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Hi, we're thinking of the Heaphy, 4-5 days, flexible either way, anytime but finish before 23 Jan. Anyone want to relocate cars to meet up half way between two ends? Thanks John
You won't see the track in places because of the scrub closing in but you can't leave the ridge by far. I found a UHF radio that seemed like it got ripped off some hunters ...
Yep possible to do in a day. Did it with intention of camping under canvas but was so close to the road end just kept going. Carried all that load for nothing. Good sustained climb ...
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Climber missing after torrential rain lashes Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/118382629/climber-missing-after-torrential-rain-lashes-mount-cook-national-park A climber has been missing for a week after trave...
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Did this again, Saturday in lovely fine weather... took 4 hours in the same direction... the hut books note a couple of other parties have also recently done it since, one group mentioned 6.5 hours ...
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Hi Everyone, we're walking the Heaphy east to west, starting 22nd Dec and finishing on Christmas day but staying in karamea for the night. Is anyone walking the other way around that time who wants ...
One last chime from me: Be sure to check out DOC's NLNP Visitor Centre in St. Arnaud before embarking on your adventure. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and can verify or otherwise refine the weather ...
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Thanks madpom and waynowski. I’m feeling that the DOC suggested times for Mt Misery and Mt Cedric routes are probably fairly realistic for me and not too generous. Perhaps need to sweet-talk the grandparents into ...
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As per the FMC webpage: https://www.fmc.org.nz/2019/09/14/mount-somers-huts-on-doc-booking-system/ DOC has now confirmed that both huts will be on the booking system for the summer season, starting 1 October 2019. The Annual Hut Pass can s...
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Hi si-dog, email is ihuntenator@gmail.com
Photo of it here (interesting album it belongs to, too). https://ninadickerhof.smugmug.com/TrampingandmountaineeringinNew/Aspiring-Region/Rock-Burn-to-Arawhata-17-30/i-HBxkWXb/A
Thanks a lot fellas - you've managed to get me looking into even more trip possibilities! All sound great though. I reckon I might head Lewis Pass way unless the weather looks decent for the ...
Cheers @lenshaw. Will check Begley out when I get the chance. Am looking for a pass into the Travers or Sabine from the Wairau that I can recommend to others as the rest of that ...
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Hi friends We are doing the Heaphy track **East to West**, going in on 29/12, and out on 1/1/20. Looking for anyone doing it over these dates going the other way that would like to swap cars ...
take away the cooking and dining area at the front and the balconies and the perspex
Made it last Friday and had an awesome trip with our 5yo and now 3yo. Weather was PERFECT. Thanks for all the advice, found the shortcut no problems :-) Three others in the hut
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Kellys Hut is owned and operated by the Dan and Christine Kelly. This small boutique business is on the website www.mountainhut.nz. If independent trampers wish to visit please get in touch with Dan Kelly 0274427036. ...
just come out. hardly any snow in northern end. bit around mitre, 3 kings etc still.
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organised in advance. I guess you could take your chances, but I would almost book earlier in the offseason just because we were the only 2 people being ferried that day. So potentially the boat ...
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Thanks for the feedback guys, that's exactly what I needed. I'll keep an eye on the forecast and look into the Ruahines and Kawekas as a backup.
You will really have a lovely walk and it would be good to go in summer. As the rocks in the river be too slippery you better carry a stick. IF you wish you can ...
I don't know about quite a bit, but maybe a little more difficult. I was glad to rest at Dunn's Ck on the way through as I had come from Julia Hut (not too much ...
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I take guided day trips up there, and as far as bang for your buck goes, you really can't go past a simple stroll down to the Tasman Glacier lake where the river starts. A ...
DOC wanted to get a great walk in in the north for easier access for the bigger population... easier said than done since there's a lot of conditions that need to be met to qualify ...
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Thanks for the advice. I haven't tried DoC yet as my success rate has been low over the years (often no-one answers the phone), but will give them a ring closer to the date. These ...
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