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Dunn’s Bush Track plus Valley Track and Big Tree Track to Puhoi Track in Puhoi Auckland

Part of Te Araroa Trail: J Tolhopf Rd car aprk – Dunn’s Bush Track – Valley Track –  Big Tree Track – Dunn’s Bush Track – Remiger Rd – Puhoi Track – Puhoi Domain via Village Lookout Walk. Note: Need car transfer. The Puhoi Track was completely improved and not […]


Hihikiwi Track to Pahautea Hut to Bell Track to The Cone in Pirongia Forest Park

Trails: Pirongia West Road car park – Hihikiwi Track – Lookout Point – Hihikiwi Summit –  Pahautea Hut –  Bell Track – The Cone – Return back the same way to car park. Note: This is a new tramping track which has not been put on some maps yet so […]


Hihi Route to Motutapere to Hihi Trig to Billygoat Track in Thames Coromandel 2

Trails: Hihi Route car park at Kauaeranga Valley Rd – Hihi Route or Hihi Track – Kauaeranga River crossing – Hihi Route – Junction of  Hihi Route and the track to Kopu Hikuai Road via Kaitarakihi Summit – Motutapere 829m – Junction of Hihi Route and Paton Stream Dam Walk […]


Te Puru Track to Waiomu Valley Tramping Track to Waiomu Kauri Grove Walkway in Thames Coromandel

Trails: Te Puru Creek Road car park – Te Puru Track or Te Puru Creek Tramping Track – Junction of Te Puru Track and Crosbies Main Range Track – Te Puru track – Junction of Te Puru Track and  Waiomu Valley Tramping Track – Waiomu Valley Tramping Track – Waiomu […]


Travers Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park – day 7

Trails: Lake Angelus and Angelus Hut – Robert Ridge Track or Robert Ridge Route – Junction of Robert Ridge Track and Cascade Track – Junction of Robert Ridge Route and Speargrass Creek Route – Junction of Robert Ridge Track and Paddys Track and Pinchgut Track – Pinchgut Track – Mt […]


Travers Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park – day 6

Trails: Sabine Hut – Cedric Track or Cedric Route – Mt Cedric – Angelus Hut. Day six of seven days Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park. Note: Experienced trampers only! No water sources before Angelus Hut. Not recommended in bad weather! Swarms in the […]


Travers Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park – day 5

Trails: Blue Lake Hut – Blue Lake Track – West Sabine Hut – Sabine Track – Junction to Sabine D’Urville Track – Sabine Hut. Day five of seven days Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park. Note: Experienced trampers only! River water is drinkable. Some […]


Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park – day 4

Trails: Upper Travers Hut – Travers Saddle Track – Travers Saddle – West Sabine Hut – Blue Lake Track – Blue Lake Hut – Waiau Pass Route – Lake Constance – retrace back to Blue Lake Hut. Day three was raining raining and raining … Day four of seven days […]


Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park – day 2

Trails: Coldwater Hut – Travers Vally Track or Lower Travers Valley Track – Junction of Cascade Track to Angelus Hut – Junction of Lakehead Track to Lakehead Hut – Travers Track or Upper Travers Track – Junction of Hopeless Track to Hopeless Hut – John Tait Hut – Junction of […]


Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park – day 1

Trails: Mt Robert carpark – Paddys Track or Paddy’s Track – Lakeside Track – Whisky Falls – Lakeside Track – Coldwater Hut (standard 12 bunks with lots sandflies!) Day one of seven days Travers – Sabine Circuit plus Blue Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park. (Auckland depart 8:25 am 29th Dec. […]