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  • Live the track, breath the track, eat the track for breakfast. A sub-30 PK.

      What better way to spend Valentines day than with a couple of good mates thrashing yourself half to death along the Tararua tops.  That’s what Kieran, Ben and I thought anyway.   After 4hrs sleep at Putara (thanks to Guy for camping with us and taking that gear back to Wellington!) we were away.  Having done a previous PK ...
    Posted to Trip Reports (Forum) by Richard on February 18, 2009
  • Re: The picnic is back!

    Also, in this vein, trying to sign the hut books at Herepai, Drac, Andersons, Maungahuka, Kime and Alpha within one 24hr period is quite doable, however getting right out to Kaitoke within that same period was just a touch too far.  cheers Kieran and Ben that was a great trip!  and big ups to Guy and Belle - sounds trite but couldn't ...
    Posted to Trip Reports (Forum) by Richard on February 16, 2009
  • Andersons Memorial hut

    Andersons Memorial hut.  Situated at the bush egde on the main range just below Junction Knob. Sleeps: 6 on comfortable wooden bunks. Heating: A new potbelly. Camping: Some tops camping nearby (can be swampy and lots of long tussock).
    Posted to Tararua Huts (Gallery) by Richard on August 30, 2007
  • Aokaparangi at sunset

    Ben Clendon and I were treated to this view on a P-K a few years ago.  The cloud cleared off the tops, mist filled the Waiohine and Otaki and our torches went on on top of Aokaparangi after a long day from Herepai.
    Posted to Tararua (Gallery) by Richard on January 14, 2007
  • Herepai Hut

    Herepai hut is 1.5-3 hrs from Putara roadend and is a good friday night destination for exploring Dundas ridge and the headwaters of the Ruamahanga, it is also the first hut on the modern Putara-Kaitoke (P-K) trip.  A Tararua rite of passage is a weekend P-K. Sleeps: 12 on two bench bunks. Heating: A potbelly. Camping: No.
    Posted to Tararua Huts (Gallery) by rob on January 8, 2007
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