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?

Rees - Dart (a variation)
Rees - Dart (a variation)  •  Article, updated
Two weeks of climbing and tramping in the Wakatipu region.
Climbing Egmont
Climbing Egmont  •  Article, updated
An account of my first trip up Mt Egmont back in 2009.
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2  •  Article, updated
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
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
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
The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.
Photography online
Photography online  •  Article, updated
a list of sites that share good images of tramping and climbing in New Zealand
FMC Partnerships Workshop
FMC Partnerships Workshop  •  Article, added
" 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
NZ outdoors has lots of rivers, lots of rain, and not so many bridges; so learning to cross rivers safely ...

In the forums

keweguy Hiking buddy for Hollyford Track  •  keweguy in Tramping partners
Hi, i plan on heading down to Fiordland about the 1st week of January to do the Hollyford track, i ...
How old is old enough  •  waynowski in The campfire
the regulars to this site know gaiters is a very experienced tramper, and we can give you the benefit of ...
Keil A Carpenter Packing list  •  Keil A Carpenter in Gear talk
You need a little tan in the bush - if your pastey white you may get mistaken as a ghost ...
Gaiters Discretion about family Dogs in Hut's  •  Gaiters in The campfire
Even dog owners like myself come across irresponsible dog owners. My family and our dog hike to the top of our ...
SkepticaLee NZ topo 50/geodetic conversions  •  SkepticaLee in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks, bohwaz, it sure beats cutting up paper maps and trying to stick them together. I use the "TIFF (~20 MB) ...
Pro-active Back Country Crusine: Enough Calories per Serve?  •  Pro-active in Food
Your calorie requirement will vary a lot depending on things like weights, duration, metabolism. Some people struggle to eat a ...
mmay0028 Wanaka hiking/trail running  •  mmay0028 in Tramping partners
Ok remind me in 5months!
izogi ruataniwha dam appeal  •  izogi in The campfire
Annnnd... they're now also attempting to get the land under the Public Works Act in parallel to the Supreme Court ...
Honora DOC Marker Definitions  •  Honora in Beginners and newbies
Occasionally there is non-permolat venetian blind used. We found a stash and took it home one time. Frank and I ...
Fly suggestions  •  waynowski in Gear talk
cuben fibre is lighter
PhilipW Ruahines access to Wakarara Road end closed  •  PhilipW in Tracks, routes, and huts
In which case a gate to prevent vehicle access would have performed admirably.
anyone heard anything of mr 900huts?  •  TararuaHunter in The campfire
after getting through most of the NI ranges, except Kaweka and Te urewera (I think), he was pretty much on ...
Ruahine Colenso Hut/Ruahines  •  Ruahine in Tracks, routes, and huts
The route to Iron bark deviates off the poled route. However both routes go through private land. I would suggest ...
Yarmoss 10 days in Fiordland, anthing goes. GO!  •  Yarmoss in Tracks, routes, and huts
Awesome, Krieg! Have a great time on the Pyke. Talk or email DOC Te Anau before you reach the end of ...
Gaiters Making the best judgments on PLB activation  •  Gaiters in The campfire
To answer the original question. If you know there is SAR looking for you and you can hear the rescue ...
Kreig Incidents in the mountains  •  Kreig in The campfire
Agreed. But I don't like the term "common sense", because it's just not that common. I prefer "good sense".
Kreig Breaking in boots  •  Kreig in Gear talk
I loved the old leather boots I got issued. You soaked those bad boys in hot water, then shoved them ...
Kreig Snorers  •  Kreig in The campfire
I am a snorer. Have always been, no matter how fit/unfit I am at any given time. I have had a ...
deepriver hillary  •  deepriver in The campfire
I found the Antarctic episode very interesting. I assume the nuances of the Fuchs/Hillary dynamics were accurately presented although that ...
deepriver Possum proof bridges  •  deepriver in Tracks, routes, and huts
Just saw a "possum stop gate" picture in Danilo's pics. Also came across one when doing the 'Old Ghost Road'. ...
Labour Weekend  •  waynowski in Tramping partners
i doubt theres spaces on the tongariro northern circuit, check the hut bookings for both places before planning
Knives  •  waynowski in Gear talk
Leatherman factory tour..
Gore-Tex: Quality -> Marketing ratio  •  Ian_H in Gear talk
@Kreig re Mylar Poncho: I don't go around looking like a slow roast chook as a matter of course, but it ...
Tramping ideas and overall questions  •  morin cheliu in Tracks, routes, and huts
I would love to do though a great walk (at least for the experience) is there any you guys specially ...
Kreig 5-7 day tramp suggestions please!  •  Kreig in Tracks, routes, and huts
She's probably fitter than I am. :D Actually, I've changed my tactic. Too hard to find something really enjoyable whilst having ...