Trip reports

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 ▶︎

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 ▶︎

Croisilles Hill, Marborough Sounds

A day trip for our top of the topo's project from Okiwi Bay.   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 ▶︎
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 ▶︎
Rees - Dart (a variation)

Rees - Dart (a variation)

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

Castle Hill Peak Heli-Tramp

Helicoptered to top of Castle Hill Peak   More ▶︎

Mt Somers Hut to Manuka Hut in the E. Stour

Easy ridgeline traverse from Mt Somers Hut along to Quaker Saddle and a fast descent to the saddle between the ...   More ▶︎
Mt Stevenson in the MacKenzie Country

Mt Stevenson in the MacKenzie Country

This mountain looms over the northern slopes between Lakes Tekapo and Pukaki. It has been made accessible by tenure review ...   More ▶︎

Stag Saddle circuit

An alternative for those of us without the resources to have transport arranged at both ends of this section of ...   More ▶︎

Kaimai overnighter

A well intended overnighter that became the most difficult track that my mate and I have ever done.   More ▶︎
Ice Lake

Ice Lake

a remote high and beautiful place up the Whataroa river in Westland.   More ▶︎

Alpine Lakes Circuit, Nelson Lakes National park

An eight day expedition taking in Lakes Ella, Thompson, Constance & Blue.   More ▶︎
Trudge Col

Trudge Col

A day trip to an iconic spot in Arthurs Pass.   More ▶︎

Lake Daniel to Lake Rotoroa

Spectacular multiday hike as an alternate route to the more heavily traveled Matakitaki/Waiau routes   More ▶︎

Boyd Creek to The Divide via Kiwi Burn and the Mavora Walkway

A New Year's trip through the Snowdon Forest and on to The Divide. Heavily affected by weather, I had to ...   More ▶︎
A Raukumara Crossing

A Raukumara Crossing

The first leg of a trip from East Cape to West Cape via the main divide.   More ▶︎

Landsborough via Broderick Pass to Haast Rd

From Huxley lodge car park to the Haast Rd via Broderick Pass   More ▶︎
Mt Tuhua and a start on Mt Turiwhate

Mt Tuhua and a start on Mt Turiwhate

Attractive climb of a little mountain giving spectacular views of Lake Kaniere and surrounding ranges.   More ▶︎

Wild Mans Brother Range Circuit II

A longer circuit of the range with a stay in a refurbished musterers' hut in the head of the South ...   More ▶︎

Kahurangi Peak Bagging - Hailes Knob and Hoary Head

2 summits in the backyard of Motueka.   More ▶︎

Labour Weekend Traverse of Black Hill Range

3 day weekend traverse of retired pastoral lease in the upper Rakaia on the former Black Hill and Redcliffe runs. ...   More ▶︎
Roding River - Dun Mountain

Roding River - Dun Mountain

My route through the Nelson Mineral Belt.   More ▶︎

Circuit from Binser Saddle to Hallelujah Flat

Overnight camp on Binser Saddle followed by 9 hour circuit along tops north of saddle and down to Hallelujah Flats, ...   More ▶︎

The Pyke

A continuation(as we did it) of the Hollyford tramp.Once past Martins Bay,the white line fades a bit,but the route is ...   More ▶︎

To the Edwards Hut in the snow

Weekend winter trip   More ▶︎

Hollyford/Pyke

Well worth the effort,we spent 18 days cruising round this 7-10 day circuit in June.Few people,fewer sandflies,the bigger concerns are ...   More ▶︎

3 day hut bashing circuit in the Esk/Seaward catchments

Circuit from the Hurunui, over the Puketeraki Range, into the Esk and then down valley to Cattle Creek, returning to ...   More ▶︎

The Hillary Trail

A 70km trail in the Waitakere ranges, close to Auckland with significant high lights and significant low lights. This very ...   More ▶︎