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My title might be slightly misleading, as technically I did this walk in early June so still officially Autumn however the weather was pretty atrocious so my preparation was for winter conditions. My plan was to do a day walk to look at potential paraglider...More
Beautiful lush NZ forest, sweeping tussock zone above the treeline, and alpine terrain with terrific views in clear weather. The track via the Gentle Annie Route up to Powell Hut is a proper ascent but has a good walking surface and would be a great...More
This is a very popular tramp in the Tararuas largely because it gets above the tree line. It can be done in a day but I would take two, staying at Jumbo Hut which is not usually as crowded as Powell. Always be prepared to...More
This is the most popular track in the Tararua Range! The Huts are excellent and the scenery is spectacular. But don't be fooled, the volatile Tararua weather can also make this a very dangerous and unpleasant places to be. Plan well and check in with...More