Mt Arrowsmith (2781m).
Couloir Peak (2642m)
Cameron Hut (1290m, Basic hut, 9 bunks)

Arrowsmith Range and the Cameron River from Lake Hill.

Classic walks

Abel Tasman Coast Track
Abel Tasman Coast Track  •  3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.
Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of ...
Dusky Track
Dusky Track  •  4 – 8 days. Medium. One way.
This journey explores the glacial valleys and mountains of Fiordland from Lake Hauroko to Lake Manapouri, visiting Dusky Sound along ...
Heaphy Track
Heaphy Track  •  4 – 6 days. Easy. One way.
A classic crossing of the geologically and biologically diverse northwest corner of the South Island. The track is also open to ...
Hollyford Track
Hollyford Track  •  8 days. Medium. Return by the same track.
The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.
Kepler Track
Kepler Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.
Lake Waikaremoana Track
Lake Waikaremoana Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
"The Lake Track." Busy track in summer with swimming and fishing along the lake-side.
Milford Track
Milford Track  •  4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by ...
North West Circuit
North West Circuit  •  10 – 12 days. Medium. Loop track.
The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.
Queen Charlotte Track
Queen Charlotte Track  •  3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.
A long but easy walk along Queen Charlotte Sound. This track offers hostel and resort accommodation as well as basic ...
Rakiura Track
Rakiura Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track with a road section.
An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.
Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track  •  2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
Te Araroa Trail
Te Araroa Trail  •  95 days. Medium. One way.
Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Tongariro Northern Circuit  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of ...

What's new?

Circuit of Sth Hurunui, Bull Creek & Ant Stream Huts, Dampier-Crossley Range, Sth Hurunui
4 day circuit passing through Roche Pass and Dampier Corner.
Pike29: memorial money-maker
Pike29: memorial money-maker  •  Article, updated 15 November 201515 Nov
Today, Nick Smith, Environment Minister, announced plans to construct New Zealand's tenth Great Walk as a memorial to the 29 ...
Great Walks Information
Great Walks Information  •  Article, updated 12 September 201512 Sep
The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.
Photography online
Photography online  •  Article, updated 9 August 20159 Aug
a list of sites that share good images of tramping and climbing in New Zealand
FMC Partnerships Workshop
FMC Partnerships Workshop  •  Article, added 18 June 201518 Jun
" Huts and Tracks" was the main focus. How to do more for less when it comes to spending the ...
River Crossing 101
River Crossing 101  •  Article, updated 4 June 20154 Jun
NZ outdoors has lots of rivers, lots of rain, and not so many bridges; so learning to cross rivers safely ...
Huts  •  Article, updated 5 May 20155 May
"The important rules are courtesy, respect and cooperation." Phillip has prepared some more in depth information on the responsible use and ...
Tramping NZ - the basics
Tramping NZ - the basics  •  Article, updated 21 April 201521 Apr
Planning your first tramping trip? There are plenty of people who will answer your questions. Here's some ideas to get ...
The Havelock
The Havelock  •  Article, updated 28 March 201528 Mar
The Havelock River is one of the six great Canterbury rivers. As shown in Mathew's photo above, the peaks rise ...
Mt Stevenson in the MacKenzie Country
Mt Stevenson in the MacKenzie Country  •  Article, updated 1 January 2015Jan 2015
This mountain looms over the northern slopes between Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. It has been made accessible by tenure review ...

