Kirwans & Montgomerie Huts, Victoria Forest Park - Nov 2017

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Three days of fabulous weather on the coast have to be savoured and we made the most of it tramping the Kirwans Track…

Dew Lakes, Maungatapu - Nov 2017

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Out with the Waimea Tramping Club climbing up from the Maitai dam past a near dry Rush Pool to Dew Lakes, then over the…

Sylvester & Fenella Huts, Lockett Range traverse - Oct 2017

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A fine Saturday forecast had us arriving at the Cobb reservoir carpark late friday afternoon. A quick hike up to…

Pupu Hydro Walkway, Golden Bay - Oct 2017

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We checked out the Pupu Hydro walkway up the Waikoropupu valley on the way back to Nelson. Check out about more walks…

Mt Stevens, Wakamarama Range, Golden Bay - Oct 2017

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Tramp with the Waimea Tramping club from Golden Bay's Aorere Valley to the summit of Mt Stevens. Luckily the weather…

Puponga Farm Park, Farewell Spit - Oct 2017

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We arrived at Farewell Spit with gale force winds so our planned walk along the Puponga Hill Top track was revised and…

Parachute Rock, St Arnaud Range, Nelson Lakes NP - Sept 2017

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Tramp with the Waimea Tramping club from St Arnaud to Parachute Rock on the St Arnaud Range. We continued up onto the…

Booths Cottage, Glenhope Scenic Reserve - Sept 2017

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Tramp with the Waimea Tramping club to Howards Valley in the Glenhope Scenic Reserve. From the carpark we walked up the…

Nydia Track, Marlborough Sounds Sept 2017

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Day Two of our weekend away with the Waimea Tramping Club basing ourselves at Geoffs place at Wakaretu Bay 17km from…

Wakaretu Bay Ridgeline, Marlborough Sounds Sept 2017

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Weekend away with the Waimea Tramping Club basing ourselves at Geoffs place at Wakaretu Bay 17km from Havelock in the…

Pinchgut & Paddys Track, Travers Range, Nelson Lakes NP Aug 2017

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Sunday Tramp with Karamea Tramping Club to St Arnaud where we did part of the Pinchgut track and then returned via…

Wangapeka, Karamea, Leslie rivers & Tablelands - Kahurangi NP - Aug 2017

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Heavy rain two days prior had the Wangapeka river peak at 10 times its average for that time of the year and left…

Mt Haast, Victoria Forest Park - June 2017

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Spent the long weekend based in Reefton with the Waimea Tramping Club. We climbed Mt Haast in slowly deteriorating…

Duffys Creek, Victoria Forest Park - June 2017

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Spent the long weekend based in Reefton with the Waimea Tramping Club. Hiked up the Duffys Creek track and did a bit of…

Wooded Peak, Mt Richmond Forest Park - May 2017

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A good blowout with the Waimea Tramping club as we climbed 1000m+ to Wooded Peak, down Wells ridge to Windy point and…

Porter Rock, Abel Tasman N.P. - May 2017

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An nice easy trip with the Waimea Tramping club in early May 2017 to Porter Rock via Moa Park and return to Cannon Rd…

The Plateau, Red Hills - April 2017

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This was our first trip with the Waimea Tramping club after moving down to Nelson. A nice easy intro to the southern…

Three days working on the Kaimai Ridgeway Project

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Spent three days with a group of volunteers working on the Kaimai Ridgeway clearing more of the badly overgrown Kaimai…

Gentle Annie & Atiwhatatu tracks - Tararua Forest Park - Jan 2016

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Day Trip from Holdsworth carpark up Gentle Annie Track to the Mountain Shelter and return via the Atiwhatatu track.…

Rangiwahia, Pourangaki, Triangle, Iron Gate & Howletts Huts - Central Ruahines Dec 2015

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A 7 day trip dominated by the weather prevented us from completing our planned trip. First low visibility and rain on…

Parks Peak, Ruahine Corner, Colenso, Maropea Forks, Sunrise Huts circuit - Northern Ruahines 2015

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This fabulous 84km circuit of some of the northern Ruahines tops has it all. Rolling tussock tops, steep crumbling…

Scott/Kay Creek, Fraser Creek, Rock burn, Routeburn Shelter Trip, Fiordland NP - 2014

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A week long trip climbing up Scott creek from the Routeburn road and down Kay Creek to Upper Caples Hut. Then up Fraser…

Oamaru, Tussock, Harkness, Te Puke, Mangaturutu, Ballard Huts - ATC Kaweka-Kaimanawa Traverse 2013

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Trip images of our four day ATC tramp from Poronui Station in the Kaimanawas to the Kawekas.

