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?

Kopuwai Circuit (old man range in Central Otago)
Kopuwai Circuit (old man range in Central Otago)  •  Article, updated
2 day circuit involving 2 high points on range and visiting 2 back country huts.
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

John Saunders 4-6 Day Tramp with Easy Access  •  John Saunders in Tracks, routes, and huts
I did the north-south traverse of Nelson Lakes within that time span. Fly Wgtn-Nelson, bus to St Arnaud, local cab ...
Ideas of treks to learn basic mountainering skills  •  JulienFR in Tracks, routes, and huts
All right guys. Thanks for your answer ;)
Wanted: Solid navigation training!  •  Orienteer in The campfire
Rogaining can be a good way to practice navigation, especially at night. It can require repeated navigation decisions every 5 ...
Honora River crossing practise locations near Chch?  •  Honora in The campfire
Oh I see it's for current members. If you sign up hastily, hopefully they will allow you on the course!
Cuben Fibre Tent Fly with Insect Screen  •  waynowski in Gear talk
theres various other services for mail forwarding from the states like or they offer a range of shipping ...
lewshaw Norovirus heads north  •  lewshaw in The campfire
Just been through from St Arnaud to the Boyle,with the DOC clean up crew barely off the ground.We had tents ...
January 2017 updates  •  phlexish in This website
Hey Matthew, Love your work! You may want to check this out: cheers
Forest823 Severe weather warnings in place  •  Forest823 in Tracks, routes, and huts
Being at work in Auckland doesn't seem so bad this week...
garth Pack wanted to buy  •  garth in Buy / sell / exchange
Awesome, hope you enjoy your pack and have many memorable trips with it.
Arthur's Pass forecast questions (14 & 15 Jan)  •  andrewdixon1000 in Beginners and newbies
Thanks for all the replies everyone. I ended up taking the conservative decision of postponing. We'll hopefully find a good weekend ...
Locke stream to Thompson - Ranger Bivvy  •  TararuaHunter in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks for that Honora, thought you'd been through there. cheers
Mariku Gaiters against thorns for trail running shoes?  •  Mariku in Gear talk
I agree with much of that. You may laugh - I use long pants in dry weather, and shorts when it ...
Honora Five Passes Hike  •  Honora in Tracks, routes, and huts
Yes, you have to take it at face value. The same goes for travel times sourced from other people too ...
Pro-active Should NZ's Great Walks be privately-run?  •  Pro-active in The campfire
Yeah, but is the Conservation Estate a Monopoly game, or something that should be treasured & maintained ?. ('preserved' is ...
Honora Outdoorsman Alan Simmons fights DoC campfire prose  •  Honora in The campfire
It's a big problem in the USA as conifer roots can catch alight.
Honora Hard ground tent pegs for RSI wrists  •  Honora in Gear talk
that video of the 2 rock anchoring technique was educational for me. I've always grabbed a big rock and stuck ...
Honora Incidents in the mountains  •  Honora in The campfire
Gary Dickenson wrote a manual on mountaincraft back in the day (not an MSC one). It was great to have ...
Honora Emergency shelter, the experiment  •  Honora in The campfire
Yes, I noticed I didn't get an option for the sizing. It's on its way...
Mariku Wanted: River crossing practise on short notice!  •  Mariku in The campfire
Didn't feel condescending to me by the way, just a misunderstanding.
Ian_H Don't get jealous, ok?  •  Ian_H in Tracks, routes, and huts
The road up to Percy Saddle and back would be OK on a mountain bike and give you access to ...
habitualhiker Alternative to Five Passes: solitude and scenery  •  habitualhiker in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks for the suggestion lewshaw. The forecast isn't looking great at the moment, but hoping it improves over the next ...
Honora asking questions about NZ walking tracks  •  Honora in Tracks, routes, and huts
There's plenty of wilderness out there. I've been to huts that have had no visitors for 8 years (Ant Stream ...
Honora Hydrolised collagen  •  Honora in Beginners and newbies
It's arrived! But I'm using up the gelatine first. Frank has got mild osteoporosis and collagen forms the framework for ...
geeves Hard foam  •  geeves in Gear talk
The theory is sound providing you can keep the ccf on the inflatable. Keep the insulation close
nzbazza Gaiters and Putties  •  nzbazza in Gear talk
I almost always wear trail shoes except when crampons are required, so I use leather boots and knee height canvas ...