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Moraines below the Dogs Range:
Moraines on the glacial till plain that drops from the plateau of the Dogs Range at right. Mystery Lake is tucked in just beneath the Dogs Range in the centre of the picture. Mount Potts (2184m) is the peak off to the left. Viewed from the western spur of Mount Guy.
Photograph: Matthew

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Hiking or backpacking: here in Aotearoa / New Zealand, we call it tramping. Tramping is heading off into the backcountry with everything you need on your back, and doing it safely so you can get home again. Experienced tramper, visitor to the country, or simply thinking about getting into tramping, find the information you need here to plan your adventure.

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Abel Tasman Coast Track  •  3 – 5 days. Easy. One way.

Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of ...

Dusky Track

Dusky Track  •  8 – 10 days. Medium. One way.

This journey explores the glacial valleys and mountains of Fiordland from Lake Hauroko to Lake Manapouri, visiting Dusky Sound along ...

Heaphy Track

Heaphy Track  •  4 – 6 days. Easy. One way.

A classic crossing of the geologically and biologically diverse northwest corner of the South Island. The track is also open to ...

Hillary Trail

Hillary Trail  •  4 – 6 days. Medium. One way.

A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. ALOT OF THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED FOR KAURI DIE BACK ...

Hollyford Track

Hollyford Track  •  4 days. Medium. One way.

The Hollyford Track is a classic lowland Fiordland route from the Hollyford Road out to the coast at Martins Bay.

Hump Ridge Track

Hump Ridge Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.

The Hump Ridge Track links the Waitutu coastline west of Invercargill with the subalpine landscape of the Hump Ridge. Historic ...

Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)

Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (Pinnacles Walk)  •  1 – 2 days. Easy/medium. Return by the same track.

An overnight trip past old kauri dams to The Pinnacles, on Coromandel Peninsula.

Kepler Track

Kepler Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.

Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.

Lake Waikaremoana Track

Lake Waikaremoana Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.

"The Lake Track." Busy track in summer with swimming and fishing along the lake-side.

Milford Track

Milford Track  •  4 days. Easy/medium. One way.

The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by ...

North West Circuit

North West Circuit  •  10 – 12 days. Medium. Loop track.

The classic Stewart Island coastal journey known widely for its mud. Links with the Rakiura Track.

Paparoa Track

Paparoa Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. One way.

New track located in Paparoa National Park, and still under construction. The track is scheduled to open late 2018. This track ...

Queen Charlotte Track

Queen Charlotte 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 ...

Rakiura Track

Rakiura Track  •  3 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.

An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.

Rees-Dart Track

Rees-Dart Track  •  3 – 4 days. Medium/hard. Loop track.

Alpine circuit along two river valleys at the head of Lake Wakatipu.

Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track  •  2 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.

St James Walkway

St James Walkway  •  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.

Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail  •  95 days. Medium. One way.

Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 ...

Te Paki Coastal Track

Te Paki Coastal Track  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. One way.

Explore the Far North coastline around Cape Reinga / Te Rerenga Wairua.

Tongariro Northern Circuit

Tongariro Northern Circuit  •  3 – 4 days. Easy/medium. Loop track.

This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of ...

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@moh_Oz what you said is absolutely right. And thank you for the fact that you remember my old post. And yes I ...

What you should be taking anyway is an offline topomap on your phone. Install Backcountry Navigator, download the Ruapehu area, ...

Overcrowding in National Parks  •  militaris 25 Nov 2018 in The campfire

There are still numerous huts which see few if any tourists. Sometimes huts only a few hours walk from popular ...

MatthewCouple of glitches  •  Matthew 25 Nov 2018 in This website

Noted thanks. I’ll check it out.

Tent Options  •  terebin 25 Nov 2018 in Gear talk

If you have never purchased a tent for your family, then it could be hard for you to decide that ...

