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Neill Forks Hut

Approach to Neil Forks hut

Approach to Neil Forks hut

Nearing Neil Forks Hut from Maungahuka (1 min away!). Perfect spot to cool down after a sweltering & knee jarring ...   More ▶︎
Neill Forks Hut

Neill Forks Hut

Hidden away and camouflaged in green and orange. 6 bunks with mattresses. Water from river. The fireplace is OK. Photo ...   More ▶︎
A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

A Mid Waiohine Circuit: 'easier day tommorrow ...'

Memories on a winter circuit to visit Mid Waiohine from the Mangaterere roadend.   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut 2010

Maungahuka Hut Feb 2010 on a beautiful 4 day trip. Finally made it after years of failed attempts! Mixed feelings ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Panorama

Maungahuka Panorama

A panoramic view looking NW from above Maungahuka Hut. Taken Feb this year.   More ▶︎
Rainbow under Neill Peak

Rainbow under Neill Peak

We were chasing rainbows all morning.   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 ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

New and old Maungahuka Huts (old hut removed)

This was taken when inspection being carried out by DOC Engineer , Allan Dallas (blue overalls)just prior to completion of ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut

Maungahuka Hut

The original hut (pictured) has been replaced by a new hut on the same location. Sleeps 12, but has no ...   More ▶︎
Tararua main ridge

Tararua main ridge

The length of the tracked Tararuas along the main ridge from Mangahao (behind Shannon) to Kaitoke. For a 'Total Tararua Traverse ...   More ▶︎
Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

Maungahuka Hut, Tararua Range

The hut has two large sleeping platforms which can hold about 12 people. It is located beside a tarn on ...   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks

Tararua Peaks, Tuiti and Tunui. Just above the famous ladder. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

Tunui from Tuiti Tararua Main Range

The goat trail that is the Tararua Peaks section of the main Tararua range crossing from Kime Hut to Maungahuka ...   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

Steel ladder Tararua Peaks Feb 2010

The steel ladder between Tuiti and Tunui on the Tararua main range. DEFINITELY not for the faint hearted! The ladder ...   More ▶︎
tararua peaks

tararua peaks

before any ladder   More ▶︎
Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone

Maungahuka and the Tararua Peaks from Cone   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut

Totara Flats Hut

The new hut at Totata Flats, in the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut

Totara Flats Hut

A central hut for the Kaitoke to Holdsworth trip (3 days). It was sited under trees at the north-west corner ...   More ▶︎
Totara Flats

Totara Flats

On the track to Powell Hut in the Tararuas. Totara Flats in the distance   More ▶︎
Totara Creek

Totara Creek

View from hut looking north.The Creek joins the Waiohine River.   More ▶︎
Totara Flats Hut - Sat 12 Dec Heavy Rain

Totara Flats Hut - Sat 12 Dec Heavy Rain

Shot on a recent overnight trip into Totara Flats. Our first attempt to leave via Totara Creek was aborted as ...   More ▶︎
Waiohine Swing Bridge near Totara Flats

Waiohine Swing Bridge near Totara Flats

This was the swing bridge over the Waiohine River next to Totara Flats. On a some days the wind comes ...   More ▶︎
Sayer Hut Sep '04

Sayer Hut Sep '04

Totara Flats - Waiohine River   More ▶︎
Sayers Hut

Sayers Hut

A well maintained historic, but functional hut on the Waiohine River flats in the Tararuas. A beautiful hut, harkening back ...   More ▶︎
Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut

Aokaparangi Hut (2 bunks, matresses, tank water): A tidy, well insulated 2-bunk hut on the bush-line overlooking the Waiohine River. ...   More ▶︎
Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Climbing through beach Forest, Open tops, steep Descents followed by steep climbs, river valleys, great huts. An alpine experience with ...   More ▶︎
A Zen Momemnt

A Zen Momemnt

In the midst of chaos there is always a moment of calm. Moments before throwing myself across a gale blown ...   More ▶︎
A billy at Cone Hut

