February 2021

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In the February 2021 issue…


14 New Zealand vs Australia
Weighing the pros and cons of tramping in New Zealand and Australia

30 Taking the high road
An off track journey over the Two Thumbs to reach a hut popular with Te Araroa Trail walkers

40 Back on the Milford Track
Wilderness walks the Milford Track, days after it reopens to the public

44 The seventeeners
Peak-bagging the North Island’s 10 highest non-volcanic mountains

50 Reaching the masses
Wilderness joins the Mountain Safety Council to film a tramping safety video

Waypoints and Trips

16 A perfect day amongst the Alps
The ultimate day among the high Alps at Aoraki/Mt Cook Village

18 See more… mountain astelia
Three places to spot the distinctive alpine plant

20 Off track on open tops
Woolshed Creek Hut via Mt Somers, Hakatere Conservation Park

22 Colenso came this way
Te Atua Mahuru, Ruahine Forest Park

24 Adventure across the Aisla
Steele Creek Hut via Aisla Mountains, Caples and Greenstone conservation areas

26 Panoramic views over Kahurangi
Mt Gibbs, Kahurangi National Park

28 Wellington from the skyline
The Skyline Walkway, Wellington

29 Summiting the mountain of love
Te Aroha Track, Kaimai Mamaku Conservation Park

36 Coromandel coasting connection
Excellent mountain biking at the northern tip of the Coromandel Peninsula


58 Navigation
Confirming your location with a map

59 Wild cuisine
Leftover lentil salad

60 Stick to it
Basic knee taping techniques can get you out of a sore spot

61 Bird spotting
The spotted shag


62 Wild review
Osprey’s Hikelite and Salewa’s Mountain Trainer day packs

64 What’s in my pack
Mountain biker Dave Mitchell shows us his set-up

Gear guide
66 Water filters and purifiers
68 Knives and multitools


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 comment
How time spent outside helps us understand the grand scheme of things

76 Track Chat
Peta Carey shares Dusky Sound’s remarkable story


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