Tracks

Te Araroa Trail

St James Walkway
St James Walkway
Track 5 days. Easy/medium. One way.
A long and easy walk on St James Station near Lewis Pass. Beech forest, mountain scenery, farmland, wild horses, mud.
Hurunui Hot Springs
Hurunui Hot Springs
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy. Return via same track.
An overnight trip to a good hot pool near Lake Sumner.
Te Paki Coastal Track
Te Paki Coastal Track
Track 3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Explore the Far North coastline around Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua.
Ninety Mile Beach-Cape Reinga Walkway
Track 6 – 8 days. Easy. One way.
Coastal walking on the northern-most tip of the North Island, visiting Cape Reinga and the entire length of Ninety Mile Beach. You can enter the 132km track at Te Paki for a 3 day alternative.
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle
Harper Pass - Kiwi Saddle
Track 5 – 7 days. Medium. One way.
A classic crossing of the Main Divide, following the deep valleys of the Hope Fault from the Arthur's Pass road to the Lewis Pass road.
Queen Charlotte Track
Queen Charlotte Track
Track 3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.
A long but easy walk along Queen Charlotte Sound. This track offers hostel and resort accommodation as well as basic campsites. Pack cartage is also available.
Cass-Lagoon Saddle
Cass-Lagoon Saddle
Track 2 days. Medium. One way.
This classic route from Cass to Cora Lynn Road circles the Black Range to form an open loop, and a grand tour of Craigieburn Forest Park.
Mavora-Greenstone Walkway
Mavora-Greenstone Walkway
Track 4 days. Easy. One way.
Links with Greenstone Track.
Cape Reinga Walkway
Cape Reinga Walkway
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Good coastal tramping and camping at the northern tip of New Zealand.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Track 1 day. Medium. One way.
A popular but crowded alpine route through a spectacular volcanic landscape.
Hope-Kiwi Lodge
Hope-Kiwi Lodge
Track 2 days. Easy. Return via same track.
Easy but dull walking along the Hope River, following the line of the Hope Fault. From the spacious hut, you can make a day trip to Charley's Point on Lake Sumner.
Freehold Creek
Freehold Creek
Track 1 day. Medium. Return by the same track.
Climb the mountains behind Lake Ohau into a basin of tarns and waterfalls.
Auckland Coast to Coast
Track 1 day. Easy. One way.
A day walk in an urban jungle Surpriseingly interesting with more wildlife than I have seen in many New Zealand Forests
Mt Richmond Alpine Route
Mt Richmond Alpine Route
Track 5 days. Medium. One way.
Long route above the bushline in Mt Richmond Forest Park near Nelson.
Okura Bush Walkway- Auckland
Okura Bush Walkway- Auckland
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
Walk or run...lovely Kauri Forest - a great one for introducing a friend or mother/auntie to tramping. And, restore your own sanity in a jiffy!
Motatapu Track
Motatapu Track
Track 3 days. Medium. One way.
A new track crossing the tussock tops of the Motatapu and Soho Stations to link Wanaka and Arrowtown, and forming part of the Te Araroa Trail.
Manuka Hut via Lake Emily
Manuka Hut via Lake Emily
Track Easy. Return by the same track.
A short walk to a hut at the foot of the Mount Somers Range.
Mangapurua Valley - Bridge to Nowhere Track
Mangapurua Valley - Bridge to Nowhere Track
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. One way.
Historic track between the Whakahoro and Mangapurua landings on the Whanganui River. From Whakahoro it follows the Kaiwhakauka stream until the base of the road to the Mangapurua Trig and the Ruat...
Hauhungaroa Range (Northern Section)
Hauhungaroa Range (Northern Section)
Track 2 – 3 days. Easy/medium. One way.
A two or three day trip incorporating the Northern part of the Hauhungaroa Range in Pureora Forest Park. Because the two huts on this route are 10 hours apart, this trip is going to inevitably invo...
Rocks Hut - Pelorus Track
Rocks Hut - Pelorus Track
Track 2 days. Easy. One way.
Continuing on from the Dun Mountain track, this route drops into the Pelorus Valley and sidles above its beautiful river. Swimming.
Mingha River-Deception River
Mingha River-Deception River
Track 2 days. Medium. One way.
Goat Pass Track. Alpine track over a pass between two river valleys.
Ketetahi Track
Ketetahi Track
Track 0 – 2 days. Easy. Return via same track.
Easy climb through forest and subalpine vegetation on the northern flank of the Tongariro Volcano
Soda Springs
Track Easy. Return via same track.
The easiest close approach to Ngauruhoe Volcano, following a smooth track through a raw, moonlike landscape to an oasis of vegetation around mineral springs

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.