4 day circuit taking in Snowy Gorge, Maitland and Hideaway Huts
Article. By Honorar Updated 10 March 202310 March.
Circuit via valleys north of the Ahuriri River visiting 3 attractive historical huts. More ▶︎
Circuit from Stanley Vale to Glenrae Saddle/Lake Hill/Lake Guyon
Article. By Honorar Created 8 November 20228 November.
A day's tramping to an seldom visited picturesque area near the St James Cycleway. More ▶︎
Casey/Castle Hill Return
Article. By Honora Created 21 April 202221 April.
A weekend trip with the Peninsula Tramping Club where we ascended to Castle Hill from the Surprise/Casey Stream junction and camped by the tarns under the summit of Castle Hill. More ▶︎
Three passes + Pope's pass
Article. By jkkjk Created 4 April 20224 April.
Variant to standard three passes from Klondyke corner back to SH73 via the Taipo. Watch out for the lower Julia creek! More ▶︎
Southern Circuit Stewart Island
Article. By Zazou Created 12 March 202112 March 2021.
Trip Report More ▶︎
4 Day Comyns, Cookies Huts circuit
Article. By Honora Created 18 December 202018 December 2020.
Easter trip in 2018, involving a descent of the Nth Ashburton to Cookies Point and the hut and then north along the Turton Tops back to A-Frame Hut. More ▶︎
Double Crossing of the Wild Man Brothers Range
Article. By Honora Updated 2 January 20212 January 2021.
A 3 day trip going from the head of the Cameron River in the Hakatere over the above range to the headwaters of the South Ashburton River and then back over to the roadend via a low saddle on the ... More ▶︎
Mt Enys - Finally!
Article. By Honora Updated 24 July 202024 July 2020.
An account of our 4 attempts to climb Mt Enys directly via Deadman Spur. More ▶︎
Annavale Circuit from Benmore Hut
Article. By Honora Updated 26 May 202026 May 2020.
A new track enabling a circuit as a day trip or an easy weekend trip. Plenty of tracks to explore around the hut too. More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Created 19 April 202019 April 2020.
With a couple of spare days in South Canterbury the forecast gale nor'westerlies and heavy rain on the main divide did not bode well. We settled on the Temple Valley as a good overnight tramping option, being east enough to ... More ▶︎
An Unexpected Ascent of Mt Taylor
Article. By Honora Updated 6 July 20206 July 2020.
A day trip to climb the highest peak in the Canterbury foothills. More ▶︎
Croisilles Hill, Marborough Sounds
Article. By Honora Created 4 October 20194 October 2019.
A day trip for our top of the topo's project from Okiwi Bay. More ▶︎
Double Crossing of Mt Thomas into the Pinchgut Hut
Article. By Honora Updated 11 December 201911 December 2019.
Weekend trip in recent snow with the Okuku River running too high for people to cross it and stay at Pinchgut Hut. So guaranteed bunk space. More ▶︎
First NZ tramps report
Article. By damoocow Created 30 November 201830 November 2018.
Longtime lurker from Qld. Just finished my first tramps. Initial track was the Routeburn but unable to continue past Harris saddle owing to the excess snow on the track and avalanche warnings. Warden advised that possibility of getting through day ... More ▶︎
To Puketeraki Biv and back (again on Labour Weekend) 2018
Article. By Honora Updated 20 December 201820 December 2018.
3 day return trip up to Black Hill hut, down to Salmon Ck Biv then over to Puketeraki Biv via a low saddle upstream and a very unpleasant sidle through beech regen that wasn't there 17 years ago! More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Updated 28 June 201828 June 2018.
Who would have thought you could have huts to yourself on a long weekend within an hour’s drive of one of New Zealand’s most outdoorsy towns! More ▶︎
Mt Fyffe, Hapuku, Kowhai Circuit
Article. By Honora Created 6 June 20186 June 2018.
4 day Easter circuit to check out old haunts and the new lake formed in the Hapuku Valley by the Kaikoura earthquake of Nov, 2016 More ▶︎
Hut bagging Stony Stream Biv
Article. By Honora Updated 21 June 202221 June.
A weekend trip into the Hamner Conservation Area to visit a wee biv in good condition. A much appreciated track to the biv from the Edwards River,has recently been completed, making this a much more pleasant trip. More ▶︎
Boscawen Saddle, Rough Creek route
Article. By Honora Updated 26 March 201826 March 2018.
A description of a weekend tramp up the Nina River, over Boscawen Saddle, sidling to Robinson Saddle, down one branch of the Blue Grey to L. Christobel Hut, then the next day up over the Lewis Tops and down Rough ... More ▶︎
Not The Routeburn
Article. By madpom Updated 4 February 20184 February 2018.
A six-passes trip through the Humboldt Mountains from Glenorchy to the Milford Road. Six untracked rocky passes. Seven little-visited catchments. The dying remnants of glaciation in the range. More ▶︎
Magdalen Hut to Jervois Hut via the Opera Range and return
Article. By Honora Created 11 January 201811 January 2018.
4 day circuit on St James Conservation Area. More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Updated 11 April 201711 April 2017.
A weekend excursion around Tahuanui & Bell Tracks on Mt Pirongia. More ▶︎
Exploring the South Opuha
Article. By Honora Updated 1 April 20171 April 2017.
A new trip with a new hut to bag in a hunter's paradise north of Fairlie. More ▶︎
Long Weekend in the Kaimanawas
Article. By Briar Created 7 February 20177 February 2017.
Three day circuit in the Kaimanawa Ranges over Waitangi Weekend 2017. Te Iringa - Oamaru - Maungaorangi - Cascade - Hinemaiaia. More ▶︎
Kopuwai Circuit (old man range in Central Otago)
Article. By Honora Updated 25 January 201725 January 2017.
2 day circuit involving 2 high points on range and visiting 2 back country huts. More ▶︎
Rees - Dart (a variation)
Article. By Briar Updated 24 August 201624 August 2016.
Two weeks of climbing and tramping in the Wakatipu region. More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Updated 22 June 201622 June 2016.
An account of my first trip up Mt Egmont back in 2009. More ▶︎
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2
Article. By madpom Updated 1 May 20161 May 2016.
Part two of a coast-to-coast journey across the north of the South Island. More ▶︎
Kelly Tops, Dry Creek, Taipo Circuit
Article. By Honora Updated 13 March 201613 March 2016.
A 3 day circuit from 7 Mile Creek to the Kelly Tops, down to Hunts Saddle and then over Hunts Ridge down to the Taipo via Dry Creek. Then downstream to 7 Mile Creek again. More ▶︎
Circuit of Sth Hurunui, Bull Creek & Ant Stream Huts, Dampier-Crossley Range, Sth Hurunui
Article. By Honora Updated 1 January 20161 January 2016.
4 day circuit passing through Roche Pass and Dampier Corner. More ▶︎