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  • Everything 21
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  • Huts 2
St James Walkway
1 December 20151 December 2015
St James Walkway
Good if you have children - would make a good first multi-day trip. Track is generally in good condition without being a paved highway. I have a full report with photos here: https://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2015/12/13/st-james-walkway/
Mount Somers Track
1 November 20151 November 2015
Mount Somers Track
Very good scenery on northern side. South face isn't so good but it does mean you can make the loop. Track in excellent condition and well graded. Would be good for children. I have a full report with photos here https://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2015/12/09/mt-somers/
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle
1 January 20151 January 2015
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle
Track is now heavily used by Te Araroa trail walkers. Very little deadfall and track has been recently cut (Jan 2015). Well marked except Otira to Kiwi Hut. Cameron Hut is derelict and only suitable for emergencies. I have a full trip report here: https://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2015/01/27/harper-pass/
Pinchgut Hut via Mt Thomas, Bobs Camp Biv
1 January 20151 January 2015
Pinchgut Hut via Mt Thomas, Bobs Camp Biv
Mostly well marked but more markers needed where track enters bush on descent down Cattle Peak route. I have a full report here: https://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2015/01/18/mt-thomascattle-peakpinchgutwhare-ridge/
Mt Oxford
1 January 20151 January 2015
Mt Oxford
Excellent track conditions. I have a full trip report here: https://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2015/01/09/mt-oxford/
Big River - Inangahua Track
1 November 20141 November 2014
Big River - Inangahua Track
Track conditions on the flood track are TERRIBLE - needs a chainsaw for the huge amount of deadfall. Rest of track is reasonable. Most relics are very close to Big River. I have a full trip report here: https://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2014/12/29/big-river-reefton/
Blue Creek Track
1 October 20141 October 2014
Blue Creek Track
Nifty short walk. Lots of gold mining relics. Takes about 3/4 hr on unsealed road to get in. Nearby campsites are nice but beware of vicious sandflies.
Wilkinson Track
1 January 20141 January 2014
Wilkinson Track
Easily negotiated? LIES. This track is horrible, full of stinging nettle, and has no real scenery. AVOID. Full report here http://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/loop-in-kahurangi-national-park-wilkinson-track-leslie-track-gordons-pyramid-route-ellis-hut-track/
Mt Arthur Hut - Salisbury Lodge
1 January 20141 January 2014
Mt Arthur Hut - Salisbury Lodge
Great track - came up from Salisbury and over to Ellis Basin in a day. Amazing views and well marked. Full report here http://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/loop-in-kahurangi-national-park-wilkinson-track-leslie-track-gordons-pyramid-route-ellis-hut-track/
Baton Valley Track
1 January 20141 January 2014
Baton Valley Track
The track from Baton Valley to Flanagans is reasonable, so long as the water is not too high. However going over Baton Saddle is awful, and not worth doing at all. Trip report here http://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/loop-in-kahurangi-national-park-wilkinson-track-leslie-track-gordons-pyramid-route-ellis-hut-track/
Ellis Basin Hut
1 January 20141 January 2014
Super little hut but I would allow 5 hours for the walk in. Who are these steroid people who can do it in 2 1/2 hours??? Trip report here http://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/loop-in-kahurangi-national-park-wilkinson-track-leslie-track-gordons-pyramid-route-ellis-hut-track/
Granity Pass Hut
1 January 20141 January 2014
Granity Pass Hut
Hut no longer has a stove but now sleeps about 16. Full trip report here http://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2014/01/13/granity-pass/
Travers-Sabine
1 October 20131 October 2013
Travers-Sabine
Did this in 4 days. It would be easy to make in to a longer track by adding extra sections to the loop. Good scenery and track is in good condition. I went at the start of October and the pass was just able to be crossed without special equipment. Full trip report with photos is here http://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2013/10/08/travers-sabine-circuit-nelson-lakes-national-park/
Charming Creek Walkway
1 January 20131 January 2013
Charming Creek Walkway
Lots of relics and very picturesque. Full report here: https://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2013/01/12/charming-creek-railway-track/
Heaphy Track
15 December 201215 December 2012
Heaphy Track
A good track for kids - not demanding at all. A fit tramper could easily do it in 3 days. I did it in 4 and found I was at the hut by about 1pm every day. I have a full report at http://fastforwardlife.wordpress.com/2012/12/21/the-heaphy-track/
Tararua Middle loop
1 March 20111 March 2011
Tararua Middle loop
Mangapurua Valley - Bridge to Nowhere Track
1 January 20111 January 2011
Mangapurua Valley - Bridge to Nowhere Track
Round the Mountain: Taranaki
1 January 20111 January 2011
Round the Mountain: Taranaki
Pirongia summit loop via Tirohanga / Mahaukura tracks
Round the Mountain: Ruapehu
1 January 20091 January 2009
Round the Mountain: Ruapehu
North West Circuit
1 January 20091 January 2009