Alpine tops

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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 ▶︎
Walking the length of NZ's main divide

Walking the length of NZ's main divide

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 ▶︎
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 and at the time of writing (end of ...   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 ▶︎
Old Ghost Road

Old Ghost Road

This new trail links the ghost town of Lyell with the Mokihinui River. The first section is open from 2 February 2013.   More ▶︎
Mount Alexander

Mount Alexander

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 ▶︎
Mt French

Mt French

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 ▶︎
Mount Grey / Maukatere

Mount Grey / Maukatere

A pleasant circuit walk to the summit of Mount Grey.   More ▶︎
Aspiring Flat and Sisyphus Peak

Aspiring Flat and Sisyphus Peak

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 ▶︎
Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Toaroha/Zit Saddle/Kokatahi/Lathrop Saddle/Styx River Route

Loop track across 2 Westland saddles, taking in some remote huts   More ▶︎
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