April 2017

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Table of contents, April 2017

22 A perfect week in Fiordland National Park
Find the hidden gems in one of our most-visited national parks

28 And the winners are…
View the best images from the 2017 Wilderness Photo Competition

34 Green with envy
Away from the Great Walk crowds, the Greenstone-Caples Track is a perfect long weekend tramp

40 Mystery at the top of the lake
Where in Nelson Lakes National Park is German tramper Christian Prehn?

46 Going it alone
Tips for the intrepid solo tramper

50 Guardians of the estate
Understanding DOC’s decisions


18 Pastoral allure
Camping on Te Ara Pataka, Banks Peninsula

20 See more
Places named after pets


2 Editorial

4 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

5 Last weekend
What did you get up to last weekend?

6 Walkshorts
News from the wild

8 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

10 Te Araroa Trail
Our first Te Araroa tramper finishes the trail, while others have to pull out

12 Wild people
Septuagenarian Talie Morrison explains the secret to tramping through your 70s

13 Wild people
Youth search and rescue is training the next generation of backcountry heroes

14 Bird spotting
The New Zealand falcon/karearea

16 Photo school
How to best photograph people who are tramping

56 Wild Conservation
Herbert Forest is one of the last ancient podocarp forests on the east coast of the South Island

80 Hotshot
Christmas at Sefton Bivouac

The manual

Wild trips

62 Arete Hut via Bannister, Tararua Forest Park
64 Mt Somers, Hakatere Conservation Park
65 Otupakawa Hut via Koaunui Hut, Te Urewera
66 Kerin Forks Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park

67 Wild Range
Raukumara Wilderness Area, East Coast

70 Wild Review
How special-diet friendly are the dehydrated foods options in New Zealand?

71 First look review
Are Salewa’s Crow GTX boots anything to crow about?

72 Wild Skills and Fitness
Find your comfortable carrying capacity
Ultra-lite, ultra-cheap
Tips for improving balance

73 Wild Cuisine
Kransky sausage and pumpkin risotto

74 Gear News
The latest in outdoor gear news, trends and innovation

75 Wild buyer’s guide
The year’s best softshells, base layers and fleece jackets

Images from the issue 


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