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.

ABC Cave

Fitted out with a sleeping platform, this cave is named after Al, Bruce, and Colin, three young men from Dunedin. They visited the cave in the 1960s.   More ▶︎

Latters Spur Track

Short walk in Christchurch Port Hills.   More ▶︎

Cockayne Nature Walk

A short loop in forest near Kelly's Creek, Otira.   More ▶︎

Kiriwhakapapa Campsite

Road access campsite on the eastern flanks of the Tararua Ranges near Masterton. Tracks lead to Blue Range Hut and the Waingawa River.   More ▶︎

Lyell Campsite

This grassy camping space occupies a terrace above Lyell Creek, next to Kawatiri / the Buller River. The site was once the location of the Lyell goldrush town, and the entrance road follows the path of the original Lyell Main ...   More ▶︎

Ruakituri Wilderness Area

Wilderness area located on the Huiarau Range in Te Urewera.   More ▶︎

Paparoa Wilderness Area

Inland slopes of the Paparoa Range northeast of the Paparoa National Park.   More ▶︎
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 ▶︎
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