Alpine tops

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Pell Stream

Pell Stream

This highly recommended valley not far from the highway west of the Lewis pass, is accessible to most people with a bit of tramping experience and a lot of common sense. The full traverse of the creek described here offers ...   More ▶︎
Pudding Hill Stream Route

Pudding Hill Stream Route

Unmarked route along Pudding Hill Stream in Mount Hutt Forest. Combine this route with the Scotts Saddle Track for an interesting circuit.   More ▶︎
Waingawa Track

Waingawa Track

This is a non maintained route leading from Arete Forks up to the point of Waingawa 1420 Metres.The route meets the ridge top 300 metres west of Waingawa. This was an access track developed by the NZ Forest Service for the ...   More ▶︎

Patutu

Day trip to the summit of Patutu (1162m). The track starts basically at sea level.   More ▶︎
Paringa Valley to Tunnel Creek

Paringa Valley to Tunnel Creek

Its a Southern West Coast gem: the valley floor is surprisingly gentle, the track currently well marked and for the most part easy to follow. Dense west coast bush and open river flats lead to a classic backcountry hut with ...   More ▶︎
Mount Guy

Mount Guy

This loop takes in a little mountain and expansive views over Lake Clearwater and the Hakatere Basin.   More ▶︎
The Kaweka Main Range - a NS traverse

The Kaweka Main Range - a NS traverse

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 ▶︎

Mt Lyndon

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 ▶︎
East Cape to West Cape - the length of NZ's main divide

East Cape to West Cape - the length of NZ's main divide

A guide to my route from East Cape to West Cape, the length of NZ's main divide.   More ▶︎
Mt Turiwhate track

Mt Turiwhate track

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 ▶︎

Klondyke Spur

A route from Rahu Saddle onto the unnamed peaks of the Victoria Range.   More ▶︎

Cloustons Mine Track

Leading from the Salisbury Track on Flora Stream up past Cloustons Mine to Gordons Pyramid (1489m).   More ▶︎
Steepface Hill

Steepface Hill

A vigorous climb to a summit on the Mount Hutt Range. Spectacular views across the Rakaia River, Lake Coleridge, and beyond.   More ▶︎

Walking the length of the Richmond Ranges

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 ▶︎

St Arnaud to Lewis Pass

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 ▶︎

Walking the length of the Ruahines

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 ▶︎
Sealy Tarns

Sealy Tarns

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 ▶︎
Old Ghost Road

Old Ghost Road

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.Tramping times given. DOC has information on their website ...   More ▶︎
Mt Owen via Sunrise Peak, return Fyfe Rive

Mt Owen via Sunrise Peak, return Fyfe Rive

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 ▶︎
Lake Peel

Lake Peel

Pleasant walk to an alpine lake in the Cobb Valley.   More ▶︎

Mount Somers Summit Track

The quicker, steeper route to the summit, from Sharplin Falls.   More ▶︎

Tin Range

This route traverses a remote range on Stewart Island, formerly home to tin miners and the country's last wild kakapo population.   More ▶︎
Robinson Saddle

Robinson Saddle

Forest and tops walk in Victoria Forest Park, visiting Lake Christabel.   More ▶︎

Falls Creek

Day or overnight trip to a choice of two rock bivvies off the Milford Road.   More ▶︎
U Pass

U Pass

A short loop track in the Earl Mountains.   More ▶︎
Mt Haast

Mt Haast

A steep but satisfying climb. Great views and an alpine environment reasonably accessable from the road   More ▶︎
Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

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 ▶︎
Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

Sparrowhawk Biv Barlow hut loop

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 ▶︎
Jane Peak, Eyre Mountains

Jane Peak, Eyre Mountains

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 ▶︎
Mt Richmond Alpine Route

Mt Richmond Alpine Route

Long route above the bushline in Mt Richmond Forest Park near Nelson.   More ▶︎
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