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 ...
Hillary Trail
Hillary Trail  •  4 days. Medium. One way.
A four-day walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland.
Hollyford Track
Hollyford Track  •  4 days. Medium. One way.
The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.
Hump Ridge Track
Hump Ridge Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
The new Hump Ridge Track links the Waitutu coastline west of Invercargill with the subalpine landscape of the Hump Ridge. ...
Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)
Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)  •  1 – 2 days. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.
An overnight trip past old kauri dams to The Pinnacles, on Coromandel Peninsula.
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.
Paparoa Track
Paparoa Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. One way.
New track located in Paparoa National Park, and still under construction. The track is scheduled to open late 2018. This 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.
Rees / Dart Rivers
Rees / Dart Rivers  •  3 – 4 days. Medium/hard. Loop track.
Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.
Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track  •  2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
St James Walkway
St James Walkway  •  5 days. Easy/medium. One way.
A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.
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 ...
Te Paki Coastal Track
Te Paki Coastal Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
A new track linking Te Paki with Spirits Bay in the Far North.
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?

The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes
The Serpentine Range and the Three Passes  •  Article, updated
A six day trip around the Three Passes, including a traverse of the Serpentine Range instead of the North Route ...
Coast to Coast: Christchurch to Hokitika
Coast to Coast: Christchurch to Hokitika  •  Article, updated
An tale of a crossing of the South Island from Waikuku Beach north of Christchurch to Hokitika.
Pirongia Perambulation
Pirongia Perambulation  •  Article, updated
A weekend excursion around Tahuanui & Bell Tracks on Mt Pirongia.
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass  •  Article, updated
A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013
Exploring the South Opuha
Exploring the South Opuha  •  Article, updated
A new trip with a new hut to bag in a hunter's paradise north of Fairlie.
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.

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geeves PLB which model chose?  •  geeves in Gear talk
I have a KTI. Looks good light and it floats acording to the manual. Havent tried it out in anger ...
izogi Kawhatau Base road access closed  •  izogi in The campfire
I think the law's inconsistent around this. If it were private property being blocked off, the Property Law Act has an ...
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" no longer need help and turn it off SAR will still come for you as they have no way ...
Bolger's comments on Cave Creek  •  TararuaHunter in The campfire
"the established secondary causes was still a failure to provide qualified engineering input into design and approval of the project. ...
Ian_H family tramping/gear advice  •  Ian_H in Beginners and newbies
We (me and three kids, 6, 10, 11) did the Greenstone Caples last week: We always carry an ultralight tent fly ...
geeves  •  geeves in The campfire
hutchk Camping on the Kaweka tops  •  hutchk in Tracks, routes, and huts
@gaiters is spot on. I avoid the Kawekas during the roar, way too many idiots with guns around. Having said ...
Honora Fiordland or Nepal??  •  Honora in The campfire
@Kreig: The bivvy bag arrived OK. Frank had forgotten that the P O Box had a card in it, informing ...
geeves old Wangamomona Road  •  geeves in Tracks, routes, and huts
This has just come from the NZ4WD association. There is more information at and It affects trampers and mountain ...
FrankB Camp Creek Bivvy  •  FrankB in Tracks, routes, and huts
Came across a reference to Camp Creek Bivvy. Camp Creek apparently runs into the Te Hoe River. Can't find any ...
Pro-active the Te Araroa Trail  •  Pro-active in Tracks, routes, and huts
"North Bound" ?
Kreig Robust Inflatable Sleeping Matt  •  Kreig in Gear talk
I know. I'll upgrade when mine stops being so freakin' awesome! ;)
Thin closed cell foam worthwhile addition?  •  skiaddict in Beginners and newbies
Thanks for the analysis bernieq, will bear that in mind. The mats look pretty new so perhaps they do have ...
Kreig Which Pack to Choose?  •  Kreig in Gear talk
I like the ribbon/webbing on the pack. And that the lose straps neatly velcro to themselves. I HATE straps flapping ...
Kreig 48km in a day, HUGE thanks to Gaiters!  •  Kreig in Gear talk
I agree. Not submersible, but held up to a decent downpour on Stewart Island the other day.
izogi DOC incidents and abuse  •  izogi in The campfire
Really? The article itself is hardly front page material. I did find the referenced Threats and Intimidation document an interesting read, ...
bernieq rescue from five passes  •  bernieq in Tracks, routes, and huts
Sounds like the heli-pilot had a tough job, then, to pick up on Sunday in what sounds like an unpleasant ...
Forest823 Lake Waikaremoana track closed  •  Forest823 in Tracks, routes, and huts
The track is now partially open - great news! Last year I walked from Onepoto to Korokoro on day 1, ...
Matthew April 2017 updates  •  Matthew in This website
Not as yet. We need it though, clearly.
Matthew Copyright  •  Matthew in This website
A member notified me yesterday of a real estate agent using their image without permission. Any images you share here ...
Deadmans Track (North Island) 22/04 - 23/04  •  InTheBush in Tramping partners
Hey everyone, I'm going to tramp to Rangiwahia Hut via Deadmans Track on the coming Saturday, stay overnight at the hut ...
motors FMC website  •  motors in The campfire
Yes I really like the very active FMC at present - as you say lots of lobbying and speaking out, ...
Yarmoss Lake Quill  •  Yarmoss in Tracks, routes, and huts
There's a route there from Mackinnon Pass described in Moirs Guide South.
MSR Tent for Sale - Carbon Reflex 2  •  Skyev in Buy / sell / exchange
Hi Alex, Very interested in this tent. Are you still selling? Skye
Matthew Reactivating closed thread  •  Matthew in This website
Auto-closed threads are now reopened. The only ones I've left closed are ones that were not constructive, and closed manually. ...