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2019-11-09 Rakiura Southern Circuit

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Start: 2019-11-10 07:31 Start elev: 14 m Max elev: 682 m Distance: 76.7 km
End: 2019-11-14 12:51 End elev: 9 m Ascent: 4,763 m Avg moving speed: 1.5 km/h
Duration: 101:19 h Elev loss: -5 m Descent: 4,795 m Duration moving: 52:02 h

Daily route maps

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
Invercargill Water Tower

Photo: Simon

Invercargill and Mason Bay
Queens Park Statue
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Brian and Simon at Invercargill Airport
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
At Invercargill Airport
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Stewart Island Flights plane
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Rakiura coastline
Photo: Simon
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Brian exiting plane
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon by plane at Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Unloading plane at Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Simon and Brian walking north up Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
View south down Mason Bay
Photo: Jim
Invercargill and Mason Bay
Mason Bay to north
Photo: Simon

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

Photo: Simon

Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Exiting Duck Creek to Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Looking south down Mason Bay to Ernest Islands
Photo: Jim
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Simon and north up Mason Bay
Photo: Brian
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Mason Bay and Ernst Islands
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Cavalier Creek Hunters Hut
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Cavalier Creek, Mason Bay, Ernest Islands
Photo: Brian
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Track beside Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Track heading north through dunes at south end Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Reaching the beach on the way to Kilbride
Photo: Brian
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Sha at Kilbride homestead
Photo: Brian
Mason Bay to Doughboy Bay
Kilbride homestead across Leask Creek
Photo: Brian


Mon Nov 11 day 2 - Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut

Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua

Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Doughboy Bay hut from beach

Photo: Simon

Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Leaving Doughboy Bay
Photo: Brian
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Jim leaving Doughboy Bay
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian on Doughboy Bay sandhills
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Doughboy Bay sandhills 2
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
View down to Doughboy Bay
Photo: Brian
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Jim and Simon on the track through scrub above Doughboy Bay
Photo: Brian
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Simon on Doughboy Hill
Photo: Jim
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Brian and Simon on Doughboy tops
Photo: Jim
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
On Doughboy tops br
Photo: Brian
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Jim heading across the Doughboy tops, first view of Rakeahua River
Photo: Simon
Doughboy Bay to Rakeahua Hut
Dark Rakeahua River
Photo: Simon


Tue Nov 12 day 3 - Mt Rakeahua

Mt Rakeahua, 681m

Mt Rakeahua
Jim and Brian starting up the Mt Rakeahua track

Photo: Simon

Mt Rakeahua
Jim by large tarn
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Southern Dotterel track above the scrub line
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Simon nearing the top of Rakeahua, Patterson inlet behind
Photo: Brian
Mt Rakeahua
Simon on Rakeahua, Patterson inlet behind br
Photo: Brian
Mt Rakeahua
Rakeahua Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Rakeahua Mason Bay
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
View from Mt Rakeahua
Photo: Jim
Mt Rakeahua
Jim descending the tussock
Photo: Brian
Mt Rakeahua
Simon at Rakeahua Hut
Photo: Jim
Mt Rakeahua
Brian and Jim at Rakeahua River landing
Photo: Simon
Mt Rakeahua
Rakeahua Hut through Macrocarpas
Photo: Simon

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

Photo: Simon

Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
A Boggy Start To The Track
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Rakeahua estuary
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Jim and Brian taking photos of the estuary
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Simon on Patterson Inlet tidal flats
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Brian and Simon on the track
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Smon at Freds Camp Hut
Photo: Brian
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp from the Jetty
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Simon on Freds Camp jetty
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp jetty at dusk
Photo: Jim
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp at dusk and low tide
Photo: Simon
Rakeahua Hut to Freds Camp Hut
Freds Camp jetty at dusk
Photo: Simon


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 jetty

Photo: Simon

Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Freds Camp jetty at dawn
Photo: Brian
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Bottlenose dolphins
Photo: Jim
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian and Jim on the track
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Freshwater Freds halfway sign
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian crossing Tolson River bridge
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Jim crossing the Tolson River
Photo: Brian
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Simon crossing the Tolson River
Photo: Jim
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Jim and Brian following track
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Leaving Freshwater jetty
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
View out to Patterson Inlet
Photo: Simon
Freds Camp Hut to Freshwater Hut
Brian in Kereru House
Photo: Jim


Fri Nov 15 day 6 - Oban, Ackers Point

Oban, and Ackers Point walk

Oban, Ackers Point
Kaka on balcony

Photo: Jim

Oban, Ackers Point
Kaka on balcony
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay beach
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban from Lonnekers Beach
Photo: Simon
Oban, Ackers Point
Brian at Ackers Cottage
Photo: Simon
Oban, Ackers Point
Simon at Ackers Point
Photo: Brian
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban Bay P 1
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Oban Bay
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay from Ackers point track
Photo: Simon
Oban, Ackers Point
Halfmoon Bay
Photo: Jim
Oban, Ackers Point
Heritage Expeditions cruise ship
Photo: Jim


Sat Nov 16 day 7 - Ulva Island

Ulva Island

Ulva Island
Golden Bay from Observation rock

Photo: Simon

Ulva Island
Post Office Bay
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Island off Sydney Cove
Photo: Simon
Ulva Island
Sydney Cove
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Jim and Brian at south end of Sydney Cove
Photo: Simon
Ulva Island
Brian at Boulder Beach
Photo: Simon
Ulva Island
West End Beach
Photo: Jim
Ulva Island
West End Beach view
Photo: Jim
Ulva Island
West End Beach weka
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
East end of West End Beach
Photo: Jim
Ulva Island
Simon and Weka at West End Beach
Photo: Brian
Ulva Island
Halfmoon Bay P 2
Photo: Simon


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