Cape Reinga Walkway 2013

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Trip images of our three day south to north tramp of the Cape Reinga Walkway (Te Paki Coastal Track) over a fine Easter…

South Temple, Top, Hagens, Shamrock Huts, Ahuriri Valley circuit, Ruataniwha Conservation Park - 2013

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A week of blue sky days provided us with ample opportunities to explore the Ahuriri river valley after crossing from…

Monument, Main Huxley Forks, South Huxley Biv, Brodrick, Creswick Flats Huts - Hopkins, Huxley, Landsborough rivers, Ruataniwha Conservation Park - 2012

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We had planned to do a 108km, 9 day circuit starting at the Lake Ohau roadend and follow the Hopkins, Huxley, Ahuriri,…

Starveall, Old Man, Lake Chalice, Mid Goulter, Lower Goulter, Tarn, Mid And Upper Wairora Huts - Richmond Range Dec 2011

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An eleven day Xmas/New Years tramp in the Richmond Range incorporating part of the Alpine Route with side trips to Lake…

Tussock, Boyd & Oamaru Huts - Kaimanawas 2011

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We ignored the poor weather forecast and flew into Tussock hut as this was our last long weekend until October. A 15…

Mangamate & Central Whirinaki Huts - Whirinaki, April 2011

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A three day tramp in a damp Whirinaki over the Easter break. Started from River road into Mangamate hut, Central…

Douglas to Arthur Range, Kahurangi NP - 2011 Traverse Days 1-3

View north from Green Saddle
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Feb 2011 Kahurangi - Days 1 to 3 From Bainham we hiked towards Boulder Lake for 2.5hrs before camping on the track. The…

Douglas to Arthur Range, Kahurangi NP - 2011 Traverse Days 4-6

Looking north back to Kakapo peak
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Feb 2011 Kahurangi - Days 4 to 6 From Adelaide Tarn we descended to the Anatoki river before ascending up around…

Douglas to Arthur Range, Kahurangi NP - 2011 Traverse Days 7-8

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Feb 2011 Kahurangi - Days 7-8 After sitting out a day of poor weather in Balloon hut we escaped into the clouds…

Oamaru Hut, Waitewhoro saddle - Kaimanawas Jan 2011

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Jan 2011 Anniversary Wkd - Kaimanawas Starting at Taharua roadend hiked thru Poronui Station to Oamuru hut 12 hours…

Holly & Kahui huts, Egmont NP - Jan 2011

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Jan 2011 Taranaki: A three day January trip from North Egmont to Holly hut with day trip to Kahui hut to recee erosion…

Tokenui & Te Waiti Huts - Urutawa Forest, Oct 2010

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Trip images from the ATC Labour Weekend trip to the Urutawa Forest south of Opotiki. Day One: Manganuku campsite…

Makatawa & Waingongoro Huts, Tahurangi Lodge - Mt Taranaki, July 2010

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Trip images of July tramp from North Egmont to Waingongoro Hut on lower track and return via upper track.3D route…

Rangiwahia, Triangle, Rangiwahia huts - Ruahines, April 2010

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Trip images of 3 day Auckland Tramping Club tramp in western Ruahine Ranges during Easter 2010. Day One: Renfrew road,…

Mad Dog Hill, Studholme Saddle, Kaiarahi, Castle Camp, Kiwi Saddle Hut, Kiwi Mouth, Back Ridge Hut - Kawekas Jan 2010

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Trip images from our Jan 2010 Sothern Kaweka tramp. Makahu Saddle, south to Mad Dog hill, Studholme Saddle Hut,…

Kaweka-Kaimanawa Traverse - Ballard, Mangaturutu, Harkness, Boyd, Waipakihi huts - 2010

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Feb 2010 - Auckland Tramping Club - Classic Kaweka to Kaimanawa crossing from East to West taking southern route via…

