Each issue of Wilderness takes its readers to the most beautiful areas in New Zealand, whether by foot, mountain bike, sea kayak, raft, pony or dream.
We don’t know how lucky we are
Letter of the month
Your Trips, YOUR PIX • What did you get up to last weekend?
KIWI DISTRIBUTOR COMMITS TO SUSTAINABLE FUTURE
WEST COAST BUILDS ANOTHER CYCLE TRAIL
KIWI YOUTUBE STAR BEGINS TE ARAROA
WHEELS IN MOTION • A new wheelchair promises to open up access to many tracks and trails for those who cannot explore them on foot.
2021 Wilderness PHOTO COMPETITION • Have you got what it takes to be the Wilderness Outdoor Photographer of the Year? Entries are now open and you’ve got until March 4, 2021, to submit your best images.
KIWIS PICK UP SLACK ON PRIVATE TRACKS • New Zealand’s premier private tracks experienced a difficult year, but Kiwi walkers are helping them bounce back.
Conservation AS TRAUMA • Is there a better way to maintain tracks than by machete or chainsaw?
LISTENING TO the outdoors • An incredible service ensures blind and low vision New Zealanders can access the outdoors in all its forms.
See more ... Lancewood Tree Daisy • The lancewood tree daisy is a striking subalpine shrub, renowned for its toughness.
ON THE FOOT OF A VOLCANO • Holly Hut, Egmont National Park
SUNNY SIDE UP • John Tait Hut, Nelson Lakes National Park
Ultimate Arthur’s Pass adventure • Barker Hut via Avalanche Peak, Arthur's Pass National Park
Hidden harbour highlights • Golden Stairs Track, Hokianga
Topping out in Taupō • Tauhara, Taupō
Flat amongst THE ALPS • Shovel Flat, Mt Aspiring National Park
Message in A BARREL • On a trip to Totara Flats Hut in Tararua Forest Park, Ricky French unearths the unique geological and human history of the area as well as one man’s buried treasure
KAIKOURA UNCHAINED • Dave Mitchell heads to the whale watching capital of New Zealand to ride the 45km Kaikoura Trail
The challenge of A LIFETIME • Kiwi mountaineers Don French and Ben Gibbins share their aspirations of completing the 100 Peaks Challenge.
THE 100 PEAKS CHALLENGE
THE CHALLENGE OF A LIFETIME?
Kaitiaki of THE KAURI • Workers on the frontlines of the kauri dieback pathogen share how it’s been, how it’s going, and what hope we still have of protecting our precious taonga.
HOW CLEAN IS CLEAN?
GIANTS OF THE PAST
2021 DESTINATIONS • There’s never been a better time to explore Aotearoa and these nine destinations look particularly good in 2021
Facing doubts in FLYING SOLO • As a professional guide, Rachel Davies is used to making decisions to get her group safely through a hike. But on a solo trip where she had to make decisions for herself, she found doubt clouding her decision-making
The A to Z of WILD CAMPING • Tired of cramped campgrounds and keen to foster a more symbiotic relationship with the landscape? Here’s the Wilderness guide to wild camping.
THE BEAR ESSENTIALS • The bear crawl exercise builds core strength and stability, and it may come in handy in wild weather.
Roast pumpkin and quinoa salad • Ditch the dehydrator and carry in this pre-prepared salad for a fresh start on your tramp.
How to prepare for THE RESCUE HELICOPTER • If a chopper is on the way, here’s how to best prepare for the incoming rescue.
YOU’RE NOT ALWAYS WHERE YOU THINK YOU ARE • Trampers often incorrectly confirm their position because it’s where they believe they are. It’s called confirmation...