The Kepler Track

Walking the ridge on the Kepler Track

The Kepler Track The Kepler Track in Fiordland National Park is one of New Zealand's most accessible 'Great Walks'. It begins near the small town of Te Anau and boasts beautiful forests, unique wetlands, waterfalls…

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Gillespie Pass Circuit

Young Valley on the Gillespie circuit

Gillespie Pass Circuit If you're looking for a fantastic multi-day tramp with beautiful dense forest, mountains galore, wide valleys, rivers and a beautiful lake, then the 58Km Gillespie Pass Circuit in Mount Aspiring National Park…

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The Heaphy Track

beach Heaphy Katipo

Heaphy Track Located across the Kahurangi National Park in New Zealand's upper South island, the Heaphy Track spans the Nelson/Tasman and West Coast districts. It is one of New Zealand's 'Great Walks', which DOC describe…

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Ten Te Araroa Trail Truths

Pure green!

Ten Te Araroa Trail Truths

1. Where there are no sandflies, there are mosquitoes.
2. There will be a river crossing (and wet feet) ten mins after you set off in the morning and ten mins before arriving at camp for the night.
3. Where there is a shortcut, there will be thorny bushes.
4. The ‘flat’ part of the trail will hide large ruts, holes, bogs, streams or boulders.
5. Injuries will only be sustained on the ‘easy’ sections, tripping over your own feet or checking your phone.
6. If your camp has a toilet, you will need to go approximately 15 mins after hitting the trail that day.
7. You haven’t washed properly for weeks, but your skin looks amazing.
8. When you skinnydip in a river, four more TA hikers will arrive at that very moment.
9. Mice are rampant in the hut where you forgot to hang up your food bag.
10. You’ll find that the luxury lodge offers cheap camping & free hot tubs, the day after you wild camped next to it.

Te Araroa Trail Day 135. Hamilton hut 2232.6kms – Trustpower campsite 2250.9kms – Methven

Te Araroa Trail Day 135 - Towards Lake Coleridge

Te Araroa Trail Hamilton Hut to Lake Coleridge I had probably the best night's sleep I've ever had in a hut last night! Even though there were about 15 people, there were no snorers and…

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Te Araroa Trail Day 134. Cora Lynn Road 2216.14kms – Hamilton hut 2232.6kms

Te Araroa Trail Day 134 - Looking towards Bealey from Mt Bruce

Te Araroa Trail Bealey to Hamilton Hut We woke up around 7 am and got ourselves together. Bill from The Sanctuary gave us a lift to the Cora Lynn Road junction for a small fee.…

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Te Araroa Trail Day 132. Locke Stream hut 2162.1kms – Arthur’s pass 2183.9kms

Te Araroa Trail Day 132 - Otehake River confluence

Te Araroa Trail Locke Stream Hut to Arthurs Pass We woke with the light after our cyclone Gita rest day at Locke Stream hut and had a quiet breakfast. We left the hut at 7.30…

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