Waipakihi river, Motutere, Thunderbolt , Kaimanawa FP - Oct 2009

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Labour Weekend 2009 ATC Kaimanawa road via Urchin to Waipakihi river, up to Motutere and north to Thunderbolt, SW to…

Heritage Lodge, Tunupo, Iron Gate hut, Ruahine FP - May 2009

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May 2008 ATC Ruahines Heritage Lodge over Tunupo down to Irongate Hut and out. High Res Route Map

Welcome Jack, Mt Rowe, Starvation creek, Coromandel - Feb 2009

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Feb 2009 Coromandel ATC From Rangihau Rd climb south past Welcome Jack and dropped down track to Mt Rowe into…

Purity, Wooden Peg, Kelly Knight, Pourangaki, Iron Peg, Mangaweka, Hikurangi & Kawhatau Base - Ruahines Easter 2008

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Easter 2008 ATC Ruahines Mangakukeke road to Purity Hut, Wooden Peg, down to Kelly Night hut, Pourangaki river to…

Patutu, Karikaringa, Thunderbolt, Motutere & Waipakihi, Kaimanawas March 2008

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Mar 2008 ATC Kaimanawas Desert Rd towards the Rangitikei river before north to Patutu, Karikaringa, Thunderbolt,…

Cape Brett Jan 2008

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Jab 2008 Cape Brett Can recommend it for the views around the Bay of Islands and interesting accomodation at theĀ old…

Umakarikari, Kaimanawas July 2007

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July 2007 Kaimanawas Private Trip Kaimanawa roadend up to Umakarikari and return. Test out new fit in cold conditions.

Okiwi, Mt Hobson, Kaiarara Hut, Whangaparapara, Great Barrier Island Easter 2007

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Easter 2007 Great Barrier Island ATC: Day One: Caught Jetraider over Thursday night. Day Two: Walked the coastal…

Ruapehu-Tongariro Feb 2007

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Feb 2007 Ruapehu-Tongariro Day trip from Chateau to Tama Lakes and another to the Dome Shelter overlooking Ruapehu's…

Umakarikari, Waipakihi hut, Urchin , Kaimanawas - Feb 2007

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Feb 2007 Kaimanawas Private Trip A three day hike from Kaimanawa roadend over Umakarikari to Waipakihi hut where a…

Bridge to Nowhere, Mangapurua Track, Whakahoro, Whanganui NP - Jan 2007

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Jetboated from Whakahoro to Mangapurua Landing. Walked up the track up to Bridge to Nowhere and camped futher up valley…

Aorangi Forest Park Jan 2007

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Jan 2007 Aorangi National Park Private Trip Visited Cape Palliser lighthouse and the Putangiura Pinnacles

Wangapeka, Karamea, Leslie rivers & Tablelands, Kahurangi NP - Aug 2006

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Started at Rolling River walking up the Wangapeka and over the Wangapeka saddle and following the Karamea to Karamea…

Makahu Saddle, Kaweka J, Whetu, Venison Tops, Mangaturutu Hut, Te Puia Lodge, Kawekas - June 2006

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June 2006 Kawekas ATC Makahu Saddle to Kaweka J, Whetu, Venison Tops, Mangaturutu Hut, down Makino River to Te Puia…

Whakahoro, Coutts Place, Whanganui NP - April 2006

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April 2006 Whakahoro ATC Left from Whakahoro and walked up a benched track to camp at Coutts place. Return by same…

Longview & Howletts Hut, Taumatataua, Sawtooth ridge, Rangioteatua, Waipawa Saddle, Te Atuaoparapara, Sunrise Hut, Ruahine FP - April 2006

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Anzac Wkd 2006 Ruahines ATC Traverse from South to North starting at Kashmir Rd end to Longview Hut, Howletts Hut,…

Whakataka, Te Waiotukapiti, Central Waiua, Parahaki, Te Totara huts, Upokoatihi & Whites Clearings - Te Urewera NP - April 2006

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Easter 2006 Te Ureweras ATC Day One: From Taupeupe Saddle roadend south to Whakataka hut. Day Two: South to camp 1km…

Mayor Island Jan 2006

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Jan 2006 Mayor Island Private Trip We caught a ride on the daily fishing boat trip out to the island which dropped us…

Rangiwahai & Iron Gates hurs - Ruahine FP - Jan 2006

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Jan 2006 Ruahines Private Trip Rangiwahai Hut and return. Petersons Road river bashed up Oroua river to Iron Gate hut…

Ruapehu Crater Lake Aug 2005

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Aug 2005 Ruapehu Private Trip From Knoll Ridge cafe climbed up to Dome shelter and crater lake and return.

