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1 day. Medium. Loop track.
A number of little known tracks and routes in the northern Tararuas in the area between North Mangahao Biv - Punga Hut and the South Range Road. More ▶
Gwavas (Wakarara) range is a small range of ~1000m hills to the east of the Ruahines. More ▶
Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 4.
A slab-built 1940s hut in the Kaweka Forest park. The historic Manson Hut has been restored to original condition, and is worth a visit. It feaures 4 sacking bunks, and open fire. Walls and framing are of locally sourced timber, ... More ▶
Standard Hut (Not applicable). Capacity: 2.
An unmarked hut in the Ngatiawa catchment behind Waikanae. 2-bunk, open fire, tank water, no matresses. The hut is at about 900m, in mature bush, and about 100 vertical meters below the clear / scrub that tops the Kapakapanui range. It's ... More ▶
High rivers ... lessons learnt. Day 11 of the Otira to Mt Cook leg of my Southern Traverse More ▶
or 'it cost me the same as a trip to Fiji, but it was much more fun'. A good weather variant on a bad-weather 2-4 day circuit of the Eastern Kawekas. More ▶
Reservoir on Whittle Rd to Iron Whare Hut. A roughly cut track providing an alternative access to this historic hut. See related track for details More ▶
½ day. Medium. One way.
An alternative access to Iron Whare Hut. A marked and roughly cut route runs from the reservoir ('fire dam' on older maps) by pt1083 on Whittle Rd to Iron Whare. This allows a loop via Iron Whare and Kaweka Flats Biv, ... More ▶
Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 2.
Iron Whare is a 2-bunk historic hut cut into the hillside where the plateau narrows to a ridge below Kaweka Flats. The hut was built in the 1870s from hand-sawn timber walls with iron roofing. The rear wall appears to ... More ▶
Basic Hut/Bivvy (DOC). Capacity: 6.
Super-secret hut in the northern Tararuas. Possibly the most interesting hut in the Tararuas. Built in 1958-1959 from horizontally laid punga trunks over a locally cut hardwood frame. The roof is corrogated iron and perspex. The hut is weathertight, features 4 ... More ▶
Basic Hut/Bivvy (Not applicable). Capacity: 6.
Orange Hut in the Akatarawa Forest Park is a GWRC (Wellington Regional Council) hut. It sits in a clearing in a stand of mature conifers beside the Whakatikei River. The place has the feeling of a picnic area, given the ... More ▶