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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 swift water with a whitewater ...
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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 to the shower to get ...
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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 light weight (but they carried ...
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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 my trips.My number is 0274797219 Trev
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.
Winter on the Tongariro is in my opinion the best time for the experience. Snow and ice add another beautiful dimension to the volcanic alpine environment, with a fraction of the number of visitors summer ...
Do you have any idea of the name of the hut in the gorge? Sounds like a fun challenge to get to one day.
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If you were in Gisborne before going to Waikaremoana you could think about squeezing in a trip to Mt Hikurangi. Could you do your profile so we can 'meet' you?
I've gone down the true right a couple of times and this is what others say too. On Freshmap, there are quite a few bluffs evident according to the pattern of the contour lines.
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You need carry sufficient shelter that would enable you to survive until you are found/evacuated by Search and Rescue people if you are injured. If you break a leg and get hypothermia, this becomes so ...
Have a good study on the net about what you need to know about choosing a boot that fits well e.g. some people have a low volume foot and others have a high volume foot. ...
I did this trip a while back and enjoyed it. Moa Park has sub-alpine vegetation which is unusual for such a low altitude. The huts were good. We eschewed the Abel Tasman track itself and ...
Regarding getting information on who owns what land: Freshmap do a Cadastral map add on. I think it cost me around $100 for the South Island and I had to double my RAM. It's good ...
Apparently it's the seventh steepest climb in the Tararuas (according to some old codger I met once)
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No worries I'll post it in tracks and routes as soon as i get a chance.
Hi everyone. Flying from Milford Sound to Matin's Bay early next March. Any suggestions about flights, or is there just Fiordland Air?
The info I am after is the section: Ignimbrite Saddle - Junction Top - Waipakihi Hut. Is there a passable trail? Is it possible to take a helicopter to fly from trailend (Kaimanawa Road) to trailhead ...
I am of interest in the loop: Holdsworth - Mid Waiohine - Maungahuka - Mt Hector - Southern Crossing - Kaitoke Holdsworth. How many days will it be for a slow tramper (just wanting to ...
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