Area - Coromandel Ranges

The Coromandel Peninsula combines beautiful beaches and stunning coastlines with lush…

Area - Kaimai Ranges

Swing bridge on the way to Waitewhata hut
The Kaimai ranges separates the plains of the Waikato from the Bay of Plenty. A narrow…

Area - Kaimanawa Forest Park

Dominated by the Kaimanawa mountain ranges, the Kaimanawa Forest Park encompasses a vast…

Area - Mamaku Ranges

Hurunui Hut
Located to the west of Lake Rotorua and north of Lake Taupo, they lie to the immediate…

Area - Pirongia Forest Park

Pirongia Forest Park is best known for its most widely recognised landmark, Mt Pirongia…

Area - Pureora Forest Park

Trig at Mt Pureora
Pureora Forest Park straddles the Hauhungaroa and Rangitoto Ranges between Lake Taupo and…

Area - Tongariro National Park

The Pinnacles with Mt Ngauruhoe from top of Mt Ruapehu
Established in 1887, Tongariro was the first national park in New Zealand and the fourth…

Area - Whareorino Conservation Area

Whareorino Forest lies 30 km southwest of Te Kuiti and is the largest and one of the most…

Coromandel Walkway

Track Details Start either at Stony Bay or Fletcher Bay and walk to opposite end of…

Hakarimata Walkway

Track Details Start/Finish: Parker rd in the north or Waingaro Rd in the south. Traverse:…

Hauhungaroa Track

Bog Inn
Track Details Roadend to Bog Inn Hut - 3.5 hrs, 12.5km Bog Inn Hut to Waihaha Hut -…

Kaimai North-South Track

Te Rereatukahia Hut
Track Details Karangahake Gorge (SH2) to Dalys Clearing Hut: 13km Dalys Clearing Hut to…

Karangahake to Te Aroha

Waitawhata Hut
Track Details Karangahake Gorge (SH2) to Dalys Clearing Hut: 11.5km Dalys Clearing Hut to…

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

Feb 2010 - Auckland Tramping Club - Classic Kaweka to Kaimanawa crossing from East to…

Kaweka-Kaimanawa Traverse Trip Plan

Ballard Hut
Location: Kawekas-Kaimanawas Number of Days: 8 Grade: Med/Fit Start Location: Makahu…

Mangaehuehu hut, Tongariro NP - Oct 2004

Oct 2004 Mangaehuehu Private Trip Gourmet Tramp. From Tukino skifield road to Mangaehuehu…

Mt Pirongia Summit Circuit

View of surrounding countryside
Track Details Start & finish at the northern end of the park at the Kaniwhaniwha car park…

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

Oct 2004 Pureora Private Trip Visited the Buried Forest, Protest sites, Viewing Tower and…

Northern Circuit - GREAT WALK

Emerald Lake
Track Details Whakapapa to Mangatepopo Hut: 3hrs, 8.8km Mangatepopo to Emerald Lakes:…

Oamaru Hut, Waitewhoro saddle - Kaimanawas Jan 2011

Jan 2011 Anniversary Wkd - Kaimanawas Starting at Taharua roadend hiked thru Poronui…

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

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

Pinnacles Track/Hut

Track Details Kauaeranga Valley Road carpark to hut and Pinnacles & returning via Billy…

Rangihau to Kauaeranga Roads

Track Details Rangihau road to Moss Creek Campsite: 14km, 5-6hrs Moss Creek campsite to…

Rangipo hut, Tongariro NP - March 2005

Mar 2005 Rangipo Private Trip Groumet Tramp. Four wheel drive up Tukino skifield rd to…

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

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

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

Jan 2004 Round Ruapehu Private Trip: I was accompanied on this tramp by my then fourteen…

Round the Mountain-Ruapehu

Track Details Whakapapa Village to Whakapapaiti Hut: 2.5hrs, 8km Whakapapaiti hut to…

Ruapehu Crater Lake Aug 2005

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

Ruapehu-Tongariro Feb 2007

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

Three days working on the Kaimai Ridgeway Project

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

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Between North crater and Blue Lake on the way to Ketetahi hut
Track Details Mangatepopo Carpark to Ketetahi carpark, 19.4km, 7-9 hrs The Tongariro…

Umakarikari, Kaimanawas July 2007

July 2007 Kaimanawas Private Trip Kaimanawa roadend up to Umakarikari and return. Test…

Umakarikari, Waipakihi hut, Urchin , Kaimanawas - Feb 2007

Feb 2007 Kaimanawas Private Trip A three day hike from Kaimanawa roadend over Umakarikari…

Urutawa Forest Traverse

Tokenui Hut
Location: Urutawa Forest Number of Days: 3 Grade: Med/Fit Start Location: Manganuku…

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

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

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

Feb 2009 Coromandel ATC From Rangihau Rd climb south past Welcome Jack and dropped down…

Whakapapaiti hut, Tongariro NP - June 2004

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