In the forums

ultralight FKT runners in the states  •  Dodgydave 12 February 20162 hours ago in The campfire
@militaris I'd be interested too. No idea what the official FKT is but I know guys who have done it ...
madpom DOC track times  •  madpom 12 February 20162 hours ago in The campfire
My problem is lack of consistency. I don't mind dividing times by 4, 2, 3/2, 1. What annoys me is ...
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New (used 3 times) Hilleberg Unna tent + Footprint  •  McMiller 12 February 20164 hours ago in Buy / sell / exchange
Hello, I want to sell my Hilleberg Unna before i leave New Zealand, pick up is possible in the Queenstown area. Email: ...
Taranaki four peaks new record  •  waynowski 12 February 20169 hours ago in Tracks, routes, and huts
izogi fraudulent hut booking  •  izogi 11 February 2016yesterday in The campfire
I haven't been right through the booking system, but someone did point out elsewhere (facebook) that at Waitawheta Hut -- ...
Queenstown and Aoraki / Mount Cook  •  Dave79 11 February 2016yesterday in Tramping partners
Hi, I'm flying to Queenstown this weekend (13th Feb) and plan to do one or two day walks in the ...
Briar Alternatives to Freeze Dried Meal Packs  •  Briar 11 February 2016yesterday in Food
I've collated my tramping recipes on my blog at Generally we dehydrate our own mince dishes, but for last minute ...
nzbazza Duct tape, trekking pole and tent pegs  •  nzbazza 11 February 2016yesterday in Gear talk
A few long burly cable ties, dental floss and a big sharp needle are in my repair kit, along the ...
positive pest eradication talk  •  waynowski 11 February 2016yesterday in The campfire
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deepriver Boot soles coming off - always carry string!  •  deepriver 11 February 2016yesterday in Gear talk
Honora - which model Altitude was the good one? I see there are 3 very different Altitude models -
izogi NZ Listener has Te Araroa article  •  izogi 11 February 2016yesterday in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks, @FrankB. I posted in the other thread ( ) that I'd missed section 70(5) which does in fact ...
RemcoVanHal Arriving 3rd of may  •  RemcoVanHal 11 February 2016yesterday in Tramping partners
Hello, My name is Remco, I'm a 26 yo male. I will be arriving in NZ the 3rd of may in ...
RemcoVanHal Wanaka - looking for a tramping partner  •  RemcoVanHal 11 February 2016yesterday in Tramping partners
Hello. My name is Remco van Hal. 26 yo and from the Netherlands. I'm already looking for s hiking partner although ...
Honora Stewart Island  •  Honora 10 February 20161 day ago in Tramping partners
The great thing about the NWC is you can boat in to Freshwater or even Christmas village if there are ...
keweguy Challenging back country hikes buddies!  •  keweguy 10 February 20162 days ago in Tramping partners
Hi, I'm keen to get into the back country on or off track, prefer some off track as have done ...
keweguy Looking for companions on more difficult tramps  •  keweguy 10 February 20162 days ago in Tramping partners
Have look at the 3 Passes "trek" near Arthur's pass or the 5 passes down near Queenstown (near the Routeborn) ...
Marmot Catalyst Tent  •  waynowski 10 February 20162 days ago in Gear talk
marmot make quality gear. that tent is for warmer weather with a mesh inner tent. or you'd need to make sure ...
glennj West coast reality check  •  glennj 9 February 20163 days ago in The campfire
Like TararuaHunter I'm ex NZFS. I'm Hokitika born & raised & had been tramping 6 or 7 years before being ...
deepriver St Arnaud Range  •  deepriver 9 February 20163 days ago in Tracks, routes, and huts
geeves - hm, the rock up there is all very shattered and unstable. I happened to mention to Sarah, just ...
geeves Pros and cons of new, lightweight sleeping mats  •  geeves 9 February 20163 days ago in Gear talk
I have a couple of the old defunct brand Pacific outdoors mats and they dont seem sweaty at all but ...
900days900huts 900 Days 900 Huts  •  900days900huts 9 February 20163 days ago in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks all for keeping my spirits up. @PhilipW I agree a little. On a few occasions felt that a context ...
$500k to keep Otaki Forks rd open for a year  •  Westland 7 February 20165 days ago in The campfire
This is not Blue Sip on the Otaki Gorge Road:
best way to do tracks  •  Lauren J 5 February 20165 Feb in Tramping partners
Thanks Matt for your advice. I will be checking out the un "Great Walks". There are some beautiful alternatives everyone has ...
Honora Broken River Hut  •  Honora 4 February 20164 Feb in Tracks, routes, and huts
Sounds like a refreshing trip. Nice wee circuit can be done by going upstream from Avoca Homestead and then returning ...