Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in South Island

Queen Charlotte Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3 (One way)TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Coast / BeachDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceMarlborough, Marlborough SoundsCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)67Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteShip Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove (N1) - Portage Bay (N2) - Anakiwa
NotesAn undulating walk in the rolling farmland and forest above the beautiful Marlborough Sounds. Transport is readily available to complete the walk, with the option to have packs carried to campsites/cabins/hotels en route.
Yachts in Ship Cove, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a324

Resolution Bay, Scott Park (L) and Kaikoura Mtn beyond, from saddle between Ship Cove and Resolution Bay, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a326

Sam on path nr Resolution Bay houses, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a328

Tawa Bay and Endeavour Inlet, Ship Cove - Furneaux Lodge - Camp Bay / Punga Cove Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 1-Jan-01, a329

Boats in Camp Bay at end of inlet, Camp Bay / Punga Cove - Portage Bay Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2-Jan-01, a330

Endeavour Inlet (L) leading to Queen Charlotte Sound from between Kenepuru Saddle and Bay of Many Coves, Camp Bay / Punga Cove - Portage Bay Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 2-Jan-01, a331

Portage Bay and Isthimus Island from W of Torea Saddle, Portage Bay - Anakiwa Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 3-Jan-01, a333

View from lookout nr Te Mahia, Schnapper Pt (M) in Kenepuru Sound, and Isthmus Island (M), Portage Bay - Anakiwa Section, Queen Charlotte Track (T), Marlborough Sounds, Marlborough, New Zealand, 3-Jan-01, a334

Mt Robert Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHillsDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceNelson, Nelson Lakes NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m)650Route findingEasy
RouteSt Arnaud skifield carpark - Mt Robert
NotesA walk above the forest to extensive views of the surrounding mountains and Lake Rotoiti
Path down from Mt Robert and view to N, St Arnaud skifield carpark - Mt Robert (T), Nelson Lakes NP, Nelson, New Zealand, 7-Jan-01, B629

St Arnaud range from Mt Robert, St Arnaud skifield carpark - Mt Robert (T), Nelson Lakes NP, Nelson, New Zealand, 7-Jan-01, B631

  
Coast Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3 (One way)TerrainCoast / BeachDateEarly Nov / Early Jan
Region/PlaceTasman, Abel Tasman NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)31Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteMarahau - Anchorage Hut (N1) - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach (N2) - Awaroa Hut - Totaranui
NotesA classic beachcomber's bushwalk through beautiful bays, dry coastal forest, beaches and tidal lagoons. Although often busy in summer, there's plenty of space on the walk. If you've spent time tramping in the rain and mud of Otago and Southland, this is the place to dry off and relax.
Torrent Bay, Marahau - Torrent Bay Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 9-Nov-94, W185

Coquille Bay, kayaks on beach and Fisherman's Island, Marahau - Anchorage Hut Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 4-Jan-01, a336

Sam on beach at Appletree Bay, Marahau - Anchorage Hut Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 4-Jan-01, a337

Te Pukatea Beach, nr Anchorage Hut, Marahau - Anchorage Hut Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 4-Jan-01, a340

Onetahuti Beach and Bay, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, a344

Falls River leading into sea at Sandfly Bay, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, a343

Kayaks on Onetahuti Beach, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B626

Swing Bridge over Falls River, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B621a

Falls River from Swing Bridge, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B621

Sandfly Bay and Falls River, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B622

Kayaks on Onetahuti Beach, Anchorage Hut - Torrent Bay - Onetahuti Beach Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 5-Jan-01, B625

 
Mutton Cove Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCoast / BeachDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceTasman, Abel Tasman NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteTotaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui
NotesAway from the crowds on the more popular section of the Abel Tasman track to the south, this is a very pretty walk amongst similar scenry.
Totaranui (FR), Goat Bay (R), Waiharakeke Bay (M) and Awaroa Inlet (L) from Headlands Track, Totaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 2-Feb-01, B870

Totaranui Beach from Skinner Point, Onetahuti Beach - Awaroa Hut - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 6-Jan-01, B628

Path leading to Mutton Cove, Totaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 2-Feb-01, B871

Shags on beach at Mutton Cove, Totaranui - Mutton Cove - Totaranui Section, Abel Tasman Coast Track (T), Abel Tasman NP, Tasman, New Zealand, 2-Feb-01, B874

Hooker Valley Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainGlaciersDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceCanterbury, Mt Cook NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)13Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Cook Village - Hooker Glacier
NotesA good place to watch icebergs calving into a lake. A long day walk can combine this with a more strenuous hike up to Mueller Hut
Icebergs in Hooker Glacier Lake, nr Mt Cook Village, Hooker Valley Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B865

