Historic tracks

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Big River Track

Big River Track

Following the line of the old road from Waiuta to Big River, this is an easy forest walk between goldmining ghost towns.   More ▶︎
Edwards River, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit

Edwards River, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit

This circuit explores the southern portion of the St James Cycle Trail, explores the historic farm country around Lake Guyon and Stanley Vale, and skipping back to Tophouse Road over the rougher terrain of Fowler Pass.   More ▶︎
Section: Lake Guyon - Fowler Pass

Section: Lake Guyon - Fowler Pass

A route connecting the Waiau Uwha and Waiau Toa (Clarence) valleys, from Lake Guyon junction on the St James Cycle Trail to Tophouse Road at Fowler Hut.   More ▶︎
Tanekaha falls, Puriri track loop

Tanekaha falls, Puriri track loop

Following a stream up the valley to a large Puriri tree, then back via some waterfalls, swimming possible.   More ▶︎

Kātiki Point

A short peninsula walk near Moeraki, exploring an historic pā site and offering close encounters with yellow-eyed penguins / hoiho.   More ▶︎
Kawakawa Station Walk

Kawakawa Station Walk

Get together with mates, work colleagues or family for a weekend escape to walk, eat and be merry! The food provided is locally inspired, sourced and produced and certainly won’t leave you hungry. All delicious home cooked meals, including morning and ...   More ▶︎
Paparoa Track

Paparoa Track

New track located in Paparoa National Park, and still under construction. The track is scheduled to open late 2018. This track is planned to be a dual-use (walk / mountain bike) Great Walk. It was conceived as a memorial to the ...   More ▶︎
Kelceys Bush

Kelceys Bush

An easy track along a creek in a valley of regenerated native broadleaf forest. This is a hour return walk located at the end of Mill Road near Waimate Canterbury. A variety of native bush and native birds can be seen ...   More ▶︎

Kelceys Bush

An easy track along a creek in a valley of regenrated native broadleaf forrest. This is a hour return walk located at the end of Mill Road near Waimate. A variety of native bush and native birds can be seen and ...   More ▶︎

Beveridge Track

New dual-use track running from the Arataki Visitor Centre along old sections of Exhibition Drive. The track is busy with runners, cyclists, and dog walkers.   More ▶︎

Ghorepani Poonhill Trek

Ghorepani and Pun Hill Panorama trekking with Guide Nepal Trek leads to you in one of the most beautiful area in and around the North Mid West Nepal Himalaya, in the Annapurna area with great views of Mt. Dhaulagiri and ...   More ▶︎
Maling Pass, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit

Maling Pass, Lake Guyon, Fowler Pass circuit

This circuit is a double-crossing of the St James Range, dropping into the deep Waiau Uwha Valley. The first day's walk is part of the St James Cycle Trail and is easier, smoother walking than the second day.   More ▶︎
Monument Track (south)

Monument Track (south)

Climb from the head of the Kaituna Valley to Te Ara Pātaka, and the network of tracks running from Purau Saddle, Mt Herbert and Port Levy Saddle.   More ▶︎
Blue Creek Track

Blue Creek Track

This short walk sets off from the site of a gold mining town, exploring mining relics and a river resurgence.   More ▶︎
Charming Creek Walkway

Charming Creek Walkway

One of Buller's longer established walkways that is also open to mountain bikers. The majority of the 10.5 km route follows an old railway formation. The route is littered with historic sawmilling and coalmining relics. The lower Ngakawau gorge section is ...   More ▶︎
Aorere Goldfields Track

Aorere Goldfields Track

The track passes an old ground-sluicing claim worked in the 1880s following part of the original benched miners' track. View water races, the Aorere Caves; Stafford's and Ballroom (torch required, extra care in these caves). The track loops past the ...   More ▶︎
Mount Reeves Track

Mount Reeves Track

Mt. Reeves is a nice little peak on the eastern side of the Tararua ranges. There are good views over the patchwork of farmland in the Wairarapa plains and west into the hills. It has the distinction of being part ...   More ▶︎
Mt Oxford

Mt Oxford

Day trip with several variations to make it a loop if desired.   More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Boyd Creek to Upukerora Link Track

Boyd Creek to Upukerora Link Track

An old track linking Boyd Creek to the Upukerora via Dunton Swamp that is no longer maintained by DOC. There is no mention on this route on the DOC website, refer to Moirs Guide South 7th ed page 200 for ...   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 ▶︎

Urutawa Crossing: Motu Road to Waioeka Gorge

A north-east - south-west crossing of the Urutawa conservation area from Toatoa on the Motu Road to SH2 in the Waioeka valley. A 2-4 day trip through some little-tramped country. Not much in the way of views, but plenty of bush, ...   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach

Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach

A lengthy route along the Crater Rim, past the Remarkable Dykes and the Sign of the Packhorse to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).   More ▶︎

Asbestos Track

A gently graded mine road climbing to an asbestos mine and 1890s cottage.   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 Crichton Loop Track

Easy loop to an old mining area, with an historic hut.   More ▶︎
United Mine

United Mine

Walk to a smelter site and coppermine on the Roding River near Nelson.   More ▶︎

Kawatiri Historic Railway Walk

This tiny little track explores a section of the former Nelson-Glenhope Railway, including a station site, bridge, and tunnel.   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 ▶︎
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