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Workman Track in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Mangatangi Dam car park – A R A Drive – Dam Access road – Workman Access Road – Workman Summit – Workman Track – Return back the same way. Note: Experienced tramper only. Car Park: Yes. Public Toilet: Yes. Weather: Check Weather before you go! For better map display, click the buttons […]


Waterworks Walk to off the beaten track to Hakarimata Walkway loop in Hakarimata Range

Trails: Brownlee Ave car park – Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Summit – Off the beaten track – Hakarimata Walkway – Waterworks Walk – back to car park. (Derek Loop 2) Caution: This post is only for personal entertainment purpose, not for public! Experienced trampers with very good navigation skill only! Car Park: Yes. Hakarimata Scenic […]


诗行话意

U2U Track 有感而作 by Derek   28th July 2015 疾风吹雁孤飞远,漫漫长路入天边; 皑皑白雪锁风霜,脆雪映人独处寒。 — Nelson Blue Lake 第二天 有感而作 by Derek   28th July 2015 烟云细雨路绵绵,偶遇少年不等闲; 五十里路何所惧,老翁携偶意志坚。 — Nelson Blue Lake 第一天 有感而作 by Derek   28th July 2015 孤舟细水湖中闲,弎人重履路山涧; 忽闻山雨急飞下,木屋知己笑声谈。 — 与山友晨冬徒步”天路” by Perry Wu   25th July 2015 晨冬徒步登天路,雾露茫茫裹寒清; 野径崎岖重山驻,道阻而遥林海行; 忽如沐浴晨光好,翠墨寒林有洞天; […]


Mangatawhiri Track – Te Araroa Trail Hunua Ranges 3

Trails: Lyons Road on road car park – Lyons Rd until the gate of Dilworth Camp – Mangtawhiri Track – Neary Peak – Retrace back the same way. Caution: Experienced tramper only. Car Park: No. On road before the private road gate. It’s about 45 minutes drive from Auckland city centre. Public […]


Arataki Visitor Centre to Taumatarea Point loop in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Waitakere Ranges Regional Park Arataki Visitor Centre car park – Beveridge Track – Mackies Rest – Exhibition Drive – Pipeline Road – Huia Road – Off Track to Taumatarea Point and return – Huia Road – Lower Nihotupu Dam Road – Pipeline Road – Pipeline Track – Slip Track – Arataki […]


Cascade Track to Robinson Ridge Track to R.G.B Track to Chateau Mosquito Track to Sisam Track to Upper Kauri Track loop in Waitakere Ranges 3

Trails: Falls Road car park – Upper Kauri Track – Cascade Track – Robinson Ridge Track – Fence Line Track – Ridge Road Track – R.G.B Track or RGB Track – Chateau Mosquito Track – Hettig Track – return back on Chateau Mosquito Track – Sisam Track – Smyth Ridge Track – […]


Mt Alfred Track in Glenorchy Queenstown

Trails:  Mt Alfred Track and return. Unfortunately we couldn’t get to the Mt Alfred Summit due to the gale and showers. Caution: Experienced trampers only! There is no marks beyond bush line (Private land, Call landholder first) and route becomes very steep and exposed to the elements. Car Park: Yes. About […]


Lake Wainamu to Bethells Beach Loop in Waitakere Ranges

Trails: Lake Wainamu Bethells Road car park – Lake Wainamu Track – Houghton Track – Off Houghton Track – Unnamed roads and tracks – Bethells Beach – car park. Caution:  Experienced trampers with good navigation skill only. Some tracks and roads on map will never be found on site, and some you […]


Gibbons Track to Walker Ridge Track to Odlin Timber Track to Zion Ridge Track to Karekare to Whatipu by beach

Trails: End of Whatipu Road car park – Gibbons Track – Walker Ridge Track – Odlin Timber Track – Zion Ridge Track – Zion Hill Track – Karekare – Beach – Whatipu. Car Park: Yes. End of Whatipu Road, Huia. About 55 minutes drive from Auckland city centre. Public Toilet: Yes Weather: […]


