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.

Ashley Gorge Loop Track

Short walk near the Ashley Gorge Camping Ground.   More ▶︎

Crater Rim Walkway: Rapaki Rock to Bridle Path

Short section of Christchurch's Crater Rim Walkway.   More ▶︎

Crater Rim Walkway: Bridle Path to Mount Pleasant

Short section of the Crater Rim Walkway from the top of the Bridle Path, past Mount Cavendish and on to Mount Pleasant.   More ▶︎

Mount Pleasant / Tauhinukorokio

Short walk to the trig on Mount Pleasant / Tauhinukorokio (499m).   More ▶︎
History in the hills: Stamper batteries

History in the hills: Stamper batteries

Stamper batteries were massive iron machines, hauled into remote locations in the search for gold. Many are still there today.   More ▶︎

Harry Ell Walkway

Short walk in Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎
Three Mile Stream Circuit

Three Mile Stream Circuit

A loop around Macs Knob next to Lake Sumner. This route makes for a long overnight trip.   More ▶︎

Hope Kiwi Track

A short section of the track near Lake Sumner.   More ▶︎

Three Mile Stream Route

Route down Three Mile Stream from the hut.   More ▶︎

Three Mile Stream Track

Route up McMillan Stream to Three Mile Stream Hut.   More ▶︎

Lake Taylor to Hurunui Hut

Following a 4WD track initially to the Hurunui Swingbridge then continuing on a foot track to the hut. This recording included use of a mountain bike.   More ▶︎

Waitohi Reserve Camp Ground

Small campground next to the Lake Sumner Road. Grassy camping space, access to the river, and two very cute log cabins.   More ▶︎
Member since 3 June 20013 June 2001
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