The Kepler Track

Walking the ridge on the Kepler Track

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

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The Gillespie Pass Circuit

Young Valley on the Gillespie circuit

The 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…

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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 ten 'great walks', which DoC…

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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.