May 2020

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In the May 2020 issue


26 The Wilderness 100
The 100 greatest walks in New Zealand

54 Home is where the tarp is
Wilderness investigates the back-to-basics trend of tarp camping in the backcountry

60 A brave new wall
Disability is no barrier to climbing for these brave Wellington kids


16 See more…
Places named after the pioneering Harper family

18 Off the radar
Ministry of Works Historic Hut, Kahurangi National Park

20 A cure for the itch
Sandy Bay/Otangawhiti, Northland

22 The French connection
Explore five places the French first landed

24 Hot work on Neill Ridge
Mt Hector, via Neill Ridge, Tararua Forest Park

26 A park for all seasons
Duder Regional Park, Auckland

28 Take the high road
Cairnmuir Hill Track, Central Otago

29 On top of the world
Avalanche Peak, via Scotts Track, Arthur’s Pass National Park


50 Wild cuisine
Five hot chocolate recipes

51 Wild cuisine
No egg omelette

52 Navigation
Navigating on easy walks


66 What’s in my pack
Wilderness’s roving editor Shaun Barnett opens his pack

68 Quilt Review
Why you might want to try a quilt, plus two models reviewed

70 First look review
A first-look at Biolite’s Headlamp 200 and Therm-A-rest’s updated all-season NeoAir XTherm mattress

71 Gear Guide
Outdoor gift ideas for Mother’s Day

Gear guides
72 2020’s best raincoats
75 2020’s best sleeping mats and pillows


4 Editorial

5 Pigeon post
Letters to the editor

6 Last weekend
How did you bring the outdoors indoors during the lockdown?

8 Walkshorts
News from the wild

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