April 2021

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In the April 2021 issue…


14 The Wilderness Photo Competition

See the winners of this year’s photo competition

32 Islands in the sky
A thrilling traverse of Kahurangi National Park’s Matiri Range

46 Special feature: Te Araroa Trail 
48 The different ways hikers walk the trail
52 A sort of homecoming
56 Solo tramping on Te Araroa
58 Thru-hiking as a family
60 The trail’s top 10 sections

Waypoints and Trips

22 See more… Patriarchs
Three Mt Patriarchs to add to your list

24 Creeping along Carkeek
Carkeek Ridge, Tararua Forest Park

26 Mysterious Loch Maree
Loch Maree, Fiordland National Park

28 Rawhiti Cave, Takaka
A popular natural feature in the Takaka Hills

30 Bealey Spur Loop, Arthur’s Pass National Park
An adventurous one or two day hike

31 Climie, Upper Hutt
An easy half-day peak for families

32 Matamataharakeke Track, Coromandel Forest Park
An old logging trail with stunning Coromandel views

33 Skyline Track, Wanaka
Beyond the summit of Roy’s Peak

34 Opepe Scenic Reserve, Taupō
Two walks full of variety

42 Pedalling an island paradise
Aotea/Great Barrier Island is a paradise for hikers and mountain bikers


64 The return of the bumbag
The fashion disaster of the 80s has found a new niche in the outdoors

58 What’s in my pack
Paragliding tramper Dan Clearwater reveals what he packs

66 Wild review
Three hiking shoes reviewed

Gear guides
2021’s best PLBs
70 2021’s best rain jackets
74 2021’s best sleeping mats


4 Editorial

6 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

10 Walkshorts
News from the wild

13 Wild people
An 86-year-old mountaineer revisits past climbs from the Port Hills

82 Track Chat
Brendan O’Dwyer relives his time building the Paparoa Track

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