River leading into Hooker Glacier Lake with Aoraki / Mt Cook above, nr Mt Cook Village, Hooker Valley Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B866

  
Mueller Hut Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainMountains, GlaciersDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceCanterbury, Mt Cook NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)1100Route findingEasy
RouteMt Cook Village - Sealy Tarns - Mueller Hut - Village
NotesOne of the few places in New Zealand where's it easily possible to get a feeling of being high up in the mountains with glaciers tumbling down the mountainsides. Also classic views of Mt Cook. In a long day this walk can be combined with the more sedate walk to the end of the Hooker Glacier.
The Footstool (L) and Aoraki / Mt Cook (R) from Sealy Tarns, Mueller Hut Walk, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B857

Huddleston Glacier from Sealy Tarns, Mueller Hut Walk, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B858

Mt Cook Buttercup, nr Mt Cook Village, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B859

Mueller Hut and Mt Sefton, nr Mt Cook Village, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B860

Aoraki / Mt Cook (L) and Hooker Glacier and Lake from nr Mueller Hut, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B862

The Footstool (L), Aoraki / Mt Cook (R) from nr Mueller Hut, Mueller Hut and Hooker Glacier Trail (T), Mt Cook NP, Canterbury, New Zealand, 28-Jan-01, B861

  
Heaphy Track (section from Kohaihai) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateEarly Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Kahurangi NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)9Height gain (m)100Route findingEasy
RouteKohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach
NotesAn excellent return day walk along the coastal section at the southern end of the Heaphy Track leading into the Nikau Palm groves and colourful Rata forests.
Kohaihai River swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B635

Kohaihai River at end of Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B633

Kohaihai River swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B636

Busk behind Scotts Beach Campsite, Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B637

Big Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B640

Nikau Palm Forest behind Big Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B642

Swan Burn River Swingbridge, Heaphy Track, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B644

Palm fruits nr Swan Burn Swingbridge, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B645

Matai Trees above Black Rock Beach, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B647

Nikau Palms S of Koura Beach and Tasman Sea, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B646

Black Rock Beach and view to N, Kohaihai Shelter - Koura Beach Section, Heaphy Track (T), Kahurangi NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 8-Jan-01, B648

 
Chalet Lookout Trail Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainGlaciersDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Westland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
NotesAlthough there are limited views of the Fox Glacier along this trail, it does pass through the beautiful Rata forest which is in flower in January
Lichen, moss and Southern Rata, Fox Glacier valley, Chalet Lookout Trail (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B727

   
Fox Glacier foot Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainGlaciersDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Westland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)6Height gain (m)150Route findingEasy
NotesExcellent close-up views of the end of the Fox Glacier
Fox Glacier from along Terminal Access Track, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B717

Fox Glacier from along Terminal Access Track, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B719

Terminal Face of Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B720

Terminal Face of Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B721

Tarn and Fox Glacier, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B723

Historic Swing Bridge and Southern Rata trees, Fox Glacier Valley, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B725

Southern Rata trees, Fox Glacier Valley, Fox Glacier Terminal Access Track (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 12-Jan-01, B726

 
Lake Matheson Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
DaysShortTerrainLakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Nov / Mid Jan
Region/PlaceWest Coast, Westland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)4Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
NotesBeautiful reflections of the mighty peaks of the Southern Alps on still mornings and evenings
Fox Glacier (L), Mt Tasman (M), Mt Fox (Near MR) and Mt Cook (R) from Peak Viewpoint, Lake Matheson, Lake Matheson Circuit Walk (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 11-Jan-01, B701

Mt Fox (Near L), Mt Cook (L) and La Perouse (R) from Peak Viewpoint, Lake Matheson, Lake Matheson Circuit Walk (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 11-Jan-01, B703

Mt Tasman and Mt Cook reflected in Lake Matheson, from Mirror Island, Lake Matheson Circuit Walk (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 11-Jan-01, B709

Mt Tasman and Mt Cook reflected in Lake Matheson, from Mirror Island, Lake Matheson Circuit Walk (T), Westland NP, West Coast, New Zealand, 11-Jan-01, B712

Greenstone Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2 (One way)TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Fiordland NP / Wakitipu Conservation ForestCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)39Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RouteThe Divide - Key Summit - Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut (N1) - Greenstone Car Park
NotesOften overlooked in favour of the more popular Routeburn and Milford Tracks, the Greenstone is a very worthwhile walk along a wide and scenic river valley. It can easily be combined with the more challenging Caples Track to form a loop, or with the Routeburn Track.
Hollyford Valley from Key Summit, with Earl Mtns (L) and Darran Mtns (R), The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B804