HonoraGarry River Track  •  Honora 25 Nov 2018 in Tracks, routes, and huts

This track and the nearby Ted's track on now marked on the latest version of Freshmap. There are also sites ...

Maybe I can try soaked parched dehy buckwheat instead as it's GF. The salami sounds good. We need protein to ...

If worried about residue gas put 2 holes and leave outside for a few days

Yeah definately stick to the South Island. I'd fly in/out of either Christchurch or Queenstown.I'm not sure of the best fly ...

Rain pants  •  si-dog 20 Nov 2018 in Gear talk

If conditions are borderline I wear polypro leggings under my shorts and if I warm I just roll them up. ...

But ... orange ?. Gets good reviews, alright. Thanks.

Frank and I walked both sections of the missing link track today and it is just as Madpom describes above ...

bernieqdehy hummus?  •  bernieq 18 Nov 2018 in Food

Yes, I have a Victorinox blade (in checked luggage, obviously) - it's 8cm.

HonoraDusky track  •  Honora 15 Nov 2018 in Tracks, routes, and huts

I've done the NW and southern circuits in sandals which is probably as bad as the Dusky. But these days ...

HonoraKayaking and tramping together  •  Honora 15 Nov 2018 in Tracks, routes, and huts

I did 5 pack float crossings up the Waiohine Gorge about 12 years ago. It was great fun doing it ...

roysta1Patagonia gear  •  roysta1 15 Nov 2018 in Gear talk

I absolutely agree about Westcomb. A Canadian company that makes excellent gear at good prices.

@JETNZ >All summits over 2,900 m are within a 10-mile radius of Aoraki / Mount Cook. Except Mt Aspiring :smile:

Late-Spring snow - Fiordland  •  waynowski 14 Nov 2018 in Tracks, routes, and huts

mackinnon pass is a wind tunnel, he weather can be vicious... was blowing around 80k when i was there, the ...

@si-dog sounds very sad... Can I ask you what happened ?

'Goblin forest' - Kamahi / Patea or Dawson Falls  •  si-dog 12 Nov 2018 in Tracks, routes, and huts

This term "goblin forest" as pointed out above is more attributable to the type of stunted mossy trees that grow ...

Found - large Hunting & Fishing top (Welly region)  •  si-dog 12 Nov 2018 in Gear talk

If you can tell me where you think you lost it, I can tell you where it is. Sorry it ...

I've gone dairy-free so that's a challenge but found a feta made from coconut oil among other things. Thinking of ...

Sidebar "Start a new thread" button in Safari?  •  Moh_Oz 6 Nov 2018 in This website

Hi @Matthew Make sense when you think about it. Cheers, Moh

"The ash has nothing to do with the smoke taste. It's the filtration method." @Berend, please elaborate.

GregorTramping infrastructure  •  Gregor 5 Nov 2018 in Tracks, routes, and huts

Yes, I'm casting a spell now to turn agentben into a pile of dog poos... I've had a bit of ongaonga ...

Tunnel Beach

Tunnel Beach  •  Track, updated 7 Nov 2018

A popular coastal walk in Dunedin that explores coastal cliffs and a hand-dug tunnel.

Mt Barrosa

Mt Barrosa  •  Track, updated 23 Oct 2018

A volcanic summit (1364m) in the Clent Hills with sweeping views across the Ashburton Lakes basin.

Hillary Trail

Hillary Trail  •  Track, updated 13 Oct 2018

A spectacular coastal walk in the Waitakere Ranges west of Auckland. ALOT OF THIS TRAIL IS CLOSED FOR KAURI DIE BACK ...

Silver Peaks Route

Silver Peaks Route  •  Track, updated 9 Oct 2018

Route in the Silver Peaks range from Jubliee Hut to Mountain Road via ABC Cave and Philip J Cox Memorial ...

Kepler Track

Kepler Track  •  Track, updated 11 Sep 2018

Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.

