Making molehills out of mountains

Wild Trips

Ella Range, Nelson Lakes National Park My dictionary defines a mole as ‘A small burrowing … animal’, so it seemed appropriate to pass through the Mole Tops on our way...

Suck it and see

Off the Beaten Track

Delightful camping spots, welcoming huts and – would you believe it – the odd drop of rain on an untracked South Westland journey Tucked away in a knot of rugged...

Mokihinui Magic

Off the Beaten Track

Once threatened by an 80m hydro dam, the Mokihinui’s wild future is now guaranteed. It’s the perfect tramper’s escape, discovers Geoff Spearpoint After recent publicity, an autumn trip to the...

Olivine Wilderness Area

Wild Range

The Olivine Wilderness in Mt Aspiring National Park is one of New Zealand’s premier wilderness areas. The landscape here is in grand proportions: ice, mountains, forests, flats and gorges. It...