Hard Tramping Tracks

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


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Karaka Tramping Track to Crosbies Hut to Te Puru Creek Tramping Track in Thames

Trails: Karaka Road car park – Karaka Tramping Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Waiotahi Track – Junction of Karaka Track and Crosbies Main Range Track and Wainora Tramping Track to Orange Peel Corner – Crosbies Main Range Track – Memorial Loop Track  – Crosbies Hut – Memorial Loop […]


Puriri Grove Track to Waharau Ridge Track to Mangatangi Ridge Track to Kohukohunui Track Loop in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Waharau Regional Park car park (end of driveway) – Puriri Grove Track – Waharau Ridge Track – Mangatangi Ridge Track – Kohukohunui Trig Track – Kohukohunui Summit –  Kohukohunui Track – Adams Lookout  – Kohukohunui Track – Waharau Ridge Track  – down to car park. Related Track: For more track […]


Rata Ridge Track to Mangatangi Ridge Track to Kohukohunui Track to Mine Road Track to Ernies Track loop in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Lilburne Road Track – Rata Ridge Track – Mangatangi Ridge Track – Kohukohunui Trig Track – Kohukohunui Summit – Kohukohunui Track – Mine Road – Mine Road Track – Upper Mangatawhiri Track – Ernies Track – back to Piggotts […]


Tongariro Alpine Crossing plus Mt Ngauruhoe 2

Trails: Mangatepopo Road road end car park and shelter – Tongariro Alpine Crossing Track – Junction to Whakapapa Village – Junction to Mangatepopo Hut – Soda Springs (5 minutes side track) – Junction to Mt Ngauruhoe Summit 2287m – South Crater – Red Crater – Junction to Mt Tongariro Summit […]