Latest Trips

Pinnacle Bivouac, West Coast

This is a tough trip for the fit and determined as the track climbs 1200m through demanding terrain dominated by a big river and numerous side streams.  Beginning in…

Distance
9.96km to biv
Time
To Boo Boo Hut, 3-4hr; To Pinnacle Biv, 2-3hr
Grade
Difficult

Hihikiwi Track, Pirongia Forest Park

From the car park, it is an immediate ascent up wooden steps through the bush. Soon the man-made steps become natural steps of rock, root and mud as the…

Distance
5.6km
Time
Car park to Hihikiwi Lookout, 3-4hr; To Pahautea Hut, 15-20min; To Pirongia, 30min
Grade
Moderate

Mt Barrosa Summit Track, Hakatere Conservation Park

Nestled into the golden hills of Hakatere Conservation Park, Mt Barrosa offers a steady climb and rewarding views for trampers who want to make it home by dinnertime. By…

Distance
6.5km return
Time
3-4hr return
Grade
Moderate/Difficult

Shorts and Knights tracks, Ruahine Forest Park

The track begins over farmland before heading under the tree cover on the Deerford Loop Track. After about 10 minutes, the unbridged Makiekie Creek is crossed. Care should be…

Distance
12.8km
Time
8-10hr. To Toka via Shorts Track, 4-6hr; To car park via Knights Track, 3-4hr.
Grade
Difficult