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The campsites are mostly just grassy areas with longdrop toilets. Some can get (relatively) busy over the peak summer period but for most of the year they don't get much ...
"NB: if you go to an outdoor shop and they DONT sell them (ahem.....Kathmandu.....) go elsewhere as they dont know what they're doing" Kathmandu sells them according to its website, at ...
Yes definitely getting crusty now :-P Or could be called stupid, did the Oxfam 100km walk two years running.
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I think Te Urewera NP (including the lake) is a special case, I believe there are rules about freedom camping because of the cultural sites in the park. Check out ...
I went on a club trip recently and had forgotten what they were like. The leader had a 4 person fly from a Spectrum dome tent for the rest of ...
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theres jetboat servies that take you to and from the head of both lakes, one way to explore deeper into the park and save time
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2 days: Motutapu track: Walk into Highland Creek hut and back to the Wanaka road end. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/wanaka-makarora/motatapu-track/ Mt Brewster. http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/tracks-and-walks/otago/wanaka-makarora/mount-brewster-track/ West Matukituki valley beyond the Rob Roy glacier. Either stay at Mt Aspiring ...
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Hello ktselner, Great Barrier Island has some really special walking tracks through regenerating native forest, to natural hot springs and there's walks to suit all levels of fitness. It is ...
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Morena, Gaitors, ended up getting a Mantis 2 ... mostly for motor cycle touring and will use a 3m x3m tent fly over bike and tent . Cost $299, roll ...
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Checking out a club is good advice. Organised trips. Support. Companionship. Shared car pooling. Access to areas the general public can't usually get to. Join a club that has ...
I was down there both previous Xmas's and saw snow both times. Its not that unusual
Yep, the WTMC meets in the same place as the Tararua Tramping Club (nearly every Wednesday and Tuesday respectively). It's in the TTC hall, near the end of Moncrieff Street, ...
Hi Brenthen, I'm Wellington based too. I second Geeves' suggestion about checking out some of the Wellington tramping clubs. Each club has a unique culture so I'm sure you'll find one ...
it would be cool if you provide some screen shots of it !
I bought a goretex something or other from snowgum today. hopefully it keeps me dry, testing it out on Friday.
Hi Helen, sorry to hear of your loss. Good that you enjoy walking - it can be a great way to set aside time to think and progress emotions. I'm ...
Thanks for the nice information IZOGI
Thanks for the warm welcome! I will check out the tramping club site!!
Hi, with a whitewater kayaking background, I'd just like to say that it is a very good idea to up your swimming skills, maybe even learn some basics about self-rescue in ...
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Me too. Modesty isn't a useful attribute but I try not to offend (sometimes). I don't think we should leave nudity to the pin-up girls so I don't duck in ...
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Thanks for all of your comments, will have a good read and decide on some options. Have just completed the Kaikoura Coast Track (with teenagers in tow) and found that ...
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Hi Linda I do alot of tramping in the wairarapa and around NZ. I live in the wairarapa and would be happy for you to join in on any of ...
A few favourites of mine: Pararaha Stream in the Waitakeres west of Auckland, Rangitoto Island, Mt Karioi near Raglan, Pureora forest or Pirongia forest, anything near Tongariro.
One of those walks you enjoy more with hindsight, and it was totally different to anything else in the vicinity.
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