Mt Christina (L), Mt Lyttle (R) and Key Summit Tarn, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B802

Lake McKellar and Greenstone Valley to south from Greenstone / Caples track junction, The Divide - Greenstone Saddle Section, Greenstone Track (T), Fiordland NP, Otago, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA994

Greenstone Valley to north from downstream of McKellar Hut, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA997

Greenstone Valley downstream from McKellar Hut, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA995

Greenstone Valley to south from between McKellar and Mid Greenstone Huts, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA999

Side stream and mossy rocks from between McKellar and Mid Greenstone Huts, Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA1000

Greenstone River and valley to north from between Old Mid Greenstone Hut and New Greenstone Hut (now Sly Burn Hut), Greenstone Saddle - Greenstone Hut Section, Greenstone Track (T), Wakitipu Conservation Forest, Otago, New Zealand, 23-Jan-04, SA1001

Lake MacKenzie Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHills, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Fiordland NP / Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)18Height gain (m)500Route findingEasy
RouteThe Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide
NotesAn excellent day walk to one of the finest sights in New Zealand's South Island, Lake MacKenzie. Although this walk goes along the Routeburn Track, permits are only required for overnight stays. Without advance booking, and starting at The Divide, you could camp at the Greenstone Saddle and then walk out along the Greenstone or Caples Track in 2-3 days.
Track leading to Key Summit from The Divide and Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B800

Mt Christina (L), Mt Lyttle (R) and Key Summit Tarn, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B802

Hollyford Valley from Key Summit, with Earl Mtns (L) and Darran Mtns (R), The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B804

Ocean Peak (M), Emily Pass (MR), Emily Peak (R) and Ailsa Mtns (R) from Key Summit, The Divide - Key Summit (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 18-Jan-01, B805

Tarn at Key Summit (919), with Mt Christina (2502) (L) and Mt Lyttle (1913) (R) in Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA979

Emily Peak (MR) and Conical Peak (ML - with snow) from nr Key Summit, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA981

Earland Falls, between Lake Howden Hut and McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA982

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (M) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA984

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (MR) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA990

View to mountains across Hollyford Valley from The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA991

The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, with Martins Bay / Hollyford Valley (M), The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA992

Lake Howden from Howden Hut and view to south, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA993

Mt Aspiring Hut Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainLakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)10Height gain (m)1500Route findingEasy
RouteRaspberry Creek - Mt Aspiring Hut
NotesAn excellent day walk for views to Mt Aspiring, along another classic wide glacial valley.
Matukituki River West Branch and Mt Edward from Raspberry Creek Car Park, Raspberry Creek - Mt Aspiring Hut (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 20-Jan-01, B813

Fog Peak (L) and Shark Tooth (R) from Matukituki River West Branch Valley, Raspberry Creek - Mt Aspiring Hut (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 20-Jan-01, B815

Matukituki River West Branch Valley, Raspberry Creek - Mt Aspiring Hut (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 20-Jan-01, B817

Matukituki River West Branch Valley, Raspberry Creek - Mt Aspiring Hut (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 20-Jan-01, B819

Rees-Dart Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4TerrainForest, Mountains, Lakes / Rivers / WaterfallsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)70Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteMuddy Creek - Shelter Rock Hut (N1) - Dart Hut (N2) - Daley's Flat Hut (N3) - Chinaman's Bluff
NotesWith scenery to match the more popular tracks such as the Milford and Routeburn Tracks, this walk takes you into the more remote mountains by way of the Rees and Dart River Valleys. The walk is varied, from wide river valleys to pristine beech forests and alpine heathland sections. The side-trip to the Dart Glacier passes through some very spectacular scenery.
Rees Valley from just beyond Muddy Creek, with Forbes Mountains, Muddy Creek - Shelter Rock Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 25-Jan-04, SA1003

Sunset from Dart Hut campsite, with Mt Ian (2520) (MR), Shelter Rock Hut - Dart Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 26-Jan-04, SA1004

Path alongside Snowy Creek just upstream from Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1005

Tributary of Snowy Creek leading down towards Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1007

Low mountain scrub above Dart Hut, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1008

Mt Alpha (2280) (L) and Snowdrift Saddle (M) in Barrier Range, with Whitbourn River Valley from between Dart Hut and Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1009

Dart River Valley from upstream end of Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1010

Valley downstream and track through Cattle Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1013

Face in cliffs above Quinn's Flat, Dart Hut - Daley's Flat Hut Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 27-Jan-04, SA1014

