Archives For tramping

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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On a warm February weekend Sam Rowland and Kate Alderslade explored Te Ara Pātaka — they share with us 10 reasons to visit this magical spot.

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It’s always a great time to start planning your first true Kiwi hut experience. DOC staff share their hut picks for first time trampers.

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Palmerston North Boy’s High School Senior Helper Benjamin Pigott shares his experience walking the Ruahine Ranges.

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Based near Wanaka, Camilla Rutherford grabbed some mates and escaped its busyness during the festive season.

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