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I gave up using heavy padded/insulated hiking boots unless I am tramping the tops. Better to get lightweight ones that can dry quicker. I used to carry a pair of sports sandals (had Tevas) that I can ...
"Inflatable Kayak" includes an enormous range of products and prices. There's also packrafts as madpom said. I wouldn't go for a $20 one from The Warehouse. There are thousand dollar + ones with some frame structure ...
a lot of niwas forecasting has been mainly computer generated and less human moderated than metservice metservice still to a mountain forecast, niwa have only juset started their parks forecasting, i dont know how it compares ...
If you want to go further south Daley’s Clearing Hut in the Waitawheta is a nice spot and was one of the first spots I took my daughter to.
That would be alot cheaper than the acquaseal!
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Welcome You have some great hills around you @googe
Oops !. To clarify my smiley, so glad you both had a good time here, Robert. Sincere best wishes for the future.
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Maybe look to set up your own trailbabies group... or at least ask around everyone you know and put notices up at kindy etc. There may be people out there who would love to but ...
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I thoroughly enjoyed this Ridgeline trip! Navigation is definitely easier from McKellar -> Howden as there is an informally marked track from McKellar Hut up to the bush line, which could be quite tricky to ...
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Hey guys, A newbie hiker here, but absolutely loving it. Recently completed the Tongariro Crossing - and now, have a solid wishlist of hikes in NZ. Next up: Cape Brett Track. Everything looks good, but have a ...
Looking at this years results, there were only about 10 runners that finished after 5 hours, but there was a very steady stream of runners between 3-5 hours (approx. 100). The start time of the ...
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I get the annual Backcountry Hut Pass. Except for Great Walk huts in season, and a few random others, it's job done for 12 months. Hut it, pitch a tent, doesn't matter. 😎
Getting back to my favourite subject, french toast is lovely as well. I recently bought Paul and Rebecca Garland's Backcountry Cooking book. Insane amounts of sugar in the recipes - including savoury mains loaded with ...
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"o" for owsum! Look forward to hearing about your adventure next year. And you know where to find the forum if you wanna rap about anything beforehand.
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I did a trip in Kahurangi Feb this year. The handful of trampers I met coming up from Karamea and heading for Flora were carrying supplies for their entire tramp. Not sure if this is ...
A few hundred yards west of Cecil Kings hut,across the river ,is a good sized clearing,visible from the track.I`ve camped there,plenty of options.
Slightly off the subject.I have oft quoted a story about Braden Currie taking his new bride with MTBs from Comyns Hut through to Cookies Point & out to the road at Double Hill Road.I got ...
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Thanks for all your replies! It's given me more confidence, and we're looking at accommodation in Karamea - seems like a place with a bit of character? (Yurt?) I think the Routeburn coloured my expectations. There ...
Many thanks for all your comments!
The West Coast is one of the most challenging areas in which to tramp. You mention you haven't been to NZ before, so I suggest being mindful of the difficulty of the terrain in the area. Below ...
on great walks, at least 200m from the trail or in designated campsites that you have to book depending on the walk or the time of year on some of them. on fiordland great walks ...
I was tossing up if I needed my running shoes or not but will definitely take them now for the road walk. I got an email back from DOC, in case anyone wants to know they ...
Hi JustMe, Are you still kayaking around the gulf? I have a sit on and also want to do some exploring a bit further afield and looking for someone to go with.
I haven't checked what gets publicised, but the various bylaws have said 500 metres for ages. eg. Heaphy (in Kahurangi): Abel Tasman: http://www.legislatio...
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