Latest Trips

Kime Hut, Tararua Forest Park

Kime Hut is a secluded weekend getaway in the Tararuas – if you can handle the five-hour uphill slog. Multiple routes from Kime Hut provide many options for further…

Distance
10.6km
Time
4-6hrs
Grade
Moderate

Irthing Hut, Eyre Mountains Conservation Park

Spring is a beautiful time of year in the Eyre Mountains, where a layer of late snow gives a sense of splendour to normally desiccated-looking peaks. At 900m, Irthing Hut…

Distance
37km
Time
Irthing picnic area to Mansion Hut, 1.5hr; To Irthing Hut to Shepherd Saddle, 8hr; To car park via Mt Bee Bunkrooms, 7hr
Grade
Difficult

Kaitiaki Peak, Aoraki/Mt Cook National Park

Since Guy Mannering and A. P. Harper first crossed Ball Pass in January 1890, it has become one of the better-known spots in the Southern Alps. We set off…

Distance
28km
Time
Car park to Ball Pass, 7-9hr; To Kaitiaki summit return, 1-2hr; To Blue Lakes car park, 5-7hr
Grade
Difficult

Broken Hills, Coromandel Forest Park

As the name obliquely suggests, Broken Hills was formerly a thriving goldfield following the discovery of gold there in 1893. But despite massive investment,little reward was ever accrued. However,…

Distance
8.3km
Time
4-5hrs
Grade
Easy