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Wilderness

Aug 01 2021
Magazine

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.

Modern tracks are more accessible and that’s a good thing

Wilderness NZ

PIGEON POST

Letter of the month

Your Trips, YOUR PIX • What did you get up to last weekend?

FUNDRAISER FOR NEW MIDDLEMARCH HUT

NEW TRACK MAPS MAKE OUTDOORS MORE ‘ACCESSIBEL’

MAJOR TOURISM PLANS FOR ARTHUR’S PASS ON HOLD

DOC ANNOUNCES NEW CAMPSITE PASS

NO RESTRICTIONS ON TAC FOR NOW

RELIVING THE REAL FIRST CROSSINGS • Nic Low retraced his ancestor’s footsteps through the Southern Alps and rediscovered a way of tramping now lost but which he believes could one day return.

THE SKY HIGH RESCUE CLUB • The exclusive Haast Club is open only to those who have been rescued by helicopter. Wilderness speaks to two Kiwis who found themselves eligible to join the club, as well as the charity’s founder, Susan Dinkelacker.

Girl with the KALEIDOSCOPE EYES • Tramper-migraineur Hazel Phillips ponders how to deal with losing her vision from aura while in the wilderness

Menstruation in the mountains • Getting your period on a tramping trip can be anything from annoying to a disaster. Jane Evans looks at how period products for the outdoor woman are changing for the better

PERIOD PRODUCTS FOR OUTDOORS-WOMEN

See more ... FRAEMOHS HUTS • Private companies Fraemohs and Lockwood once competed to create the best hut.

CHARM AMONGST ANCIENT LANDFORMS • Larrikin Creek Hut, Kahurangi National Park

FRESH TAKE ON AN OLD LAKE • Lou’s Lookout, Te Urewera

OMANAWANUI TRACK, WAITAKERE RANGES REGIONAL PARK • The Omanawanui Track on Auckland’s west coast may be the most impressive tramp in the Waitakere Ranges.

BLYTH HUT, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK • An overnight visit to Blyth Hut ticks all the family tramping boxes – forest, birds, waterfalls, mountain views – all in a concise weekend package suitable for a range of leg sizes.

MACLENNAN HUT, CATLINS CONSERVATION PARK • The Catlins is known for its stunning beaches and rugged coastline, but there is ample reward for those who venture into its lush rainforest interior.

MT ISOBEL, Hanmer Forest Park • The combination of alpine terrain and the comforts of hot springs, cafés and comfortable accommodation at Hanmer Springs make Mt Isobel a worthy tramping destination.

MATAIHUKA WALKWAY, Wellington • This walk, close to Wellington, offers spectacular views and can be completed within two hours.

ROBERTS POINT TRACK, Westland Tai Poutini National Park • For the closest vantage point of Franz Josef Glacier, walk this five-hour return track with a stop at a hut on the way.

HUT HOPPING ALONG THE TARAMAKAU TOPS • A LONG WEEKEND TRIP IN ARTHUR’S PASS NATIONAL PARK THAT INCLUDES FOUR-BUNK BIVVIES, TARNS AND OPEN TOPS.

Golden  OPPORTUNITY • PROJECT RAMEKA IN GOLDEN BAY HAS PRODUCED AN INCREDIBLE RIDING EXPERIENCE ON THE BORDER OF ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK.

TRACK TO THE FUTURE • THE ART OF BUILDING TRACKS HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE DAYS OF PICKS AND SHOVELS, BUT TRADITIONAL PHILOSOPHIES OF WHAT MAKES A GOOD TRACK ARE BACK IN FASHION.

DON’T FORGET THE LEAF BLOWER

DUAL-USE DILEMMAS AND DESIGNS

HARD AS ICE • What do you do when you’re just 50m from the summit and conditions on the trail suddenly worsen? Ricky French gets an on-the-spot lesson in decision-making

Father’s Day Gift Guide • Gift ideas for outdoor dads

Miracle makeovers • All around the country huts and tracks are being given a new lease of life thanks to the Backcountry Trust.

CHECK the weather, plan the trip • Everyone knows...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 84 Publisher: Lifestyle Publishing Ltd Edition: Aug 01 2021

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  • Release date: July 22, 2021

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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.

