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Wilderness

Sep 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.

Charging for entry into national parks

Wilderness NZ

Letter of the month

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

WALK SHORTS

Wild skills

AN INCLUSIVE OUTDOORS • The outdoors is a place where all trampers, including those in the rainbow community, should feel welcome.

IS TOURISM’S TIME UP IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS? • Jacqui Gibson meets a tourism thought-leader who believes it’s time to charge for access to national parks and to allow iwi to lead their management

Mistakes IN THE OUTDOORS I’VE MADE • From nearly setting a hut on fire to not trusting his compass, Mark Watson shares some of the finest mistakes he’s made

What’s in MY PACK • Hammock camper and off-track tramper Greg Laslett

Broken in • Wilderness staff and gear reviewers test their kit for you.

See more ... PĪPIPI/BROWN CREEPER • You can find this bird on your Great Walk,

ADORABLE ALPINE HUT • Liverpool Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park

Not quite having a Ball on a Kiwi classic • Ball Pass has long been touted as one of those once in a lifetime trips. For Hazel Phillips, it’s a oncer, full stop. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go

THE BRILLIANCE OF GREAT WALKS • SERIOUS TRAMPERS MAY TURN THEIR NOSES UP AT THE GREAT WALKS, BUT THOSE WHO DO ARE MISSING OUT ON SOME OF THE MOST DIVERSE AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES IN NEW ZEALAND.

HOW TO BOOK the Great Walks

THE MILFORD TRACK THEN, NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE • AFTER FIRST WALKING THE MILFORD TRACK IN 1984, KATHY OMBLER RETURNED IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR. SHE FOUND BIGGER HUTS, NEW BRIDGES, AND MORE BIRDLIFE. THE LANDSCAPE REMAINED SPECTACULAR AND DYNAMIC.

THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL? • SHAUN BARNETT REFLECTS ON HIS VARIOUS TRIPS ON THE HEAPHY TRACK OVER THREE DECADES AND WONDERS IF IT MIGHT BE THE FINEST OF OUR GREAT WALKS

HUMP RIDGE PREPARES FOR ‘GREAT’ STATUS • THE HUMP RIDGE TRACK IS SET TO BECOME A GREAT WALK IN 2022.

THE CASE FOR CAMPING

AND THE DOWNSIDES

THE FREEDOM OF CAMPING THE GREAT WALKS • Missed a bunk space in this year’s Great Walks booking frenzy? Why not pitch your tent instead, writes

MAKE THE GREAT WALKS WORK FOR YOUR FAMILY • Great Walks can be an ideal introduction to family tramping, but make them work for you. Kathy Ombler speaks from experience.

GREAT FAMILY WALKS

GET READY FOR YOUR GREAT WALK • To make the most of of your Great Walks adventure, get your gear and your body is good working order.

YOUR GREAT WALKS MEAL PLANNER • You’re walking the best walks in the country with some of the finest scenery. Make sure your meals match the occasion.

GREAT SIGHTS ON THE GREAT WALKS • New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks are superb tramping trails for good reason: they pass through some of the country’s finest landscapes. Roving editor Shaun Barnett selects his favourite views.

ADVICE FROM GREAT WALKS WARDENS • More Kiwis than ever are discovering tramping, but some are underestimating the Great Walks. Do your homework, say the hut wardens.

TONGARIRO NORTHERN CIRCUIT • The three-four day Tongariro Northern Circuit can be walked in either direction, although clockwise is best.

THE WHANGANUI RIVER JOURNEY • Tackle New Zealand’s wettest Great Walk in three days or five.

LAKE WAIKAREMOANA TRACK • The gentle four-day walk around Lake Waikaremoana is a back-country experience set deep in the heart of Te Urewera. A water taxi is required to ferry walkers to or from Hopuruahine Landing.

THE RAKIURA TRACK • Two gorgeous coastal sections and the chance to spot kiwi in the...


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Frequency: Monthly Pages: 100 Publisher: Lifestyle Publishing Ltd Edition: Sep 01 2021

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  • Release date: August 23, 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.

