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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
At Invercargill Airport
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Rakiura coastline
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon and Brian walking north up 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
Jim and Brian off the plane at Mason Bay
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 photographing Duck Creek
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
Party at Mason Bay hut
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Party at Mason Bay hut
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Jim and Simon in Cavalier Creek br
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Doughboy Hut track sign
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Brian heading up track
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
View Back Down Track
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Kilbride homestead across Leask Creek
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Jim and Brian on Adams Hill tops
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Adams Hill
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
View from Adams hill
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Jim and Brian at Doughboy Bay hut



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
Leaving Doughboy Bay
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian on Doughboy Bay sandhills
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian and Jim at Doughboy Bay
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Doughboy Bay sandhills 2
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
View down to Doughboy Bay
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon on Doughboy Hill
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Jim and Brian on boggy track
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
Brian at Rakeahua Hut



Tue Nov 12 day 3 - Mt Rakeahua

Mt Rakeahua, 681m

Mt Rakeahua
Jim and Brian starting up the Mt Rakeahua track
Mt Rakeahua
Simon and Jim on the way up Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
View through scrub back to Rakeahua valley
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Jim on the Rakeahua summit rocks
Mt Rakeahua
Simon on Rakeahua, Patterson inlet behind br
Mt Rakeahua
View from Mt Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
Patterson Inlet
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Rakeahua River behind
Mt Rakeahua
Jim and Brian overlooking Rakeahua
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Simon by Rakeahua River
Mt Rakeahua
Simon and Jim at Rakehua Landing
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Jim at the Rakeahua River 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
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
Simon on Patterson Inlet tidal flats
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Jim close to the inlet
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
Simon on Freds Camp 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
Pastel Freds camp
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Tolson River
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian crossing Tolson River bridge
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Jim crossing the Tolson River
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Simon looking muddy in the Freshwater track
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Water Taxi at 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
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian in Kereru House



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
Sydney Cove
Ulva Island
Syndney Cove interpretation
Ulva Island
Jim and Brian at south end of Sydney Cove
Ulva Island
West End Beach
Ulva Island
West End Beach view
Ulva Island
West End Beach weka
Ulva Island
Brian and Simon at lunch
Ulva Island
East end of West End Beach
Ulva Island
Simon and Weka at West End Beach
Ulva Island
Weka
Ulva Island
Brian walking down to Oban



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