Holly hut, Egmont NP - July 2005

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July 2005 Taranaki Private Trip Overnight Gourmet tramp into Holly hut from North Egmont and return.

John Tait, Upper Travers, West Sabine, Blue Lake, Sabine, Angelus huts, Nelson Lakes NP -April 2005

Campsite below Travers Pass
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April 2005 Nelson Lakes Took Thomas (15 yr old son) on his first south island tramp. Route: From St Arnaud up over…

Rangipo hut, Tongariro NP - March 2005

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Mar 2005 Rangipo Private Trip Groumet Tramp. Four wheel drive up Tukino skifield rd to Round the Mountain track. Park…

Mangaehuehu hut, Tongariro NP - Oct 2004

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Oct 2004 Mangaehuehu Private Trip Gourmet Tramp. From Tukino skifield road to Mangaehuehu hut. Return following day by…

Mt Pureora, Bog Inn Hut & Waihaha hut - Pureora Oct 2010

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Oct 2004 Pureora Private Trip Visited the Buried Forest, Protest sites, Viewing Tower and then climbed to the top of Mt…

Welcome Flat, Douglas Rocks huts, Westland Tai Poutini NP - Aug 2004

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Aug 2004 West Coast Copeland Valley trip Walked up the Copeland valley staying at Welcome Flats hut and enjoying an…

Holly & Pouakai huts, Egmont NP - July 2004

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July 2004 Puakai Range Private TrIp From North Egmont via Holly Hut over the Puakai Range to overnight at Puakai hut…

Whakapapaiti hut, Tongariro NP - June 2004

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June 2004 Whakapapaiti Private Trip - Gourmet tramp. From the Chateau took the lower track to Whakapapaiti hut to…

Puketi Forest River Bash Feb 2004

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Feb 2004 Puketi Forest Private Trip: From Waiare Road down Upper Waipapa river track camping at Camp Creek campsite.…

Round the Mountain Track, Whakapapiti, Mangaturuturu, Mangaehuehu, Rangi huts, Tongariro NP - Jan 2004

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Jan 2004 Round Ruapehu Private Trip: I was accompanied on this tramp by my then fourteen year son Thomas and his friend…

Round the Mountain track, Mangaturuturu & Rangipo huts - Tongariro NP -Nov 2003

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Nov 2003 Round Ruapehu Private Trip Chateau to Mangaturuturu hut, Rangipo hut and back to Chateau.

Kerin Forks hut, Waterfall Face, Siberia , Gillespie Pass - Aspiring NP Jan 2003

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Dec/Jan 2003 Mt Aspiring NP ACTC Jet boated from Makarora up the Wilkin to Kerin Forks Hut. Walked from there to Top…

Harper, Whithorn, Browning, Popes passes, Dry Creek/Hunts Ridge, Otira - Arthurs Pass NP - Five Passes Feb 2002

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Five day private trip from Klondyke corner to Carrington hut, over Harper, Whitehorn, Browning and Popes pass to Julia…

John Tait, Cupola, Upper Travers, West Sabine, Blue Lake, George Leon, Sabine, Angelus, Bushline huts , Nelson Lakes NP - Sept 2001

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Sept 2001 Nelson's Lake Solo: St Arnaud to Cupola hut, Upper Travers hut, cross Travers saddle into Sabine. Travel up…

Ada Pass, Bobs, East Matakitaki huts, Mole saddle, Sabine & Angelus huts, Nelson Lakes NP - Jan 2001

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Jan 2001 Nelson Lakes ACTC (low res. images only) - St James walkway to Ada Pass hut. Crossed over river and travelled…

Milford Track 1990

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Milford Track 1990 - Did this tramp with my brother John after it hadn't rained for 6 weeks which is a rare occurrence.…