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Double Crossing of the Wild Man Brothers Range

Double Crossing of the Wild Man Brothers Range

A 3 day trip going from the head of the Cameron River in the Hakatere over the above range to ...   More ▶︎
Double Crossing of the Wild Man Brothers Range

Double Crossing of the Wild Man Brothers Range

A 3 day trip going from the head of the Cameron River in the Hakatere over the above range to ...   More ▶︎
4 Day Comyns, Cookies Huts circuit

4 Day Comyns, Cookies Huts circuit

Easter trip in 2018, involving a descent of the Nth Ashburton to Cookies Point and the hut and then north ...   More ▶︎

Hut bagging Stony Stream Biv

A weekend trip into the Hamner Conservation Area to visit a wee biv in good condition.   More ▶︎

Mt Plenty, Ghost Creek Circuit

A day trip involving a 700 m climb then descending a creek with 2 challenging sidles past waterfalls.   More ▶︎
Mt Enys - Finally!

Mt Enys - Finally!

An account of our 4 attempts to climb Mt Enys directly via Deadman Spur.   More ▶︎
An Unexpected Ascent of Mt Taylor

An Unexpected Ascent of Mt Taylor

A day trip to climb the highest peak in the Canterbury foothills.   More ▶︎
An Unexpected Ascent of Mt Taylor

An Unexpected Ascent of Mt Taylor

A day trip to climb the highest peak in the Canterbury foothills.   More ▶︎

Annavale Circuit from Benmore Hut

A new track enabling a circuit as a day trip or an easy weekend trip. Plenty of tracks to explore ...   More ▶︎
Gunsight Pass

Gunsight Pass

With a couple of spare days in South Canterbury the forecast gale nor'westerlies and heavy rain on the main divide ...   More ▶︎
Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

Five Passes via Lake Nerine and North Col

A classic tramp north of the Routeburn. Rather than exit via the Rockburn, we extended the trip through Lake Nerine ...   More ▶︎
Double Crossing of Mt Thomas into the Pinchgut Hut

Double Crossing of Mt Thomas into the Pinchgut Hut

Weekend trip in recent snow with the Okuku River running too high for people to cross it and stay at ...   More ▶︎
Double Crossing of Mt Thomas into the Pinchgut Hut

Double Crossing of Mt Thomas into the Pinchgut Hut

Weekend trip in recent snow with the Okuku River running too high for people to cross it and stay at ...   More ▶︎

Croisilles Hill, Marborough Sounds

A day trip for our top of the topo's project from Okiwi Bay.   More ▶︎

Croisilles Hill, Marborough Sounds

A day trip for our top of the topo's project from Okiwi Bay.   More ▶︎
Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

All Waitākere Ranges forested areas are closed to public access from 1 May 2018. 10 high risk tracks in the ...   More ▶︎

What's new and changed?

Keep track of what's happening around here with this handy log of updates.   More ▶︎

Sandfly point to Milford

Independent travel from Sandfly point to Milford, Milford track.   More ▶︎

To Puketeraki Biv and back (again on Labour Weekend) 2018

3 day return trip up to Black Hill hut, down to Salmon Ck Biv then over to Puketeraki Biv via ...   More ▶︎

First NZ tramps report

Longtime lurker from Qld. Just finished my first tramps. Initial track was the Routeburn but unable to continue past Harris ...   More ▶︎
Hawea Solitude

Hawea Solitude

Who would have thought you could have huts to yourself on a long weekend within an hour’s drive of one ...   More ▶︎

Mt Fyffe, Hapuku, Kowhai Circuit

4 day Easter circuit to check out old haunts and the new lake formed in the Hapuku Valley by the ...   More ▶︎

Boscawen Saddle, Rough Creek route

A description of a weekend tramp up the Nina River, over Boscawen Saddle, sidling to Robinson Saddle, down one branch ...   More ▶︎
Not The Routeburn

Not The Routeburn

A six-passes trip through the Humboldt Mountains from Glenorchy to the Milford Road. Six untracked rocky passes. Seven little-visited catchments. The ...   More ▶︎

Magdalen Hut to Jervois Hut via the Opera Range and return

4 day circuit on St James Conservation Area.   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 ▶︎

Understanding New Zealand coordinate systems

A beginner's guide to the different coordinate systems in use in New Zealand.   More ▶︎
Excursion to Kauritatahi

Excursion to Kauritatahi

Kauritatahi Hut at the top of the Kaimai Ranges has been on my to-visit list for several years and I ...   More ▶︎
Pirongia Perambulation

Pirongia Perambulation

A weekend excursion around Tahuanui & Bell Tracks on Mt Pirongia.   More ▶︎
St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

St Arnaud - Lewis Pass

A 9-day 100km tramp via the Thompson, D'Urville and 3 Tarns Passes Feb 2013   More ▶︎
Exploring the South Opuha

Exploring the South Opuha

A new trip with a new hut to bag in a hunter's paradise north of Fairlie.   More ▶︎
Long Weekend in the Kaimanawas

Long Weekend in the Kaimanawas

Three day circuit in the Kaimanawa Ranges over Waitangi Weekend 2017. Te Iringa - Oamaru - Maungaorangi - Cascade - ...   More ▶︎

Kopuwai Circuit (old man range in Central Otago)

2 day circuit involving 2 high points on range and visiting 2 back country huts.   More ▶︎
Great Walks Information

Great Walks Information

The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.   More ▶︎
Rees - Dart (a variation)

Rees - Dart (a variation)

Two weeks of climbing and tramping in the Wakatipu region.   More ▶︎

Forums rules

tl;dr: Be friendly, be respectful, acknowledge our community values, stay on-topic, de-escalate.   More ▶︎

Community values

Your values are your own. However, these are the values we stand for as a community. Content on this site ...   More ▶︎

Awaroa Beach added to Abel Tasman National Park

Yesterday, an 8-hectare block of bush and sand was added to the conservation estate: Awaroa Beach became part of Abel ...   More ▶︎
Climbing Egmont

Climbing Egmont

An account of my first trip up Mt Egmont back in 2009.   More ▶︎
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2

Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2

Part two of a coast-to-coast journey across the north of the South Island.   More ▶︎

Kelly Tops, Dry Creek, Taipo Circuit

A 3 day circuit from 7 Mile Creek to the Kelly Tops, down to Hunts Saddle and then over Hunts ...   More ▶︎
Circuit of Sth Hurunui, Bull Creek & Ant Stream Huts, Dampier-Crossley Range, Sth Hurunui

Circuit of Sth Hurunui, Bull Creek & Ant Stream Huts, Dampier-Crossley Range, Sth Hurunui

4 day circuit passing through Roche Pass and Dampier Corner.   More ▶︎
Pike29: memorial money-maker

Pike29: memorial money-maker

Today, Nick Smith, Environment Minister, announced plans to construct New Zealand's tenth Great Walk as a memorial to the 29 ...   More ▶︎

Casey Hut

A tramping group in the area came across the smouldering remains of Casey Hut on Saturday afternoon.   More ▶︎

Beginners' guide to... Visiting New Zealand

Coming hiking in New Zealand? Here's some basic local information to get you started.   More ▶︎

Beginners' guide to... your first time out

How to get started on your first overnight tramp.   More ▶︎

Beginners' guide to...staying safe

Key risks to be aware of in the back country, plus a few non-lethal annoyances!   More ▶︎

Beginners' guide to... Backcountry Huts

If you've never stayed in a tramping hut, walking into the wilderness on the way to a hut can feel ...   More ▶︎

Record your intentions

Several services are available to help you record your trip intentions.   More ▶︎