Latest Trips

Te Ara Pataka camping, Banks Peninsula

Christchurch is spoiled with geography, both beautiful and rumbly in nature. The new Te Ara Pataka Track less than an hour’s drive from the city is the latest addition to an...

Distance
19.7km
Time
6-8hr
Grade
Easy

Arete Hut via Bannister, Tararua Forest Park

Tagging the 1500ers If you’re looking for a round-trip overnighter and you’re up for two big days, Arete Hut is definitely worth the effort. It’s a two-bed charmer nestled in some...

Distance
32.8km
Time
Kiriwhakapapa car park to Cow Creek Hut, 4hr; Cow Creek Hut to Arete Hut via Bannister and Arete, 8.5hr; Arete Hut to car park via Lancaster and Arete Forks Hut, 13hr
Grade
Difficult

Mt Somers, Hakatere Conservation Park

Topping out on Mt Somers I’ve often found the boring drive across the Canterbury Plains enlivened slightly by wistful glances at Mt Somers. I’ve had some great trips in the area,...

Distance
7.33km
Time
7hr return
Grade
Moderate