Flat 1-2km downstream from Daley's Flat Hut, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1015

Dart Valley to north from between Daley's Flat Hut and Sandy Bluff, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1016

Dart River downstream of Sandy Bluff jetboat pickup point and Sandy Flat, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1018

Brides Peak (2009) (M) and Albert Peak (2353) (MR further) from Dart River pools at end of Sandy Flat, Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1020

View north from flats at north end of Chinaman's Bluff, with Mt Chaos (1995) (L near) and Niobe Peak (2204) (M), Daley's Flat Hut - Chinaman's Bluff Section, Rees-Dart Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 28-Jan-04, SA1022

  
Routeburn Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainForest, MountainsDateMid Jan
Region/PlaceOtago, Mt Aspiring NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)32Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteRouteburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut (N1) - Harris Saddle - Conical Hill - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut (N2) - The Divide
NotesWonderful scenery, ranging from the beautiful Routeburn Flats to the balcony path above the tree-line from Harris Saddle across to Lake Howden. Lake MacKenzie is the jewel of this walk, and side trips to Conical Hill and Key Summit are also highlights. Although permits normally require some advance booking, Lake MacKenzie is fairly easlily accessible from The Divide on a day walk (for which a permit is not required). A fit walker could even complete the track in a long summer day, which again avoids the need for permits.
Ferns along Routeburn Track before Routeburn Flats Hut, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B740

View E from Routeburn Flats, 'V' leads to Routeburn Gorge, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B744

Routeburn River North Branch and Mt Erebus (L) from nr Routeburn Flats Hut, Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B748

Panorama from Jan '94 landslip site, including Routeburn Flats and surrounding mtns (1), Routeburn Shelter - Routeburn Falls Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Mt Aspiring NP, Otago, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B751

Lake Harris from Harris Saddle, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B756

Mt Totoke and Routeburn Track leading from Lake Mackenzie to Harris Shelter, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B762

Tarns and Harris Saddle, with East Peak (ML), Conical Hill side trip Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B757

Mt Tutoko (L) and Lake McKerrow leading to Martins Bay (M - far) from Conical Hill, Conical Hill side trip Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 14-Jan-01, B758

East Peak and Harris Shelter with clouds in Hollyford Valley, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B761

Lake Mackenzie with Ocean Peak (L) and Emily Peak (R), Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B764

Lake Mackenzie with Ocean Peak (L) and Emily Peak (R), Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B766

View to mountains across Hollyford Valley from The Orchard, with green broad-leaved ribbonwood trees, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA991

Ferms and Ribbonwoods in the Orchard along the Routeburn Track, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B770

Ferns along the Routeburn Track in the Orchard, Routeburn Falls Hut - Harris Saddle - Lake Mackenzie - Howden Hut Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 15-Jan-01, B771

Lake Howden from Howden Hut and view to south, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA993

Earland Falls, between Lake Howden Hut and McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA982

Tarn at Key Summit (919), with Mt Christina (2502) (L) and Mt Lyttle (1913) (R) in Darran Mtns, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA979

Lake McKenzie and Mt Emily (R) from nr Lake McKenzie Hut, The Divide - Key Summit - Lake McKenzie - The Divide Section, Routeburn Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-04, SA986

  
Ben Lommond Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainHillsDateLate Nov/Mid Jan
Region/PlaceOtagoCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)12Height gain (m)1300Route findingEasy
RouteQueenstown - Ben Lommond
NotesFine views down over Queenstown, Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables. A cable car is also an option, going part way up. Snow not too much of a problem in Late November.
Summit of Ben Lomond, Queenstown, Queenstown - Ben Lomond (T), Otago, New Zealand, 22-Nov-94, W107

The Remarkables (L) above Lake Wakitipu with Queenstown on lakeshore from nr Ben Lommond Saddle, Queenstown - Ben Lommond (T), Otago, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA960

  
Kepler Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Heathland / Moorland, MountainsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Fiordland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)67Height gain (m)1500Route findingEasy
RouteTe Anau - Control Gates - Mt Luxmore Hut (N1) - Iris Burn Hut (N2) - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge
NotesFrom beautiful Lake Te Anau, this track soon rises up above the forest to a long alpine section with fine views over the fiord-like lakes. Iris Burn Valley is a classic U-shaped valley, with scenery identical to that on the Milford Track. Although the walk also requires permits, I was able to pick up permits in summer a few days ahead.
Ferns and Beech Trees at start of Kepler Track nr Control Gates, Te Anau - Control Gates Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 22-Jan-01, B821

View across Dock Bay nr Control Gates, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA962

