Latest Trips

Barker Hut via Avalanche Peak, Arthur’s Pass National Park

This trip is an absolute must for anyone ready to be challenged over varied terrain, including tracks, scree slopes and boulder-covered river beds. It starts on the popular Avalanche…

Distance
25.3km
Time
To Crow Hut via Avalanche Peak, 5-6hr; To Barker Hut, 7-8hr; Barker Hut to Klondyke Corner and SH73, 8hr.
Grade
Difficult

Golden Stairs Track, Hokianga

The Golden Stairs Track is named for the mass of yellow flowers that gild the kowhai trees on the sheltered hillsides of Whangape Harbour. Pawarenga Road, narrow and unsealed,…

Distance
5.6km to Tuapeke Point
Time
3hr return
Grade
Easy

Tauhara, Taupō

Just to the north-east of Lake Taupō and little more than a 10-minute drive from the town itself lies Tauhara, a 1088m dormant lava dome that rises high above…

Distance
2.9km
Time
2.5-3hr return
Grade
Easy/Moderate

Shovel Flat, Mt Aspiring National Park

On a riverside sandwiched between spectacular peaks near the head of the West Matukituki Valley, Shovel Flat offers an accessible campsite to experience the grandeur of Mt Aspiring National…

Distance
12.4km
Time
3-4hr
Grade
Easy