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2019-11-09 Rakiura Southern Circuit

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Sat Nov 09 day 0 - Invercargill to Mason Bay

Invercargill City, fly Invercargill to Mason Bay, walk to Mason Bay Hut

Invercargill and Mason Bay
Queens Park Statue
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Brian and Simon at Invercargill Airport
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Unloading plane at Mason Bay
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon and Brian walking north up Mason Bay
Invercargill and Mason Bay
View south down Mason Bay
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon and Brian walking north up Mason Bay
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Jim and Brian off the plane at Mason Bay
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Mason Bay to north
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Brian, Jim, Mason Bay to south
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Jim and view of Duck Creek track
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon at Mason Bay hut
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon, Jim, Brian at Mason Bay hut


Jim and I have the morning in Invercargill, walking the City and Queens Park. Met Brian at the airport and fly with Stewart Island Air to Mason Bay landing at low tide. Walked to Mason Bay Hut for the night.

Sun Nov 10 day 1 - Mason Bay, Kilbride Homestead, to Doughboy Bay

Mason Bay, Martin's Creek Hunters Hut, Cavalier Hunters Hut, Kilbride Homestead, to Doughboy Bay

Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Party at Mason Bay hut
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Mason Bay and The Gutter
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
On Mason Bay looking back at Duck Creek
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Mason Bay north
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Cavalier Creek, Mason Bay, Ernest Islands
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Brian and Jim walking down Mason Bay to Kilbride
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Mason Bay from Adams Hill
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Mason Bay and Ernest Island from Adams Hill
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
On Adams hill
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
View from Adams hill
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Simon and Jim by a tarn on the tops
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Simon heading along Doughboy Bay



Mon Nov 11 day 2 - Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut

Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua

Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian in Doughboy Bay hut
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Doughboy Bay hut from beach
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Doughboy Bay hut from the beach
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Jim on the track above Doughboy Bay
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Jim and Brian on boggy track
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian on Rakeahua track in forest
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon on Rakeahua track in forest
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian and Jim crossing the Rakeahua River bridge
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Dark Rakeahua River
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon crossing the Rakeahua
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian at Rakeahua Hut
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon and Brian arriving at Rakeahua Hut



Tue Nov 12 day 3 - Mt Rakeahua

Mt Rakeahua, 681m

Mt Rakeahua
Simon and Jim on the way up Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
Southern Dotterel track above the scrub line
Mt Rakeahua
Simon and Brian on Mt Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
Mason Bay from Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
Top of Mt Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
Jim looking into Rakeahua basin
Mt Rakeahua
Jim and Brian overlooking Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
Rakehua Hut
Mt Rakeahua
Simon at Rakeahua Hut
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Simon by Rakeahua River
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Jim at the Rakeahua River Landing
Mt Rakeahua
Rakeahua Landing


A day trip up Mt Rakeahua. Saw the rare Southern Dotterel. Had good all round view from the top although the strong southerly made it very cold.

Wed Nov 13 day 4 - Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut

Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut

Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Jim leaving Rakeahu Hut
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Jim leaving Rakeahu Hut
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
A Boggy Start To The Track
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Simon on a rainy start to the day's tramping
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Simon looking at Patterson Inlet tidal flats
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Jim and Brian taking photos of the estuary
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Simon on the track
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Smon at Freds Camp Hut
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Jim at Freds Camp
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp jetty
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp from the Jetty
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp at dusk and low tide



Thu Nov 14 day 5 - Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut

Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut

Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Morning at Freds Camp
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Morning at Freds Camp jetty
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Freds Camp Hut at dawn
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian and Jim on the track
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Tolson River
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Freshwater landing with hut across river
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Water Taxi at Freshwater Jetty
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Leaving Freshwater jetty
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Freshwater River from water taxi
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian in water taxi
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
View out to Patterson Inlet
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
In Patterson Inlet



Fri Nov 15 day 6 - Oban, Ackers Point

Oban, and Ackers Point walk

Oban, Ackers Point
Kaka on balcony
Oban, Ackers Point
Kaka on balcony
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay beach
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban from Lonnekers Beach
Oban, Ackers Point
Brian at Ackers Cottage
Oban, Ackers Point
Simon at Ackers Point
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban Bay
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban Bay
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay from Ackers point track
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay
Oban, Ackers Point
Rocks in Halfmoon Bay



Sat Nov 16 day 7 - Ulva Island

Ulva Island

Ulva Island
Golden Bay from Observation rock
Ulva Island
Post Office Bay
Ulva Island
Post Office Bay
Ulva Island
Brian at Boulder Beach
Ulva Island
West End Beach
Ulva Island
West End Beach weka
Ulva Island
Brian and Simon at lunch
Ulva Island
East end of West End Beach
Ulva Island
Weka
Ulva Island
Weka
Ulva Island
Brian walking down to Oban
Ulva Island
Halfmoon Bay



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