Matthew

Hi,

I'm Matthew and I started this website way back in December 1996. It has been evolving and growing ever since.

With a young family, I mostly content myself with day walks at the moment, around the Canterbury Plains.

Monument Track (south)

Short walk at the head of the Kaituna Valley.   More ▶︎

Kātiki Point

A short peninsula walk near Moeraki, exploring an historic pā site and offering close encounters with yellow-eyed penguins / hoiho.   More ▶︎

Ōtamahua Hut

Historic hut on Ōtamahua / Quail Island near Christchurch. This hut is one of the closest huts to Christchurch city, and a good introduction for young adventurers.   More ▶︎

Barrosa

Poled route to the summit of Mount Barrosa, in the Clent Hills.   More ▶︎
Silver Peaks Route

Silver Peaks Route

Route in the Silver Peaks range from Jubliee Hut to Mountain Road via ABC Cave and Philip J Cox Memorial Hut.   More ▶︎

Mount Cargill

Visit the Organ Pipes and the summit of Mount Cargill in Dunedin.   More ▶︎

Katiki Point

Short walk onto the peninsula at Moeraki, visiting Te Raka a Hineatea Pā.   More ▶︎

Sandfly Bay

Short walk to a wild Dunedin beach.   More ▶︎

Silver Peaks Route: Jubilee Hut to ABC Cave

Section of the Silver Peaks Route.   More ▶︎

Tunnel Beach

Classic short walk in Dunedin.   More ▶︎
  • MatthewMatthew updated the track, Lucretia biv 18 December 2018yesterday.
    rename
  • MatthewMatthew updated the track, Monument Track (south) 2 December 20182 December.
    update copy based on walk
  • MatthewMatthew added the photograph, Monument Track (south) 2 December 20182 December.
    Verdant regeneration on this easy Banks Peninsula walk.
  • MatthewMatthew added the track, Monument Track (south) 2 December 20182 December.
    Climb from the head of the Kaituna Valley to Te Ara Pātaka.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Monument Track (south) 2 December 20182 December.
    Short walk at the head of the Kaituna Valley.
  • MatthewMatthew updated the hut, Cheviot Downs Hut 1 December 20181 December.
    Information supplied by Cheviot Downs Station
  • MatthewMatthew updated the track, Tunnel Beach 7 November 20187 November.
    add info based on visit
  • MatthewMatthew merged the record 'Barratts Biv' into the record 'Barratts Biv.' 7 November 20187 November.
  • MatthewMatthew added the track, Kātiki Point 7 November 20187 November.
    A short peninsula walk near Moeraki, exploring an historic pā site and offering close encounters with yellow-eyed penguins / hoiho.
  • MatthewMatthew added the hut, Ōtamahua Hut 5 November 20185 November.
    Historic hut on Ōtamahua / Quail Island near Christchurch. This hut is one of the closest huts to Christchurch city, ...
  • MatthewMatthew updated the track, Mt Barrosa 23 October 201823 October.
    add gps track
  • MatthewMatthew added the photograph, Ashburton Lakes 22 October 201822 October.
    The view west from Mount Barrosa. Mount Guy (1319m) is in the foreground, with the sharp summit of distant Mt ...
  • MatthewMatthew added the photograph, Scree buttercup 22 October 201822 October.
    Ranunculus crithmifolius, mid-October, Mount Barrosa.
  • MatthewMatthew added the photograph, Columnar basalt 22 October 201822 October.
    Near the summit of Mount Barrosa.
  • MatthewMatthew added the photograph, Mount Somers 22 October 201822 October.
    The view east from the smaller Mount Barrosa.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Barrosa 22 October 201822 October.
    Poled route to the summit of Mount Barrosa, in the Clent Hills.
  • MatthewMatthew added the photograph, Tors near ABC Cave 9 October 20189 October.
    Schist tors like a row of shark teeth. The cave is down in the valley to the left.
  • MatthewMatthew added the photograph, Schist tor 9 October 20189 October.
    This unlikely outcrop is near the track just below Silver Peak (767m).
  • MatthewMatthew updated the track, Silver Peaks Route 9 October 20189 October.
    add gps
  • MatthewMatthew updated the hut, Philip J Cox Memorial Hut 8 October 20188 October.
    link to place
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Mount Cargill 8 October 20188 October.
    Visit the Organ Pipes and the summit of Mount Cargill in Dunedin.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Katiki Point 8 October 20188 October.
    Short walk onto the peninsula at Moeraki, visiting Te Raka a Hineatea Pā.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Sandfly Bay 8 October 20188 October.
    Short walk to a wild Dunedin beach.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Silver Peaks Route: Jubilee Hut to ABC Cave 8 October 20188 October.
    Section of the Silver Peaks Route.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Silver Peaks Route: Philip J Cox Memorial Hut to Mountain Road 8 October 20188 October.
    Final section of the Silver Peaks Route.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Silver Peaks Route: ABC Cave to Philip J Cox Memorial Hut 8 October 20188 October.
    Section of the Silver Peaks Route.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Tunnel Beach 8 October 20188 October.
    Classic short walk in Dunedin.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Huriawa Pā 8 October 20188 October.
    Short loop track exploring Huriawa Peninsula in Waikouaiti.
  • MatthewMatthew added the GPX file, Kirks Track 8 October 20188 October.
    Marked track descending through Omahu Bush in the Christchurch Port Hills.
  • MatthewMatthew updated the photograph, Tunnel Beach 27 September 201827 September.
    fix again
Matthew
Member since 3 June 20013 June 2001
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