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?

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 ...
Huts  •  Article, updated
"The important rules are courtesy, respect and cooperation." Phillip has prepared some more in depth information on the responsible use and ...

In the forums

geeves legal land access issues  •  geeves in The campfire
Most of those easement have tight conditions mostly blocking firearms. Legal roads through a property can have very little in ...
glennj Can't open some of the photos  •  glennj in This website
Thanks Matthew. Now that I know how, the search etc process is working fine to locate my photos & the ...
why carry an ice axe when local rocks do the job?  •  waynowski in The campfire
quite a few top alpine climbers have had bad accidents in scenarios where they werent in a particularly dangerous spot ...
JETNZ Removing boot smell  •  JETNZ in The campfire
@madpom. Yes, that would be right. It's a pervasive nuisance at public places and easy to pickup. Never had the pleasure ...
PhilipW NZ Predator free by 2050?  •  PhilipW in The campfire
@izogi That's where the involvement of community groups will be critical. While govt can put in place some stick to motivate ...
Matthew Website updates, July 2016  •  Matthew in This website
I actually believe that community values have been needed for quite some time, and I believe all community sites would ...
Matthew Internal Messaging  •  Matthew in This website
Thanks! Yes it should handle that better. I'll note it down.
bohwaz Good 2-3 day trip on North Island August-Sept?  •  bohwaz in Beginners and newbies
Thanks. The Pinnacles is on my list but I would prefer a circuit, and one of the tracks to Pinnacles ...
Matthew tramping and politics overlap  •  Matthew in The campfire
Just stepping in here before things get out of hand and I have to close another thread. In my view, in ...
FrankB Waikaremoana  •  FrankB in The campfire
The following provides sufficient information to answer my question.
Honora Starvation Trips  •  Honora in The campfire
EWH! Noticed that when I opened up a packet of crackers that I'd kept too long. Had to heave them ...
Moir's Guide South  •  waynowski in The campfire
ask the NZ alpine club, they write it. their website says new version out sometime this year craig potton publishing distribute it
Matthew Iwi push claim to Awaroa beach  •  Matthew in The campfire
Issues of politics, power, and race in forums prove very divisive, and tend to escalate. The format seems to discourage ...
hunter missing in blue mountains  •  waynowski in The campfire
Gaiters Tramping Food - Fuel or Feast  •  Gaiters in The campfire
I took my cousin tramping once I pulled out my couscous and tuna he pulled out a hunk of steak ...
SianS Osprey for the girls  •  SianS in Gear talk
@Honora I probably shouldn't resist it. The rest of my gear has slowly been replaced with lightweight alternatives so not ...
mantis Editing Forum Posts  •  mantis in This website
No error message, just no button to edit or delete (windows 10 and Chrome) No problem editing previously
mantis Otaki Forks  •  mantis in Tracks, routes, and huts
I went in today the day after the road reopened. Word had spread as there were at least 30 cars ...
South Island short tramps and camping spots  •  Hisham in Tracks, routes, and huts
Yea, my wife reacted a bit like that when she read it too.
RedMoose Sierra Design Tents  •  RedMoose in Gear talk
Kia Ora, We are wondering what people experiences is with Sierra Design Tents? Both good and bad, The reason why I ask is ...
Briar Visiting Auckland from the US  •  Briar in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thunderbolt route is described here (read the visitors book too) GPX Urchin-Umukarikari Note that the descriptions are probably for summer conditions. You'd want ...
Honora software for GPS  •  Honora in Gear talk
I had a free version of the New Zealand Topo Maps on my smart phone. It gave my location free ...
greenie Weekend escape - Kaimai Range?  •  greenie in Tracks, routes, and huts
Benwah - Did you end up going? Will have a few days while in NZ in a couple of weeks ...
geeves Continued: 4Wd group rescue in otago  •  geeves in The campfire
I have a feeling that free search and rescue is closely related to our ACC system ACC would happily pay ...
TheGoodLife South Island Winter recommendations for a family  •  TheGoodLife in Tracks, routes, and huts
Hi Mount Somers is good as an overnighter (Woolshed Creek or Pinnacles Huts). Its about 90 mins from Christchurch. The track ...