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2023-04-16 Moeraki Haast Paringa Cattle Track

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Sat: fly to Christchurch, drive (5.5 hrs 400 km) to Fox Glacier via Arthurs Pass
Sun: drive (1 hr, 80 km) to the Mowraki River at the northern end of the Haast Paringa Cattle Track
tramp up the Moeraki Valley to Horseshoe Flat Hut (6 bunks, 4.5 hours) and on to Middle Head Hut (6 bunks, 1.5 hours)
Mon: visit rock biv, return from Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut (8 bunks)
Tue: to Māori Saddle Hut (10 bunks, 4.5 hours)
Wed: to Mataketake Hut (8 bunks)
Thu: to Blue River Hut via tops – 5 to 6 hours to car,
drive (30 min, 30 km) to Waita River at the south end of the Haast-Paringa Cattle Track,
tramp 2 hr to Coppermine Creek Hut 8 bunks
Fri: visit Joe's Hut, to car (1.5 hours), drive to Fox (2 hr 130 km) for the night, motel
Sat: drive from Franz (5.5 hr 400 km) back to Christchurch, fly to Wellington

Saturday 15 April 2023 day 00

Wellington to Fox Glacier

Wellington to Fox Glacier
Us all at Kura Tāwhiti

Photo: Philip

Wellington to Fox Glacier
Kura Tāwhiti view
Photo: Philip
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Arthurs Pass Viaduct
Photo: Philip
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Brian and Simon at Hokitika River mouth
Photo: Philip
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Hokitika beach driftwood
Photo: Philip
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Te Kopikopiko o Te Waka
Photo: Philip
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Te Kopikopiko o Te Waka
Photo: Brian
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Te Kopikopiko o Te Waka
Photo: Brian
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Te Kopikopiko o Te Waka
Photo: Philip
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Te Kopikopiko o Te Waka
Photo: Philip
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Te Kopikopiko o Te Waka
Photo: Simon
Wellington to Fox Glacier
Our cabin at Fox Top 10
Photo: Philip

Wellington to Fox Glacier


Sunday 16 April 2023 day 01

Moeraki River to Middle Head hut

Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Driving onto Fox River bridge

Photo: Philip

Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
View up Fox River
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Philip, Simon, and Brian at North Haast Paringa Cattle Track carpark
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Brian and Philip at Moeraki River rest stop above Blue River hut
Photo: Simon
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Simon at Moeraki River rest stop above Blue River hut
Photo: Brian
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
View of Moeraki river
Photo: Brian
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Vuiew of Moeraki River
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Moeraki River lunch spot
Photo: Simon
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Crossing The Flats After Lunch
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Track Through Valley Floor Forest
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Halfway to Middle Head hut Brian crossing the Moeraki
Photo: Simon
Moeraki River to Middle Head hut
Middle Head Hut
Photo: Simon

Moeraki River to Middle Head hut


Monday 17 April 2023 day 02

Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut

Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Middle Head Hut

Photo: Simon

Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Philip jumping the Moeraki
Photo: Simon
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Simon in the rock biv
Photo: Brian
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Brian through the rock biv
Photo: Simon
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Brian and Rock Wall of Biv
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Rock Biv
Photo: Simon
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Moeraki River cascade
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Moeraki river crossing at halfway
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Simon tramping alongside river
Photo: Brian
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Simon on the Moeraki bridge
Photo: Philip
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Brian arriving at Blue River hut
Photo: Simon
Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut
Philip and Simon at Blue River hut
Photo: Brian

Moeraki River, Middle Head Hut to Blue River Hut


Tuesday 18 April 2023 day 03

Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track

Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Leaving Blue River Hut in the rain

Photo: Philip

Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
On the Cattle Track in the rain
Photo: Philip
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
In the rain close to Blue River Hut
Photo: Simon
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Rest In The Rain
Photo: Philip
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Fuchsia on the track
Photo: Philip
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Brian and Simon crossing side creek
Photo: Philip
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Brian and Simon crossing last side creek
Photo: Philip
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Brian and Philip at Māori Saddle Hut turnoff
Photo: Simon
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Philip outside Māori Saddle hut
Photo: Simon
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Brian and Philip outside Māori Saddle hut
Photo: Simon
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Māori Saddle hut
Photo: Simon
Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track
Philip and Simon outside Māori Saddle hut
Photo: Brian

Blue River Hut to Māori Saddle Hut on the Haast Paringa Cattle track


Wednesday 19 April 2023 day 04

Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut

Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Brian and Philip at breakfast

Photo: Simon

Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Māori Saddle Hut in the morning
Photo: Simon
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Brian and Simon starting up the track to the Mataketake range
Photo: Philip
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
View south over Waita River to Haast and Okahu
Photo: Philip
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Brian and Simon climbing the spur to the Mataketake tops
Photo: Philip
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Lake Dime
Photo: Brian
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Lake Dime
Photo: Simon
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Brian and Philip at the track sign on the Mataketake tops
Photo: Simon
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Mataketake hut and tarns
Photo: Brian
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Looking back to the track sign on the Mataketake tops
Photo: Brian
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Mataketake tops, hut, north to Moeraki river
Photo: Simon
Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut
Mataketake hut from the east
Photo: Philip

Māori Saddle Hut to Mataketake Hut


Thursday 20 April 2023 day 05

Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut

Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Bian and Simon taking the track from Mataketake hut in the cloud

Photo: Philip

Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Simon and Brian on the Mataketake tops route in the cloud
Photo: Philip
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Brian and Philip on the Mataketake tops route in the cloud
Photo: Simon
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Brian at the point the route leaves to tops, looking north to the Moeraki
Photo: Philip
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
View off the Mataketake tops to the Moeraki
Photo: Simon
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Rest Stop In The Bush
Photo: Philip
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Simon and Brian at Moeraki river pool below Blue River Hut
Photo: Philip
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Philip and Brian at Moeraki river pool below Blue River Hut
Photo: Simon
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Brian heading up Waitaha river
Photo: Simon
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Simon and Brian following the Waitaha River route
Photo: Philip
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Brian and Simon arriving at Coppermine Hut
Photo: Philip
Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut
Inside Coppermine Creek Hut
Photo: Philip

Mataketake Hut to Blue River Hut via tops, drive to Waita River at the south end of Haast-Paringa Cattle Track, tramp to Coppermine Creek Hut


Friday 21 April 2023 day 06

visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night

 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Joes Hut

Photo: Brian

 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Brian arriving at Joes Hut
Photo: Simon
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Simon at Joes Hut
Photo: Brian
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Brian at Joes Hut
Photo: Simon
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Joes Hut
Photo: Philip
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Gate At The Start Of The Pack Track
Photo: Philip
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Brian heading back to Joes Hut
Photo: Simon
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Brian heading down the Waitaha
Photo: Philip
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Arriving Back At The Car
Photo: Philip
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Waiatoto River
Photo: Philip
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Jackson Bay Wharf
Photo: Philip
 visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night
Brian on the Jackson Bay wharf
Photo: Philip

visit Joe's Hut, tramp to car, drive to Fox for the night


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