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Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of ...
A classic crossing of the geologically and biologically diverse northwest corner of the South Island. The track is also open to ...
Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.
"The Lake Track." Busy track in summer with swimming and fishing along the lake-side.
The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by ...
New track located in Paparoa National Park, exploring the Paparoa Range, gold trails and limestone gorges. Paparoa Track is a dual-use ...
An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of ...
This journey explores the glacial valleys and mountains of Fiordland from Lake Hauroko to Lake Manapouri, visiting Dusky Sound along ...
A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. ALOT OF THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED FOR KAURI DIE BACK ...
The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.
The Hump Ridge Track links the Waitutu coastline west of Invercargill with the subalpine landscape of the Hump Ridge. Historic ...
An overnight trip past old kauri dams to The Pinnacles, on Coromandel Peninsula.
The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.
A long but easy walk along Queen Charlotte Sound. This track offers hostel and resort accommodation as well as basic ...
Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.
A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.
Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...
Explore the Far North coastline around Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua.
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Fair point, geeves - sloppy thinking on my part. Liquid fuel evaporates to replace the used gas, maintaining the pressure (at ...
Thanks Madpom. Your Lennox route worked a treat although there was heaps of treefall heading through the beech forest from ...
Cameron Hut at the base of Mt Arrowsmith.
Look for the large orange triangle at 560m. The main stream turns off to your (climber's) right. The correct route ...
Really appreciate this thread. It came just in time after my 5000mAH powerbank crapped out and refused to charge at ...
That adapter is available on aliexpress so no need to figure out. However do consider those canisters are straight butane ...
There are a couple of good campsites on the route. One is sheltered and it's down where a tarn lies, ...
an official investigation was conducted after the incident. it was headed by Graeme Dingle. he said the gear they had was ...
Hi Bernie, I'll have to try that out! It definitely didn't used to print at precisely 50K (as in 2cm ...
Thanks trampers This link is helpful: https://www.southernalpsphotography.com/Tramping/Aspiring-Region/Climbing-Lochnagar/
It's been discussed many times before, but always good as a reminder. https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/458674/police-urge-campers-trampers-to-carry-distress-beacon >**Police urge campers, trampers to carry distress beacon** >Police and ...
Thank you everything! Think we're good to go :) @nzbazza Good suggestions, I've got a variety of foods. And she ...
rely on physical vents for breathability, it trumps breathable membranes hands down
thanks for the reminder!
And speaking of drying, you don't dry your boots close enough to a fire that it would be too hot ...
From DOC's website: "DOC will provide a full refund for COVID-19-related cancellations including if people are unwell, subject to travel restrictions, ...
Thanks for your replies. Yes, sleeping in a wet tent would be a nightmare!. That Nomad tent looks pretty good ...
Thanks everyone for the advice! Another present sorted :-)
Hi There was a post started a few years ago on favourite NZ tramping books . To add to that Shaun ...
I've discovered the Pics PB slugs. Great with those oversweet muesli bars as it reduces the GI when eaten in ...
3M transpore is bloody good tape for mending holes in duvet jackets. It tears into the desired size easily and ...
For some more variety in dehy veggies, beans and soy-based proteins, have a look at HarmonyHouse Foods, website GoHHF.com, which ...
Another one for you - colleague just back from an ascent of Mt Adams. 2140m vertical height difference, most of ...
Not enough info to draw any meaningful conclusion.
The southernmost section of the St James Cycle Trail, between Tophouse Road and the Lake Guyon junction on the Waiau ...
A four or five day tramp from the Lyell Campsite(off SH6 in the Buller Gorge) to the Mokihinui road end ...
Alternative route to the summit of Mount Richardson (1047m) in the Canterbury foothills.
A guide to my route from East Cape to West Cape, the length of NZ's main divide.
Never get enough rocks.
A creative reflection on a three-day tramp in February 2021. This is a very tough tramp and requires high fitness ...
As of writing (March '21) 1/3 of this loop is closed due to Kauri Dieback A good two day starter tramp ...
Forested climb from Glentui Bush car park to the summit of Mount Richardson (1047m).
This track drops from the ridge east of Mount Richardson to the Glentui Bush car park.
A short and easy loop coastal forest in Queen Charlotte Sound.
Short forest walk in Mistletoe Bay, Queen Charlotte Sound.
This popular extension to the Ashley Gorge Loop Track leads to a 10-metre waterfall.
Short family walk near Ashley Gorge Holiday Park.
Track connecting Youngman Stream and Tarn Huts in Puketeraki Conservation Area.
Direct route up Lilburne Hill to Tarn Hut
A collection of resources to help you plan and explore.
Steady sidle up the Rakahuri / Ashley River from the Lees Valley to Youngman Stream Hut.
Out in the hills
Cant wait to explore this beautiful 4day 3night track, first time for me, definitely after the experience may not be the last, lets go!!! any advice would be amazing before i go :) Facebook
Dave W. came along. Climbed up through cloud but tops were clear.
I visited on 27/12/2021 via the 'true right logging roads' noted by Madpom.
If you are staying at Hot Water Beach camp, you definitely have to book first. $30 per site (2 pax)
Came over Charlies Saddle but couldn't visit the hut b/c the McArthur bridge is completely removed since damage ?in the July flooding. The Waiau looked to be too high to attempt a crossing.
Access is fine now. Some parts of the track have disappeared but it's quite navigable. You may prefer going directly up Redcliffe Stream as it's full of silt and easy to walk up rather than following the usual route with its occasional 4WD tracks. Best to start on the true left of the river as the foot track has been wiped out on the true right and there's only thick scrub there! The route down to Cookies Hut is fine as well. The toilet at Trib Hut is lying downstream on its side!
Rats all gone. Hut in good condition. No saw, so difficult to get big bits of fire wood, heaps of kindling around. Two big trees down so if anyone is a hero and wants to take in a saw (or chainsaw). Nice spot and pretty easy walk in.
Great hut. Love the two small bunk rooms with closable doors.
madpom walked East Cape to West Cape - the length of NZ's main divide
1 January 20211 January 2021
Finished at last!
Awesome views, lots of steps but not difficult if you pace, cool big rock about half way up that has a nice view (and a good rest stop). Sister & I heard sounds of glacial ice cracking from halfway up to top of tarns track. Well worth the climb!
Track down from McGregor is well marked (permolat markers). The final descent to the Dorset Ck / Waiohine is a little hairy. Might pay for someone to take a short section of rope to permanently attach
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