Latest Trips

Kairara Rock (Dukes Nose), Northland

One of the north’s best kept secrets, Duke’s Nose offers royal views of Whangaroa Harbour for the price of a 5-6 hour return slog. Reached only by a near…

Distance
5.23km
Time
5-6hr return
Grade
Moderate

Kirwans Hut via Montgomerie Hut, Victoria Forest Park

There’s something of a wild west feel to this rewarding two-night circuit in the South Island’s Victoria Forest Park, starting and finishing near the town of Reefton. The highlight…

Distance
36.8km
Time
Gannons Road bridge to Montgomerie Hut, 3-4hr; To Kirwans Hut, 4-5hr; To Capleston, 4hr
Grade
Easy/Moderate

Te Puia Loop, Kaweka Forest Park

The five gorges This loop walk in the foothills of the Kaweka Range can be done in two-four days depending on your desired intensity level. With three huts and…

Distance
24.6km
Time
Car park to Middle Hill Hut, 3-4hr; To Makino Hut, 5-6hr; To Te Puia Hut, 1.5hr; To car park, 2-3hr
Grade
Moderate/Difficult

Grandview Mountain, Hawea

Rising to 1398m above Lake Hawea, the aptly-named Grandview Mountain provides a stunning panorama without the crowds of nearby Roys Peak. Starting from the car park at the Nook…

Distance
9km
Time
4-6hr return
Grade
Moderate