Hard Tramping Tracks

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


Hunua Kohukohunui Summit loop 2021

It’s been many years not walking to Kohukohunui summit via Mangatangi Ridge Track since it’s closed. Almost forgot all about it, except the beginning stream crossing. Down back via Upper Mangatawhiri Track, then Ernies Track and Lilburne Road track.


Pouakai Circuit in Egmont National Park

Our 2021 first long walk, was expected to finish it around 7 hours but it’s tough than we thought. The track was muddy and experienced after the Henry Peak, hard to walk quickly. We forgot and missed top up our drink water at Pouakai Hut. We have to save water until […]


Wainora Campsite to Karaka Track to Whangaiterenga Campsite loop in Coromandel Range

This was done before, not in 2020. Trails: Kauaeranga Valley Road until Wainora Campground – Cookson Kauri Walk to big kauri tree – Wainora tramping Track (closed since 2020?) – Orange Peel Corner – continue until to Karaka Track – return back to Orange Peel Corner – Track to both Booms Flat campsite […]


Round the Mountain Track – Rangipo Hut to Whakapapa Village

Round the Mountain (Mount Ruapehu) Track. Day three: Rangipo Hut to Whakapapa Village. Trails: Rangipo Hut – Tukino Access Road car park – Ohinepango Springs – Waihohonu Hut – Whakapapa Village. # The track between Waihohonu Hut to Whakapapa Village is part of Northern Circuit Great Walk. For better map display, click […]


Round the Mountain Track – Mangaturuturu Hut to Rangipo Hut

Round the Mountain (Mount Ruapehu) Track. Day two: Mangaturuturu Hut to Rangipo Hut. Trails: Mangaturuturu Hut – Ohakune Mountain Road – Mangaehuehu Hut – Rangipo Hut. For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, Hide/Show Photos and Back to Centre) in the top right corner of the map to study […]


Round the Mountain Track – Whakapapa Village to Mangaturuturu Hut

Round the Mountain (Mount Ruapehu) Track. Day one: Whakapapa Village to Mangaturuturu Hut. Trails: Whakapapa Village – Silica Rapids Track – Whakapapaiti Track – Whakapapaiti Hut – Round the Mountain Track – Lake Surprise – Mangaturuturu Hut. Car Park: Whakapapa Village Information Centre car park Toilet: Yes For better map display, click the buttons (Full Screen, […]


Dome Forest Loop

Trails: Dome Tearooms carpark – Dome Forest Walkway – The Dome Summit – Waiwhiu Kauri Grove – off bush 4WD pine forest road – Waiwhiu Rd – Cross Waiwhiu Stream into bush walk along the stream- off stream uphill to Totara Scenic Reserve – Junction of Link Track to Conical Peak […]


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 […]