Alpine tops

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Mt Torlesse

Mt Torlesse

Noteworthy peak east of Porters Pass.   More ▶︎
Rough Creek Track

Rough Creek Track

The track leads up to Rough Creek Saddle from where there is a great view on Lake Christabel and the Blue Grey River.   More ▶︎
Mt Bealey - Lyell Peak - Avalanche Peak Traverse

Mt Bealey - Lyell Peak - Avalanche Peak Traverse

A classic traverse from Mt Bealey to Avalanche Peak   More ▶︎
Queens Drive

Queens Drive

Queens Drive is an old goats track across the front side of the Remarkables. You can pick it out in summer as a grey scree slope and in winter a snow field which is pretty obvious. The route is exposed and ...   More ▶︎
Waiau - Clarence Pass Lake Tennyson Circuit

Waiau - Clarence Pass Lake Tennyson Circuit

A challenging 4-5 day circuit in the St. James Conservation Area / Nelson Lakes National Park featuring two alpine pass crossings and some unmarked track route finding. Starts and ends at Lake Tennyson and can be done in either direction.   More ▶︎
Rabbit Pass - Wilkin to East Matukituki

Rabbit Pass - Wilkin to East Matukituki

A fair weather route linking the upper Wilkin valley to the head of the East Matukituki. Two dangerous climbs are required, one to access the pass via the Wilkin Waterfall Face, and one to descend the cliff face into the ...   More ▶︎

Forest Creek. Bullock Bow Saddle, Bush Stream circuit

3 day circuit (1 full day) involving retired pastoral lease runs. Middle section especially attractive as it traverses unfolding rolling country parallel to Bush Stream. Part of this route follows Te Araroa and includes 3 former musterers' huts in the ...   More ▶︎
Lonely Lake to Adelaide Tarn - Low Route

Lonely Lake to Adelaide Tarn - Low Route

A single day route from one beautiful lake to another involving travel in the Anatoki river to the saddle south of Adelaide Tarn which avoids scrub bashing.   More ▶︎
Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

Travers Peak - Trovatore - Henry Saddle

An interesting circuit exploring the alpine tops around Lewis Pass.   More ▶︎
Staveley Hill

Staveley Hill

Part of the Mt Somers circuit, Staveley Hill climbs from Sharplin Falls carpark and past Hookey Knob along the south face. A great place to stop for lunch or, if you decide not to go to the summit, you still ...   More ▶︎
Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Rangiwahia Triangle Iron gate Alice Nash Memorial

Typical Ruahine weekend tramp 4 huts, open tops,river travel and some great bush.   More ▶︎
Otehake NZFS track up to Big Tops and down to Koropuku Hut

Otehake NZFS track up to Big Tops and down to Koropuku Hut

Attractive old track from Otehake swingbridge to open tops. Recent extensions cut from gully to bypass waterfalls.   More ▶︎
Mt Philistine Traverse

Mt Philistine Traverse

A classic mountain traverse in Arthurs Pass National Park, includes climbing steep scree, bluffs, rock and snow. An ice axe and crampons are often essential, a rope may be needed.   More ▶︎
Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Middle Crossing of the Tararua's

Climbing through beach Forest, Open tops, steep Descents followed by steep climbs, river valleys, great huts. An alpine experience with all the thrills good and bad weather can provide.   More ▶︎
Mount Cassidy

Mount Cassidy

A short but challenging climb from Arthur's Pass Village.   More ▶︎
Brewster track to Mt.Armstrong

Brewster track to Mt.Armstrong

An ascent from the state hwy(SH6),just west of Haast Pass,of over 1700m to a summit on the main divide of the Southern Alps. A climb through beech forest from 450m to the bushline at 1160m and on to Brewster hut ...   More ▶︎
Circumnavigating the Kiwi

Circumnavigating the Kiwi

About a 4 day trip in the Kaweka Forest Park. I called it this because the route travels around the watershed of the Kiwi Stream. We took a leisurely 5 days to complete this trip, though 4 would be quite ...   More ▶︎
Mid Waiohine Hut

Mid Waiohine Hut

Steep climb on well maintained track to Mt Holdsworth (1470m) then a steeper descent into the Waiohine Valley. Return via same track.   More ▶︎
Boyle Village - Mt Faust - Boyle Hut

Boyle Village - Mt Faust - Boyle Hut

A great trip over the top of Mt Faust and down a spur to Boyle Hut on the St James Walkway. Makes a great weekend trip.   More ▶︎
Gillespie Pass Circuit

Gillespie Pass Circuit

This is a 3-4 day track that is located near Makarora at the head of Lake Wanaka. Being a loop it can be tramped in either direction, but most parties start at the Young River valley and go over Gillespie ...   More ▶︎
Mt Somers Track (South Face)

Mt Somers Track (South Face)

Woolshed Creek Hut - Rhyolite Ridge Track junction (4 km) Time: 2 hr. The route takes in dynamic scenery with regenerating mountain beech forest within a vaulted landscape of waterfalls, deep, icy pools and forbidding rocky tors. From the hut ...   More ▶︎
Miners Track to Woolshed Creek Hut

Miners Track to Woolshed Creek Hut

This track follows, in part, the line the miners took to the old Blackburn Mine. The track, if accessed via Woolshed Creek picnic area, climbs steeply along the hand-built jig that used to transport coal from the Blackburn Mine to ...   More ▶︎
Blowhard Track

Blowhard Track

Alternative route to the summit of Mount Richardson (1047m) in the Canterbury foothills.   More ▶︎
Waipakihi Hut to Middle Range

Waipakihi Hut to Middle Range

DOC have re cut an old track that gives access to the Middle Range from Waipakihi Hut. The usual route via Junction Top crosses private land and requires a permit. Going by this route avoids the Private land altogether.   More ▶︎
Cass Saddle

Cass Saddle

From the car park at the east end of the Cass road bridge, follow the vehicle track next to the row of pine trees until it meets Cass River. Follow the riverbed upstream, you will need to cross the river ...   More ▶︎

Jane Peak 2022m

A brilliant day trip up the highest peak in the Eyre Mountains.   More ▶︎

Lake Gunn to Falls Creek.

A challenging day trip or overnight trip in Fiordland.   More ▶︎
Mount Morris Track, Raglan Range

Mount Morris Track, Raglan Range

This hike begins at Greig's Hut in the Branch River Valley, Upper Marlborough. A great day trip, it can be driven part way or walked entirely. The track is fairly well marked and makes itself evident as one pushes through ...   More ▶︎

Daly's Clearing Loop Track

A quick and easy weekend getaway. Leaves from Franklin Rd and loops around past Dalys Clearing Hut to join the Waitawheta track back to Franklin Rd. Can stop for a night at the hut.   More ▶︎
Thousand Acres Plateau

Thousand Acres Plateau

Explore a cliff-edged tussock plateau near Murchison.   More ▶︎
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