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wander lust
new in New Zealand on 04/17/2011 21:56:50 MDT Print View


I just arrived in New Zealand for at least a year, currently I stay in Auckland for a few days.

Are there any members of bpl in New Zealand?

Especially in the Wellington Area, as I'm heading down there in a few weeks.

Send me a pm if you have any trip suggestions or would like to get-togehter.


Barry Cuthbert
(nzbazza) - MLife

Locale: New Zealand
New Zealand links on 04/18/2011 03:53:25 MDT Print View

Wellington is a great place to go tramping. A ton of day, weekend and longer trips are available within 4 hrs drive. Some popular places are the Tararuas, which were the birthplace of recreational tramping in New Zealand, the Rimutakas, the Ruahines, and Taranaki and Tongario further afield. Some popular trips in the Tararuas are the Northern, Middle and Southern Crossings; and Mt Holdsworth-Jumbo Loop; and Mt Holdsworth-Kaitoke.

Some links to look are:
Wellington Clubs: Tararua Tramping club and Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club The clubs are a really good way to get a feel for tramping in New Zealand and the two I've mentioned are some of the largest and most active.

A really good website for trips and forums is

DOC is the government body that looks after the conservation estate and as part of that they maintain tracks and the hut system. If you are going to do a few trips and using huts it is worth getting an annual hut pass rather than buying hut tickets (usually 1 or 2 per night)

wander lust
thx on 04/22/2011 04:45:18 MDT Print View

Thank you.

I will look into it when I'm setted down in Wellington.