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  • Tapawera, New Zealand

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    Top Backpacking Spots in and near Tapawera

    • 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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    • Motueka Valley, New Zealand

      Hike Mount Arthur and the Tablelands

      Mount Arthur and the Tablelands are a unique and beautiful portion of Kahurangi National Park. The area is remote, making it perfect for astrophotography.There are many hiking options and places to stay - consult the map at the Flora Car Park shelter for options. Here is a short circuit that can ...
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    • Rotoroa, New Zealand

      Backpack and Kayak to Blue Lake

      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

      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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    • Marahau, New Zealand

      Kayak Camp Abel Tasman NP

      23 mi / 328 ft gain
      This beautiful national park can be explored by boat and/or by foot, so we decided to incorporate both before catching a jet boat back to Marahau. The entire coastal track is almost 50 km one-way without side trips, and the coastline can also be done entirely by kayak. Before arriving in Marahau,...
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    • Bainham, New Zealand

      Backpack to Boulder Lake

      22.4 mi / 3937 ft gain
      The common route to Boulder Lake - via Brown Cow Ridge - begins at a small and slightly obscure trailhead near the town of Bainham which is approximately a 20 minute drive from the coastal town of Collingwood in the Tasman region. The trailhead only accommodates parking for perhaps two vehicles -...
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    • Bainham, New Zealand

      Backpack to Adelaide Tarn

      5 mi / 1213.9 ft gain
      See "Backpack to Boulder Lake for the first half of this trip. From Boulder Lake Hut cross the stream in the direction indicated by the sign at the most advantageous point. There is no evident trail through the tussock so make your way to the spur at the head of the valley that leads to Green Sad...
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