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We're finding it hard to get to stay in some huts these days anyway. We have to wait for deep rivers or deep snow sometimes to get a bunk in a hut. Pity the cold ...
and here was i worried it wouldnt go above 10
I imagine the rules will allow 100. (or 150% of the beds)
see if DOC change the hut rules after L2 is relaxed on friday to allow more than 10 people at a hut... I saw a comment online there were 25 people at waihohonu hut, on the ...
Will second what every one has said re camping and stream crossing — 4WD is definitely best for getting to the top carpark. There is a lot of flat area around Richmond/Armchair Saddle hut but I ...
Crossing Top Valley Stream is definitely 4WD only. Staircase Stream just before is fine for 2WD. Unfortunately it's a boring 3kms up the 4WD road to the trailhead proper. Great track, medium grade that doesn't ...
I used to give a mate at work a hard time about how he was always going in to Black Hill Hut but then we started going there a lot too. That walk in along ...
The old fell hut site had no flat ground at all. Can't speak for the new one. Good camping at Richmond Saddle.
IIRC the area surrounding the hut is gently sloping downwards, and a lot of tussock grass. There might've been a flat patch above (west) of the hut - but again you'd probably be on top ...
Is anyone familiar with Mt Fell Hut & Mt Richmond Hut (and the tracks) in the Richmond Ranges? I'm pondering where to spend Queen's Birthday weekend and have my eye on going up Mt Richmond. ...
when the actor took a big slide, it looked like he was holding onto something between his legs that you couldnt see, like something underneath him to slide better on... but its TV, take it with ...
MadPom must cringe at the dramatic licence they took. It’s a truly remarkable story without all the dramatic “re-enactment” and stunt footage. As for the ‘ladies on the ledge’ I remember thinking at the time, why? ...
Stepping back about 15 side-tracks. I notice that Redcliff Hut appeared on DOC's maps at some point during lockdown (so maybe DOC Te Anau follow tramper.nz!). I further notice that there was a Redcliff Hut ...
not sure if this was available online when it was first broadcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2TbTsfCnGE "When a climber falls over a cliff-edge in the New Zealand Alps he's forced to pull his broken body through harsh weather, and over...
Ugh. Things aren't looking good if some kind of clue isn't dug up soon on where and when they might have even been trying to be. > Despite the area covered and the growing resources thrown ...
Queen Victoria's letters reveal she was indeed besotted by Prince Albert. Her friendhip with John Brown developed when she was a widow.
@Bozeman: Thanks for the update.
All these streams and rivers mentioned- Anatori, Webb, Kokopu, Independent and Frazer - seem to be pretty damn tight and gnarly on the Topo map to me. Alternatively, the ridges are at about 5-900m and ...
https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/300018368/aerial-and-ground-searches-grow-as-tramper-search-intensifies
I finally wandered down to the LSCB this week. Wow, what a sweet spot! A fair slog climbing back out but well worth the effort. Only eight entries - including mine - in the hut ...
I shared a hut with a dog (and it's owner) just the night before last. I don't mind at all. Man's best friend and all that. By the way, I started to count how many times ...
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/update-search-missing-tasman-trampers The search continues this morning for the two missing trampers, Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reynolds, both 23, who failed to return from the Kahurangi National Park. ...
I wasn't asked for ID when i drank some of the water from Snowy Ck, on my way to Lochnagar. I would suggest injecting a bit of the Snowy Creek as a cure for the ...
Thanks for the post uman90, but I don't think a fake US Id will help much when crossing the Snowy Creek at this time of year. Mind you if the US President think injecting disinfectant ...
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/search-commences-overdue-trampers Police are asking for the public's help to locate two trampers who failed to return from the Kahurangi National Park when expected. Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reyno...
Re Becketts access. Both WAMS and DOC show a DOC track along the 4WD track that goes to Becketts. DOC call it: APARIMA HUT TO PRINCHESTER SADDLE TRACK The track was there (in DOC's brochures) in 2011, ...
