Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in Otago, New Zealand

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