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

izogi Incidents in the mountains  •  izogi in The campfire
"the fact that this Czech woman spent nearly 5 weeks without outside help between Harris Saddle and MacKenzie Hut indicates ...
Water purifier- which one to buy?  •  Ian_H in Gear talk
In the back country, drink from the above track side of small streams that cross the track and come down ...
lost tramper in Paparoas  •  waynowski in The campfire
He posted saying he stealth camped in chch. Despite spending a fortune on new gear while there... i do hope he's ...
Forest & Bird wins Ruataniwha dam appeal  •  waynowski in The campfire
There was an article somewhere about someone talking to a farmer asking how they would pay back the dam, the ...
Ruahines  •  Dodgydave in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks @ruahine and @stunted. Will definitely have back up plans/routes. As I mentioned in the first post I am definitely ...
Kreig Planning a trip to NZ in late february/march 2017  •  Kreig in Tracks, routes, and huts
Good tracks, use poles. Scrambling involved, just pack them away. My absolute go-to bit of kit are my black diamond z ...
SianS Holiday time  •  SianS in Tracks, routes, and huts
Don't know why I thought the area was quiet, must've made an assumption bc it's not a Great Walk. But ...
zip corrosion on pack  •  Dodgydave in The campfire
Yes they are. I was not being specific to your case.
geeves Alpine sleeping bags  •  geeves in Gear talk
Torpedo7 was selling Kelty for a while
Kreig Emergency heat  •  Kreig in Gear talk
Went offline for awhile. Now I'm back for awhile. :)
DOC cut pest control funding on stewart island  •  waynowski in The campfire
even more frustrating if your funding request is denied and all your hard work becomes undone...
Biodiversity Huts, Fiordland Historic Heritage  •  waynowski in The campfire
Biodiversity Huts, Fiordland Historic Heritage Assessment
hutchk Tongariro National Park in October  •  hutchk in Tracks, routes, and huts
Tongariro summit by the tourist route is an easy walk up - no mountaineering experience required, but as stated above ...
Pro-active Hunters Element XTR jacket  •  Pro-active in Gear talk
Gun City are clearing their stitch-seam models as the new versions have welded seams. From $399 online, discounted to ...
izogi ruataniwha dam proposal  •  izogi in The campfire
Balance in parroting even amounts of stuff that interested people say is what you tend to get when news media ...
Pro-active Backpack size ok, or get a new one?  •  Pro-active in Gear talk
If you're financially comfortable enough, then ditching the 3.2kg pack for a 1.730kg pack, that does the same job, looks ...
6 Part Ed Hillary drama on TV1 & OnDemand  •  waynowski in The campfire
yeah the young maori girl /lady seemed to intimate at an early possible love interest theat never went further than ...
Yarmoss Hollyford in early January, and other suggestions  •  Yarmoss in Visiting New Zealand
There are 6 huts on the Hollyford with most of them about half days walk apart, there's certainly no need ...
geeves Community values review  •  geeves in This website
I think the only bad part about them is the fact we have to have them in the first place ...
Honora 100% Merino Wool Made in New Zealand  •  Honora in Buy / sell / exchange
Yeah, makes good bed/hut socks but not tramping socks. Though I did see someone (wealthy) use a pair for that ...
FrankB Dry gear guide  •  FrankB in Beginners and newbies
Have an Aarn pack at present, doesn't or at least has't caused me any grief with wet gear as yet. ...
FrankB take a vote  •  FrankB in The campfire
Carry on regardless in what you believe in.
"Real Tramping" Mid November - December  •  Westland in Tramping partners
Routeburn-Mid caples  •  kevan in Tracks, routes, and huts
Thanks - great information..
Snow on the Ruahines  •  The Dyslexic Poet in Tracks, routes, and huts
Hello all, I'm keen on a single day hike up to where there might be snow this weekend (I know Sunrise ...