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.

Hurunui Swingbridge Tapotupotu Bay Kapowairua (Spirits Bay) Campsite Scott's Saddle Totara Trail, Kennedys Bush Coal Hill Rangitata River Fenceline, Moorhouse Range Spur, Moorhouse Range Misty morning on Bealey Spur Lake Misery Track Mount Barron

Three Mile Stream Circuit

A loop around Macs Knob next to Lake Sumner. This route makes for a long overnight trip.   More ▶︎

Hope Kiwi Track

A short section of the track near Lake Sumner.   More ▶︎

Three Mile Stream Route

Route down Three Mile Stream from the hut.   More ▶︎

Three Mile Stream Track

Route up McMillan Stream to Three Mile Stream Hut.   More ▶︎

Lake Taylor to Hurunui Hut

Following a 4WD track initially to the Hurunui Swingbridge then continuing on a foot track to the hut. This recording included use of a mountain bike.   More ▶︎

Waitohi Reserve Camp Ground

Small campground next to the Lake Sumner Road. Grassy camping space, access to the river, and two very cute log cabins.   More ▶︎

Loch Katrine Campsite

Camping next to a remote lake. Camping here is free, while there are also several bookable huts.   More ▶︎
Lake Taylor Campsite

Lake Taylor Campsite

Open, grassy campsite on the shores of Lake Taylor, the gateway to Lake Sumner Forest Park.   More ▶︎
Mt Sunday / Mt Riley Track

Mt Sunday / Mt Riley Track

A circuit track on the Richmond Range, visiting two forested summits.   More ▶︎

Crater Rim Walkway: Sign of the Kiwi to Rapaki Rock

Short section past Sugarloaf and Mount Vernon.   More ▶︎

Arataki Nature Trail

Loop track by the visitor centre.   More ▶︎

Crater Rim Walkway: Sign of the Bellbird to Sign of the Kiwi

Short section between two of the original Summit Road rest houses on the Crater Rim Walkway.   More ▶︎
Member since 3 June 20013 June 2001
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