Track. 5 – 10 days. Easy/medium. One way. Updated 25 April 201625 April 2016.
A Kaimanawa-Kaweka traverse from Rangataiki to the Gentle Annie (Napier-Taihape) summit. 5-10 days of good track-tramping through the beech & manuka forest, vividly coloured sub-alpine ridges and barren rocky tops of the Kaimanawa and Kaweka Range. This route formed one leg of ... More ▶︎
Track. 0 – 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track. Created 7 June 20147 June 2014.
Day trip of moderate ascent of 650 m hill overlooking Lake Lyndon near Porters Pass. Route goes via low open scrub and easily climbed sections of scrubby groundcover and open patches of rock-studded soft earth. More ▶︎
Track. 150 – 300 days. Hard. One way. Updated 26 February 201826 February 2018.
A guide to / summary of my progress on one possible route from East Cape to West Cape, the length of NZ's main divide. (work in progress) More ▶︎
Track. 1 day. Medium. Return by the same track. Updated 31 July 201531 July 2015.
A route from SH73 at Grahams Creek, Turiwhate up to the tussock tops from where you can continue to the Turiwhate trig beacon or other high points on the Turiwhate Range. Great views are to be had from the crest of ... More ▶︎
Track. 1 day. Medium. Return by the same track. Created 18 March 201418 March 2014.
A route from Rahu Saddle onto the unnamed peaks of the Victoria Range. More ▶︎
Track. Easy/medium. One way. Updated 16 March 201416 March 2014.
Leading from the Salisbury Track on Flora Stream up past Cloustons Mine to Gordons Pyramid (1489m). More ▶︎
Track. 1 day. Medium. Return by the same track. Updated 17 February 201417 February 2014.
A vigorous climb to a summit on the Mount Hutt Range. Spectacular views across the Rakaia River, Lake Coleridge, and beyond. More ▶︎
Track. 7 – 14 days. Medium/hard. One way. Updated 8 January 20148 January 2014.
A 7-14 day walk along the spine of the Richmond Ranges. Alpine tops, crumbling ridgelines, untracked bush & scrub, boulders of abrasive ultramafic rock - not for the fainthearted, but the challenge is well rewarded. More ▶︎
Track. 5 – 9 days. Medium/hard. One way. Created 8 January 20148 January 2014.
A 5-9 day north-south route from St Arnaud to the Lewis Pass, via Travers Pass, Waiau Pass, Thompson Pass and Three Tarn Pass. takes in good sections of the Travers, Sabine, Matakitaki and Maruia valleys. More ▶︎
Track. 10 – 25 days. Medium/hard. One way. Updated 8 January 20148 January 2014.
A 10+ day trip down to backbone of the Ruahine Range from Wharite (Palmerston Sth) to the Napier Taihape (Gentle Annie) Rd. The details of the route are in the associated article (see 'More Information'). More ▶︎
Track. Easy/medium. Return by the same track. Created 5 December 20135 December 2013.
Steep track with lots of steps, but easy and well-maintained. The tarns are roughly half-way to Mueller Hut. From the tarns to Mueller Hut the track is a hard and avalanche-prone walking route. More ▶︎
Track. 4 – 5 days. Medium. One way. Updated 16 October 201416 October 2014.
A four or five day tramp from the Lyell Campsite(off SH6 in the Buller Gorge) to the Mokihinui road end (off SH67 near Seddonville). This trip uses the Mokihinui-Lyell-Backcountry-Trust (MLBT) cycle trail and at the time of writing (end of ... More ▶︎
Track. 3 days. Hard. Loop track. Created 14 November 201314 November 2013.
Southern approach to Mt Owen, steep terrain, epic rock formations on the tops - making for stunning views but slow horizontal travel. Fyfe River valley - pools, great bird life and plenty of whio to be seen More ▶︎
Track. 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track. Created 6 August 20136 August 2013.
Pleasant walk to an alpine lake in the Cobb Valley. More ▶︎
Track. 1 day. Easy/medium. Return by the same track. Created 27 May 201327 May 2013.
The quicker, steeper route to the summit, from Sharplin Falls. More ▶︎
Track. 2 days. Medium/hard. One way. Updated 11 May 201311 May 2013.
This route traverses a remote range on Stewart Island, formerly home to tin miners and the country's last wild kakapo population. More ▶︎
Track. 3 days. Easy/medium. One way. Updated 1 May 20131 May 2013.
Forest and tops walk in Victoria Forest Park, visiting Lake Christabel. More ▶︎
Track. 1 – 2 days. Medium. Return by the same track. Created 28 April 201328 April 2013.
Day or overnight trip to a choice of two rock bivvies off the Milford Road. More ▶︎
Track. 1 – 2 days. Medium. Loop track. Created 28 April 201328 April 2013.
A short loop track in the Earl Mountains. More ▶︎
Track. Easy/medium. Return by the same track. Updated 25 April 201325 April 2013.
A steep but satisfying climb. Great views and an alpine environment reasonably accessable from the road More ▶︎
Track. 2 – 3 days. Medium. Return by the same track. Updated 28 February 201828 February 2018.
An overnight or multiday scenic diversion from the Routeburn Great Walk. The Valley of the Trolls is easily accessed from Harris Saddle and provides overnight camping for those wanting to get away from the crowds, while Lake Wilson provides stunning ... More ▶︎
Track. 2 – 3 days. Medium. Loop track. Updated 17 March 201317 March 2013.
A good solid Ruahine climb to a 3 person biv well situated with a great views, Tops travel then a quick 800 metre descent to a trout filled river and an 8 bunk hut More ▶︎
Track. 2 days. Medium. Return by the same track. Updated 13 March 201313 March 2013.
The Eyre Mountains are located south of Lake Wakatipu, just next to the Mavora Lakes. Jane Peak is the highest mountain in Southland outside of Fiordland -- and presumably a wry reference to the 1847 novel by Charlotte Brontë. More ▶︎
Track. 5 days. Medium. One way. Updated 26 February 201326 February 2013.
Long route above the bushline in Mt Richmond Forest Park near Nelson. More ▶︎
Track. 4 – 5 days. Easy/medium. One way. Updated 22 November 201722 November 2017.
This new trail links the ghost town of Lyell with the Mokihinui River. The first section is open from 2 February 2013. More ▶︎
Track. 2 days. Medium. Return by the same track. Updated 4 March 20144 March 2014.
A long climb to the summit of Mount Alexander (1958m) on the Kaimata Range. This range lies directly north of the Taramakau River and the highway between Jacksons and Aickens. More ▶︎
Track. 1 day. Easy/medium. Return via same track. Created 26 October 201226 October 2012.
The track starts approximately 12 km east of Kumara on the Inchbonnie-Kumara Road, or 26 km from Moana following the Lake Brunner Road before turning onto the Inchbonnie-Kumara Road. The route is well marked, passing through mixed lowland rimu forest ... More ▶︎
Track. 1 day. Easy/medium. Loop track. Updated 3 October 20123 October 2012.
A pleasant circuit walk to the summit of Mount Grey. More ▶︎
Track. 3 days. Medium. Return via same track. Updated 29 August 201229 August 2012.
A one and two-half day tramp up the East Matukituki to overnight in Aspiring Flats, with a day trip up Sisyphus Peak via Rainbow Stream. Summer trip only. Easy to coordinate with transport company, or leave your car over two nights. ... More ▶︎
Track. 3 – 5 days. Medium/hard. Loop track with a road section. Updated 1 April 20171 April 2017.
Loop track across 2 Westland saddles, taking in some remote huts More ▶︎