Latest Trips

Tapotupotu Bay, Cape Reinga

Beginning at Spirits Bay on the north-eastern coast, the 48km Te Paki Coastal Track passes through Tapotupotu Bay and leads on around Cape Reinga to finish at the giant…

Distance
3.7km
Time
3hr
Grade
Easy

Scott’s Beach, Kahurangi National Park

Most people start the Heaphy Track from the Collingwood side, but being already on the West Coast, I decided to begin at Kohaihai.  It was after 4pm when I arrived at the…

Distance
2.9km
Time
1hr
Grade
Easy

Mitre Peak, Fiordland National Park

I’d been keen to climb Mitre Peak (1683m) for some time. Though not a huge mountain, because the climb begins at sea level, it is a significant undertaking. The…

Distance
4.5km
Time
To campsite at 730m, 3-5hr; To summit return to campsite, 6-8hr
Grade
Difficult

Boundary Creek Hut, Hakatere Conservation Park

If refurbished old musterer’s huts are to your liking, along with grand scenery amid the stark beauty of the high country, then Boundary Creek Hut is a winner.  The…

Distance
13.3km
Time
2-3hr to hut
Grade
Easy