Image of the April 2012 Wilderness Magazine Cover Read more from the
April 2012 Issue
Home / Articles / Crossword

Wilderness Word, April 2012

Pam Hutton


  1. Large crater formed by collapse of mouth of volcano after major eruption (7)
  2. NZ _____ – coniferous tree also called kaikawaka (5)
  3. Stretch of water to be negotiated during tramp (5)
  4. Those officially responsible for managing and protecting reserves (7)
  5. Headland at top of NZ (5,4)
  6. Protect yourself from this in wilderness in summer (3)
  7. ___ __ bottom – choice of hut bunks (3,2)
  8. Climb up mountain (5)
  9. Low-lying marshy land with grassy vegetation (3)
  10. _____ __ the elements – affording no shelter (7,2)
  11. Forded 8 Across (7)
  12. Small donkey used as pack animal (5)
  13. Strong and firm like muscles after strenuous outdoor activity (5)
  14. What stream does during hot summer (4,3)


  1. _____ Peak – NZ ski-field in Otago (7)
  2. Nature _____ – wilderness enthusiast (5)
  3. Stray from track during tramp or make some other mistake, maybe (3)
  4. Skydiving is this sort of sport (6)
  5. People who enjoy water activity with paddles (9)
  6. Relating to ocean wilderness (4,3)
  7. Tree gum (5)
  8. Strapped into safety gear during abseiling (9)
  9. Flat-bottomed floating structure used as support for bridge (7)
  10. Study of relationship between organisms and their environment (7)
  11. Katipo is one you might find in NZ sand dunes (6)
  12. Small flat surface of crystal (5)
  13. Took on challenging or risky outdoor adventure, eg (5)
  14. Scottish word for high mountain (3)

Hidden Solution: Elevated outdoor activities (6,6)

March’s hidden solution: Camping gear

Support Wilderness

Since 1991, Wilderness has had one simple goal: to help Kiwis ‘See more, do more, live more’ of New Zealand.

If you value our mission, please consider subscribing. As a loyal supporter, you’ll receive these benefits:

  • New Zealand’s best outdoor journalism We’ve won multiple awards for our journalism and magazine production.
  • NZ’s best trips. Browse more than 610 trips with downloadable maps and route notes.
  • Trustworthy gear reviews. Each month we review gear we’ve been bashing and thrashing for months so you can determine if its worth your money.
  • Web exclusives. Each week we publish stories you won’t find in the magazine. View our latest web exclusives.
  • Member benefits. Our WildCard provides discounts at more than 20 partners throughout New Zealand.
  • Your support goes a long way. Your subscription will help us fund NZ’s best outdoor journalists and writers and ensure Wilderness will be there to inspire the next generation of outdoor Kiwis.

A subscription costs as little as $7.00/month for instant access to all articles, trips, gear reviews and gear guides.

View all our subscription options and join the club.

Already a subscriber? Login Now.