Latest Trips

Hawke’s Bay Ridge, Ruahine Forest Park

Hawke’s Bay Ridge is about 7km long, connecting Iron Peg on the Hikurangi Range with Ohuinga on the main Ruahine Range. A superb option in good weather is to…

Distance
33.3km
Time
Maungakukeke Road to Purity Hut, 3hr; To Ohuinga, 4hr; To Kelly Knight Hut via Te Hekenga, 7-8hr; To road end, 3hr
Grade
Difficult

Mt Dora tarns, Molesworth Recreation Reserve

At Island Gully Hut, the track leads through chest-high tussock and drops down the first bank towards the Wairau River. Stay on the true right of the Wairau, but…

Distance
10.5km
Time
5hr to tarn
Grade
Easy/Moderate

Papatahi Hut, Remutaka Forest Park

The start of the Orongorongo Track is an ugly mix of gorse and gravel, but it soon enters native forest. Close to the start, the track descends to Catchpool…

Distance
9.3km
Time
3-4hr (allow 6-7hr if travelling with young children)
Grade
Easy

Park Pass Glacier, Mt Aspiring National Park

The trip starts at the Routeburn Road end but leaves the Routeburn Track after a short time and climbs steeply to Sugar Loaf Pass, where it descends, again steeply,…

Distance
18.2km
Time
Road end to Park Pass, 8-9hr; Park Pass to lake outlet, 2hr
Grade
Moderate/Difficult