March 2018

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Table of contents, March 2018


28 Off the beaten track
A Nelson Lakes loop that takes in three magnificent passes

64 Van life
Meet the Kiwis who are living life on the road

68 First aid saves lives
Find out what to do when everything goes wrong

Waypoints and trips

18 A worthy destination
Aokaparangi Hut, Tararua Forest Park

20 Travers by wire
Travers suspension bridge, Nelson Lakes National Park

22 See more
Four places named after goats

24 Autumn trails
Four walks which are best in autumn

28 Steep scamper for any tramper
Scamper Torrent Hut, West Coast

32 Defending Auckland
Stony Batter Historic Reserve, Waiheke Island

33 A part-time island
Tutukaka Lighthouse Track, Tutukaka

34 A beach in the hilltops
Sandy Bay Hut, Te Urewera

36 More than a meander
Manuka Hut, Hakatere Conservation Park

38 A sanctuary off the tourist beat
Blue Valley Track, Mt Aspiring National Park


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

13 Wilderness word
Enter our crossword competition to win great prizes

16 Wild people
Mark Sedon has just returned from a harrowing adventure across Antarctica

62 Wild comment
Non-competitiveness is at the heart of tramping philosophy


80 Track chat
Macpac designer Holly Gaskin on the future of outdoor gear


46 Avoid tramping meal fatigue

47 Photo School: Panorama photography

48 Wild cuisine: Almost instant pudding

50 Warming-up before you tramp

51 Bird spotting: Yellow crowned parakeet


52 Buyer’s guide
52 Sleeping bags
57 Sleeping mats

60 Gear news
The latest gear news, innovations and trends

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