An eyrie among the mountains

Camping

Stars filled the sky from one silhouetted mountain to another as we settled into our tent nestled among the tussock for a quiet night camping up high. During the night...

Escaping the icing on the quake

Wild Trips

Mt Brown Hut, Stewardship Land, Hokitika With the promise of a snow-laden southerly hitting coastal Canterbury, it was just the spur we needed to pack up and head over the...

Euro-style to Tarn Col

Wild Trips

Tarn Col, Arthur’s Pass National Park When it comes to wet boots there is a cultural abyss between Kiwis and the rest of the world. Most visitors to these shores...

Poor man’s Routeburn

Off the Beaten Track

Nick Groves leaves the manicured Routeburn Track for alpine passes and tarns in seldom-trod side valleys It isn’t that I have anything in particular against our most popular hikes, nowadays...

Kelly tops getaway

Wild Trips, Free Articles

Kelly Range and Taipo River, Arthur’s Pass National Park Plans for an adventurous trip somewhere over on the Coast were abruptly curtailed after making a few inquiries about various lesser-trodden...

No. 21 - Hike an overseas epic

Features

Overseas trips will always be quite a different experience from tramping in Aotearoa. Why not try the ‘Grande Randonnee 20’ in Corsica; billed frequently as ‘Europe’s hardest hike’. Whether it’s...

No. 14 - Visit a wilderness area

The Life List

Setting forth into the wilderness has a distinct biblical ring to it, but for whatever reason you remove yourself from the bustle and stress of everyday life, there is nothing...