The obligatory pose on the summit (1145m).
A seal pup in Ohau Stream.
Kekeno (Arctocephalus forsteri)
Reclining on a log.
Last abseil and there's plenty of water to play in.
Veronica (Hebe) macrantha
Pav! It's funny the kiwis serve up a traditional aussie desert here. ;)
A Steel-blue Sawfly (Perga dorsalis).
Morning light on Manakau (centre right) above our campsite.
We slept in! So much for our early start on Manakau. I'm grateful though - the wind during the night didn't let me sleep at all.
Our campsite at 1940m. What a magnificent view! (If a little exposed.)
Mt Fyffe (1165m) is below us centre picture and Uwerau (2213m) is above us on the right.
A red new years eve sunset through thick bushfire smoke.
Tonight we nominated 11pm to be the time we ushered the new year in.
Goat Pass Hut and the start of the Deception Valley.
Keas have amazing colours when they fly.
Looking back down Burnet Stream to our campsite.
(Between the green bits.)
Sunbeams over the Humboldt Mountains with the Richardson Mountains in the background.
It's spectacular and it's wet!
Tom in a tangle.
Swamp Gums at Shadow Lake, Cradle Mountain - Lake St Clair NP.
Russell Falls in high water, Mount Field NP.
Start Services 2009 Xmas Party
Walking past fields of spring crocuses.