Archives For Walking/hiking/tramping

In a testament to the power of community-led projects, Fox Glacier has re-opened a new and very special track after a 20-year hiatus, Lake Gault Track.

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This is a guest blog by Ashlyn Oswalt. Safety first is her key message and to make sure people are properly prepared, she’s put together the following list of must haves for a walk.

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We asked our local experts – the DOC rangers in Visitor Centres throughout the country – to give us their top recommendations for tracks to explore right now.

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Ashlyn Oswalt is an American expat who’s been living in New Zealand for a year. She’s noticed that many tourists come to New Zealand without the right tools or amount of preparedness to safely enjoy the outdoors.

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‘Tis the season for a lot of things, namely – getting outdoors and enjoying this beautiful country.

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Despite a visual impairment that means she can only see light and dark, Mary Fisher is a keen tramper and advocate for getting out and enjoying New Zealand’s natural environment. Mary shares with us her experience walking the Kepler Track.

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Getting children outdoors with friends and family is an easy, cheap and fun way to grow healthy and happy kids. Auckland Operations Ranger Drew Divehall tells us how kids can get involved in nature. 

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