A superb tramp with a tragic past

Wild Trips

Stanton Memorial, Tongariro National Park  From the Scoria Flats car park we headed due south towards a distinctive rocky outcrop, clearly visible against the skyline – Pt 1750m on the...

Hidden hideaway in Te Urewera

Wild Trips

Te U Bivouac, Waioeka Conservation Area If you’re in the mood for a remote tramp-and- camp, an excursion through two splendid Te Urewera valleys to Te U bivvy will get you...

Follow the leader… or should we?

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Barbara Morris wonders whether trip leaders are really necessary “I’m glad to be here, but I’ll be gladder when I’m not,” murmured one of my companions as we hauled ourselves...

Looking out for each other

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   Walking or cycling, or walking and cycling? Barbara Morris  ponders whether both can fit on the same track   I suffered a minor injury recently when a mountain biker...

Ruapehu's best view

Wild Trips

Castle Rock, Kaimanawa Forest Park In my opinion, one of the best views of the Ruapehu massif is from Castle Rock, a fortress-like outcrop along the Kaimanawa Forest Park Walkway....

Tricky trek in Tongariro Forest

Wild Trips

Danahars Track Circuit, Tongariro Forest Conservation Area, Central Plateau If you have driven to the Chateau Tongariro, you have seen the Tongariro Forest Conservation Area. But you probably paid it...