I'm Matthew and I started this website way back in December 1996. It has been evolving and growing ever since.

With a young family, I mostly content myself with day walks at the moment, around the Canterbury Plains.

Waitākere Ranges closure

Waitākere Ranges closure

All Waitākere Ranges forested areas are closed to public access from 1 May.   More ▶︎

Waterfall Track, Sumner

Short connector track, with no waterfall.   More ▶︎

Captain Thomas Track

Easy climb from Sumner up to the Christchurch Summit Road.   More ▶︎

Huntsbury Track

Short walk along a legal road on the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Huntsbury Track

Short walk on the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Snout Track

A short walk near Picton with good views of Tōtaranui / Queen Charlotte Sound.   More ▶︎

Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Short loop track exploring the predator-fenced reserve.   More ▶︎

Karaka Point

Short walk to a Māori pā site.   More ▶︎

Capleston Pack Track

Short connector between the ends of Kirwans Track on Waitahu River Road and at Capleston.   More ▶︎

Kirwans Track

2-3 day circuit visiting Kirwans Hill, and the Lord Brassey Stamper Battery.   More ▶︎
Waiau Hut

Waiau Hut

New hut on the Waiau Pass Track and Te Araroa Trail. This hut was opened 27 January 2018, and constructed with the support of an anonymous donor.   More ▶︎

Ashley Gorge Loop Track

Short walk near the Ashley Gorge Camping Ground.   More ▶︎
Member since 3 June 20013 June 2001
Status Administrator