I remember reading a story a while ago about a track along an easement across a farm. Farmer was complaining bitterly about rubbish and having to go out regularly to extinguish camp fires despite a ...
Thanks yarmoss the TA CEO's have the odd online rant about the problems some walkers cause them with the landowners and how they can end up loosing access to land... but with around a thousand of ...
@waynowski The TA has been routed down the western side of the main valley (The Waterloo Burn) between Princhester Hut and the Aparima Huts. There's a DOC hut on the eastern side of the valley ...
somewhere down there, there were a farmers complaining about TA walkers not following the track and taking shortcuts through their land and using private huts... The TA winds around a fair bit through the Takitimu's, ...
@Madpom yeah I got the impressions not many folk head up to Upper Wairaki, too far off the beaten trail of the TA. Unlike Aparima Forks where plenty of TAers would pop up for a ...
TA goes through eastern Takitimus. i think most of the southerly TA walkers were sitting around wanaka qtown area during lockdown
Hut books in the Takitimus were all blank since early march on Thursday-Friday. And given the depth of ratshit on the bench at Lower Wairaki I don't think anyone TA or otherwise had been there. A ...
Aorangi, tararua, ruahine, kaweka all full of pig. Not sure about 20 years ago.
And partly due to huddling behaviour. The link cites that ""None of the temperatures in badly affected cities dipped below 0C (32F)during the height of the epidemic, which may suggest a lower threshold beyond ...
low temps is academic if it can still spread indoors... same for a lot of bugs which proliferate more in winter. partly because of peoples vitamin D levels
Vit D = Good thing. UV = Good thing. Virus appears to prefer a cool weather corridor of Lattitudes in Global spread. But doesn't like low temps approaching 0degC ""Researcher Dr Richard Hobday, author of The Healing ...
Geotechnical report still to complete but plans are for Routeburn (end-to-end) & Milford Tracks to be open for Summer. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/great-walks-recovery-track-summer
maybe depends where you go, i've done dozens of trips covering all the tararuas, been in the kawekas, ruahines a fair nit, all around tongariro all over the coromandel. mt taranaki i still get out every ...
They don't stay out of site during the day. They are everywhere in the North island. You just don't get into the hills enough too know.
I supposed Queen Victoria had to have loved Albert at some stage or other. She married him. For all of Wilkins achievements he is hardly even known of by most Australians. It's not a reflection of ...
they usually stay out of sight during the day in the NI, I"ve seen plenty of damage from them
I admit when i read the clues I was stuck on John Brown as well!
I found the clues harder than the picture🙂 A bit too cryptic for my back at work brain. Wilkins upset the Aussie authorities with his support for the Aboriginal people but I didn’t think he really fell ...
Did i make it too easy? Your go Yarmoss.
Mt Jumbo? Between the Albert Burn and Wilkin Valley?
My participation levels died along with my lap top! (Now I am just posting from work). Plus, I was strictly either recognising somewhere straight off or using everyone else's hard work to jump in at the ...
Man, up Glazebrook they were grazing in the open in the paddocks in the middle of the day. Didn't even budge as we walked through the middle of them chatting. The joys of shutting a farm up ...
When this thread was running hot, some participants showed an exceptional ability to pick the right answers quickly. I figured they had access to good research material or extensive experience and good memory. Therefore i ...
https://tramper.nz/imgcache/28/28312-feature.jpg This was from the only shot i've ever fired in NZ. There was no shortage of pigs that late afternoon. (north Island). https://tramper.nz/imgcache/28/28313-feature.jpg This was on the Pisa ...

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Is anyone familiar with Mt Fell Hut & Mt Richmond Hut (and the tracks) in the Richmond Ranges? I'm pondering where to spend Queen's Birthday weekend and have my eye on going up Mt Richmond. ...
not sure if this was available online when it was first broadcast https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2TbTsfCnGE "When a climber falls over a cliff-edge in the New Zealand Alps he's forced to pull his broken body through harsh weather, and over...
