Latest Trips

Matapouri Headland Track, Otito Scenic Reserve

The pohutukawa trees spill down onto a crescent-shaped beach that is only accessible on foot. It’s Whale Bay, deservedly recognised as one of the best beaches in the country.…

Distance
3.61km
Time
1.5hr
Grade
Easy

Mt Bealey, Arthur’s Pass National Park

A winter climb of Mt Bealey showcases the beauty of Arthur’s Pass National Park.  The park has sometimes been referred to as the ‘poor cousin’ of national parks. It…

Distance
3.1km
Time
8hr return
Grade
Moderate

Pupu Hydro Walkway, Takaka

There’s much to recommend on the Pupu Hydro Walkway, including an uphill steep enough to get your blood pumping, beautiful views of the surrounding area and, most significantly, a…

Distance
5.3km
Time
2hr
Grade
Easy

Renata Hut via Akatarawa Saddle, Tararua Forest Park

Revitalised Renata Looking for a solid day with steady rather than steep hills to test post-injury fitness, I settled on Renata Hut. It’s in a seldom-visited corner of the…

Distance
11km
Time
4hr
Grade
Moderate