Suggestions for late December / January NZ

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Suggestions for late December / January NZ

Postby Watertank » Wed 04 Dec, 2013 12:50 pm

I walked the Milford and Roteburn tracks last February and loved them and would like to go back to NZ late December January. I see many of the great walks are booked and I have read many comments about how busy they are during this period. So rather than doing one of the more popular great walks and since If I have a couple of weeks where would you suggest I walk? I'm happy to carry a tent and a pretty experienced hiker. I don't mind whether I go to the South or North Island and I will have a hire car. I'd like to go where there will be a few people around as I'm likely to be hiking on my own.
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Re: Suggestions for late December / January NZ

Postby wayno » Wed 04 Dec, 2013 1:04 pm

raglan ranges to wairau valley.
dusky track,
tararua/ ruahines main range
nelson lakes to lewis pass
lewis pass tops
headwaters of northern arthurs pass.
five passes.
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Re: Suggestions for late December / January NZ

Postby wayno » Wed 04 Dec, 2013 3:12 pm

olivine ice plateau.
garden of eden
garden of allah
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Re: Suggestions for late December / January NZ

Postby Watertank » Fri 06 Dec, 2013 9:08 pm

Wayno - thanks for the suggestions - I appreciate your reply - I will investigate them.
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Re: Suggestions for late December / January NZ

Postby wayno » Sat 07 Dec, 2013 3:46 am

this book details some classic trips in it that arent often documented very much

http://www.craigpotton.co.nz/store/book ... 9b3c98b870

this one covers more tramps, more of a slant to the more popular ones looking all over nz

http://www.craigpotton.co.nz/store/book ... ew-zealand

lonely planet did an excellent tramping in nz, out of print, might be available on amazon, or you could try and find the pdf version online, the only version i've found was a torrent and has a corrupt fiordland section...
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Re: Suggestions for late December / January NZ

Postby Watertank » Tue 10 Dec, 2013 8:06 pm

Wayno - thanks for the excellent suggestions - I've tracked down a copy of Tramping NZ - the latest edition - it's an excellent guide - now I just need to chose and plan - I reckon I will come in late Jan when the crowds are less
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