Image of the June 2018 Wilderness Magazine Cover Read more from the
June 2018 Issue
Home / Articles / Crossword

WildernessWord, June 2018

Crossword by Pam Hutton

Complete the crossword and rearrange the letters in the blue squares to spell out the hidden solution. Send your answer, name and address, by June 20, to: All correct entries go in the draw to win one of five Leatherman Micra multitools worth $59.99 – see prize details below.


7. NZ river that flows from King Country to Tasman Sea (7)
9. Regular wilderness activity will help you avoid becoming this (5)
10. Code word representing letter T in radio communication (5)
11. _____ Pursuits Centre – provider of wilderness experiences for students (7)
12. ___ off – starts day’s tramping (3)
13. Large NZ creepy-crawly you might see (5,4)
16. Slide of large mass of snow and ice down mountainside (9)
19. Handy reference for wilderness adventure (3)
20. Tramper with long experience, eg (7)
22. Arrive at 5 Down spot by helicopter, maybe?! (3,2)
23. Provide with necessary gear (5)
24. Examines and records detailed land features in order to produce 19 Across (7)


1. _____ ___ Sky – NZ outdoor clothing company (5,3)
2. Seabird with large colony at Cape Kidnappers in Hawke’s Bay (6)
3. Mt _____ – highest peak in Waikato region (8)
4. ____ Island – small island in marine reserve near Auckland (4)
5. Far from civilisation – real wilderness! (6)
6. Introduced animal that causes damage to NZ native forests (4)
8. _____ River – tributary of Manawatu River with source in Ruahine Range (5)
14. NZ native ponga is this (4,4)
15. Mountain climber (8)
17. Mt _____ – peak in Kahurangi National Park (6)
18. Volcanic hills (5)
19. Havoc that might result when hut is very overcrowded (6)
20. Panoramic expanse seen from hilltop (4)
21. Essential piece of mountain climbing gear (4)

Hidden Solution: Use this for wilderness well-being (9,4)
May’s hidden solution: Biosecurity

Leatherman Micra 

Ten useful tools packed into a tiny, lightweight Leatherman, including spring action scissors, screwdrivers, 420HC knife and bottle opener. Covered by Leatherman’s 25-year warranty.

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.