Latest Trips

Kiwi Saddle Hut, Kaweka Forest Park

Perched at 1170m near its namesake saddle, the hut occupies a small clearing in the beech forest. The most direct access is from The Lakes car park, up the…

Distance
6km
Time
Lakes car park via Mt Kuripapango, 3-4hr
Grade
Moderate

Rotopaunga via North Crater, Tongariro National Park

The motivation for this trip was to tread new ground in that most famous of places: Tongariro National Park.  Hundreds of people walk the Tongariro Alpine Crossing each day,…

Distance
21.5km
Time
Road end to North Crater, 3-4hr; Crater to road end, via Rotopaunga, 6-8hr
Grade
Moderate

Isthmus Peak Track, Matatiaho Conservation Area

A short drive north of Wanaka, Isthmus Peak features grandiose views of both Lake Wanaka and Hawea, but with a fraction of the company of the popular Roys Peak…

Distance
7.3km
Time
5hr return
Grade
Moderate

Wilkies Pools, Egmont National Park

With a goblin forest walk to a cascade of pools in an old lava flow, Wilkies Pools is a must-do on Mt Taranaki. The 1-1.5 hour loop seemed manageable…

Distance
2.4km
Time
20min to the pools, 1hr 20min round loop
Grade
Easy