Latest Trips

Ministry of Works Historic Hut, Kahurangi National Park

Deep in the wild heart of northern Kahurangi is a subalpine tableland that rises to 870m. Mackay Downs features numerous granite tors which punctuate peat-filled valleys of tussock. Home…

Distance
2859m
Time
Road end to Perry Saddle Hut, 5hr; To Gouland Downs Hut, 2hr; To Saxon Hut, 1.5hr; To Blue Shirt Creek, 1hr; To Ministry of Works Hut, 3hr
Grade
Moderate/Difficult

Sandy Bay/Otangawhiti, Northland

Accessible from Cape Reinga or Tapotupotu Bay, Sandy Bay is a small, deeply set cove nestled in a valley of bristly native bush. It’s known for its itchy whale…

Distance
1.5-2.9km
Time
30-60min
Grade
Easy

Mt Hector via Neill Ridge, Tararua Forest Park

It’s all uphill to reach Mt Hector on the Neill Ridge route. The first stretch from Waiohine Campsite on the trail that leads to Cone Hut climbs about 500m.…

Distance
31.2km
Time
2-3 days. Car park to Mt Hector, 12hr; To Alpha Hut, 3-4hr; To car park 8hr
Grade
Difficult

Duder Regional Park, Auckland

Every time I visit Duder Regional Park, it has the appearance of being jam-packed with people. But though the car park is overflowing, the only people I see while…

Distance
6.59km
Time
2-4hr
Grade
Easy