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?

Great Walks Information
Great Walks Information  •  Article, updated
The DOC Great Walks are a set of premium tramping tracks throughout New Zealand.
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 ...
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

Incidents in the mountains  •  waynowski in The campfire
Rescue helicopter responds two times in one night to calls from hut in Nelson Lakes National Park
geeves Debunking Hypothermia Myths  •  geeves in The campfire
A skinny person can adapt to a limited amount by eating a large amount of high energy high output food. ...
Ian_H Emergency shelters - what works/what's practical?  •  Ian_H in The campfire
@honora: Yes, I'll post something when I'm back. A problem with my previous version (PU coated nylon and 'proper' insect netting) was ...
Matthew December 2016 updates  •  Matthew in This website
Thanks @Yarmoss. That's a good example. I think the answer will be to add several photos at each insertion point. ...
bohwaz Clotheslines in tents ?  •  bohwaz in Gear talk
In Australia putting wet pants/socks on the poles between inner and rain fly would make them partially dry in the ...
bohwaz Auckland DOC visitor centre closed  •  bohwaz in Visiting New Zealand
Ah yeah I will post to the TA facebook group as well to let them know. I sent emails to google ...
bohwaz Cobb valley track slip status?  •  bohwaz in Tracks, routes, and huts
Great thanks, I'll defo go there next month then :) Last time the track was under up to a metre ...
Honora Peel range Kahurangi NP  •  Honora in Tracks, routes, and huts
@stunted: "large vandal of kea" Love the collective noun
Yarmoss Ice ax in early march?  •  Yarmoss in Gear talk
No, you shouldn't need ice axe and crampons for this leg. There are a few un-bridged river crossings to perform, ...
Briar Photos on members' profiles  •  Briar in This website
Yep, seems to have been fixed with the updates overnight.
geeves North Canterbury earthquake  •  geeves in The campfire
White island doesnt have a history of big erruptions and is downwind in most circumstances. It would be a unusually ...
PhilipW Two dead in the Tararuas  •  PhilipW in The campfire
I've followed this sad and tragic thread with much interest. Well done everyone on making many interesting contributions. All I ...
SkepticaLee Tramping Partner January 16  •  SkepticaLee in Tramping partners
Hi Birte, Pity you're only spending a month in NZ and will be back by the end of January because I ...
Craigo. Early March TA Conditions.  •  Craigo. in Visiting New Zealand
If you find a good route description of Te Araroa you can follow it closely on the topo map below. At ...
Te Araroa  •  waynowski in The campfire
there are various huts now that are used mainly by TA walkers in summer that are already over filled
Kaikoura Earthquake Landslides & Landslide dams  •  waynowski in The campfire
Briar Kaimai North-South Track  •  Briar in Tracks, routes, and huts
You're right in thinking that it is mostly bush. As Madpom said above, north of Thompsons Track there are quite ...
Honora Kaikoura earthquake  •  Honora in Visiting New Zealand
cheers for that Ian_H. Hope this mention brings him a bit of work. He deserves it after all this.
Te araroa  •  piawittwer in Beginners and newbies
Thank you izogi I will certainly hang out there occasionally to get some ideas. I looked at some blogs of ...
Hammock on the Te Paki & Hillary Trail?  •  Forest823 in Visiting New Zealand
The Hillary is my back door step, it's a really good walk - a lot of up and down. Hammocks ...
Berend de Boer Ruahine not happy over loss of DoC office  •  Berend de Boer in The campfire
I'm all for efficiency gains, but local knowledge is irreplaceable.
geeves Great Walks Revenue versus Expenses  •  geeves in The campfire
what cynicism?
SkepticaLee Tramping/paddling partner/s South Island Feb/Mar  •  SkepticaLee in Tramping partners
Hi there, kia ora, I'll be visiting the southern islands From February 11 - March 31, 2017 and hoping to get ...
chris1 Family tents?  •  chris1 in Gear talk
Thanks for the replies everyone. Lots to check out :-)
Pro-active Nelson Lakes 23-29 Dec 16  •  Pro-active in Tramping partners
Indeed. Expect some huts to be full, such as Speargrass, which is the smallest of the loop but close to ...