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Karangahake Mountain Tk to Mangakino Tk to Dickey Flat to Dubbo 96 Tk to Country Road Track Loop

Trails: Karangahake Gorge Historic Walks car park – Footbridge – Scotsman’s Gully Track – County Road Track (Karangahake Walkway) – Karangahake Mountain Track – Mt Karangahake Summit – Mountain Link Track – Mangakino Stream Track (Mangakino Track) – Dickey Flat Track – Cross river (may impossible in winter or raining […]


Old Wires Track to Wentworth Track to Whangamata Off Road Vehicle Track Loop Maratoto

Trails: Wires Road (Old) Wires Track end – (Old) Wires Track – off track water fall – (Old) Wires Track – Whangamata Off Road Vehicle Track – Tairua River crossing – Wentworth (Valley) Track – Retrace back to Whangamata Off Road Vehicle Track – Wires Road roadend car park – […]


Nikau Loop Walk to Bell Track to NZ tallest Kahikatea Tree return in Pirongia

Trails: Nikau Loop Walk Limeworks Loop Road car park – Nikau Loop Walk – Kaniwhaniwha Caves – Bell Track – The New Zealand native tallest Kahikatea Tree 66.5m – Retrace Bell Track – Nikau Loop Walk – car park. Note: The Bell Track is a hiking track, not suitable for […]


Bluff Stream Track to Ananui Falls Track to Waitengaue Track to Waitawheta Tramway loop in Kaimai-Mamaku Forest Park

Trails: Franklin Road car park – go Waitawheta Valley – Bluff Stream Track – Ananui Falls Track – Ananui Falls – Waitengaue Track – Waitawheta Tramway – Bluff Stream Kauri Grove Loop Track – Franklin Road car park. Note: Need cross river in water at least twice where there is no foot […]


Umukarikari Track to Urchin Track U2U Kaimanawa Forest Park

Trails: Umukarikari Track car park – Umukarikari Track to Sharp Cone – Urchin Track – Junction of Urchin Track and the track to Waipakahi River – the Urchin summit – Urchin Track car park. Note: Need car transfer. Start from Urchin Track car park will be little bit easier. Recommended hike […]


Moirs Hill Summit Track to Dunn’s Bush Track to Puhoi Track in Puhoi

Part of Te Araroa Trail: Moirs Hill Summit Track and retrace – J Tolhopf Rd – Dunn’s Bush Track – Remiger Rd – Puhoi Track – Puhoi Domain. Note: You can also hike the Valley Track and Big Tree Track if you have time (we just missed it) Car Park: Need […]


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。