Latest Trips

Larrikin Creek Hut, Kahurangi National Park

Tucked into the southern Kahurangi, north of Murchison, is the famous Thousand Acres Plateau. This great tussock tableland is bounded by the Matiri Valley to the east and the deeply...

Distance
18.6km
Time
9hr via Lake Matiri and Poor Pete’s huts
Grade
Moderate

Arahura to Whitcombe Traverse, West Coast

For a classic backcountry hut-bagging trip, traverse the Arahura to the Whitcombe Rivers over Styx Saddle, Lathrop Saddle, the Toaroha Range, Toaroha Saddle and Frew Saddle. An ‘extended mix’ of...

Distance
86.6km
Time
7-9 days, but many options exist to shorten the trip
Grade
Difficult

Tarn camping, Ahuriri Conservation Park

Wind and ice Lake Ohau is one of the more elusive of the big southern lakes. Unlike its larger neighbours, it is not a destination that sits conveniently at the...

Distance
7.87km
Time
Car park to tarns at Pt1479, 6hr; Pt1479 to tarn at Pt1929, 1-1.5hr
Grade
Moderate

Top Maropea Hut via Sunrise Hut, Ruahine Forest Park

Beyond Sunrise Hut Top Maropea Hut was built in 1958 by the New Zealand Forest Service. It is situated about 1.5km to the north-west of Armstrong Saddle. We started our...

Distance
6.52km
Time
Car park to Sunrise Hut, 3-3.5hr; Sunrise Hut to Top Maropea Hut, 1.5hr
Grade
Moderate