A billy at Cone Hut

We passed through Cone Hut at about morning tea time, which was really just an excuse to build a small ...   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

The Classic Cone Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
Cone Hut

Cone Hut

An outstanding example of bush carpentry. Built in 1946, renovated using original techniques in 1987. Adzed totara plank sleeping platform, ...   More ▶︎
Mt Hector Memorial Cross

Mt Hector Memorial Cross

View looking towards Winchcombe Peak from Mt Hector in April 2008 during a perfect 3 day Southern Crossing with not ...   More ▶︎
Mt Hector from Fields Peak

Mt Hector from Fields Peak

View of Mt Hector and surrounds from Fields Peak.   More ▶︎
Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector September 2012

Memorial Cross on Mt Hector, Tararua Range, looking north east down the Niell Ridge with Winchcombe peak in the distance   More ▶︎
Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Photo taken facing the west coast towards Otaki from the summit of Mount Hector.   More ▶︎
The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The interior of Mid Waiohine hut

The insides of Mid Waiohine hut showing fireplace   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine hut

Mid Waiohine hut

Photo taken in 1960, when hut was in original NZFS orange colour. A favourite place of the Tararua deer cullers.   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Hut

Mid Waiohine Hut

Steep climb on well maintained track to Mt Holdsworth (1470m) then a steeper descent into the Waiohine Valley. Return via ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Biv

Mid Waiohine Biv

6 Bunk hut at the bottom of a knee jarring descent whichever way you descend into it. Open fire and ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine

Mid Waiohine

Small Cold in winter but a welcome sight after a knee busting descent from Isobel The hut is cosy when the ...   More ▶︎

penn creek

penn creek hut 1968   More ▶︎
Brew time at Penn Creek

Brew time at Penn Creek

Well earned billy of tea after the slippery descent into Penn Creek from Table Top.   More ▶︎
penn creek

penn creek

penn creek hut 1968   More ▶︎
Penn Creek

Penn Creek

Penn Creek in the Tararua Range which flows into the Otaki River. The sidle track down the Otaki which is ...   More ▶︎
Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek Hut

A standard NZFS hut from the Seventies, has had some recent work done on it. Add in Field Hut and you ...   More ▶︎
Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek Hut

Penn Creek in July 2009, nice hut except for the leaky chimney!   More ▶︎
Penn Creek

Penn Creek

3 bunk,open fire,hut   More ▶︎
Mt. Hector

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut. November 2007   More ▶︎

Mt. Hector

Looking across the Tararua main range from Mt. Hector to Alpha Hut.   More ▶︎
Tararua Range

Tararua Range

The Tararua Range from hut mound.   More ▶︎
View west from the Tararua Ranges.

View west from the Tararua Ranges.

View from bridge peak looking west overlooking the Otaki forks, the Otaki river & Otaki at the top.   More ▶︎
Table Top

Table Top

View looking north comming down from Kime Hut.Otaki/sea to the left.   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Track heading out to Otaki Forks from Kime Hut looking down towards Table Top. Early morning with some rain shadow ...   More ▶︎
Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Bridge Peak looking towards Otaki Forks & Table Top

Track heading out to Otaki Forks from Kime Hut looking down towards Table Top. Early morning with some rain shadow ...   More ▶︎
Mount Hector

Mount Hector

Memorial Cross on the summit of Mount Hector. Lake Wairarapa in the background and The Beehives on the right. Great ...   More ▶︎
The Tararua Range

The Tararua Range

Looking along the Main Range, into the heart of the Tararua from Hut Mound   More ▶︎
Kime 2012

Kime 2012

Kime 06/05/2012   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Kime Hut, Tararua Range near Mt Hector August 2010. One of the coldest huts in the Tararua's   More ▶︎
Kime in mid summer

Kime in mid summer

On a calm sunny day there is no better place   More ▶︎
Kime White Out Winter, Tararuas

Kime White Out Winter, Tararuas

The track between Field and Kime Huts in the Tararua Forest Park. A mostly forgettable trip I did with a ...   More ▶︎
Descent to Kime Hut...