Mt Luxmore (M) and Lake Te Anau from nr DOC office, Te Anau, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA961

Mossy forest floor and glittering Dock Bay from track between Dock Bay and Brod Bay, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA963

River mouth into Dock Bay on track to Brod Bay, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA964

Brod Bay and mountains to NW, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA965

Luxmore Hut and U-shaped valley of Mystery Burn (M) across South Fiord of Lake Te Anau, with Mt Owen (1769) (L) and Black Cone (1679) (R), Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA967

Rainbow over Lake Te Anau from Luxmore Hut, Te Anau - Mt Luxmore Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 19-Jan-04, SA968

South Fiord of Lake Te Anau (L) and main Te Anau Lake (R) from track nr Luxmore Saddle, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA969

Track along ridge between Forest Burn and Hanging Vallet Shelters, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA972

Kea at Hanging Valley Shelter, Mt Luxmore Hut - Iris Burn Hut Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 20-Jan-04, SA973

Iris Burn Valley upstream from clearing below Big Slip clearing, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA974

Iris Burn just downstream of Big Slip clearing, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA975

TV Aerial plant (R) along track nr Moturua Hut, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA977

Beach on Lake Manapouri from in front of Moturua Hut, Iris Burn Hut - Rainbow Reach Swing Bridge Section, Kepler Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 21-Jan-04, SA978

 
Milford Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days4 (One way)TerrainForest, MountainsDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Fiordland NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)53Height gain (m)800Route findingEasy
RouteGlade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut (N1) - Mintaro Hut (N2) - Mackinnon Pass - Dumpling Hut (N3) - Sandfly Point
NotesAnother classic walk through the deep U-shaped valleys typical of the region, with an alpine section high above the treeline. Permits are difficult to come by however, often requiring planning many months in advance. With often alternating days of fine and not so fine weather, make the most of the good days, walking ahead along the track if the next day's forecast is bad.
Drying waterproofs at Clinton Hut, Milford Track, Glade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 23-Jan-01, B822

Mossy forest nr Clinton Hut, Milford Track, Glade Wharf - Neale Burn Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 23-Jan-01, B824

Clinton River West Branch and Mt Fisher (L) and Castle Mtn (M), Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B826

Lake created by 1982 landslip and waterfall nr Hire Falls, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B828

1772 Peak from the Prairie nr Bus Stop Shelter, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B829

View E along Clinton Valley from nr St Quintin Falls viewpoint, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B830

Bridge on ascent to Mintaro Hut and Clinton Valley, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B831

Ferns and mossy forest nr Mintaro Hut, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B834

Ferns nr Mintaro Hut, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B833

Mt Hart (L) from Mintaro Lake, Milford Track, Neale Burn Hut - Mintaro Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B892

View of Green Valley and Lady of the Snows from Mackinnon Memorial, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B837

Mt Elliot (M) and Mt Wilmar (R) from Mackinnon Memorial, Milford Track, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 24-Jan-01, B836

Sutherland Falls, Milford Track, Mintaro Hut - Mackinnon Pass - Dumpling Hut Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 25-Jan-01, B840

Mackay Falls, Milford Track, Dumpling Hut - Sandfly Point Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 26-Jan-01, B842

Cleddau River Gorge from Sandfly Point, Milford Track, Dumpling Hut - Sandfly Point Section, Milford Track (T), Fiordland NP, Southland, New Zealand, 26-Jan-01, B844

 
Rakiura Track Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3TerrainForest, Coast / BeachDateLate Jan
Region/PlaceSouthland, Rakiura NP, Stewart IslandCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)36Height gain (m)200Route findingEasy
RouteHalfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William (N1) - Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay
NotesYou'll probably always wonder what Stewart Island is like, and this track is an excellent way to get a feel for the place and the mud and contemplate what the full North-West Circuit would be like. The forests are very different from the rest of New Zealand and there are plenty of birds less frequently seen on the mainland. Wothwhile half-day walks are possible starting in Halfmoon Bay around the nearby sheltered bays and headlands.
Lee Beach and coast leading towards Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1027

Liitle River nr beach in Lee Bay, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1030

Track between Little River and Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1032

Southern Rata at beach in Lee Bay, nr Little River, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1031

Maori Beach through trees from western end of beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1033

View to west along Maori Beach, Halfmoon Bay - Horseshoe Bay - Maori Beach - Port William Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 31-Jan-04, SA1034

Boardwalk steps along Ryan's Creek Trail, Sawdust Bay - Halfmoon Bay Section, Rakiura Track (T), Rakiura NP, Stewart Island, Southland, New Zealand, 2-Feb-04, SA1035