Mt Arrowsmith (2781m).
Couloir Peak (2642m)
Cameron Hut (1290m, Basic hut, 9 bunks)

Arrowsmith Range and the Cameron River from Lake Hill.

Classic walks

Abel Tasman Coast Track
Abel Tasman Coast Track  •  3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.
Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of ...
Dusky Track
Dusky Track  •  4 – 8 days. Medium. One way.
This journey explores the glacial valleys and mountains of Fiordland from Lake Hauroko to Lake Manapouri, visiting Dusky Sound along ...
Heaphy Track
Heaphy Track  •  4 – 6 days. Easy. One way.
A classic crossing of the geologically and biologically diverse northwest corner of the South Island. The track is also open to ...
Hollyford Track
Hollyford Track  •  8 days. Medium. Return by the same track.
The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.
Kepler Track
Kepler Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.
Lake Waikaremoana Track
Lake Waikaremoana Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
"The Lake Track." Busy track in summer with swimming and fishing along the lake-side.
Milford Track
Milford Track  •  4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by ...
North West Circuit
North West Circuit  •  10 – 12 days. Medium. Loop track.
The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.
Queen Charlotte Track
Queen Charlotte Track  •  3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.
A long but easy walk along Queen Charlotte Sound. This track offers hostel and resort accommodation as well as basic ...
Rakiura Track
Rakiura Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track with a road section.
An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.
Routeburn Track
Routeburn Track  •  2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.
Te Araroa Trail
Te Araroa Trail  •  95 days. Medium. One way.
Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...
Tongariro Northern Circuit
Tongariro Northern Circuit  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.
This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of ...

What's new?

Rees - Dart (a variation)
Rees - Dart (a variation)  •  Article, updated
Two weeks of climbing and tramping in the Wakatipu region.
Climbing Egmont
Climbing Egmont  •  Article, updated
An account of my first trip up Mt Egmont back in 2009.
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 2  •  Article, updated
Part two of a coast-to-coast journey across the north of the South Island.
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 1
Coast to Coast: Kaikoura to Karamea - part 1  •  Article, updated
Part one of a coast to coast across the top of the South Island. 14 days of track and route ...
Circuit of Sth Hurunui, Bull Creek & Ant Stream Huts, Dampier-Crossley Range, Sth Hurunui
4 day circuit passing through Roche Pass and Dampier Corner.
Pike29: memorial money-maker
Pike29: memorial money-maker  •  Article, updated
Today, Nick Smith, Environment Minister, announced plans to construct New Zealand's tenth Great Walk as a memorial to the 29 ...
Great Walks Information
Great Walks Information  •  Article, updated
The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.
Photography online
Photography online  •  Article, updated
a list of sites that share good images of tramping and climbing in New Zealand
FMC Partnerships Workshop
FMC Partnerships Workshop  •  Article, added
" Huts and Tracks" was the main focus. How to do more for less when it comes to spending the ...
River Crossing 101
River Crossing 101  •  Article, updated
NZ outdoors has lots of rivers, lots of rain, and not so many bridges; so learning to cross rivers safely ...

In the forums

geeves ruataniwha dam appeal  •  geeves in The campfire
Does Doc get a real gain from this land swap? I thought it was a area of ok but not ...
PhilipW Ruahines access to Wakarara Road end closed  •  PhilipW in Tracks, routes, and huts
In which case a gate to prevent vehicle access would have performed admirably.
Fly suggestions  •  waynowski in Gear talk
anyone heard anything of mr 900huts?  •  TararuaHunter in The campfire
after getting through most of the NI ranges, except Kaweka and Te urewera (I think), he was pretty much on ...
Ruahine Colenso Hut/Ruahines  •  Ruahine in Tracks, routes, and huts
The route to Iron bark deviates off the poled route. However both routes go through private land. I would suggest ...
deepriver Packing list  •  deepriver in Gear talk
I put up with chafing etc for decades until one hot day I took mu undies off - Freedom! Now ...
Yarmoss 10 days in Fiordland, anthing goes. GO!  •  Yarmoss in Tracks, routes, and huts
Awesome, Krieg! Have a great time on the Pyke. Talk or email DOC Te Anau before you reach the end of ...
SkepticaLee NZ topo 50/geodetic conversions  •  SkepticaLee in Tracks, routes, and huts
Hi all, The NZ topo 50 maps produced by LINZ are licensed under Creative Commons which means they can be adapted ...
Gaiters Making the best judgments on PLB activation  •  Gaiters in The campfire
To answer the original question. If you know there is SAR looking for you and you can hear the rescue ...
Kreig Incidents in the mountains  •  Kreig in The campfire
Agreed. But I don't like the term "common sense", because it's just not that common. I prefer "good sense".
Kreig Breaking in boots  •  Kreig in Gear talk
I loved the old leather boots I got issued. You soaked those bad boys in hot water, then shoved them ...
Kreig Discretion about family Dogs in Hut's  •  Kreig in The campfire
My thoughts: If you have a dog in a DOC hut, I will share my displeasure in no uncertain terms. ...
Kreig Snorers  •  Kreig in The campfire
I am a snorer. Have always been, no matter how fit/unfit I am at any given time. I have had a ...
Keil A Carpenter Back Country Crusine: Enough Calories per Serve?  •  Keil A Carpenter in Food
I am suprised by the rather "lack" of calories at roughly 1.6k they provide considering they are designed for active ...
deepriver hillary  •  deepriver in The campfire
I found the Antarctic episode very interesting. I assume the nuances of the Fuchs/Hillary dynamics were accurately presented although that ...
deepriver Possum proof bridges  •  deepriver in Tracks, routes, and huts
Just saw a "possum stop gate" picture in Danilo's pics. Also came across one when doing the 'Old Ghost Road'. ...
Labour Weekend  •  waynowski in Tramping partners
i doubt theres spaces on the tongariro northern circuit, check the hut bookings for both places before planning
geeves DOC Marker Definitions  •  geeves in Beginners and newbies
venition blind are known as permalot
Knives  •  waynowski in Gear talk
Leatherman factory tour..
Gore-Tex: Quality -> Marketing ratio  •  Ian_H in Gear talk
@Kreig re Mylar Poncho: I don't go around looking like a slow roast chook as a matter of course, but it ...
Tramping ideas and overall questions  •  morin cheliu in Tracks, routes, and huts
I would love to do though a great walk (at least for the experience) is there any you guys specially ...
Kreig 5-7 day tramp suggestions please!  •  Kreig in Tracks, routes, and huts
She's probably fitter than I am. :D Actually, I've changed my tactic. Too hard to find something really enjoyable whilst having ...
Kreig Campfires  •  Kreig in The campfire
Ah yeah.... Aerosols and fire mix a little too well.... :D But absolutely right. Ask any kid the highlight of being ...
hutchk Things you don't want to lose.....  •  hutchk in The campfire
About 10 grand I reckon :-)
EvoSmith The Cure for Sore Muscles? More Movement.  •  EvoSmith in The campfire
@Ian_H on the mark.