Article. By damoocow Created 30 November 201830 November.
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 ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 20 December 201820 December.
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.
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 ▶︎
Article. By Honora Created 6 June 20186 June.
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 ▶︎
Article. By Honora Updated 17 April 201817 April 2018.
A weekend trip into the Hamner Conservation Area to visit a wee biv in good condition. More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Article. By Honora Created 11 January 201811 January 2018.
4 day circuit on St James Conservation Area. More ▶︎
Article. By Briar Updated 15 August 201715 August 2017.
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 2017.
A weekend excursion around Tahuanui & Bell Tracks on Mt Pirongia. More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