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?

Long Weekend in the Kaimanawas
Long Weekend in the Kaimanawas  •  Article, added
Three day circuit in the Kaimanawa Ranges over Waitangi Weekend 2017. Te Iringa - Oamaru - Maungaorangi - Cascade - ...
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 ...

In the forums

izogi We are not visitors  •  izogi in The campfire
I don't get bothered by 'trail' but they're not synonymous to me. A track is some form of eroded residue ...
Gaiters problems when not taking enough gear  •  Gaiters in Gear talk
I'm always loath to talk about things I haven't done in a matter of fact way.
stunted Unknown Col  •  stunted in Tracks, routes, and huts
Has anyone been over Unknown Col (between the North Mathias River and Unknown Stream) in summer conditions? Route guides describe a ...
strider How many packs do you own? Be honest now!  •  strider in Gear talk
Macpac Torre 90L (80’s - new harness, original hip belt- Fantastic pack, but hardly use it now) Macpac Ascent 70L (Bought ...
Dulux hut.  •  waynowski in Tracks, routes, and huts
I think there have been several huts advertised. Dulux are supplying pain to DOC nationwide.
Wanderwild Moraine Creek update  •  Wanderwild in Tracks, routes, and huts
If anyone is thinking of heading up Moraine Creek, I can report that the track is currently in pretty reasonable ...
FrankB Suggestion.....  •  FrankB in The campfire
I reckon @strider has got it. Our very own Morris dance! Then as we stride along the path and see ...
FrankB the bomb shelter pitch for tarps  •  FrankB in Gear talk
@Honora not only wet but also having it take off like a kite in some of our winds.
JETNZ Old Ghost Road and MTBs  •  JETNZ in Tracks, routes, and huts
@Aitor, that would be interesting info... please do share if/when you know.
Honora Mt Richardson to Lees  •  Honora in Tracks, routes, and huts
@madpom: I'm not very good at bothering to ask for permission. I think I've done this about 3x! The only ...
Advice for slippery soles  •  waynowski in Gear talk
more ankle flexibility and lighter weight, making it easier to walk faster and cover more ground if thats your aim... ...
Strategic review of Tongariro Alpine Crossing  •  waynowski in The campfire
heavy thunderstorms forecast for the crossing this afternoon with hail... this could get interesting...
Honora To all the Tramper NZ regulars....  •  Honora in Tracks, routes, and huts
Damn, just cut mine. What a waste.
Craigo. Boot help!  •  Craigo. in Gear talk
@Mosley If you're still having trouble afterwards I highly recommend dropping the 30 bucks on the Ergo patches as a ...
Record trampers putting pressure on DOC  •  Mosley59 in The campfire
I have been there twice overnight and both times bikers were tenting but using the hut. I wonder if it ...
Honora Saving Native forests from logging  •  Honora in The campfire
It must make them feel good that the forests are still standing and attracting tourists e.g. Pureora. My sister hung ...
Honora Incidents in the mountains  •  Honora in The campfire
Interesting about getting lost as opposed to stopping and retracing back to where you weren't lost: Frank and I were coming ...
lloydy How to identify nz made macpac tents.  •  lloydy in Gear talk
Many outdoor brands advertise designed in the UK, US or where ever, with smaller writing identifying where it was made. To ...
Kreig Dusky  •  Kreig in Tracks, routes, and huts
Dusky for me is going to have to wait until the end of the season (30th April). I'm now working ...
Hopless hut and surrounds.  •  militaris in Tracks, routes, and huts
Honestly can not say, but probably did.
Forest823 Camping on the Travers Sabine  •  Forest823 in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks for the pointers, ended up camping at John Tait above the river the first night and at Blue lake ...
SianS Wild Camping in national Parks  •  SianS in The campfire
I wouldn't have minded paying either @Ian_H but all booked out when I wanted to go... very weird it's signposted ...
Pro-active Buying A Tent Online (From Overseas)  •  Pro-active in Gear talk
Torpedo7, Zempire Atom, 30% off until midnight 7th Feb = $175 https://www.torpedo7.co.nz/products/LIATAN642/title/zempire-2016-atom-adventure-tent
Summer sleeping bag advice South Island  •  Gidge12374 in Gear talk
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Briar Articles on this website?  •  Briar in This website
I do like the fact that the most recent articles appear on the home page as you can easily see ...