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20180326 Mount Richmond Alpine Track

We have decided to go for a longer tramp. 8 to 11 days, that is what this trip is advertised for.

This tramp is part of the TA: Te Araroa trail (trail that goes all across the country, from Cape Reinga to Bluff) and therefore has plenty of huts and good descriptions and maps […]

20170422 Harman pass – Arthur’s Pass

A week of work in Christchurch, adjacent to a weekend, then taking a leave day or 2… meeting with Anzac day (public holiday on 25 April here) and there we go! Multi day tramp in the Arthur’s Pass area.

Taking advice from Daniel once more, even having a late start, we made it to the […]

20170107 Pakituhi Hut – Grand view Mountain - Breast Hill - Wanaka

Second overnight around Wanaka… dropped off the car along the east side of Lake Hāwea, near Gladstone. The track zigzagged straight up in the mountain, then along the ridge. Pretty steep drops on each side, but the view was great to help getting through it! 1000m uphill in less than 4km…

20161229 - Sudden Valley–Arthur’s Pass

Meeting with Jenichka and Daniel in Christchurch, off to Arthur’s Pass area. They are our guides to tramping in the area (and our inspiration for food to take on tramps!).

So, suddenly (got it? in Sudden valley?) we were off to a one overnight camp. A bit more than an hour drive from […]

20171229 Queen Charlotte Track–Marlborough Sounds

The track starts from Ship Cove, the north/east end of the track, also the start of the TA (Te Araroa trail, across the country) for the South Island part.

Official information about this track:



Day 1 – Ship Cove to Camp Bay

On this 29 December 2017, a beautiful and clear summer day, […]

20170106 - Fern Burn Hut – Wanaka

When we arrived in Wanaka, we didn’t feel like we wanted to stay in town for the night, so we visited the DOC information office and decided on overnight trips. The DOC office in Wanaka is great, their wall is covered with pictures of the huts around the area, so it’s easy to see where […]

2017 in a few lines and pictures

Once more, I realise that I have not been writing for a year! Every time we are out somewhere I think about the fact that I can share the experience here… but I have never took the time to do it!

So going quickly through a couple of our adventures in 2017: right […]

Another tramping trip for Christmas - Around the Mountain Circuit - Taranaki

With a little bit a preparation in the previous weeks (overnight tramp and hikes around Auckland), we decided to do the “Around the Mountain”, in Taranaki. well, as per its name, this tramp is all around the volcano Taranaki.

The information we had about it:

“4 to 5 days, 52 km, Advanced to Expert tramping […]

News of 2016

I haven’t been really good with keeping this blog running in 2016… well, I can always try to be better in 2017!!

To make the long stories short:

– climbing a big mountain early this year (Taranaki, 2518m – starting from 950m),

Climbing in the fog… until 2000m high, where we came […]

Christmas in NZ… Let’s go tramping!

A couple of days off from work for both of us, the envy to see something else of the North Island, the urge to go hiking and tramping for me, going to the northern most point (or almost – at least the one accessible to the public) of New Zealand and going to a warmer […]