August 2019

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August 2019

31 Father’s Day Gift Guide
Whatever your budget, these outdoor gifts are sure to please

38 The rise and rise of the Tararuas
Why are the once quiet Tararuas experiencing a boom time?

44 Sunrise over the Motu
The 90km Motu Trails loop has given Opotiki a new lease on life

48 Too goo to be true
A photographic exploration of the limestone wonderland at Kahurangi’s Mt Owen

54 Same ship, different day
Water taxi skippers share the highs and lows of transporting trampers


24 See more… Mt Evans
Five peaks named Mt Evans

26 Starlight Hotel
Ben Lomond, Queenstown

28 Trounson Loop Track
Tounson Kauri Park, Kauri Coast

32 No queues, just views
Alex Knob, Westland Tai Poutini National Park

34 Around Ngauruhoe
Oturere Hut via Mt Tongariro, Tongariro National Park

36 Into the wild
Kiwi Mouth Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

37 Historic hiking on St James
Stanley Vale Hut and Scotties Hut, St James Conservation Area


66 Camping above the snowline

67 Skills: How to fit crampons

68 Leapfrogging with a compass

69 Bird spotting: Californian Quail

70 Wild Cuisine: Tramper’s bread


71 Wild review
74 Broken in, Wilderness staff test their kit

63 Gear guides
Women’s gear
71 Winter tents

74 What’s in my pack?
Rock climber Vickie Moses shares her gear list


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

12 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Trail life
Cartoons from the track

14 Flapping hell
Readers share their experiences of boot delamination on the trail

16 Wild people
Maryann Ewers, the co-founder of the Friends of Flora

18 Wild comment
How good intentions may spoil a remote experience for others

20 Near misses
A routine trip that nearly turned perilous

22 Secrets of the serpent
The longfin eel’s life cycle remains a mystery

82 Track chat 
Author Dr Lee Davidson discusses tourism booms through the ages

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