I hoped to have lots of new pictures of the Tararuas but:
the weather was foul
the wife forgot to pack the camera- having said she would.
So I will paste some pictures from government websites, as I have already paid for them!
The top one is the Mitre Flats hut- about 4 hours up the valley from where we stayed. The track is classic Tararuas tramping (absolute ankle-twisting shit)
The second is Jumbo Hut- an uphill grunt of 2-4 hours depending on your fitness and ability to take pain.