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 ...

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Ruahine Ruahines  •  Ruahine in Tracks, routes, and huts
Its a going to be a long day from Waterfall to Otukota Hut. I would think about revising it to ...
izogi ruataniwha dam proposal  •  izogi in The campfire
Balance in parroting even amounts of stuff that interested people say is what you tend to get when news media ...
izogi lost tramper in Paparoas  •  izogi in The campfire
Maybe we need a completely new forum space for accidents and safety. We seem to spend enough time discussing it ...
Pro-active Backpack size ok, or get a new one?  •  Pro-active in Gear talk
If you're financially comfortable enough, then ditching the 3.2kg pack for a 1.730kg pack, that does the same job, looks ...
Alpine sleeping bags  •  waynowski in Gear talk
macpacs website say their bags have been independently tested for the EN rating. if you click on any of their ...
lloydy Planning a trip to NZ in late february/march 2017  •  lloydy in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks posting your experiences Gizmo, I've not done it yet, but have mates who have, and I'm sure you'd be ...
6 Part Ed Hillary drama on TV1 & OnDemand  •  waynowski in The campfire
yeah the young maori girl /lady seemed to intimate at an early possible love interest theat never went further than ...
Yarmoss Hollyford in early January, and other suggestions  •  Yarmoss in Visiting New Zealand
There are 6 huts on the Hollyford with most of them about half days walk apart, there's certainly no need ...
geeves Community values review  •  geeves in This website
I think the only bad part about them is the fact we have to have them in the first place ...
Honora 100% Merino Wool Made in New Zealand  •  Honora in Buy / sell / exchange
Yeah, makes good bed/hut socks but not tramping socks. Though I did see someone (wealthy) use a pair for that ...
FrankB Emergency heat  •  FrankB in Gear talk
How often would you be able to recycle a canister. Surely there must be some sort of safety factor to consider ...
FrankB Dry gear guide  •  FrankB in Beginners and newbies
Have an Aarn pack at present, doesn't or at least has't caused me any grief with wet gear as yet. ...
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Carry on regardless in what you believe in.
"Real Tramping" Mid November - December  •  Westland in Tramping partners
Routeburn-Mid caples  •  kevan in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks - great information..
Snow on the Ruahines  •  The Dyslexic Poet in Tracks, routes, and huts
Hello all, I'm keen on a single day hike up to where there might be snow this weekend (I know Sunrise ...
Kreig Te Araroa Tramping Partners  •  Kreig in Tramping partners
Hi Matt. Most people on here are experienced trampers. Like you, I came on here last year looking for advice ...
charge for access to national parks?  •  militaris in The campfire
If the 11 billion figure is true, and I have few doubts it is... the tourism industry would be paying ...
What's your favourite tracks in your area?  •  militaris in Tracks, routes, and huts
When I did it, I saw six others, all doing the TA. But had the huts to myself. I did ...
strider Tramper's close call near Alpha hut, Tararuas  •  strider in Tracks, routes, and huts
RIP :( Without sounding insensitive I think it's better to go out doing something you love than dribbling out your years ...
bernieq Tent: to bring, or to buy?  •  bernieq in Gear talk
Definitely bring your tent. I've taken my very well used tent into NZ many times - always checked but never any ...
DoC accused of neglecting historic building  •  waynowski in The campfire
chain disaster getting to Rainbow Ski Area  •  waynowski in The campfire
Matiri Valley to Fyfe River?  •  goatwriter in Tracks, routes, and huts
Hi I've been eyeing up a route from the Matiri River Track to the Fyfe River track - has anyone been ...
Yak Wool Beanies and Neckwarmers  •  Khullu in Buy / sell / exchange
@JETNZ Yes I totally agree and I have organised with a few people to test it out, but I am ...