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?

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 ...
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 ...

In the forums

izogi Incidents in the mountains  •  izogi in The campfire
Here's the Stuff report on the Tongariro Crossing incident, from a few days ago. At the end: "Hikers making the ...
madpom How quickly should the recent snow melt? (Kepler)  •  madpom in Tracks, routes, and huts
Been working down at Borland the last few weeks - so 30km south of the Keplers. Each front brings a ...
Weekender  •  Ian_H in Tracks, routes, and huts
@IanH is the area pretty safe for leaving a rental car overnight? ie. Scotts creek or start of Caples? Never had ...
Berend de Boer Worth replacing PLB batteries?  •  Berend de Boer in Gear talk
List of authorised service centres at bottom:
Berend de Boer Why is New Zealand made good to you?  •  Berend de Boer in Gear talk
Although not related to tramping, I have a Carbon Art windsurf board, which simply works better for NZ conditions (compared ...
Kreig routeburn closed temporarily  •  Kreig in Tracks, routes, and huts
I've got photos. Will post.
PhilipW Feral activists are worse than pest 1080 fights  •  PhilipW in The campfire
New book on the topic here: "After a year and a half looking at this, I've concluded that 1080 opposition has ...
geeves Is any gear made in NZ anymore?  •  geeves in Gear talk
Kiwi Camping is just a brand name. Its all supplied to the best price
bernieq Track recommendation  •  bernieq in Tracks, routes, and huts
Staying in the north of the SI, have a look at the Leslie-Karamea tramp. Go to the DoC website for ...
Otago man offering job for possumer: no whingers  •  waynowski in The campfire
john campbell interviewing the interview poster, Duane
sandrarowland Cascade - Ngapuketurua  •  sandrarowland in The campfire
thanks Ruahine. Taupo tramper has supplied info on water source and track was ok a year ago. We are going ...
geeves Sources of Nubuk (Gore-Tex lined) Leather Conditio  •  geeves in Gear talk
I dont think there is any conditioner that is suitable for nubbuk. I had a pair of boots made from ...
deepriver Bids, bivs, huts and bogs  •  deepriver in The campfire
Interesting how it used to be that tramping clubs, hunters etc. built and maintained the huts. Then a time when ...
izogi change to NGOs' environment legal fund  •  izogi in The campfire
Does anyone know which NGOs have been accessing this legal aid in recent years?
Emergency calls via cell phone  •  BOP Tramper in The campfire
Well cellphones certainly good, but they are not 100% reliable as we all know. There was some lost hunters here in ...
Open fireplace huts  •  BOP Tramper in Tracks, routes, and huts
I think thats great that DOC are actually happy to keep the open fires in alot of the huts. I know ...
Sources of dried food: Egg and Bacon?  •  Scottie in Food
This is your egg sorted:
keweguy Hollyford & Pyke Big Bay Hiking Trip - Buddy  •  keweguy in Tramping partners
Anyone Keen? Hi, i plan on heading down to Fiordland about the 1st week of January to do the Hollyford track, ...
Transport to Stewart Island  •  Tamzin in Visiting New Zealand
hey a friend and I are looking to head down to Stewart Island on the first of November from Christchurch. ...
Travel to Stewart Island  •  Tamzin in Tramping partners
Hey me and a friend are heading down to Stewart island on the first of November from Christchurch to do ...
izogi Pike 29 track construction tenders sought  •  izogi in Tracks, routes, and huts
The revised draft plan for Paparoa National Park, complete with submission summaries and track changes, was also published a few ...
madpom Hunter falls to his death on West Coast  •  madpom in The campfire
Hunter vs tramper vs tourist is relevent in these stories. They pursue different goals, start with different preconceptions of where ...
geeves Wellington tramping clubs  •  geeves in The campfire
Most clubs happily acept out of towners. If nothing else it gives an accommodation option on the way there. As ...
Kreig Mt. Arthur Nov. 21-24th time frame  •  Kreig in Tramping partners
Hi! Welcome to the forums! This place is absolutely chock-a-block FULL of experienced and helpful Kiwi trampers. What sometimes is neglected ...
Found Gas Cooker  •  AntonyLowe in The campfire
Gidday Glennj, We were thinking the same, I'm a teacher and there is no way I'd leave school gear in a ...