Matthew

Hi,

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.

Tapotupotu Bay Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite Scott's Saddle Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush Coal Hill Rangitata River Fenceline, Moorhouse Range Spur, Moorhouse Range Misty morning on Bealey Spur Lake Misery Track Mount Barron Mount Barron tops

Trig V

Short track on Christchurch's Port Hills, with views down to Governors Bay and Lyttelton Harbour.   More ▶︎

Cascade Creek Campsite

Large campsite on the Milford Road at the foot of Lake Gunn. Wheelchair accessible toilet.   More ▶︎

Piha Domain Camp

This large camping ground at Piha makes for an excellent base to explore the Waitakere Ranges or an overnight stop on the Hillary Trail.   More ▶︎
Tapotupotu Campsite

Tapotupotu Campsite

Coastal camping at the country's most northerly campsite. This campsite has a boatramp and cold showers. It is wheelchair accessible, with assistance. The nearby lagoon is suitable for swimming.   More ▶︎
Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite

A serene campsite at the eastern end of Spirits Bay. Also known as Kapowairua, the bay was home the the Ngāti Kahu chief, Tōhē. Campsite offers flush toilets and cold showers.   More ▶︎
Discover Hakatere / Ashburton Lakes

Discover Hakatere / Ashburton Lakes

The open postglacial tussocklands between the Rangitata and Rakaia Rivers make for a great winter destination.   More ▶︎

Moorhouse Range

Unmarked route to point 1153 on the Moorhouse Range.   More ▶︎
Moorhouse Range

Moorhouse Range

Climb to the low ridge of the Moorhouse Range near the Rangitata River.   More ▶︎

Totara Log Track

Sidle through fire-ravaged land in Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Duke Street Track

A short connector track in Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Watlings Track

Short descent from Christchurch's Summit Road into Ohinetahi Reserve.   More ▶︎

Quarry Trail, Kennedys Bush

Short forest walk, exploring a disused, mossy quarry.   More ▶︎
Matthew
Member since 3 June 20013 June 2001
Status Administrator