Visiting New Zealand

1–25 of 90

Danke Ian_H. That confirms the e-mail info I got. Guess I'll carefully sound this out some future time I'm mixed hutting. This Left-Right thing can be seriously divisive in places. Cheers !.
Peak tourist season !. Universities are closed & it's Xmas school holidays for those below that. You might find a cancellation on the Great Walks, if you keep checking. It's not totally impossible. Plenty ...
There's a sobering thread trending about a hunter who took a fall, if you haven't read it. There may be a market for a book of such stories from NZ tracks, similar to the "Sea ...
1 2 3 4
3
Thumbs up Grinning
Yes, it's a very good time for going any cool place
2 3 4 5 6
Well, I didn't know that! Coincidence, I would think, unless the Roman Empire extended to include Nth America 🤔 Origin of **opossum** : early 17th century: from Virginia Algonquian opassom, from op ‘white’ + assom ‘dog’ or 'beast' Origin o...
1 2 3 4
Thanks for all the advice, I will definitely check out those routes! I'm not super worried about the weather, it's not so often that optimal in Finland even in the summer :p If there's snow, ...
Great - thanks honora. That sounds better than I had expected. We head out over Yuletide so might be able to txt the transport people. In fact, if the weather is good, thinking of camping at ...
Ah yeah I will post to the TA facebook group as well to let them know. I sent emails to google and rankers and a few others, I think most of the info is now up ...
1 2
If you find a good route description of Te Araroa you can follow it closely on the topo map below. http://www.nztopomaps.com/ At that time of year, in those latitudes, you should probably not be surprised to run ...
cheers for that Ian_H. Hope this mention brings him a bit of work. He deserves it after all this.
1 2
The Hillary is my back door step, it's a really good walk - a lot of up and down. Hammocks not really suitable, take a small tent and mat. Mosquitos will make your life a ...
hey a friend and I are looking to head down to Stewart Island on the first of November from Christchurch. Would love to link up or jump in with someone to split the fuel costs. ...
Thanks for the information. Really useful.
Vespex is the one DoC is having great success with in the Nelson Lakes N.P. and A.T. N. P. trouble is it has to be put in a bail station and then residue removed a ...
1 2 3 4
http://www.airasia.com/nz/en/home.page have recently started flying to Auckland again. Looks like they transit through various asian ports, might be worth a look.
That may happen but it would be a shame I still think there has to be an organization that can act as a form of mediator between all the diverse groups that exist and relevant ...
1 2
Seconding the Kawekas - as easy or as challenging as you like, plenty of alpine tops tramping (with associated snow at that time of year), and stunning views back across the central plateau to Ruapehu ...
1 2
one question about the fallen German. Which way was he going. It may be that by the time he fell he had already achieved more than was left and then turning back would of been ...
4 5 6 7 8
I received my OIA response today. Here's the updated table. I've inserted the third section for spending on backcountry huts. (ye 2013 and 2014 are the only ones that can be compared with the displayed ...
3 4 5 6 7
2
Grinning Thumbs up
Hi Guys, Thank you for the tips, very much appreciated, great background info here. I will research both ways: enquiring by helicopter companies around the area (or maybe boat would be another option to reach such ...
tracks like the routeburn are complicated by the massive no of day walkers in the warmer months at either end of the track as well... no money earned from them unless they are part of ...
I forgot there are 2 parts to a hut ticket. Never bought one in my life as I just automatically buy a hut pass every year.
1 2 3 4
Back from my trip, I had a great time! Thanks again to all who helped steer my plans last year. I'm envious of all of you who get to live in such a beautiful corner ...
1 2 3
Agree 100% with above - I have a set of Kahtoola Microspikes and they're excellent for safely traversing the occasional icy patch. If I'm not taking crampons I always throw them in my Winter pack.
1 2
Never mind gloves, glissading in crampons = pecker woods
1–25 of 90

Search the forums

Visiting New Zealand Local knowledge, transport, weather, airport issues.
Topics 90
Posts 955
Top contributors
Permanent link