September 2020

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In the September 2020 issue


The Great Walks

20 Tongariro Northern Circuit: A ring of fire

26 Lake Waikaremoana Track: A living entity

30 Whanganui River Journey: An untouched wilderness

34 Abel Tasman Coast Track: Walk, swim, repeat

38 Heaphy Track: A change of scenery

42 Paparoa Track: A Great Walk on a roll

46 The Best huts on the Great Walks

48 Routeburn Track: A world of possibility

52 Milford Track: More than expected

58 Kepler Track: Earning its place

62 Rakiura Track: Anchored through te ao Māori


68 Wild Cuisine
Popcorn three ways

69 Botany for trampers
A breakdown of useful plants to know when out on the trail

70 How to clean a water reservoir
Stop mould from taking hold by cleaning your water reservoir

71 Navigation: should I walk?
More benefits of studying a map before you tramp


72 Wild reviews
Four hiking garments reviewed

74 Broken in
Wilderness staff and gear reviewers test their kit for you

75 What’s in my pack
Veteran tramper Roger Parsons shows us what he takes on his trips

76 Wild gear
How to buy binoculars

78 2020’s tramping stoves

81 2020’s multi-day packs

84 2020’s best hiking shoes


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 Wild photography
Aligning the stars at Mt Owen

14 Wild people
Illustrator Rachel Gamble-Flint records her adventures with hand-drawn maps

16 Heartland views from the Tararua Tops
Tarn Ridge Hut, Tararua Forest Park

18 See more… imaginative names
Five natural features with unusual names

90 Track Chat
Expedition Earth’s Bridget Thackwray on her globe-spanning driving adventure

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