Tramping Images



Aparara Arches, Karamea - Apr 2018

A great 6.5km track thru magnificent limestone caves/arches in pristine native forest.…

Cape Foulwind Walkway, Westport - Mar 2018

A great 6km return walk around the rugged coast to Cape Foulwind, with views of a seal…

Charming Creek Walkway - Mar 2018

This 9km return trip is one of the better short walks I have done in NZ. It has fabulous…

Thousand Acre Plateau, Matiri Range - Jan 2018

First trip out with the Nelson Tramping club, a three and a half day trip up onto the…

Elaine Bay to Penzance, Marlborough Sounds - Jan 2018

Di spent a great day out with the Waimea Tramping club hiking from Elaine Bay to Penzance…

Dunn Mountain, Rocks & Browning Huts, Richmond Forest Park - Dec 2017

Had a great overnight tramp starting at the Maitai dam and climbing over Little Twin and…

Saddle Hill, Richmond Forest Park - Nov 2017

Did a reccee up to Saddle Hill to check out the condition of the tracks and see what the…

Kirwans & Montgomerie Huts, Victoria Forest Park - Nov 2017

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

Dew Lakes, Maungatapu - Richmond Forest Park, Nov 2017

Out with the Waimea Tramping Club climbing up from the Maitai dam past a near dry Rush…

Sylvester & Fenella Huts, Lockett Range traverse - Oct 2017

A fine Saturday forecast had us arriving at the Cobb reservoir carpark late friday…

Pupu Hydro Walkway, Golden Bay - Oct 2017

We checked out the Pupu Hydro walkway up the Waikoropupu valley on the way back to…

Mt Stevens, Wakamarama Range, Golden Bay - Oct 2017

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

Puponga Farm Park, Farewell Spit - Oct 2017

We arrived at Farewell Spit with gale force winds so our planned walk along the Puponga…

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

Tramp with the Waimea Tramping club from St Arnaud to Parachute Rock on the St Arnaud…

Booths Cottage, Glenhope Scenic Reserve - Sept 2017

Tramp with the Waimea Tramping club to Howards Valley in the Glenhope Scenic Reserve.…

Nydia Track, Marlborough Sounds Sept 2017

Day Two of our weekend away with the Waimea Tramping Club basing ourselves at Geoffs…

Wakaretu Bay Ridgeline, Marlborough Sounds Sept 2017

Weekend away with the Waimea Tramping Club basing ourselves at Geoffs place at Wakaretu…

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

Sunday Tramp with Karamea Tramping Club to St Arnaud where we did part of the Pinchgut…

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

Heavy rain two days prior had the Wangapeka river peak at 10 times its average for that…

Mt Haast, Victoria Forest Park - June 2017

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

Duffys Creek, Victoria Forest Park - June 2017

Spent the long weekend based in Reefton with the Waimea Tramping Club. Hiked up the…

Wooded Peak, Mt Richmond Forest Park - May 2017

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

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

An nice easy trip with the Waimea Tramping club in early May 2017 to Porter Rock via Moa…

The Plateau, Red Hills - April 2017

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

Three days working on the Kaimai Ridgeway Project

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

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

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

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

A 7 day trip dominated by the weather prevented us from completing our planned trip.…

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

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

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

A week long trip climbing up Scott creek from the Routeburn road and down Kay Creek to…

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

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

Cape Reinga Walkway 2013

Trip images of our three day south to north tramp of the Cape Reinga Walkway (Te Paki…

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

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

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

An eleven day Xmas/New Years tramp in the Richmond Range incorporating part of the Alpine…

Tussock, Boyd & Oamaru Huts - Kaimanawas 2011

We ignored the poor weather forecast and flew into Tussock hut as this was our last long…

Mangamate & Central Whirinaki Huts - Whirinaki, April 2011

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

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

View north from Green Saddle
Feb 2011 Kahurangi - Days 1 to 3 From Bainham we hiked towards Boulder Lake for 2.5hrs…

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

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

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

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

Oamaru Hut, Waitewhoro saddle - Kaimanawas Jan 2011

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

Holly & Kahui huts, Egmont NP - Jan 2011

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

Tokenui & Te Waiti Huts - Urutawa Forest, Oct 2010

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

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

Trip images of July tramp from North Egmont to Waingongoro Hut on lower track and return…

Rangiwahia, Triangle, Rangiwahia huts - Ruahines, April 2010

Trip images of 3 day Auckland Tramping Club tramp in western Ruahine Ranges during Easter…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cape Brett Jan 2008

Jab 2008 Cape Brett Can recommend it for the views around the Bay of Islands and…

Umakarikari, Kaimanawas July 2007

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

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

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

Ruapehu-Tongariro Feb 2007

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

Umakarikari, Waipakihi hut, Urchin , Kaimanawas - Feb 2007

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

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

Jetboated from Whakahoro to Mangapurua Landing. Walked up the track up to Bridge to…

Aorangi Forest Park Jan 2007

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

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

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

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

June 2006 Kawekas ATC Makahu Saddle to Kaweka J, Whetu, Venison Tops, Mangaturutu Hut,…

Whakahoro, Coutts Place, Whanganui NP - April 2006

April 2006 Whakahoro ATC Left from Whakahoro and walked up a benched track to camp at…

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

Easter 2006 Te Ureweras ATC Day One: From Taupeupe Saddle roadend south to Whakataka hut.…

Mayor Island Jan 2006

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

Rangiwahia & Iron Gates huts - Ruahine FP - Jan 2006

Jan 2006 Ruahines Private Trip Rangiwahai Hut and return. Petersons Road river bashed up…

Ruapehu Crater Lake Aug 2005

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

Holly hut, Egmont NP - July 2005

July 2005 Taranaki Private Trip Overnight Gourmet tramp into Holly hut from North Egmont…

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

Campsite below Travers Pass
April 2005 Nelson Lakes Took Thomas (15 yr old son) on his first south island tramp.…

Rangipo hut, Tongariro NP - March 2005

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

Mangaehuehu hut, Tongariro NP - Oct 2004

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

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

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

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

Aug 2004 West Coast Copeland Valley trip Walked up the Copeland valley staying at Welcome…

Holly & Pouakai huts, Egmont NP - July 2004

July 2004 Puakai Range Private TrIp From North Egmont via Holly Hut over the Puakai Range…

Whakapapaiti hut, Tongariro NP - June 2004

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

Puketi Forest River Bash Feb 2004

Feb 2004 Puketi Forest Private Trip: From Waiare Road down Upper Waipapa river track…

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 track, Mangaturuturu & Rangipo huts - Tongariro NP -Nov 2003

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

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

Dec/Jan 2003 Mt Aspiring NP ACTC Jet boated from Makarora up the Wilkin to Kerin Forks…

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

Five day private trip from Klondyke corner to Carrington hut, over Harper, Whitehorn,…

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

Sept 2001 Nelson's Lake Solo: St Arnaud to Cupola hut, Upper Travers hut, cross Travers…

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

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

Milford Track 1990

Milford Track 1990 - Did this tramp with my brother John after it hadn't rained for 6…