Waterfalls

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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 ▶︎
Otanewainuku - Otawa Trig - Te Puke Quary rd

Otanewainuku - Otawa Trig - Te Puke Quary rd

This route starts at the Otanewainuku car park and for the first 600m follows the Rimu walk. Then it branches off towards the Whataroa waterfalls. On a hot day it's a good idea to make the 70m detour and refresh ...   More ▶︎

Upper Nihotupu Walk

Easy walk along a service road to the Upper Nihotupu Reservoir in the Waitakere Ranges. Climb the face of the dam, walk a bush tramway, and admire some waterfalls.   More ▶︎
Knutzen Track

Knutzen Track

This track visits Kitekite Falls, a highlight of the Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎
Kitekite Falls

Kitekite Falls

Short walk to beautiful 80-metre falls behind Piha.   More ▶︎

Karekare Falls

Short and easy walk to a picnic area at the base of the falls.   More ▶︎

Taraire Track

A short loop walk at Karekare.   More ▶︎
Fairy Falls Track

Fairy Falls Track

One of the feature walks of the Waitakere Ranges, this track leads easily through kauri forest to the top of the Fairy Falls, then descends a staircase to the base of the falls. The track leads from Scenic Drive through ...   More ▶︎
Upper Ngakawau gorge foot access

Upper Ngakawau gorge foot access

The Upper Ngakawau gorge is rugged and spectacular, yet seldom visited because of the difficulty of access, usually requiring a kayak in from the lower end.   More ▶︎
Mount Fishtail

Mount Fishtail

A moderate day hike to the summit of Mount Fishtail a prominent peak in the Richmond Range. Great views can be had once above the bush line.   More ▶︎
Temple Stream - North Branch

Temple Stream - North Branch

North Temple Track. Cross North Temple Stream and follow the track up North Temple valley. The track has been washed out in places from high river flow. It generally keeps to the beech-forest margin and ends at an impressive cirque basin. ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Raukumara East-West Traverse

Raukumara East-West Traverse

An east-west traverse of either the Raukumara range, or the entire East Cape. A minimum of 5-8 days in it's shortest version (of which two are half days), but 9+ days for a complete traverse. The main highlight of the trip ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Karamatura Falls

Karamatura Falls

Short walk to a 15 metre waterfall near Huia.   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 ▶︎
Piha - Karekare

Piha - Karekare

The Piha - Karekare section of the Hillary Trail. Half beautiful walk through forest with a waterfall. Half cliff-top walk with stunning views.   More ▶︎
Tupapakurua Falls

Tupapakurua Falls

A nice bush walk near National Park Village. Would make a good alternative to the Tongariro Crossing if the weather is bad.   More ▶︎
Glentui Loop Track

Glentui Loop Track

Pleasant loop through riverside forest at the foot of Mount Richardson.   More ▶︎
Coal Creek Falls

Coal Creek Falls

A nice easy walk through native forest to a lovely waterfall, one hour return. Track starts at Runanga, there is a AA sign at the turn off at the main road.   More ▶︎
Wairere Falls

Wairere Falls

A popular walk up to these spectacular falls   More ▶︎
d'Arby Falls

d'Arby Falls

A short walk under palm forest to a waterfall near Ship Cove.   More ▶︎
Waterfall Track

Waterfall Track

A short, wet walk in Belmont Regional Park.   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 ▶︎

Ohau Stream Walk

A short walk to a waterfall on the Kaikoura coast.   More ▶︎
Hillary Trail

Hillary Trail

A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. ALOT OF THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED FOR KAURI DIE BACK PREVENTION. CHECK DOC TO SEE WHICH SECTIONS ARE STILL OPEN   More ▶︎
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