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?

Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2  •  Article, updated 1 May 20161 May
Part two of a coast-to-coast journey across the north of the South Island.
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 1
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 1  •  Article, updated 1 May 20161 May
Part one of a coast to coast across the top of the South Island. 14 days of track and route ...
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
Huts  •  Article, updated 5 May 2015May 2015
"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 2015Apr 2015
Planning your first tramping trip? There are plenty of people who will answer your questions. Here's some ideas to get ...

In the forums

izogi 4Wd group rescue in otago  •  izogi 31 May 2016yesterday in The campfire
The MSC facebook posting on this is interesting, mostly because of the lengthy comment thread underneath. https://www.facebook.com/NZMSC/posts/1018582358190773 Reagan Tickle, who's one of ...
JETNZ Posting photos in a thread  •  JETNZ 31 May 2016yesterday in This website
@geeves, yes I have found this too. Is fun trying out ways to circumnavigate those 'rules' though. :-)
hutchk Spooky events while tramping  •  hutchk 31 May 2016yesterday in The campfire
Back on topic, I once had a possum screech about a metre away from my head when I was fast ...
hutchk Kaweka conditions  •  hutchk 31 May 2016yesterday in Tracks, routes, and huts
No worries - it looks like being a fantastic weekend here. If there's no climbing to be had over on ...
Matthew TPPA Research  •  Matthew 31 May 2016yesterday in The campfire
If you're wondering about my policy. It's more like I reserve the right to delete off-topic things. I do sometimes ...
Steele Creek Track / Hut  •  Dodgydave 31 May 2016yesterday in Tracks, routes, and huts
Love the Kay Creek Hut pic. Reminds me of Lake Alexander Hut where I grew up tramping. Couldn't believe people ...
Help with navigation  •  waynowski 31 May 2016yesterday in Tramping partners
i would at least move to somewhere where it's open or to any known track to make it easier to ...
geeves This year's Conservation budget  •  geeves 30 May 20161 day ago in The campfire
from http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/80533210/department-of-conservation-funding--why-dont-the-numbers-match-up "Money put aside for conservation in the Budget for 2015/16 was at $472m. That dropped to $430m in the latest ...
NZ heli deer hunting doco  •  waynowski 30 May 20161 day ago in The campfire
https://www.primetv.co.nz/videos/-/asset_publisher/eviSPDsbDSfP/content/deer-devils
nzbazza kids in the outdoors article  •  nzbazza 29 May 20162 days ago in The campfire
Usually because they have run up and down the whole mountain twice before you've made your first ascent, if my ...
madpom Roaring meg (Pisa range) access  •  madpom 28 May 20163 days ago in The campfire
Three accsses are currently closed. Roaring meg and Lowburn access tracks cross private land (deviate from the legal riad) and have ...
SianS women missing, kapakapanui area  •  SianS 28 May 20163 days ago in The campfire
Meanwhile... somewhere in Australia http://www.goldcoastbulletin.com.au/news/gold-coast/bushwalker-brian-saunders-tells-how-he-survived-five-days-lost/news-story/986c4d2d5e26f36b87298e956653d161
SianS For the weekend I am/did ....... walk....  •  SianS 28 May 20163 days ago in Tracks, routes, and huts
Amazing @Ian_H
packraft  •  Scottie 27 May 20164 days ago in The campfire
There is an article about them in the June 16 Wilderness magazine.
northland forest article on 7 sharp  •  waynowski 26 May 20165 days ago in The campfire
you'll still be able to see native bush intact in a few isolated enclaves in the future where they 1080 ...
Esharp 48 hours in New Zealand  •  Esharp 26 May 201626 May in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thinking of parking at sharplin falls & just heading to the summit & back in a day, avoiding the loop. ...
Honora Freedom camping sites in Christchurch to close  •  Honora 25 May 201625 May in The campfire
I'm over it and sticking to NZ from now on. We go to places where there's not much impact from ...
JETNZ MTBers on Tramping Tracks  •  JETNZ 25 May 201625 May in Tracks, routes, and huts
@gazcan, apologies for not acknowledging your quote. @izogi, thanks for putting me right on that. @madpom, good to know us lot ...
Macpac quality now that manufacturing is in China  •  Dodgydave 25 May 201625 May in Gear talk
Certainly true Waynowski. For example the jackets they sold were the cheaper laminates (eg Venture) rather than their more expensive ...
Antipodes pest control operation starts  •  waynowski 25 May 201625 May in The campfire
http://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/384437/mouse-eradication-expedition-starts
Hunter charged after fatal Ruahine shooting  •  waynowski 24 May 201624 May in The campfire
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11643697
hutchk Somebody hacking accounts  •  hutchk 24 May 201624 May in The campfire
^ true! Seems to be a new one in action whenever I pop my head back in for a look. ...
Conservation versus Tourism – Minister responds  •  waynowski 23 May 201623 May in The campfire
Funding cuts put endangered species at risk http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/funding-cuts-put-endangered-species-at-risk-2016052317
mantis Otaki Forks access road closed for summer  •  mantis 23 May 201623 May in Tracks, routes, and huts
Blue Bluff Slip 23 May 2016. Another digger has appeared on site, (they must be breeding) making a total of ...
Zit Saddle/Lathrop Saddle Route  •  Airway Spies 23 May 201623 May in Tracks, routes, and huts
We will definitely be taking ice axe and crampons, I'd rather carry them the whole way than have to turn ...