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
"The more tourists we get, the SAR stats seem to rise exponentially." That'll be an interesting comparison in coming years now ...
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 ...
RedMoose Worth replacing PLB batteries?  •  RedMoose in Gear talk
"Anyone used a reputable unauthorized battery replacer? " "Is there such a thing? ... and would you trust your life to ...
Keil A Carpenter Weekender  •  Keil A Carpenter in Tracks, routes, and huts
The easiest way is to pay a friend to take you
Berend de Boer Is any gear made in NZ anymore?  •  Berend de Boer in Gear talk
I believe Kiwi Camping makes their gear in NZ too. Obviously a little bit on the heavy side for people ...
geeves Customary greetings  •  geeves in The campfire
Do what you are comfortable doing.
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 ...
routeburn closed temporarily  •  waynowski in Tracks, routes, and huts
DOC are advising the routeburn is "closed" due to extensive track and bridge damage until it can be repaired, no ...
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 ...
How quickly should the recent snow melt? (Kepler)  •  waynowski in Tracks, routes, and huts
depends how hot it gets between now and then or if it snows again... if its doable and there's snow, don't ...
madpom Feral activists are worse than pest 1080 fights  •  madpom in The campfire
Some discussion of papp here:
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 ...