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Postby wayno » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 4:11 pm

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby Nuts » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 4:54 pm

Might be worth a sticky there Wayno?
Might be a good idea to add to this first post if you (or others) find other links or have comments to go between the lines...

whers the typos :) ?
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 4:57 pm

sure, if you like, the sticky and the typos.....
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 5:02 pm

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby Tony » Fri 02 Aug, 2013 5:23 pm

Hi Wayno,

Thanks for the links, very timely, I just booked some flights to Queenstown today, planning to do the Young-Wilkins plus a shorter walk in the area.

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby bernieq » Sat 03 Aug, 2013 4:17 pm

LINZ is the NZ government department responsible for Land Information, including topographic maps. The full set of NZ topo maps is available at no cost (electronically). Consequently, there are a number of websites providing free access to the data (in different forms).

1. Full topo maps for Garmin mapping GPSs : http://gwprojects.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=1561

2. WAMS - zoomable topo map of NZ, detailing public access land : http://wams.org.nz/wams_desktop/index.aspx

3. LINZ 1:50,000 maps : http://www.linz.govt.nz/topography/topo ... index.aspx

4. General topo map access : http://www.topomap.co.nz/ - as wayno listed above
and also http://www.nztopomaps.com/

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Wed 28 Aug, 2013 7:45 am

looking for a hut in the back country without the crowds?

http://remotehuts.co.nz//
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby stuey69 » Sat 12 Oct, 2013 3:46 pm

Tony wrote:planning to do the Young-Wilkins plus a shorter walk in the area.


You'll like the Young & Wilkin valleys.
If you want some other things to do, try Mt Shrimpton up behind Makarora village, or get the Newmans Coach further up the highway to Fantail Falls south of Haast.
You could take a jaunt up to Brewster Hut and spend a couple of days poking around there.
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Tue 26 Nov, 2013 10:19 am

Facebook group with NZ bushwalking news updates.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/208124842637462/
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby apdz » Wed 11 Dec, 2013 12:57 pm

This might be useful if your looking for multi day tramps:
http://www.dofehillary.org.nz/includes/ ... ?ID=127814
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DOC great walks videos, bookings

Postby wayno » Fri 13 Dec, 2013 5:01 am

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby stry » Sat 04 Jan, 2014 7:15 am

New Zealand Alpine Club is worth investigating. The club publishes a couple of excellent guide books, and there are membership benefits.
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby livingakiwilife » Mon 17 Feb, 2014 8:47 am

Feel free to check out our blog and videos from our adventures exploring New Zealand!You can even check out the Interactive Map Tab we created on our blog that shows locations, photos, videos and stories from our adventures around New Zealand

Blog: http://livingakiwilife.blogspot.com/

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Sat 22 Feb, 2014 6:48 am

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Tue 11 Mar, 2014 5:15 pm

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Tararua Guide Book

Postby wayno » Fri 21 Mar, 2014 5:37 pm

The aim of this guide is to aid the tramper (walker, backpacker, hiker) of moderate fitness who is going on a particular trip for the first time. A few trips are simple road-end walks, but the majority are tramping trips that need boots, pack, and the usual tramping gear. The region covered is the Tararua Forest Park and its foothills; bounded roughly by the main roads along the Wairarapa and Horowhenua; the Akatarawa–Waikanae road; the Manawatu Gorge and the Rimutaka Hill

http://www.ttc.org.nz/pmwiki/pmwiki.php ... s/HomePage
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Lonely Planet Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand

Postby wayno » Fri 28 Mar, 2014 4:15 pm

Lonely Planet Hiking & Tramping in New Zealand

http://shop.lonelyplanet.com/new-zealan ... w-zealand/
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Sat 12 Apr, 2014 3:46 pm

mountain safety council information for trampers

http://www.mountainsafety.org.nz/Resour ... ?t=1&cat=6
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Postby wayno » Sat 07 Jun, 2014 4:50 pm

free online NZ walking magazine

http://issuu.com/walkingnewzealand/docs
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Postby wayno » Fri 19 Sep, 2014 7:13 am

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Postby wayno » Wed 31 Dec, 2014 9:58 am

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Postby wayno » Sat 28 Feb, 2015 7:03 am

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Postby wayno » Sun 15 Mar, 2015 5:22 am

weather forecast maps, showing rain and wind forecast

http://www.metvuw.com/forecast/
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby bernieq » Wed 01 Jul, 2015 10:12 pm

A very useful planning tool is http://www.RouteGuides.co.nz

It's a map-driven resource of routes contributed by trampers - I started a topic here : viewtopic.php?f=59&t=20617

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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Mon 25 Jan, 2016 5:01 pm

the status of a lot of NZ tracks can change at any time,
pay attention to the DOC track alerts page, even the great walks can become inaccessible and dangerous esp in winter

http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recrea ... go/alerts/

I dont care what anyone has told you or what you've see on the internet, thirty years tramping in NZ tells me the weather can be crap any time of the year, pay attention to forecasts,
http://m.metservice.com/mtns
http://m.metservice.com/warnings
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby Orion » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 2:21 am

I've checked some of the walks on the booking.doc.govt.nz site and you can't book them for the summer season until early May. It seems to depend on the walk though.

Is there a list of dates for when booking is possible for the different walks?
How fast do they get booked?
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby wayno » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 4:20 am

No.
It varies greatly.
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Re: where to start for info on nz

Postby Orion » Mon 18 Apr, 2016 4:32 am

Thanks for the quick response.
And for all of the useful links above.
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garmin topomaps

Postby wayno » Wed 06 Jul, 2016 1:57 pm

free garmin GPS compatible official NZ topomaps for download

http://gwprojects.org/forum/viewtopic.p ... 317#p32317
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winter hiking skills

Postby wayno » Thu 13 Jul, 2017 10:25 am

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