Moss Pass

Like the best laid plans of mice and men going astray, the bad weather predicted for Nelson Lakes National Park meant that our proposed Mole Tops tenting trip had to be altered.  The new trip would be the Moss Pass route going via Sabine and over into the D’Urville. Day One – Sabine Hut to Blue … Read more

Endurance Test at Lake Rotoroa

We woke in the Lake Rotoroa campground to light drizzle and an epic dawn chorus. On the back of crazy weather over Easter the week before, we’d had to ditch our original plan to tramp 1000 Acres and even abandon our backup plan of Flora Saddle due to post-storm road closures. We’d opted instead to … Read more

Anzac medium trip to Nelson Lakes

Three keen punters (we picked Richard up from the Junction Hotel in Spring Creek) assembled at Wellington train station on Tuesday evening, before embarking on the 5 minute drive to the Interislander ferry terminal. John and his group were also aboard for the van and ferry ride. The ferry ride to Picton was fairly uneventful … Read more

Christmas Tramp: Lewis Pass to Nelson Lakes

New Years Day 2010 a bunch of keen yet slightly crazy trampers jump onto the interislander on a 9 day excursion taking them deep into the heart of the Southern Alps going from Lewis Pass up to Nelson Lakes. The initial plan is to head over three alpine passes Three tarns pass, Thomson Saddle and … Read more