Another enjoyable Kepler Great Walk – Fiordland National Park

Getting to Te Anau Our flight arrived at Queenstown Airport at 12.20pm. We took a local bus into Queenstown, using a Bee Card for the group, to get lower bus fares (you can buy a Bee Card at Paper Plus at the Airport, but the card must then be registered online to get discounted fares). … Read more

Kepler Track – Fiordland National Park

An overly excited group of eight met at Wellington Airport at 8.15am on a Saturday morning for a flight to Queenstown. Dick and Beverly were already down south and would be meeting us at Queenstown airport. This is one thing I have come to enjoy about WTMC – I knew Noel and Jane, but the … Read more

Tongariro Northern Circuit

Saturday morning 6:30 we set off from Whakapapa village to join Juan to tick off his final great walk. The crisp morning led us to shatter the DOC times and tramp to Mangatapopo hut in 2:15 instead of the designated 4 hours. After a quick break we joined the refugee caravan on the Tongariro crossing. Hundreds of … Read more

Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk

It had been three years since the last club trip on this Great Walk. As huts had to be booked months in advance to secure accommodation over a holiday weekend, it was a long time in the planning, but there were sufficient numbers of people interested to ensure we could fill a van. In the … Read more