Hard Tramping Tracks

This category includes all walking and hiking or tramping tracks in New Zealand ranked by Difficulty Rating > 4.0


Te Paki Coastal Track Tapotupotu Campground to Pandora in Cape Reinga

Trails: Tapotupotu Campground – Te Paki Coastal Track or Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway on some maps – Pandora Camp – Pandora Bay and beach – back to Tapotupotu Campground via old Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway or Pandora Track – Pandora Track – Unknown name track – Te Paki Coastal Track – Tapotupotu Campground. […]


Nikau Walk to Tahuanui Track to Tirohanga Track to Pahautea Hut to Bell Track loop in Pirongia

Saturday Trails: Limeworks Loop Road Kaniwhaniwha car park – Nikau Walk – Tahuanui Track – Kaniwhaniwha Stream Campsite – Tahuanui Track – Junction of Tahuanui Track and Tirohanga Track – Tirohanga Track to Pirongia Summit then to Pahautea Hut. Caution: Tahuanui Track was quite muddy and steep when close to top. Always […]


Workman Track to Mangatangi Fork to Rata Ridge Track to Pukapuka Track loop in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Mangatangi Dam car park – A R A Drive – Dam Access road – Workman Access Road – Workman Summit – Workman Track – Off the Beaten Track – Mangatangi Fork – Rata Ridge Track – Lilburne Rd – Pukapuka Track – A R A Drive – Dam car park. Note: Experienced tramper […]


Off the beaten tracks in Hunua Ranges 1 Auckland

Trails: Private farmland routes (MUST get permission from owner first) – Off the beaten tracks – Stream – Private land route – Forest Road – Off the beaten tracks – Kohukohunui Track – Adams Lookout – Off the beaten track – Farmland routes. Caution: North Hunua exploring trip. Experienced trampers with very good navigation […]


Ben Lomond Walkway and Tramping Track in Queenstown

Trails:  Car park – One Mile Creek Walk or One Mile Track – Junction of One Mile Track and Fernhill Loop Track and Ben Lomond Walkway – Ben Lomond Track – Junction to Arthurs Point via Moonlight Track – Ben Lomond summit – retrace back to car park. Caution: Ben Lomond […]


Whakatiwai Track and Workman Track in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Whakatiwai Track East Coast Road end car park – Whakatiwai Track – Junction of Whakatiwai Track, Workman Track and Waharau Ridge Track – Workman Track – Campsite – Workman Track – Mt Workman – Return back the same way to car park. 2015 V day romantic (not really…) celebration tramping… Note: […]


Dean (or Deans) Track to Mangakino Pack Track to Waipapa Track to Waitawheta Tramway Loop in Kaimai Range 1

Trails: Franklin Road end road car park – go Mangakino Valley  – Dean Track, or Deans Track, or some map Deam Track – Mangakino Pack Track to Daly’s Clearing Hut – pass the junction of Daly’s Clearing Track – pass Mangakino Shelter – pass the junction of  Tui Saddle track […]


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 […]


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 […]