Monthly Archives: July 2014


Ernies Track Loop in Hunua Ranges 2

Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Waterline Road – Ernies Track – Lilburne Road – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park. Note: Alternatively you can add another one hour plus to hike the Rata Ridge track. Car Park: Yes. Set “-37.09076,175.15429″ on […]


Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Track

Trails: Whakapapa Ski field car park – take lift to cafe – Mt Ruapehu Crater Lake Track – Crater Lake – retrace back. Note: Experienced tramper with good navigation skill only! Do not walk if the weather is not good enough! You may need crampons and ice axe in winter. […]


Tongariro Alpine Crossing snow hiking

Trails: Ketetahi shelter and car park – Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track – Ketetahi Hut – Blue Lake – Junction to Norhtern Circuit Oturere Hut –  Emerald Lakes – Red Crater – Junction to Mt Tongariro Summit 1967m – retrace. Note: Do not walk if the weather is not good enough! You […]


新西兰步道爬山日记:北岛Karamu Walkway

新西兰步道爬山日记: Karamu Walkway North and South, Waikato 21/06/2014 Perry 今天是个半阴天儿,Derek和我一早7点半就匆匆忙忙朝着Hamilton附近的Pirongia森林公园方向驶去。那里有一条我们从未涉足过的步道Karamu Walkway,Derek计划好后直到昨晚临睡前才告诉我。我听说明天的步道有20多公里长,冬天里走这么长的山路,不免有些担心。 这条步道包括南北两段,北段2.7公里和南段7.8公里,今天只有我们俩和一部车,所以我们只好走个来回了。步道的两头都有10几分钟的森林步道,其余则是走在私人牧场里。我想夏天我不会来这里走,牧场的步道虽有美丽无边的芊芊绿茵,但没有树木的遮掩,太晒了,冬季里如果无风无雨倒是个极好的选择。


Mangatawhiri Challenge Track and Wairoa Loop Track in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Wairoa Loop Track Otau Road car park – Wairoa Loop Track – Repeater Road – Mangatawhiri Challenge Track – Repeater Campsite – Mangatawhiri Challenge Track entry on Wairoa Hill Rd – Retrace back to car park. Note: This is a mountain bike track. Not recommended in wet conditions for mountain bikers […]