Long tracks

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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 ▶︎

Christchurch 360 Trail

A long circuit of the city of Christchurch exploring the hill and river landscapes at the edge of the city.   More ▶︎

Ararat mount 5137 m

Keeper of the long history and the most beautiful place on the Earth is a holy Mount Ararat. Situated on the territory of Turkey not far from the border of Iran (16 km) and the border of Armenia (32 km). ...   More ▶︎

Trekking in Nepal,Everest Base Camp Trek

This is a trademark trek that brings you closest to the master of all peaks…Mt. Everest…   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 ▶︎

A Whirinaki crossing - Waikaremoana Road Summit to Rangitaiki Tavern

Majestic podocarp forest - straight-turnked trees, reaching for the sky, bearded in epiphytes, the forest floor below covered in a lush understory of green fern. The constant melody of birdsong. Wide, platformed, historic pack tracks, so well maintained that many ...   More ▶︎

Walking the length of NZ's main divide

A guide to one possible route from East Cape to West Cape, the length of NZ's main divide. (work in progress)   More ▶︎

A Waioeka - Urewera crossing: Redpaths Road to SH38

Continuing my traverse of the North Island's Main Range, this trip crosses the Waioeka Conservation and (former) Urewera National Park, shadowing the main divide between SH2 and SH38. This trip takes in my favourite North Island valley walk - traversing most ...   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 ▶︎

East West Route

A long trail through remote, desolate high country between the Clarence River and Molesworth Recreation Reserve.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Tararua Middle loop

Tararua Middle loop

A 4-5 day loop from Otaki Forks following the main ridge of the Tararuas   More ▶︎
Lake Surprise

Lake Surprise

Walk to Lake Suprise, Mountain Track   More ▶︎
Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

Route Guide: Otira to Mt Cook Village (pt 1)

One possible route down the main divide from Otira on the Arthur's Pass road to Mt Cook Village. Otira Hotel to the Mountaineer's Bar - file this one under 'tramps starting and ending at a pub'.   More ▶︎

Kuripapango to Poronui

This 5 day walk goes from the Southern Kawekas up over Mt Meany and through the Harkness Valley to the South Western corner of Kaimanawas. Wouldn't have rated it so difficult if the bush bashing wasn't so hefty on second ...   More ▶︎
Sabine-Waiau Pass-Thompson Pass-D'Urville

Sabine-Waiau Pass-Thompson Pass-D'Urville

5 day trip accessed by kayak up Lake Rotoroa. Easy bush travel up and down Sabine and D'Urville valleys respectively. Sub-alpine tramp over 2 passes to connect the two valleys with section of unmarked route.   More ▶︎
Copper Mine Loop Track

Copper Mine Loop Track

Loop track just out the back of Woodville. 2 hours all up with a 350 metre climb/decent through farm, bush and 2 river crossings which can be done with dry feet. Excellent views over the district. Would rate as easy/medium   More ▶︎
Waipapa River Track

Waipapa River Track

The 2 day Waipapa River Trach in Puketi Forest about 20 kms west of Kerikeri in the north of the North Island. The track takes you along the Waipapa river trough a very rich bush with lots of old big kauri ...   More ▶︎
Wilkin River

Wilkin River

A 3 day tramp from Kerin Forks hut to the Wonderland Valley. Following the Wilkin River upstream. We took a jet boat to Kerin forks hut the tramped to the Jumboland flats where we fly camped. We then crossed the ...   More ▶︎
Wilkins - Young (Gillespie Pass) Circuit

Wilkins - Young (Gillespie Pass) Circuit

Crossing the Makarora river on foot to the Young valley. Ascending to Young Hut in the first day. 2nd Day - Climbing over Gillespie Pass and camping at the junction of Gillespie Stream and Siberia river. An ascent to Lake ...   More ▶︎
Rocky Creek / Griffin Creek

Rocky Creek / Griffin Creek

2 day circuit in luxurious west coast bush with short above the bushline tussock section. 2 huts, Griffin Hut is magical, complete with bath down by the river. This route guide covers the reverse of the direction described by Matthew. ...   More ▶︎
A 5 day loop in the Ureweras

A 5 day loop in the Ureweras

Wet rocky streams, long hauls over bush ridges on overgrown tracks, not much in the way of open tops. It isn't everyone's cup of tea but there are lots of good huts and the wilderness of the "great untrodden" Urewera ...   More ▶︎
Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Newton Creek Hut from Arahura Pack track

Former forest service track that was left to overgrow and suffered further damage from snow loading in winter of 2008. Fortunately DoC recut it in March 2009.   More ▶︎
rees valley

rees valley

pleasant walk up the rees valley. the track gets a bit swampy at the start and then a few avalance debries near the shelter rock hut. the saddle is quite steep. times: muddy creek carpark-twenty five mile hut 2-2.5 hours twenty five ...   More ▶︎
Greenstone / Caples Tracks

Greenstone / Caples Tracks

The Greenstone and Caples Tracks are often linked together to form a circuit from the shores of Lake Wakatipu. Long valleys and good huts.   More ▶︎
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