I finally wandered down to the LSCB this week. Wow, what a sweet spot! A fair slog climbing back out but well worth the effort. Only eight entries - including mine - in the hut ...
https://www.police.govt.nz/news/release/search-commences-overdue-trampers Police are asking for the public's help to locate two trampers who failed to return from the Kahurangi National Park when expected. Jessica O'Connor and Dion Reyno...
Geotechnical report still to complete but plans are for Routeburn (end-to-end) & Milford Tracks to be open for Summer. https://www.beehive.govt.nz/release/great-walks-recovery-track-summer
Hi, I am looking at doing a hiking/ hunting trip into the upper Landsborough river, has anyone walking into here? I'm thinking of starting at the Mahitahi River and heading up and over Muller pass into ...
Government pulls forward biosecurity, conservation projects to provide work The government has pushed forward 55 biosecurity and conservation projects to provide work for up to 160 people who've lost their jobs during the lockdown. https://w...
Hi there, Has anyone here done this and could comment on it's difficulty and technicality? I am beginning in tramping above the snow-line but have done the AURAC snow skills course so have some of the ...
Kia ora koutou, Tramper.nz now has a Patreon account. While advertising has previously covered hosting costs, the ongoing development and maintenance has never been covered. The site hasn't has the attention it needs recently -- I already ...
It is a well known rule that dogs are not allowed in DOC huts but still dog owners ignore the rule and pressure other hut users to accept their dogs in the hut with pleas ...
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HI All Just wondering if any one has successfully crossed Snowy creek at this time of the year,without the aid of the bridge?
Just wondering what the maps are like on the inReach. The specs say delorme topo. I am use to Map toaster on a 62s.
Hi folks, Routeguides now features a route-bagging option: Been There! You can now: - bag routes on routeguides - see a map of everywhere you've been - see where others have been. There are plans for a 'who's been ...
one problem with Covid is that it is mainly killing people with pre existing medical conditions, a lot of them very sick and were going to die in the coming months or year, and its ...
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While we can't get out into the wilderness we can still explore - some light entertainment based on the popular lockdown Bear Hunt... Some naughty teddy bears and their friends have snuck off into the wilds, ...
hey guys :) i invite you to check my SmugMug page, where I uploaded some good photos of all around Fiordland National Park, some rarely been seen. enjoy! and please share with me your thoughts https://lirigoessouth.smugmug.com/
Just wondering if anyone has done this route in May? I have read the Moirs snippet on the route and it says this is the simplest route in summer so thinking maybe its a bit dodgey ...
Tramping is now officially illegal. https://www.odt.co.nz/news/national/new-law-officially-bans-hunting-surfing-and-swimming-during-lockdown
Hunter lost on Stewart Island, not in a good way, discovers sheath knife is screwing with compass needle. ""I was cutting it [the liver] off with the knife and putting it up to my mouth, ...
Can we insert a non-internet photo into a forum thread ?. How can I insert a photo stored on my computer, direct off the camera, into a forum 'message' please ?.
Hi there, I just purchased a Garmin eTrex 20x and am trying to decide what route to go down for downloading free topo maps. I've come down to Mr. Purple's (http://gwprojects.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1810) or NZ Open Gps Mac ...
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Bit of a challenge since we can't go bush. Where is this photo (winner gets to go next). http://qrp.nz/system/images/6/IMG_20200319_172300_original.jpg Hint: the fenceline is the clue
For the safety of visitors, volunteers and staff, DOC is temporarily closing its visitor centres to the public from today, and from tomorrow will be cancelling all hut and campsite bookings. Non-bookable campsites and remote backcountry ...
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Question for anyone with any experience if the dusky. Is there flat/dry ground at all/any of the huts sufficient for a tent if huts are busy? Thinking of a trip using part of the Dusky ...
From recent posts it seems people are still planning tramps in NZ but with Jacinda’s recent announcement re border closures we will all need to think again. For example we had organised and paid for flights/ ...
Hey Folks. I've got a cousin getting married in New Zealand South Island in September so I'm thinking about taking an extended holiday while I'm there. Ive got quite a bit of hiking experience under ...
