Upper Otaki  Gorgeous gorges

Traditionally, the Otaki gorge below Waitewaewae Hut was the domain of trampers with tyre tubes in low summer flows, and the occasional heli-kayaker when it been raining. Now, like many of the Tararua gorges, this is set to become a classic packrafting trip.

Kahurangi  A Tramp to the Roaring Lion

As four friends from the Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club we were very fortunate to be the first recipients of the Simon Bell Memorial Scholarship. Our planned trip was to go up the Roaring Lion River in the Tasman Wilderness Area to Lake Aorere, and along the Gouland Range to the Heaphy Track. The plan [...]