New Zealand

Tramper

Somnus (2281m).
Mount Chaos (1995m).
Mount Alfred/Ari (1375m).
Routeburn Track (2-3 days, 32km).

Humboldt Mountains, August morning at Heather Jock Hut.

Classic tracks

Abel Tasman Coast Track

Track Abel Tasman Coast Track

Easy, sunny coastal track with golden sands and excellent swimming. The busiest track in the country, following the length of the national park coastline.   More ▶
Dusky Track

Track Dusky Track

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

Track Heaphy Track

A classic crossing of the geologically and biologically diverse northwest corner of the South Island. The track is also open to mountain bikes May to September.   More ▶
Hollyford Track

Track Hollyford Track

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

Track Kepler Track

Popular loop track providing access to the mountains around Lake Te Anau.   More ▶
Lake Waikaremoana Track

Track Lake Waikaremoana Track

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

Track Milford Track

The Milford Track is an alpine journey through Fiordland National Park, and New Zealand's most renowned walking track, visited by approximately 6 500 walkers during the Summer Season each year. Almost half of this number are New Zealanders.   More ▶
North West Circuit

Track North West Circuit

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

Track Queen Charlotte Track

A long but easy walk along Queen Charlotte Sound. This track offers hostel and resort accommodation as well as basic campsites. Pack cartage is also available.   More ▶
Rakiura Track

Track Rakiura Track

An historic walk through almost deserted, pure podocarp forest.   More ▶
Routeburn Track

Track Routeburn Track

An internationally renowned and popular alpine crossing between Fiordland and Lake Wakatipu.   More ▶
Te Araroa Trail

Track Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 December 2011.   More ▶
Tongariro Northern Circuit

Track Tongariro Northern Circuit

This circuit on the Volcanic Plateau passes close to the summit of Tongariro in a spectacular, active volcanic landscape of crater lakes, lava flows, and hot springs. A side-trip leads to the summit of Ngauruhoe.   More ▶

In the forums

Shower|Washing yourself on a tramp

OK. So at least you all acknowledge you're a bunch of grubs! Personally, couldn't do ...

unmarked tararua huts

Rodgers Creek Biv is also called Joe Gibbs Memorial Hut. I will post a pic ...

what were the reporters thinking?

Where Arapito stream joins the Otaki it does a little dog leg and from out ...

Aspiring Park Traverse

Did this trip as part of a much longer route many, many years ago. It ...

Best time for Stewart Island ?.

I did the North Western & the Southern last Feb/March, as I figured the weather ...

Frew hut to Ivory Lake

Ha! I look forward to the upper Waitaha. Coming from Frew hut, do you know if ...

D'Urville Valley impassable?

The wind damage from that storm was HUGE. Whole hillsides of beech forest were flattened.

What's up with the Mountain Safety Council

big problem with that unimog was the rifles were still inside so the army wouldnt ...

Wide Tramping boots

kay jay try a pair of mens boots. This advise was given to my wife by ...
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