I managed to get away over New Years and walk the Heaphy. I enjoyed the walk far more than I expected I would. I wasn't sure I would enjoy myself on a great walk after ...
Might only be one rat but I saw it as it ran off after investigating my billy presoaking my breakfast. Those grey plastic traps seem to be effective. Might do the job if anyone's going ...
Maybe everyone in NZ was over qualified? Not sure I like the direction google and society are heading with this technology (is nothing sacred!). On the bright side, it may reduce the number of tourists ...
"Following the recent February 2020 flooding event in Fiordland/Southland and reports from several sources on the suspected damage to the Hollyford road, Gunn’s camp and Hollyford track/river we obtained permission for access to inspect the ...
Hi! My partner and I are planning on doing the Heaphy, but haven't booked anything yet as we wanted to sort out transportation from trail-end to -head before finalising anything. The shuttle services are well beyond ...
Does anyone know of the best route to get to McGregor falls? I have heard a few, up the Holdsworth stream etc... but is there a better way to get to the base of the ...
Hi team. We're planning an excursion into the Campbell Range from the Lake Kaniere start point and up the Styx. After Mudflats Hut on the Arahura, we're planning to turn east and go bush up and ...
Hi there. A friend and I were hoping to do the Pinnacles walk in the Coromandel on Saturday, 4 April for a milestone birthday & stay the night to see the sun rise. However the ...
While I'm getting my old pack revived, I'm thinking of getting a smaller/agile pack for mostly daytrips (with family) and occasional overnighters. After a bit of reading, I think around 35 litres seems to be my ...
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Is anyone familiar with this route? I went up to Kauritatahi hut the other night with my intention on doing the old NS track along the Te Hanga ridge towards puketutu hut and Wairere falls the ...
Hi there, My name is Tom Harris and I work for the NZ Mountain Safety Council. As you may know, most of our work revolves around incident prevention tactics aimed at the wider public in the ...
Hi. Be great to meet one or a few people who are looking to tramp waikeremoana or somewhere in central north island in next couple of weeks. I have three weeks off at the start of ...
Hi I'm trying to knock off a few peaks around Canterbury if anyone is keen? So far I've done Castle Hill Peak, Peak Hill and Mt Barossa. Like to leave early generally as not to ...
Sorry I have broken the photographs page. There was an urgent stability issue I needed to attend to. But I broke something else clearly. Should be resolved Wednesday.
Keen for any advice on the actual track condition. Starting to get more adventurous with our 5 year old, and wondering if other trampers would consider the track ok for this age? I think he'll ...
Looking at route guides, thinking about a round trip from W Matukituki, Cascade Saddle,Snowy Creek, Lochnagar, Shotover Saddle. http://www.routeguides.co.nz/routes/799 Looks a bit hairy along that sidle above Pine Creek, second picture down: ht...
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A tramping mate (AndrewP over on www.bushwalk.com) has been producing contour maps (Aus, state by state) for use in Garmin GPS for quite some time - now he's added New Zealand North & South Island ...
Hello all, I was hoping someone might be able to provide some advice on how to get to the aircraft wreck near Jumbo Hut. My son and I tried to get there when he was around 11 ...
Like many I’m always looking for new ways to spruce up the tramping menu. Thinking a couple slices of bread toasted over a stove each morning is easily achievable, using a piece of toaster gauze ...
Hi all, I am a mum to a 3 year old hiking mad toddler and an 8month baby girl. My toddler has been hounding me to do an overnight camp on one of our hikes. I've had quite ...
How does Amazon.US stuff get delivered in NZ, please ?. Can you make it signature required ?.
Hello people. I have been away for a while and I would love to share with you my latest experience. I recently came back from Nepal where I spent one month. It was a great experience tramping around ...
Hi people Just saw the DOC Facebook page and apparently bad weather has been hitting hard.. Milford track close for 3 weeks,routeburn closed permanently for all this season. Hope everyone is ok.

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