Modern tracks are more accessible and that’s a good thing

Wilderness NZ

PIGEON POST

Letter of the month

Your Trips, YOUR PIX • What did you get up to last weekend?

FUNDRAISER FOR NEW MIDDLEMARCH HUT

NEW TRACK MAPS MAKE OUTDOORS MORE ‘ACCESSIBEL’

MAJOR TOURISM PLANS FOR ARTHUR’S PASS ON HOLD

DOC ANNOUNCES NEW CAMPSITE PASS

NO RESTRICTIONS ON TAC FOR NOW

RELIVING THE REAL FIRST CROSSINGS • Nic Low retraced his ancestor’s footsteps through the Southern Alps and rediscovered a way of tramping now lost but which he believes could one day return.

THE SKY HIGH RESCUE CLUB • The exclusive Haast Club is open only to those who have been rescued by helicopter. Wilderness speaks to two Kiwis who found themselves eligible to join the club, as well as the charity’s founder, Susan Dinkelacker.

Girl with the KALEIDOSCOPE EYES • Tramper-migraineur Hazel Phillips ponders how to deal with losing her vision from aura while in the wilderness

Menstruation in the mountains • Getting your period on a tramping trip can be anything from annoying to a disaster. Jane Evans looks at how period products for the outdoor woman are changing for the better

PERIOD PRODUCTS FOR OUTDOORS-WOMEN

See more ... FRAEMOHS HUTS • Private companies Fraemohs and Lockwood once competed to create the best hut.

CHARM AMONGST ANCIENT LANDFORMS • Larrikin Creek Hut, Kahurangi National Park

FRESH TAKE ON AN OLD LAKE • Lou’s Lookout, Te Urewera

OMANAWANUI TRACK, WAITAKERE RANGES REGIONAL PARK • The Omanawanui Track on Auckland’s west coast may be the most impressive tramp in the Waitakere Ranges.

BLYTH HUT, TONGARIRO NATIONAL PARK • An overnight visit to Blyth Hut ticks all the family tramping boxes – forest, birds, waterfalls, mountain views – all in a concise weekend package suitable for a range of leg sizes.

MACLENNAN HUT, CATLINS CONSERVATION PARK • The Catlins is known for its stunning beaches and rugged coastline, but there is ample reward for those who venture into its lush rainforest interior.

MT ISOBEL, Hanmer Forest Park • The combination of alpine terrain and the comforts of hot springs, cafés and comfortable accommodation at Hanmer Springs make Mt Isobel a worthy tramping destination.

MATAIHUKA WALKWAY, Wellington • This walk, close to Wellington, offers spectacular views and can be completed within two hours.

ROBERTS POINT TRACK, Westland Tai Poutini National Park • For the closest vantage point of Franz Josef Glacier, walk this five-hour return track with a stop at a hut on the way.

HUT HOPPING ALONG THE TARAMAKAU TOPS • A LONG WEEKEND TRIP IN ARTHUR’S PASS NATIONAL PARK THAT INCLUDES FOUR-BUNK BIVVIES, TARNS AND OPEN TOPS.

Golden  OPPORTUNITY • PROJECT RAMEKA IN GOLDEN BAY HAS PRODUCED AN INCREDIBLE RIDING EXPERIENCE ON THE BORDER OF ABEL TASMAN NATIONAL PARK.

TRACK TO THE FUTURE • THE ART OF BUILDING TRACKS HAS COME A LONG WAY SINCE THE DAYS OF PICKS AND SHOVELS, BUT TRADITIONAL PHILOSOPHIES OF WHAT MAKES A GOOD TRACK ARE BACK IN FASHION.

DON’T FORGET THE LEAF BLOWER

DUAL-USE DILEMMAS AND DESIGNS

HARD AS ICE • What do you do when you’re just 50m from the summit and conditions on the trail suddenly worsen? Ricky French gets an on-the-spot lesson in decision-making

Father’s Day Gift Guide • Gift ideas for outdoor dads

Miracle makeovers • All around the country huts and tracks are being given a new lease of life thanks to the Backcountry Trust.

CHECK the weather, plan the trip • Everyone knows...


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