Latest Trips

Apias Creek, Ruahine Forest Park

After a trip to Ruahine Corner Hut, our tramping team had descended to Ikawatea Forks Hut, and from there assumed it would be a couple of easy days out…

Distance
46.1km
Time
4-5 days. Mangleton Road to Aranga Hut, 4-5hr; To Ruahine Corner Hut, 4-5hr; To Ikawatea Forks Hut, 4hr; To Rockslide Biv via Apias Creek, 3.5-4hr; To Mangleton Rd, 6-8hr
Grade
Difficult

Freehold Creek Tarns, Ahuriri Conservation Park

Expansive views and idyllic tarns are the reward for a summer day trip to the tops above Lake Ōhau. In early December, the beech forest is ablaze with flowering…

Distance
18.66km return
Time
Parson’s Creek car park to top tarn, 4.5hr
Grade
Moderate

Maungatapu Circuit, Mt Richmond Forest Park

The track begins at Matai Dam, continuing past the spillway and onto a forest road which soons splits; going left leads up the side of a hill, above the…

Distance
16.3km
Time
6-7hrs
Grade
Moderate