The Ruahine Ranges (Whanahuia Range) from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut

Ruapehu from Purity Hut   More ▶︎
Purity Hut

Purity Hut

Purity Hut (Ruahine Ranges)   More ▶︎
Sentry Box Hut

Sentry Box Hut

A typical Ruahine 4-bunker forestry hut 5 mins form the bushedge on the Mangleton Road. The short walk from the ...   More ▶︎
Ruahine travel

Ruahine travel

The ridge from Rangiwahia Hut to the top of the whanahuia range. An easy stroll well marked by the passage ...   More ▶︎
Standfield Hut

Standfield Hut

Standfield Hut   More ▶︎
Manawatu Gorge Track

Manawatu Gorge Track

Graveled, benched walking track through thick native forest near Palmerston North.   More ▶︎
Te Ekaou Stream

Te Ekaou Stream

Te Ekaou Stream - marginal strip access to Te Ekaou Hut and Forks Hut in the southern Ruahines   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

14 bunks gase heater could sleep double that number on the floor   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut

Rangiwahia Hut

A tidy popular hut. Great views. Good camping on the tops about 40 minutes further along track.   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut from up on the little hill just next to it!!   More ▶︎
Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu

Mount Ruapehu from the Rangi Hut   More ▶︎
Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut

Rangi Hut sept 06, 2008   More ▶︎
Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Ruapehu from Rangi Hut

Mount Ruapehu from the rangi hut sept 06, 2008, approx 6:30am in the morning   More ▶︎

Rangiwahia Hut

Located on the western side of the Ruahine Rangers it is accessibly by tramping for approximately 3 hours up a ...   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Rangiwahia Hut and Central Plateau

Ragiwahia Hut and Mts Ruapehu and Ngauruhoe on a fine mid winters day.   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut, Maropea River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut, Maropea River, Ruahine Ranges   More ▶︎
Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut

Iron Bark Hut sits on the western bank of the Maropea River in the Ruahine Ranges. It's a standard 6-bunk ...   More ▶︎

A Total Tararua Traverse

The length of the Tararuas via the pointy bits, from the Manawatu Gorge at Woodville to the Rimutaka Hill Road ...   More ▶︎
Alice Nash Memorial Lodge

Alice Nash Memorial Lodge

NZ Deer stalkers hut Ruahine forest park 30 mins from the road end popular with families its more like a ...   More ▶︎
Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge

Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Lodge

Half an hour from the road end, this is a well appointed sort of place, thanks to NZDA   More ▶︎
Bridge on the way

Bridge on the way

About half way?!   More ▶︎
Alice Nash

Alice Nash

Memorial Lodge   More ▶︎
On the deck

On the deck

chillaxing!   More ▶︎
Fireplace and Bunks

Fireplace and Bunks

in the Hut, got absolutely boiling in there with that fire!   More ▶︎
Inside

Inside

the Hut   More ▶︎
Bridge again

Bridge again

on way to Alice Nash/Heritage Lodge   More ▶︎

Bridge to Heritage Lodge

Wooden arched bridge on the track to Heritage, Ruahines   More ▶︎
Mokai Patea Range, Ruahine

Mokai Patea Range, Ruahine

Looking east over the Mokai Patea range. taken Jan 2010   More ▶︎
Bridge to Heritage Lodge

Bridge to Heritage Lodge

Wooden arched bridge on the track to Heritage, Ruahines   More ▶︎
Umutoi ferns snow

Umutoi ferns snow

Snow on tree ferns at Umutoi stream on the track to Alice Nash Heritage Lodge. May 2009.   More ▶︎
Umutoi bridge snow

Umutoi bridge snow

Snow on the track to Alice Nash Heritage Lodge, at the bridge over Umutoi stream. May 2009.   More ▶︎
Mistake Biv

Mistake Biv

A dog-box bivvy in the upper reaches of Apias Creek, with a full-size shelter attached. No longer DoC owned, and ...   More ▶︎
Mistake Biv

Mistake Biv

A dog-box biv above grassy flats in the upper Apias Creek, with a full height shelter tacked on. The biv ...   More ▶︎

Ruahine Hut

Ruahine hut   More ▶︎

Dead Dog Hut

Dead Dog hut.   More ▶︎
Ikawetea Forks Hut

Ikawetea Forks Hut

Ikawetea Forks Hut. A remote 6-bunk hut in the northern Ruahines on Apias Creek. Interesting creek travel upriver, and diverse ...   More ▶︎
Kawhatau Cage

Kawhatau Cage

Just enough room for me and a quick journey across the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎
A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

A bit of light entertainment at the start of a walk

Cage over the Kawhatau river   More ▶︎
Ikawetea Forks Hut

Ikawetea Forks Hut

Ikawetea (Ikawatea) Forks Hut has become one of the remotest huts in the Ruahines. Land to its east has been ...   More ▶︎