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The Edwards River leads up to an open tussock valley and Edward's Hut at 1100m.
Arthur's Pass is known for its lovely clear braided rivers, grassy flats and (native) southern beech forests.
A tougher section of trail connects the flatter valleys.
An over-night backpack ( even with your share of team gear and food) will typically weigh between 8 and 12 kg.
Aoraki / Mount Cook base has excellent short walks and day hikes. This is the start to Sealy Tarns.
Sealy Tarns, half way up the valley side, is formed by ancient lateral moraine deposits.
Mueller melt water lake, behind, perennial ice fields linger on Mt Sefton.
Aoraki / Mount Cook (front) and the pointy Tasman (Horokoau) to the right.
Our hike up the Aspiring Valley to the hut/camp - where the grasslands end.
East side of the dividing range (Southern Alps-Tiritiri o Te Moana) has dryer weather than the west.
Milford 'Sound' (Fjord).
Milford scenic cruise. On the deck of the boat at Bowen Falls.
Highway into Queenstown from Glenorchy.
Lake Wakatipu reaching south from Queenstown. Remarkables range behind.
Queenstown
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