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Frew / Toaroha Saddles Track

huts, nature, trampingAmanda RogersComment
Over the Whitcombe we go (photo by Dave Bryden)

Over the Whitcombe we go (photo by Dave Bryden)

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Looking back a whole 23 kilometres to the Whitcombe at the end of a long day’s walk

Looking back a whole 23 kilometres to the Whitcombe at the end of a long day’s walk

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Bluff Hut. A great place to wait out some wild weather; a library, a fab woodburner and dramatic perch above the valley

Bluff Hut. A great place to wait out some wild weather; a library, a fab woodburner and dramatic perch above the valley

Your classic, house-sized Hokitika River boulder

Your classic, house-sized Hokitika River boulder

Sir Robert Hut

Sir Robert Hut

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A quick side trip to Poet Hut

A quick side trip to Poet Hut

The Mungo, just above the Brunswick Creek junction and a rather scary river crossing.

The Mungo, just above the Brunswick Creek junction and a rather scary river crossing.

Mungo Hut and valley

Mungo Hut and valley

Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

Toaroha Saddle Bivvy

On the homeward stretch. The Toaroha, just downstream from Top Toaroha Hut.

On the homeward stretch. The Toaroha, just downstream from Top Toaroha Hut.

Crystal Bivvy

Crystal Bivvy

Yeats Ridge. Somewhere down there, Pipi Pizza and beer are waiting.

Yeats Ridge. Somewhere down there, Pipi Pizza and beer are waiting.

Kahurangi - Central Otago - Westland

conservation, huts, nature, road trips, tramping, travel, wildlifeAmanda RogersComment

A delayed Christmas break to three favourite places involving hutbagging, catching jewelled geckos for translocation, searching for ancestors' gravestones in west coast cemeteries and an epic wedding squeezed in between.

Boulder Lake (the hut is that tiny white speck on the far side of the lake, to the left) from Brown Cow Ridge

Boulder Lake (the hut is that tiny white speck on the far side of the lake, to the left) from Brown Cow Ridge

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Adelaide Tarn Hut

Adelaide Tarn Hut

Anatoki Forks Hut

Anatoki Forks Hut

Coprosma spp. and snowberries

Coprosma spp. and snowberries

Jewelled Gecko,  Naultinus gemmeus

Jewelled Gecko, Naultinus gemmeus

Old Woman Hut, Kopuwai Range

Old Woman Hut, Kopuwai Range

One of a dozen fords that stopped Little Blue and I from further adventuring. At least they make good camping spots.

One of a dozen fords that stopped Little Blue and I from further adventuring. At least they make good camping spots.

Track to Rod Donald Hut, Banks Peninsula.

Track to Rod Donald Hut, Banks Peninsula.

Korimako

Korimako

Okarito

Okarito

Ludovico Martini's resting spot, Stafford Cemetery, Arahura

Ludovico Martini's resting spot, Stafford Cemetery, Arahura