|New Zealand is a beautiful country and offers some tremendous tramping. Look at these
photos and see for yourself. The links below will take you to an index of the photos for that trip. Clicking on the
thumbprint will display a larger version of the photo.
Rafting in the Upper Cobb while waiting for the weather to improve - it didn't! So we went
to Lake Sylvester
above the Cobb Dam - February 2009.
is a fascinating limestone area in Kahurangi National Park. This time
cloud covered the tops so we aim to return in good weather - February 2009.
This intriguing area includes the 1000 Acre and 100 Acre Plateaux.
Located in the southern part of Kahurangi National
Park is well worth a visit. Both plateaux are surrounded by high cliffs - March 2009.
This trip started with a climb of Mt Patriarch then dropping down to Lake Chalice
we carried on to Old Man Hut via the Goulter River. From here we climbed Little Mt
Rintoul then went on to Old Man Peak and back to the Lake by Chalice Knob - March 2009.
Our first attempt on
in the Mt Arthur area was frustrated by very strong cold southerly wind. Enough to blow you
over. We went back in good weather and enjoyed a pleasant trip. From the Pyramid we dropped down Gridiron Creek
to Cloustons Mine, the Gridiron rock shelter and back to Flora Saddle - March 2009.
Tucked away at the source of the Routeburn is the lovely
Access is from Harris Saddle round the side of Lake Harris. Instead we used our pack rafts to
get to the head of the lake. We camped there before going up to Lake Wilson - Jan 2010.
in the Rockburn Valley is well worth a visit. We went over Sugarloaf Pass to get into the
Rockburn and tramped up the valley to the flats to camp under a large leaning rock. The next day we climbed
the prominent point up valley - Pt 908 on the map - for panoramic views up and down the valley - Jan 2010.
This prominent landmark where the Dart and Rees rivers meet is well worth the climb.
We went up
on a glorious day and had tremendous views in all directions - Jan 2010.
Rock Of Ages Bivvy.
is found in the Kitchner Valley of the East Matukituki river. We camped a night at Junction
Flat before going up to the bivvy. The flats at the head of the Kitchener are now a small lake and make access to
the bivvy a bit of a scramble - Jan 2010.