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

izogi positive pest eradication talk  •  izogi 9 February 201640 minutes ago in The campfire
My understanding with Kea (and I'm happy to be corrected) is that some of them are much more interested in ...
deepriver St Arnaud Range  •  deepriver 9 February 20161 hour ago in Tracks, routes, and huts
An awesome trip, mostly along beautiful, carpet grass and tussock, benches and basins, with occasional forays along/across ridges and rock ...
geeves Pros and cons of new, lightweight sleeping mats  •  geeves 9 February 20162 hours ago in Gear talk
I have a couple of the old defunct brand Pacific outdoors mats and they dont seem sweaty at all but ...
deepriver Duct tape, trekking pole and tent pegs  •  deepriver 9 February 20163 hours ago in Gear talk
Sarah bought a pair of carbon fibre poles about 7 years ago because they were lightweight and on special of ...
900days900huts 900 Days 900 Huts  •  900days900huts 9 February 20163 hours 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 ...
deepriver Boot soles coming off - always carry string!  •  deepriver 9 February 20164 hours ago in Gear talk
I said I'd report back on using Shoe GOO on the soles of my boots ------- no GOOd! On tough ...
madpom West coast reality check  •  madpom 8 February 2016yesterday in The campfire
Dunno ... looked & felt like an old man hobbling out if Tarpot strm this arvo. Seriously - the NZFS ...
NZ Listener has Te Araroa article  •  militaris 8 February 2016yesterday in Tracks, routes, and huts
Would not be overly hard for DOC to install a second tank at all of the huts, which should double ...
Stewart Island  •  Joe Moore 8 February 2016yesterday in Tramping partners
Hi my name's Joe. I am looking for 1 or more hikers/trampers keen for a trip to the Stewart Island ...
$500k to keep Otaki Forks rd open for a year  •  Westland 7 February 20162 days ago in The campfire
This is not Blue Sip on the Otaki Gorge Road:
best way to do tracks  •  Lauren J 5 February 20164 days ago 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 days ago 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 ...
mantis Stoat / Rat Traps  •  mantis 4 February 20165 days ago in Buy / sell / exchange
Thanks Duncan I will check it out
zoneblue Dobson - Hopkins via Sth Reticence Col  •  zoneblue 4 February 20165 days ago in Tracks, routes, and huts
Added my elcho pass route, which could be used in conjunction with your reticence col route, for those cutting across ...
madpom Pisa range access closes 'for safety"  •  madpom 3 February 20165 days ago in The campfire
Reread your post. Yeah. Roaring meg would be easier to manage on public land. Was assuming you meant the front ...
izogi Camping around Waikaremoana  •  izogi 2 February 20162 Feb in Tracks, routes, and huts
"but it doesn't seem to say anywhere that earlier bylaws are automatically carried over" Heh. To answer my own concern, I ...
Tramping Freak Kaimanawa Southern Access Corridor  •  Tramping Freak 2 February 20162 Feb in Tramping partners
hi anyone keen to join me on an overnighter into the southern kaimanawas possibly to where is meets the bushline (towards ...
Tramping partner for Sabine Traverse Circuit  •  oasis79 31 January 201631 Jan in Tramping partners
this was a while ago but I am flying to Nelson to do this walk on 3 Feb if you ...
Travers Sabine OR A.T. coastal 3-10 Feb:)  •  oasis79 31 January 201631 Jan in Tramping partners
Hi trampers. I am a seasoned kiwi tramper shooting down to Nelson on 3 feb for a week and planning to ...
Tramping Buddies  •  oasis79 31 January 201631 Jan in Tramping partners
Hi Mike... I am an aucklander seasoned tramper and am going to nelson on 3 feb, returning 10 feb.. deciding ...
1strider 1/2 price gas  •  1strider 30 January 201630 Jan in Buy / sell / exchange
@geeves, all very true :) For most trips I use an upright Vargo Titanium cooker but anything outside in winter, especially ...
geeves mountain guide's career ended by covert DOC sting  •  geeves 29 January 201629 Jan in The campfire
Ive known several people that were required to undertake Adventure tourism audits for part time hobby professions. They just decided ...
EvoSmith Forum changes  •  EvoSmith 29 January 201629 Jan in This website
Agree with all of the above. You do a great job Matt, most forums have multiple mods so doing it alone ...
geeves questionaire volunteers for the Tongariro crossing  •  geeves 28 January 201628 Jan in The campfire
They will give you a pre decided question list. Because its a day trip no one knows how many people use ...
Cactus Foray 75l Pack  •  AntonyLowe 28 January 201628 Jan in Buy / sell / exchange Changing my pack as this one isn't quite what I'm after for work. I wish I did more personal days ...