Charging for entry into national parks

Wilderness NZ

Letter of the month

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

WALK SHORTS

Wild skills

AN INCLUSIVE OUTDOORS • The outdoors is a place where all trampers, including those in the rainbow community, should feel welcome.

IS TOURISM’S TIME UP IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS? • Jacqui Gibson meets a tourism thought-leader who believes it’s time to charge for access to national parks and to allow iwi to lead their management

Mistakes IN THE OUTDOORS I’VE MADE • From nearly setting a hut on fire to not trusting his compass, Mark Watson shares some of the finest mistakes he’s made

What’s in MY PACK • Hammock camper and off-track tramper Greg Laslett

Broken in • Wilderness staff and gear reviewers test their kit for you.

See more ... PĪPIPI/BROWN CREEPER • You can find this bird on your Great Walk,

ADORABLE ALPINE HUT • Liverpool Hut, Mt Aspiring National Park

Not quite having a Ball on a Kiwi classic • Ball Pass has long been touted as one of those once in a lifetime trips. For Hazel Phillips, it’s a oncer, full stop. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t go

THE BRILLIANCE OF GREAT WALKS • SERIOUS TRAMPERS MAY TURN THEIR NOSES UP AT THE GREAT WALKS, BUT THOSE WHO DO ARE MISSING OUT ON SOME OF THE MOST DIVERSE AND BEAUTIFUL LANDSCAPES IN NEW ZEALAND.

HOW TO BOOK the Great Walks

THE MILFORD TRACK THEN, NOW AND INTO THE FUTURE • AFTER FIRST WALKING THE MILFORD TRACK IN 1984, KATHY OMBLER RETURNED IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR. SHE FOUND BIGGER HUTS, NEW BRIDGES, AND MORE BIRDLIFE. THE LANDSCAPE REMAINED SPECTACULAR AND DYNAMIC.

THE GREATEST OF THEM ALL? • SHAUN BARNETT REFLECTS ON HIS VARIOUS TRIPS ON THE HEAPHY TRACK OVER THREE DECADES AND WONDERS IF IT MIGHT BE THE FINEST OF OUR GREAT WALKS

HUMP RIDGE PREPARES FOR ‘GREAT’ STATUS • THE HUMP RIDGE TRACK IS SET TO BECOME A GREAT WALK IN 2022.

THE CASE FOR CAMPING

AND THE DOWNSIDES

THE FREEDOM OF CAMPING THE GREAT WALKS • Missed a bunk space in this year’s Great Walks booking frenzy? Why not pitch your tent instead, writes

MAKE THE GREAT WALKS WORK FOR YOUR FAMILY • Great Walks can be an ideal introduction to family tramping, but make them work for you. Kathy Ombler speaks from experience.

GREAT FAMILY WALKS

GET READY FOR YOUR GREAT WALK • To make the most of of your Great Walks adventure, get your gear and your body is good working order.

YOUR GREAT WALKS MEAL PLANNER • You’re walking the best walks in the country with some of the finest scenery. Make sure your meals match the occasion.

GREAT SIGHTS ON THE GREAT WALKS • New Zealand’s 10 Great Walks are superb tramping trails for good reason: they pass through some of the country’s finest landscapes. Roving editor Shaun Barnett selects his favourite views.

ADVICE FROM GREAT WALKS WARDENS • More Kiwis than ever are discovering tramping, but some are underestimating the Great Walks. Do your homework, say the hut wardens.

TONGARIRO NORTHERN CIRCUIT • The three-four day Tongariro Northern Circuit can be walked in either direction, although clockwise is best.

THE WHANGANUI RIVER JOURNEY • Tackle New Zealand’s wettest Great Walk in three days or five.

LAKE WAIKAREMOANA TRACK • The gentle four-day walk around Lake Waikaremoana is a back-country experience set deep in the heart of Te Urewera. A water taxi is required to ferry walkers to or from Hopuruahine Landing.

THE RAKIURA TRACK • Two gorgeous coastal sections and the chance to spot kiwi in the...


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