February 2017

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Table of contents, February 2017

 24 A perfect week in Westland Tai Poutini National Park
How to condense a month of tramping into just seven days

28 Off the beaten track
Getting lost and found on a ramble through the Raglan Ranges

34 Gorge-ous descents
From abseiling down waterfalls to cliff jumping into deep blue pools, canyoning offers an experience few have tried

40 Go to the mountains
How to rediscover your tramping mojo after a long sabbatical from the hills

44 Peak tramping
Make your next tramp one to remember with these nine summit-bagging trips

52 Your first overnight sea kayak adventure
All you need to know to swap boots for boats and find a remote coastal campsite


20 Rewarding challenge
Mt Larkins, Whakaari Conservation Area

22 See more
Huts with graffiti-lined walls


2 Editorial

4 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

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

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

10 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

12 Te Araroa Trail
Catching up with our Te Araroa trampers, one month into their journeys south

14 Wild people
Penny Webster has just completed a 37-year dream to climb all NZ’s 3000m peaks

16 Bird spotting
New Zealand’s most melodic bird – the bellbird

18 Photo school
How to capture the full glory of your trip

72 Hotshot
Head in the clouds

The manual

Wild trips
62 Mt Crichton, Queenstown
64 Becketts Hut, Takitimu Mountains Conservation Area
66 Rogers Hut, Whirinaki Forest Park
67 Marsden Cross Walk, Northland

68 Wild buyer’s guide
Your guide to buying compasses, GPS watches and mapping

Images from the issue 


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