Descent to Kime Hut...

12 March 2011 - Nice day but the tops were a bit cloudy (funny that!)   More ▶︎
New Kime Hut

New Kime Hut

Progress on the new Kime Hut near Mt Hector in the Tararua Range. taken on 1/3/2013. The cladding was completed ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut replacement

Kime Hut replacement

Builders working on the new Kime Hut (number 3) on 8/2/2013. 20 bunks, lots of insulation and double glazing. better ...   More ▶︎
Day 4 is always good!!

Day 4 is always good!!

Taken from a hut in the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Yep.....it's still cold! 24 OCT 2011   More ▶︎
Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

Kapiti Island Horowhenua Sunset from Kime Tararuas

View of Kapiti Island and the Horowhenua from Kime Hut Tararua Range.   More ▶︎
My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

My Rugged As Backyard Desktop BG Wallpaper

A tweaked image from a trip into the Tararuas Feb 2010.   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

Highest hut on the southern crossing Tararuas. Cold no fire   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing. Nice view of Masterton through the valley. This hut was replaced in 2014 ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut

Kime Hut

The highest hut on the Southern Crossing (1400m). Magnificent views north and south. Handy for Mt. Hector. No stove - ...   More ▶︎
Kime Hut - Tararuas

Kime Hut - Tararuas

Kime Hut November 2007 on a jaunt to Mt.Hector for the weekend.   More ▶︎
Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikoura peaks from Kime

Wellington and Kaikaoura peaks from near Kime hut. taken Feb 2009.   More ▶︎
Working Boots

Working Boots

My boots and rainbow leggings - 2 days into Southern Crossing of Tararua Range   More ▶︎
Old Mountain house

Old Mountain house

Taken about 1973 this was in fairly ruggered condition even then. The stories of rats in the night where legendary   More ▶︎
Mountain House

Mountain House

A small 3-sided shelter now occupies the site where the infamous Mountain House once stood. Originally a 3 room structure ...   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

"Newly" built Mountain House Shelter   More ▶︎
Mountain House Shelter

Mountain House Shelter

Mountain house Shelter, me and my two boys on our descent from Powell Hut   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Great views across the Wairarapa Plains. Popular as a stop in day walks to Mt. Holdsworth (4 hours from the ...   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

View looking towards Masterton   More ▶︎
Sunset at Powell

Sunset at Powell

Awesome views from Powell hut.   More ▶︎
Powell Hut

Powell Hut

Luxury in the tararua tops. Fantastic views of the Wairarapa by day and night. Spectacular Sunrise's un fortunately you do ...   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎

Powell Hut

Looking out to the Wairarapa to the coast over Powell hut 1/06/2008   More ▶︎
Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

Powell Hut (Pre 2000)

This version of Powell Hut burned down on 17th May 1999 and was replaced by Jan 2000.   More ▶︎
Powell Hut [Replaced]

Powell Hut [Replaced]

One of the first huts to come complete with wardens' quarters. A popular hut with gas cookers and fly away ...   More ▶︎
Old Powell hut winter

Old Powell hut winter

Taken about 1975 this has to be the coldest stay in a hut i have ever experienced.   More ▶︎
Old Powell Hut

Old Powell Hut

One of the old Powell Huts Taken about 1973   More ▶︎
Knee Jarring Descent to Mid Waiohine

Knee Jarring Descent to Mid Waiohine

About 1000mtre Descent from Holdsworth to Mid Waiohine my Knees gave out at the bottom   More ▶︎
Relaxing...

Relaxing...

