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?

Great Walks Information
Great Walks Information  •  Article, updated
The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.
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 ...
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

Clotheslines in tents ?  •  Scottie in Gear talk
Or was it 3 people in a 3-man tent??? Don't forget the poor camera man
geeves North Canterbury earthquake  •  geeves in The campfire
White island doesnt have a history of big erruptions and is downwind in most circumstances. It would be a unusually ...
Pro-active Emergency shelters - what works/what's practical?  •  Pro-active in The campfire
You think they smell bad on outside ?!?! Carry a SOL survival blanket heatsheet (double) always and an ultralight inflatable ...
PhilipW Two dead in the Tararuas  •  PhilipW in The campfire
I've followed this sad and tragic thread with much interest. Well done everyone on making many interesting contributions. All I ...
SkepticaLee Tramping Partner January 16  •  SkepticaLee in Tramping partners
Hi Birte, Pity you're only spending a month in NZ and will be back by the end of January because I ...
Craigo. Early March TA Conditions.  •  Craigo. in Visiting New Zealand
If you find a good route description of Te Araroa you can follow it closely on the topo map below. At ...
Te Araroa  •  waynowski in The campfire
there are various huts now that are used mainly by TA walkers in summer that are already over filled
Honora Incidents in the mountains  •  Honora in The campfire
Very sad to read about the accident on Mt Harper. This gentleman had retired a few years ago and kept ...
Kaikoura Earthquake Landslides & Landslide dams  •  waynowski in The campfire
Briar Kaimai North-South Track  •  Briar in Tracks, routes, and huts
You're right in thinking that it is mostly bush. As Madpom said above, north of Thompsons Track there are quite ...
Honora Kaikoura earthquake  •  Honora in Visiting New Zealand
cheers for that Ian_H. Hope this mention brings him a bit of work. He deserves it after all this.
Te araroa  •  piawittwer in Beginners and newbies
Thank you izogi I will certainly hang out there occasionally to get some ideas. I looked at some blogs of ...
Hammock on the Te Paki & Hillary Trail?  •  Forest823 in Visiting New Zealand
The Hillary is my back door step, it's a really good walk - a lot of up and down. Hammocks ...
Berend de Boer Ruahine not happy over loss of DoC office  •  Berend de Boer in The campfire
I'm all for efficiency gains, but local knowledge is irreplaceable.
geeves Great Walks Revenue versus Expenses  •  geeves in The campfire
what cynicism?
SkepticaLee Tramping/paddling partner/s South Island Feb/Mar  •  SkepticaLee in Tramping partners
Hi there, kia ora, I'll be visiting the southern islands From February 11 - March 31, 2017 and hoping to get ...
chris1 Family tents?  •  chris1 in Gear talk
Thanks for the replies everyone. Lots to check out :-)
Pro-active Nelson Lakes 23-29 Dec 16  •  Pro-active in Tramping partners
Indeed. Expect some huts to be full, such as Speargrass, which is the smallest of the loop but close to ...
madpom Heaphy-Wangapeka return  •  madpom in Tracks, routes, and huts
Vaguely recall little Wanganui saddle being sandfly free.
deepriver Cobb valley track slip status?  •  deepriver in Tracks, routes, and huts
Just give DOC Takaka a call - they will know.
Gizmo Had to change my plans  •  Gizmo in The campfire
The movie is about the Camino Frances, which is the most popular. There are a lot more. The one I`m ...
Care to meet?  •  Scottie in The campfire
Was awesome to meet and have a good chat over some food and a beer. Did you manage to get ...
Craigo. Media coverage  •  Craigo. in The campfire
The scenario I've always dwelt upon most is being wet (hopefully just feet and hardshell pants and jacket), heavy rain ...
Syncop8r Tarps: what size  •  Syncop8r in Gear talk
Good idea. I once packed my army hoochie on a trip where we already had a tent. My friend ...
Honora Seeking your suggestions.....  •  Honora in Tracks, routes, and huts
Well, funny sort of contact! I think he was going for the self-sufficiency and sussed out some form of entertainment ...