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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. […]


Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway

Trails: Off State Highway 2 Karangahake Historic Walks car park – Footbridge – Karangahake Gorge Historic Walkway – Waterfalls – Owharoa Falls – Victoria Battery – Retrace back to Railway Tunnel – Railway Tunnel Loop – Car park. Note: You may need a torch when walk through the tunnel. Alternatively an […]


Karaka Tramping Track to Waiotahi Track in Thames Coromandel

Trails: Karaka Road car park – Karaka Tramping Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Waiotahi Track – Waiotahi Track – Waiotahi Road car park. Note: Karaka Tramping Track is very boggy all time! Car Park: Yes, Karaka Road car park, “-37.131877,175.549027“. It’s about 110km 1:20 minutes drive from Auckland city […]


Lake Taharoa Loop Track Northland

Trails: A loop track starts from Taharoa Domain and Kai Iwi Lakes information office car park ( Pine Beach Camp Ground ). Optional extra two small loops around Lake Kai Iwi and Lake Waikare. Car Park:  -35.809258, 173.662551  About 40  minutes drive from Dargaville. Public Toilet: Yes Weather: Check Weather […]


Maunganui Bluff Track Northland

Trails: Aranga Coast Rd car park (end of track) – Maunganui Bluff Track – Maunganui Bluff Summit – going down to Waikara Beach – retrace back to Summit – back to Aranga Coast Rd car park. Car Park: 647 Aranga Coast Rd, Aranga. About 40+ minutes drive from Dargaville. Rough unsealed road […]


Motutapu Island hiking tracks Auckland

Trails: Motutapu Island Home Bay Wharf – Rotary Centennial Track – Northern Junction – World War II Military Sites – Sandy Bay – Billy Goat Point via Pohutukawa Track – Waikarapupu Bay via Wetland Track – Wetland Track – Station Bay – back to Northern Junction via Wetland Track – […]