Lakes

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Lake Hanlon Walk

Short walk by the highway leading into a small lake surrounded by forest.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Mt Gibbs circuit from Fenella hut

Mt Gibbs circuit from Fenella hut

A nice day trip from Fenella hut up onto the tops. Can be incorporated into the walk out back to the car at the head of the Cobb reservoir.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lake Emma to Lake Camp

Lake Emma to Lake Camp

Easy day walk across flat country, visiting an historic hut.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Lake Hill Track

Lake Hill Track

A short walk to a modest hill with grand views over Lake Heron.   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 ▶︎

Lakes Ida and Catherine

A landscape of small glacial lakes near Lake Coleridge.   More ▶︎

Pigeon Island

A loop track on an island in Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶︎
Klondyke Valley

Klondyke Valley

Valley track to tarns near the bushline.   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 ▶︎
Hooker Valley Track

Hooker Valley Track

Mostly flat, easy and touristy track along the Hooker River from White Horse campground to the Hooker Glacier. Great views.   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 ▶︎

Shallow Bay

Short and easy day or overnight walk to a hut just off the Kepler Track.   More ▶︎

Lake Mistletoe Track

A short walk to a small lake on the Te Anau-Milford Highway.   More ▶︎
Lake Peel

Lake Peel

Pleasant walk to an alpine lake in the Cobb Valley.   More ▶︎

Black Valley Walk

Link track between St Arnaud village and the campground.   More ▶︎

Gibbs Walk

Short link track betweem St Arnaud village and campground.   More ▶︎

Loop Track, Lake Rotoiti

A short walk through the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project at St Arnaud. Lakeside beech forest.   More ▶︎

Honeydew Walk, Lake Rotoiti

This short loop leads into the edges of the Rotoiti Nature Recovery Project area, a "mainland island" with pest numbers managed through aggressive trapping.   More ▶︎
Robinson Saddle

Robinson Saddle

Forest and tops walk in Victoria Forest Park, visiting Lake Christabel.   More ▶︎

Kaihoka Lakes

Short walk to a pair of dune lakes near Farewell Spit.   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 ▶︎

Lake Wombat

Short walk to a kettle lake near Franz Josef Glacier.   More ▶︎
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