Latest Trips

Youngman Stream Hut via Tarn Hut, Puketeraki Forest Conservation Area

Lying north of the inland expanses of the Lees Valley, the Puketeraki Forest Conservation Area covers 6750ha and boasts two huts. Both can be linked on a lovely two to...

Distance
30.3km
Time
Ashley River to Tarn Hut, 4-4.5hr; Tarn Hut to Youngman Stream Hut, 2.5-3hr, Youngman Stream Hut to road, via Ashley River track, 4-5hr
Grade
Moderate

Cameron Hut, Hakatere Conservation Park

Moraine terrain Cameron Valley and its promise of a barren and hostile landscape at the end of its namesake glacier had caught our attention on a previous trip to the...

Distance
16.5km
Time
6hr one-way
Grade
Moderate

Mt Alaska, Whakaari Conservation Area

Take the high road Whakaari Conservation Area may be a relatively new reserve, but it’s an area with plenty of history. It was a hub of scheelite mining (calcium tungstate),...

Distance
10km to summit
Time
8-10hr return
Grade
Moderate

Mitre Flats Hut, Tararua Forest Park

A rewarding scramble The promise of only four hours walking and a gentle gradient lured our group on an overnight trip to Mitre Flats Hut by way of Barra Track....

Distance
7.35km
Time
4-5hr return
Grade
Moderate