South Island

Hiking, New Zealand, Packrafting, South Island, Uncategorized

The quintessential Fiordland journey: Manapouri to Foveaux Strait by foot and packraft


On Christmas Eve we set off from the West Arm of Lake Manapouri with around a weeks’ worth of food, packrafting and tramping gear, a bunch of TOPO maps and loose plans to make it to Foveaux Strait. We had a small box of food delivered to Lake Roe Hut on the Dusky Track to pick on the way. For two weeks we linked together rivers, Fiords, lakes, some trails and a few different mountain ranges to make it to the Southern Ocean. 
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Mountains, New Zealand, NZ, South Island, South Island, NZ, Southern Alps Traverse 2017, Uncategorized

Four Kiwi women prepare to traverse the Southern Alps in New Zealand


Four kiwi women are currently preparing for a month-long traverse of the Southern Alps, from Arthur’s Pass to Mount Cook. The team is comprised of Dulkara Martig, Ingrid Booiman, Tara Mulvany and Anna Loomes. They are all aged between 27 and 29 and have spent the majority of the last 10 years working within the outdoor industry.

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New Zealand, NZ, Packrafting, South Island, South Westland, Uncategorized

Hunters Hut packrafting mission


Headed up the Wanganui River again, a bit further up this time. Hunters Hut is a 5 hour tramp from the road end. The DOC sign says 5hrs, and unless you’re insanely speedy at boulder-hopping, you won’t be much faster.

This spot has everything an amazing packraft trip should have – wonderful scenery, few people, rapids that require a bit of thought to manoeuvre…and a sweet little DOC hut.

Still stoked with my backyard! (more…)