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  • Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

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    • Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

      Backpack to Lake Angelus Alpine Hut

      7.6 mi / 3987 ft gain
      From the Mt. Robert car park, take the Pinchgut Track up to the Bushline shelter (approx. 1 hr 30 mins). This beginning portion of the track is steep, with numerous switchbacks that will have you questioning whether you really need everything in your pack. The panoramic views of Lake Rotoiti are ...
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    • Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

      Winter Overnight in Lake Angelus Hut

      7.5 mi / 4000 ft gain
      This is a popular and crowded route in summer months, but in winter you could have this 28 bunk hut with a stove all to yourself!Begin by climbing switchbacks to the summit of Mt Roberts and then following the crest of Robert Ridge. The route is exposed in a few places and an un-checked fall on s...
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    • Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

      Hike the Mount Robert Circuit

      5.6 mi / 1902.9 ft gain
      Nelson Lakes National Park is famous for the overnight trip to Lake Angelus Hut, but without the right experience it is a dangerous track. So a simpler alternative is the Mount Robert Circuit which can be done as a day tramp or turn it into an awesome backpacking trip by staying at Bushline Hut. ...
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    • Rotoroa, New Zealand

      Backpack and Kayak to Blue Lake

      5.0
      31.1 mi / 1430.4 ft gain
      This lake has the clearest visibility fresh water found anywhere in the world with visibility between the 70-80 meter range. And the Colours are beautiful! (We just ask that you do not swim in this lake or do your dish washing in it as it is a super fragile ecosystem, oh and the duck in the pictu...
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    • Saint Arnaud, New Zealand

      Hike the St Arnaud Track in Nelson Lakes NP

      3.4 mi / 3668 ft gain
      Park in the Kerr Bay Car Park and take a moment to enjoy views from the iconic Kerr Bay Dock.The well signed track starts just to your left.The lower section of the walk crosses moraine terraces deposited by past glaciers while gaining very little elevation. The track cuts through a lovely beech ...
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    • Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

      Hike to Whiskey Falls

      4.5
      5 mi
      Whiskey Falls provides a great way to stretch the legs during a car trip. Or it provides a great day hike option if you are looking to explore the Nelson Lakes area. I had a day to explore and decided to cruise down Nelson Lakes and do a day hike.Whiskey Falls is located along the shore of Lake R...
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    • Maruia, New Zealand

      Hike the Lewis Pass Tops Route

      5.6 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
      Park at the well marked Saint James Walkway Car Park. You will find the Lewis Pass Tops Trail Head across the street. The trail begins by climbing steeply through beech forest and then breaks through the tree line before arriving at the ridge crest. The maintained trail ends here but the route is...
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    • Inangahua, New Zealand

      Mountain Bike the Old Ghost Road

      52.2 mi / 5577.4 ft gain
      The Old Ghost Road is an intermediate-advanced backcountry single-track mountain bike trail in New Zealand. It takes 1-4 days to complete, with most people doing the ride in two days. It's in the West Coast region (the upper South Island) and runs from the historic mining settlement of Lyell in t...
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    • Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

      Hike the Waterfall Track

      4.0
      2.5 mi / 1500 ft gain
      Relatively short day hike that involves a few stairs and bridge crossing brings you to a cool spot called Dog Stream Waterfall at the end of the Waterfall Track. While the waterfall itself is cool, the hike itself is pretty great. Steady climb up to the 41 meter waterfall, offering some great vie...
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    • Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

      Hike to the Summit of Mt. Isobel

      5.0
      5.6 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
      Start at the Waterfall Track Car Park. Follow the Waterfall Track along Dog Stream and through thick beech forest until the intersection with the Mt. Isobel Track (all intersections are well signed). Here, a quick detour brings you to Dog Stream Falls. Return to the track and head up the steep an...
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    • Wairoa Valley, New Zealand

      Hike to the Ben Nevis Summit in New Zealand

      7.5 mi / 2624.7 ft gain
      First thing first, you definitely need a 4WD to reach the car park. The gravel road starts at the beginning of the Pig valley rd. Follow the Wairoa Gorge rd, you'll find a first DOC sign about the Ben Nevis at the crossroad between Wairoa Gorge rd, Bull Creek rd and Old Mill rd. Bull Creek road w...
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    • Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

      Hike the Forest Journey

      2 mi
      This track is located just outside of Hanmer springs, and is the perfect afternoon or morning walk. Don't plan on this taking a whole day as the longest loop takes an about 90 minutes, if you are taking your time and enjoying it all. There are clear signs that guide you on this amble through the ...
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    • Tapawera, New Zealand

      Backpack to Granity Pass Hut

      10.4 mi / 4593 ft gain
      Once in Tapawera, follow the signs indicating Kahurangi National Park by way of the Wangapeka Valley. The road winds, becomes gravel, and narrows before it dead-ends at Courthouse Flat where you'll find picnic tables and restrooms. Begin the trek by following either the ridge or the Blue Creek Tr...
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