Peaks

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Langsview track

Langsview track

An easy walk overlooking Langs Beach with views out to Mangawhai and inland to Kaiwaka   More ▶︎
Matukituki to Paradise by roads less travelled

Matukituki to Paradise by roads less travelled

A rough, tough crossing from Raspberry Flat (Aspiring Road, Wanaka) to the Earnslaw Burn (Glenorchy-Paradise road) via Shotover Saddle, Lochnagar, Lennox Pass. This is the latest leg in madpom's East Cape to West Cape traverse.   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 ▶︎

Te Rau-o-te-Huia / Mount Donald McLean

A very short walk to a summit in the southern Waitakere Ranges.   More ▶︎

Anatoki Forks Hut to Boulder Lake Hut

An off-track route description for a "direct" one-day connection between these two huts. Could be used to create numerous loop trips either with just these two huts or extending to take in the Dragons Teeth or even adding on Waingaro Forks ...   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
St Arnaud Range Track

St Arnaud Range Track

This walk climbs steadily through beech forest to a height of over 1650 metres. Above the bushline (at 1400 m), there are spectacular views from Parachute Rocks, which gained their name from a parachute‐shaped gravel scree located just to the ...   More ▶︎
Mt Oxford

Mt Oxford

Day trip with several variations to make it a loop if desired.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Banks Peninsula Tops

Banks Peninsula Tops

Two day walk across the never completed bit of the Summit Road.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Walter Peak

Walter Peak

Walter Peak is the prominent peak on the other side of Lake Wakatipu, where the Earnslaw boat goes. Most of the terrain is easy to navigate - tussocks and rocky outcrops. Towards the end it's quite a scramble. For experienced trampers only. ...   More ▶︎
Whakaupoungaku

Whakaupoungaku

The summit of Whakapoungakau is just off the Western Okataina Walkway. The summit is a pleasant place, with grassy clearing among the scrub and good views to the north and east if the weather is clear.   More ▶︎

Mt Rolleston- Low Peak (via Rome ridge)

Track starts off at SH73 (Coral track). Steep ascent through the bush line on a marked track leading you up onto Rome Ridge, which is no longer marked, yet obvious where to go due to sheer drops both sides of ...   More ▶︎
Belmont Trig & Korokoro Dam, Loop

Belmont Trig & Korokoro Dam, Loop

Loop track up Belmont Trig, down to Korokoro Dam and back to Stratton Street. Belmont Trig: 458m (1503feet), Total loop track ascent: 608m (1995feet), 10km (6.2 mile) loop   More ▶︎
Temple Valleys Circuit

Temple Valleys Circuit

Tramping the North and South Temple Valleys connecting the two over Gunsight Pass.   More ▶︎
Mount Kinabalu

Mount Kinabalu

The highest mountain in south east asia is located in Sabah, East Malaysia, Borneo. Not easy but a rewarding climb. Day 1 you climb from 1800m to 3200m, 6 km in length. Day 2 after staying in a comfortable lodge ...   More ▶︎
Tihia Track

Tihia Track

A rough loop track and hard to find. But a worthwhile trip to a summit with good views   More ▶︎
Hauhungatahi Track

Hauhungatahi Track

Hauhungatahi, also called Baldy, is the prominent hill just outside National Park. It is in a remote experience zone so this track is not officially maintained.   More ▶︎
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