Tramping/Hiking Adventures in New Zealand

Welcome to Tinytramper. Check out my tramping adventures in New Zealand including Te Araroa Trail. If you’re looking for ideas, use ‘NZ Hiking’ in the main menu above for walks categorised by region, or use the search box in the menu bar to find anything in my blog posts.

Long Distance Trails Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail: A four and a half month thru-hike 3,000 km the length of New Zealand (2017/18 season). View my full itinerary or start on day 1 of the TA blog.

South West Coast Path: A glorious 43-day walk of 1,000 km around the UK coast from Minehead to Poole (July 2018). View my itinerary or start on day 1 of the SWCP blog.

Gear Lists and Planning

About Me

I’m Jules – a tiny tramper and weekend adventurer. I’m not an athlete or an expert, just someone who loves getting outdoors. Originally a Brit, I walked Te Araroa trail the length of New Zealand to celebrate becoming a Kiwi. I currently live on the West Coast and try to get into the backcountry most weekends.

Pinnacles, Coromandel (top left) | Kayaking, Abel Tasman National Park | Mt Arthur, Kahurangi National Park | Tarns on the Kaimata Range (bottom right) | Mt Owen, Kahurangi National Park | Mt Guy overlooking Lake Clearwater, Canterbury (bottom left)


  1. angelo says:

    Hi Jules,
    I have just completed (early June.2023) the Land’s End to John O’Groats walk (length of the UK) and am looking for my next adventure !. I have briefly skimmed your TA itinerary and am very impressed by it all …. much kudos !! . I live in Melbourne and am looking “closer to home” , with the additional benefit that I have close friends in Invercargill …

    Wish you well in your future adventures & I’ll probably “tap on your shoulder” for advice …
    Cheers for now

    1. tinytramper says:

      Hi Angelo, Congrats on walking the UK!! Amazing! TA will be something completely different – it’s incredible. Happy to help if you have any questions. Also, there are a couple of good Facebook groups – Te Araroa and a TA group for each year e.g. 23/24. You’ll find great information in those. Cheers!

  2. Russell de Silva says:

    Hi there Jules,
    I did the walk from Queensbury to Mt Pisa return in February. Gloomy in the morning on the way up, but increasingly hot and sunny on the way back.
    Lovely views, and beautiful color contrasts from tussock, tarns, fields of yellow flowers, and lakes Dunstan, Hawea, and Wanaka.
    Never met another soul on my 10 hour hike.
    Nice to know someone else appreciates what an awesome place it is.
    Cheers Russell.

    1. tinytramper says:

      Hi Russell, Glad you enjoyed the blog post. Yes, it’s pretty incredible up there isn’t it 🙂

  3. Cory Lloyd says:

    Hello there :)) love your adventures so many)) you take membership or take people on your adventures?

    1. tinytramper says:

      Hi Cory, Thanks! Glad you enjoy the blog. No, I just make the most of my weekends, holidays and between jobs 🙂

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