Article. By Briar Updated 15 August 201715 August.
Kauritatahi Hut at the top of the Kaimai Ranges has been on my to-visit list for several years and I finally decided to stop talking about it and actually make the trip happen. Unfortunately the cloud was down around 500m ... More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Updated 11 April 201711 April.
A weekend excursion around Tahuanui & Bell Tracks on Mt Pirongia. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 1 April 20171 April.
A new trip with a new hut to bag in a hunter's paradise north of Fairlie. More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Created 7 February 20177 February.
Three day circuit in the Kaimanawa Ranges over Waitangi Weekend 2017. Te Iringa - Oamaru - Maungaorangi - Cascade - Hinemaiaia. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 25 January 201725 January.
2 day circuit involving 2 high points on range and visiting 2 back country huts. More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Updated 24 August 201624 August.
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 1 January 20161 January 2016.
4 day circuit passing through Roche Pass and Dampier Corner. More ▶︎
Article. By bikinghiking Created 28 June 201528 June 2015.
Helicoptered to top of Castle Hill Peak More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 6 June 20156 June 2015.
Easy ridgeline traverse from Mt Somers Hut along to Quaker Saddle and a fast descent to the saddle between the West and East branches of the Stour. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 1 January 20151 January 2015.
This mountain looms over the northern slopes between Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. It has been made accessible by tenure review of Mt Cook Station and now lies in the Gamack Conservation Area. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Created 12 November 201412 November 2014.
An alternative for those of us without the resources to have transport arranged at both ends of this section of the Te Araroa trail. More ▶︎
Article. By Tramping Freak Updated 12 November 201412 November 2014.
A well intended overnighter that became the most difficult track that my mate and I have ever done. More ▶︎
Article. By Hugh vN Updated 1 October 20141 October 2014.
a remote high and beautiful place up the Whataroa river in Westland. More ▶︎
Article. By topqs Created 18 September 201418 September 2014.
An eight day expedition taking in Lakes Ella, Thompson, Constance & Blue. More ▶︎
Article. By topqs Updated 27 August 201427 August 2014.
Spectacular multiday hike as an alternate route to the more heavily traveled Matakitaki/Waiau routes More ▶︎
Article. By Yarmoss Updated 11 June 201411 June 2014.
A New Year's trip through the Snowdon Forest and on to The Divide. Heavily affected by weather, I had to change my initial plans as rain and a bit of snow blasted the lower South Island. The following is my ... More ▶︎
Article. By madpom Updated 27 May 201427 May 2014.
The first leg of a trip from East Cape to West Cape via the main divide. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 31 August 201431 August 2014.
A day trip to an iconic spot in Arthurs Pass. More ▶︎
Article. By Keith.F Created 13 May 201413 May 2014.
From Huxley lodge car park to the Haast Rd via Broderick Pass More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 27 January 201427 January 2014.
A longer circuit of the range with a stay in a refurbished musterers' hut in the head of the South Ashburton River. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 14 January 201414 January 2014.
A day trip involving a 700 m climb then descending a creek with 2 challenging sidles past waterfalls. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 11 December 201311 December 2013.
2 summits in the backyard of Motueka. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 5 December 20135 December 2013.
3 day weekend traverse of retired pastoral lease in the upper Rakaia on the former Black Hill and Redcliffe runs. This involves a crossing with a total height gain of 1500m between 2 headwaters of the North Ashburton river and ... More ▶︎
Article. By Matthew Updated 30 October 201330 October 2013.
My route through the Nelson Mineral Belt. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 12 October 201312 October 2013.
Overnight camp on Binser Saddle followed by 9 hour circuit along tops north of saddle and down to Hallelujah Flats, then out to Andrews Shelter. More ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 11 April 201411 April 2014.
Attractive climb of a little mountain giving spectacular views of Lake Kaniere and surrounding ranges. More ▶︎
Article. By lewshaw Updated 14 July 201314 July 2013.
A continuation(as we did it) of the Hollyford tramp.Once past Martins Bay,the white line fades a bit,but the route is marked & pretty hard to lose,unless you rushed things a bit.Inland from Big Bay,you cross the Pyke & complete a ... More ▶︎