新西兰徒步爬山驴友日记:南岛皇后镇BEN LOMOND步道

By Perry (23 April 2014) 我们一行五人(Derek, Jason, Jennifer, Nana和我)从奥克兰乘早上7的飞机飞往皇后镇, 不巧的是飞机晚点45分钟,结果10:05AM才到达皇后镇机场。我们取了租来的车,Derek立即带我们直奔超市买水和食物,我们在超市的地下停车场急急忙忙换上爬山的衣服,然后驱车来到距皇后镇中心不远的Ben Lomond步道入口的停车场。 我们既紧张(因为飞机晚点)又兴奋(仅仅从机场到皇后镇一路上的景色就让我们兴奋不已!),大家迅速整理好背包于11点多点出发了。我们今天的目的地BEN LOMOND山顶海拔1748米,但实际的爬高在1400米左右(很多人会乘坐缆车上山,那样会减少近500米的高差)。这是条往返的步道,蜿蜒曲折的山路一直挺陡的,前1/3的山路不十分好走,我吃力地向上爬着,因为今天起床太早,睡眠不足(只睡了3个多小时),又凌晨4点吃的早餐,加之我们开始爬山时间几近中午时分,所以开始爬山不久我就感到有些体力不支了。 幸运的是天气还好,DEREK坚持按计划在好天气里把最艰苦的步道率先完成。此时正值秋季,天黑的比夏天早多了(下午5:30左右天就黑下来了),但由于飞机晚点,时间变得紧迫了,一直没有时间补给,大家都一个劲儿地闷头爬,Derek在前面不停地催促:"加油儿!加油儿!",可一直不给我们时间"加油(吃饭)","让马儿跑,又让马儿不吃草",我和Jennifer联合起来抗议,终于我们在大约1点半左右吃上了午餐。或许是饿过头了,吃下的食物又不能马上转化成所需的能量,饭后我的两腿仍然不给力,拖泥带水地慢慢爬着。步道上人不多,偶尔遇到一些欧洲来的年轻人,看他们爬得那么轻松好羡慕。山上云雾迅速漂移着,不时与我们擦肩而过,或带来一阵淅沥沥的小雨;风云变幻中,时而灰黑色的云笼罩着周围的群山昏暗阴冷,时而阳光趁机从变化的云间缝隙中散射出来,条条光束落在群山顶上,好像在给群山沐浴;时而浓厚的云朵交错时太阳会钻个大空子,将其光芒竭力地散落在群山之中,形成"阴阳隔昏晓"的美丽画卷,几道彩虹又为其添增了更多的魅力… ! 距山顶不远处的山体上有大片大片的白雪覆盖,看见一个洋人女子手里纂个雪球,边下山边吃雪球,她什么装备都没有,难道只用雪球来解渴充饥?终于我也上了山顶,可惜山顶云雾缭绕,完全看不到皇后镇的全景。刚刚上山的路上超过一个洋人小伙子,他背着一个很特别的大帆布包,汗流浃背,爬得非常吃力,在我们休息时他也上来了,起初我们猜测他可能晚上在山上露营,他卸下大包袱休息,傍边的Jason说:“你的包好大啊!”,那人说:“我的包看着大但不很重,差不多十四、五公斤,里面装着滑翔伞,一会我要从这里飞下去”。听了他的话我们都用惊奇又略带怀疑的目光看着他,他打开大帆布包,拿出一些衣服和一个摄像机,Jennifer说:“我们很想看你滑翔,你要多久才飞啊?”,他说:“我要休息一下,应该20分钟后吧”,这时我们已经在山顶休息了大约15分钟了,开始感觉寒冷,要准备下山了,临行时我随即问到:“你从哪来?”,他回答说:“奥地利”,我问:“今天有雾,不会影响你滑翔吗?”,他说:“不会的,条件非常适合”。他告诉我们他很Professional,这项运动他已经玩儿了19年了,这次出来旅游已经16周了,来新西兰之前还去了印度和澳大利亚,每到一处他都会找合适的地点滑翔。我们带着一些遗憾要离开了,他对我们说:“没关系,一会儿我们会再见面的,我会从你们身边飞过的”。我冒昧地问了他的名字,他说他叫Maxmillia(或Max Millia?),我告诉他一会儿见面时我们会喊他的名字的。 我们下山了,一边走一边不时地向天空张望,唯恐错过MAX的“表演”。大概20多分钟后,DEREK喊道:“他飞过来啦!”,我也听到了滑翔伞兜着风"飕、飕、飕"的响声,Max飞过来了!我立刻抬头张望,他那白色带些绿边的滑翔伞从我们头顶的上空滑过,好不潇洒啊!我和Jennifer大声喊着他的名字,向他挥手致意,他也好像特意为我们做特技表演似的,在棕黄色的山谷间上下翻腾,忽左忽右地飘舞着,在我们头顶的上空来回飞翔了两三圈,好精彩啊!我们个个举起相机"咔、咔、咔"拍下那精彩的时刻。他娴熟地操纵着滑翔伞朝着皇后镇的Wakatipu湖方向飞去,渐渐地变成一点,之后忽地消失在云雾中,我们又回到了平静而艰难的徒步之中。 今天的山路让我感觉从腰到脚的每个关节都痠痠痛痛的,两脚一边磨出一个大水泡来,走的好辛苦啊!我们走了6个小时完成了Ben Lomond山的往返步道,真幸运,天黑之前回到了停车场。徒步距离:14.27 公里,累计爬升高度:1457 米, 总耗时:6小时3分,难度系数:4.31  H