January 2017

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Table of contents, January 2017

24 A perfect week in Rakiura National Park
Explore untouched beaches, intrepid tramping tracks, and incredible bird life in Stewart Island’s thriving national park

30 Horoscopes
Predictions for your 2017 tramping escapades

32 Off the beaten track
A preview of the bushy and wild Pike29 track, set to be New Zealand’s 10th Great Walk by 2018, on the West Coast’s Paparoa Range

38 Helping kids become Kiwi
A closer look at Duke of Edinburgh, the youth development programme that gets kids into the outdoors

44 Overnighters for every summer weekend
From beachside bungalows to mountaintop escapes, here’s your summer bucket list

54 Wilding warriors
How trampers and clubs are waging a crusade against wilding pine


20 Welcome shade
Paske Hut, Rainbow Conservation Area, Marlborough

22 Alternate routes to Paske
For the path less traveled, try these three creative ways to get to Paske Hut

23 See more
Loos with killer views


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

14 Wild people
How one man is injecting new blood into an aging search and rescue industry

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

16 Bird spotting
A closer look at the distinctive and territorial silvereye

18 Photo school
Learn to capture rushing rivers like a pro

88 Hotshot
Storm’s a-brewin’

The manual

Wild trips
McKellar Hut via Key Summit, Fiordland National Park
66 Big River Hut, Victoria Forest Park
67 Eastern Hutt Hut, Tararua Forest Park
68 Parks Peak Hut, Ruahine Forest Park

69 Wild Range
Hauhungatahi and Te Tatau Pounamu Wilderness Areas, Tongariro National Park

81 Wild Review
First-look reviews of a cavernous 85-litre pack, merino wool travel shoes, a lightweight waterproof jacket and a classic beer growler

74 Wild books
The latest outdoor books

75 Wild Cuisine

76 Skills and exercise
Skills: Tips to stay hydrated
Skills: Before you leave home: helpful tramping reminders for all
Fitness: Plank pose for a rock-hard core
Recipe: Christmas fruit mince tarts and brandy sauce

78 Wild buyer’s guide
Your guide to buying…
78 Stoves
81 Water filters and purifiers
83 Hiking poles

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