Waimairi Walkway

Waimairi Walkway  •  Track, updated 20 Aug 2018

Farm walking, birdlife, picnicking, swimming, and hydrological ponderings.

Hawea Solitude

Hawea Solitude  •  Article, updated 28 Jun 2018

Who would have thought you could have huts to yourself on a long weekend within an hour’s drive of one ...

Ball Pass

Ball Pass  •  Track, updated 14 Jun 2018

A challenging crossing of the Kirikirikatata / Mount Cook Range between the Hooker and Tasman Glaciers just 5km south of ...

Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure

Waitākere and Hunua Ranges closure  •  Article, updated 19 May 2018

All Waitākere Ranges forested areas are closed to public access from 1 May. 10 high risk tracks in the Hunua ...

Kowhai - Hapuku Track

Kowhai - Hapuku Track  •  Track, updated 7 May 2018

This track follows two river valleys between Mount Fyffe and the Seaward Kaikoura Ranges. Since the Nov 2016 earthquakes, times ...

Banks Track

Banks Track  •  Track, updated 19 Apr 2018

NZ's original private walking track. It begins and ends in Akaroa.

Kirwans Track

Kirwans Track  •  Track, updated 5 Mar 2018

This classic circuit explore Reefton's gold history, starting from the site of the Capleston gold town and leading up to ...

Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls

Lake Wilson and the Valley of the Trolls  •  Track, updated 28 Feb 2018

An overnight or multiday scenic diversion from the Routeburn Great Walk. The Valley of the Trolls is easily accessed from ...

Walking the length of NZ's main divide

Walking the length of NZ's main divide  •  Track, updated 26 Feb 2018

A guide to / summary of my progress on one possible route from East Cape to West Cape, the length ...

Three Hohonu Peaks

Three Hohonu Peaks

Eastern Hohonu River headwaters

Eastern Hohonu River headwaters

Toilet at Heather Jock Hut

Toilet at Heather Jock Hut

Caves hut

Caves hut

Top Leatham hut

Top Leatham hut

Top Gordon hut

Top Gordon hut

Bottom Gordon hut

Bottom Gordon hut

Barbers hut

Barbers hut

Ashburton Lakes

Ashburton Lakes

Scree buttercup

Scree buttercup

Columnar basalt

Columnar basalt

Mount Somers

Mount Somers

Tors near ABC Cave

Tors near ABC Cave

Mt Te Aroha

Mt Te Aroha

Tunnel Beach

Tunnel Beach

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Mount Thomas
landdownunder_nz landdownunder_nz walked Mount Thomas 17 November 201817 November "They have closed the Summit Track until 15/12/2018 ..."
Top Leatham Hut
glennj glennj visited Top Leatham Hut 12 November 201812 November
South Ohau Hut
monkeysh1ne monkeysh1ne visited South Ohau Hut 11 November 201811 November "A welcome site after a fair bit of ..."
Thor Hut
iangeorge iangeorge visited Thor Hut 6 November 20186 November
Speargrass Hut
Mt Barrosa
Matthew Matthew walked Mt Barrosa 21 October 201821 October "Beautiful day up there today. The view into ..."
Kauritatahi Hut

Laurette visited Kauritatahi Hut 13 October 201813 October "Walked up from the BOP side of Thompsons ..."

Pirongia summit loop via Tirohanga / Mahaukura tracks
Powell Hut [Replaced]
TealTakahe TealTakahe visited Powell Hut [Replaced] 1 September 20181 September "Pretty awesome hut with a deceiving track! Every ..."
Leaning Lodge
Trig M

Harrison walked Trig M 4 August 20184 August "Very Cool Walk, would recommend it to anyone ..."

Mansion Hut
Honora Honora visited Mansion Hut 21 July 201821 July "Stopped in for lunch. Needs toilet. Dark little ..."
Glentui Loop Track
Round the Mountain: Ruapehu
Upper Oreti Hut
Junction Hut (Timaru Creek)

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