Almost at Powell hut   More ▶︎
Powell hut

Powell hut

On ANZAC day 2005   More ▶︎
Rocky look out

Rocky look out

Rocky lookout, facing towards Powell hut, Mt Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Sunrise

Sunrise

From Powell Hut, Tararua Forest Park   More ▶︎
holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

holdsworth lodge -jumbo- east holdsworth

Hutt Valley Tramping Club trip 2-3 may 2009   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   More ▶︎
on my back (unintentionally)

on my back (unintentionally)

taken by accedent as i slipped on east holdsworth !!!   More ▶︎
old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut

old Atiwhakatu hut with new one being built on right   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Feb 2010

Southern Crossing Feb 2010

On a hot and windless day 2. The best weather we could of hoped for. What an awesome trip!   More ▶︎
Mt Holdsworth

Mt Holdsworth

A loop track climbing to one of the peaks of the Tararuas.   More ▶︎
Holdsworth-Mitre Ridge in snow

Holdsworth-Mitre Ridge in snow

The Last day of winter 2012 looking over the Jumbo-Mitre ridge from Holdsworth on a tramp over to Mid Waiohine ...   More ▶︎
Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth

Angle Knob and Jumbo from Mount Holdsworth   More ▶︎
Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit

Holdsworth - Jumbo Circuit

A good introduction to travelling across the tussock-covered tops of the Tararua Ranges, crossing the lofty Mt. Holdsworth on your ...   More ▶︎
summit of Mt Holdsworth

summit of Mt Holdsworth

first trip to the top   More ▶︎
The Southern Crossing tops

The Southern Crossing tops

The Southern Crossing from just past Table Top, showing Dennan, Bridge Peak and Hut Mound .   More ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

The first Alpha Hut was built in 1915, the 2nd replaced it in 1953 ( it was 6 yards inside ...   More ▶︎
Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut

Alpha Hut in 1995   More ▶︎
Tabletop

Tabletop

Snow on the Tararua Ranges above Tabletop 21 SEP 2011   More ▶︎
Field Hut August 2016

Field Hut August 2016

August 7 2016   More ▶︎

Kaitoke to Greytown via Tutuwai & Mt.Reeves, Tararua Forest Park

A two day jaunt to clear the head and get a little much needed exercise. Oh and to enjoy some ...   More ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut February 2007   More ▶︎
Tutuwai Hut

Tutuwai Hut

Set on a bank above a river flat (good camping). Gas stoves and running water. Potbelly stove. Well-built modern hut.   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Picture taken as passing through on a day hike from Otaki forks to Mount Hector to see the views & ...   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

2010. Taken from the long drop roof   More ▶︎
Why I tramp...

Why I tramp...

Sunset at Field Hut 21 September 2011   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

Built in 1924, there are still signs of the original bush carpentry. Handy for Friday-nighters doing the Southern Crossing over ...   More ▶︎
Field Hut

Field Hut

field hut   More ▶︎
Southern Crossing Tararuas

Southern Crossing Tararuas

Leaving Aston the ruas didnt disappoint fine in the morning high winds and clag around lunch and fine by the ...   More ▶︎
Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track

Northern Wairarapa from Mt Reeves Track   More ▶︎
Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End

Waiohine River Valler Reeves Track End   More ▶︎
Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

Tararua Peaks from Mt.Reeves

In the far distance you can just make out the Tararua Peaks from Mt Reeves. The Tauherenikau Valley is in ...   More ▶︎
Jumbo Holdsworth Ridge

Jumbo Holdsworth Ridge

On the ridge between Jumbo and Mt Holdsworth. Typical Tararua day, screaming northerly, lots of clag. East holdsworth on the ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

The original hut was first dropped on the site by Oliver Anderson (a pilot) who died a year later flying ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

Anderson Memorial Hut in winter

6 bunks, wood burner, mattresses ,tank water   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

6 Bunk very cosy hut. Water tank and Fire it has some of the best Goblin forrests at the front ...   More ▶︎
Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut

Anderson Memorial Hut with Kahiwiroa behind.   More ▶︎
New type of DOC marker?

New type of DOC marker?

Ran into this handiwork a couple of days ago when going from Otaki Forks up to Field Hut about 20 ...   More ▶︎