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.

Caroline Hut

Caroline Hut

Private, locked hut on the Ball Ridge. This hut is used by guided parties on the Ball Pass route. For the general public, the hut offers water, and toilet. There is also an emergency shelter here.   More ▶︎
Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

All Waitākere Ranges forested areas are closed to public access from 1 May. 10 high risk tracks in the Hunua Ranges are also closed. Updated 6 May.   More ▶︎

Waterfall Track, Sumner

Short connector track, with no waterfall.   More ▶︎

Captain Thomas Track

Easy climb from Sumner up to the Christchurch Summit Road.   More ▶︎

Huntsbury Track

Short walk along a legal road on the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Huntsbury Track

Short walk on the Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Snout Track

A short walk near Picton with good views of Tōtaranui / Queen Charlotte Sound.   More ▶︎

Kaipupu Wildlife Sanctuary

Short loop track exploring the predator-fenced reserve.   More ▶︎

Karaka Point

Short walk to a Māori pā site.   More ▶︎

Capleston Pack Track

Short connector between the ends of Kirwans Track on Waitahu River Road and at Capleston.   More ▶︎

Kirwans Track

2-3 day circuit visiting Kirwans Hill, and the Lord Brassey Stamper Battery.   More ▶︎
Waiau Hut

Waiau Hut

New hut on the Waiau Pass Track and Te Araroa Trail. This hut was opened 27 January 2018, and constructed with the support of an anonymous donor.   More ▶︎
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