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Tapawera, New Zealand

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Nelson Lakes National Park, New Zealand

    Hike to Whiskey Falls

    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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  • 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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  • Maitai, New Zealand

    Hike up Botanical Hill

    1.5 mi / 482 ft gain
    The starting point of this hike is the Botanical Reserve in Nelson. Park your car on the Hardy Street East. You can get to the reserve over a footbridge from the end of Hardy street. The Trail head is at the sign (The Kauri track) near the trees, in the north-eastern corner of the Botanical Res...
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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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  • 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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  • Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

    Hike to Harwood Hole

    1.9 mi
    Getting to this hike is a bit of a drive. It is 11km off of HWY 60, just north of Motueka. The road is unsealed, and quite narrow at points. If there is another car coming the other direction, be prepared for a tight squeeze. The road climbs up Tanaka Hill, and the descends down towards Canaan Ca...
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  • Takaka, New Zealand

    Take a Stroll around Te Waikoropupu Springs

    1 mi
    The walk around Te Waikoropupu springs is a very easy, flat walk that anybody can do.As you leave the carpark, you do a little bit of descent down towards the water. You walk along some board walks over a little stream that flows beneath your feet. After winding through some forest, the track com...
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  • Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

    Hike the Abel Tasman Coast Track

    While the full track can take multiple days to complete, this adventure describes a section that can be completed in a long day hike.Leaving from Marahau, take a water taxi north to Bark Bay. Here, you'll begin hiking south back to Marahau, a trip of around 25km. The trail winds down the coast, ...
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  • North Bank, New Zealand

    Hike Mt. Fishtail

    11.2 mi / 5383.9 ft gain
    This is a brutal ascent and decent. I am not going to sugar coat this one. You do get the reward at the top, but you are working for it.Highway 6 between Blenheim and Nelson is the main road to reach this location. Just north of the Wairau river on hwy 6 is a road called Northbank road, take it! ...
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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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