Tracks

Blue duck

Mangamako - Casino Biv - Waihua
Mangamako - Casino Biv - Waihua
Track 2 – 3 days. Medium. Loop track with a road section.
The Ureweras by the Ikiwhenua Range near Galatea are good tramping country but rarely visited by trampers. The country is similar to the Whirinaki. The tracks are well marked and the huts well main...
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
Griffin Creek - Rocky Creek
Track 2 – 3 days. Medium. Return by the same track.
An isolated circuit west of Arthur's Pass along lightly used tracks and rocky riverbeds that are home to blue ducks.
Rocky Creek / Griffin Creek
Rocky Creek / Griffin Creek
Track 2 – 3 days. Medium. Loop track with a road section.
2 day circuit in luxurious west coast bush with short above the bushline tussock section. 2 huts, Griffin Hut is magical, complete with bath down by the river. This route guide covers the reverse o...

Track grades

Easy
Unusually smooth, well-marked track, easy gradients. Up to about 4 hours per day.
Easy-medium
Typical lowland track. Generally easy walking and well marked. Ascents of up to 1000m. Some easy river crossings, unmarked travel along rivers.
Medium
Typical tops track. Experienced trampers only. Rough, muddy and poorly marked or unmarked. Ascents of up to 2000m. River crossings, open tops, passes. Up to about 8 hours per day.
Medium-hard
Navigation and snow skills (use of ice axe and crampons) required. Glaciers, exposure to falls.
Hard
Rough or non-existent tracks. Following ridges, bush spurs, and rivers. Steep ascents, arduous travel, hazardous conditions, snow and navigation skills essential.