Chrissy Hamill, Author at Hike South

  • Guides Trip report- Dusky Track


    A recent trip report from one of our guides, Graeme on the Dusky Track. Dusky Trip 29/11/13  Guide – Graeme Clients – Howard and Hilda Dusky Track – Supper Cove to Lake Hauroko Barreled up to Te Anau on the Bottom Bus, arriving at around 4:00pm where I contacted Jill from Fiordland Helicopters. Rounded up […]

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  • Community rallies to save historic viaducts


    A recent article from the Southland Times about the awesome community work going on to save the historic viaducts at Port Craig. – Neil Ratley Four historic viaducts along the Southland coastline look set to be saved from rot and ruin. The Port Craig Viaduct Trust, the Department of Conservation, Tuatapere Amenities Trust, the Southland […]

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  • Walking the Waitutu Track

    Waitutu Forest Stream

    Tuatapere  – Port Craig – Wairaurahiri River and the Waitutu Forest. Kiwi Wilderness Walks Guide Chrissy Hamill  goes for a wander on the Waitutu Track… The Waitutu Forest is New Zealands largest piece of unmodified lowland forest,  once famously labelled by Dr David Bellamy, as “probably the most important forest in the world.” It lies […]

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  • Falling in love with Stewart Island

    Mason Bay dunes

    Chrissy reports on a recent trip to New Zealand’s mysterious third island I’ve just got back from my first trip to Stewart Island, and I have to confess: I’m a little bit in love with the place. If nothing else particularly exciting crops up in the next few years I will think very seriously about […]

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  • Dolphins at Dusk – Port Craig


    Dolphins at dusk, pikelets at the Percy Burn Viaduct and poetry at Port Craig . . . the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track sure turns on the charm, writes Shane Gilchrist of the The Otago Daily Times…… It is three days since I opened the door to a four-wheel-drive, slid the remnants of the driver’s lunch […]

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  • Kiwi Whispering on Stewart Island


    Ryan Donmoyer of the New York Times,  reports on his trip to Stewart Island with Kiwi Wilderness Walks and the intrigue of New Zealand’s enigmatic national bird The Kiwi Realm By RYAN J. DONMOYER Stewart Island has far more of New Zealand’s mascot and other rare birds, than people. It was almost midnight and my girlfriend, […]

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  • Lily’s Stewart Island Track Report


    Hi this is me.Lily…… Here is my Stewart Island Track Report. This is me on a rock at Ulva Island . On the rocks I found quite a big quartz in there was a whole lot of red jelly stuff on the rocks which was really squirmy and it looked like jelly. We landed on […]

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  • The Windiest Place in the World!

    If you thought it was windy at your place today spare a thought for trampers stuck in the Okaka Hut on the Tuatapere Hump Ridge Track. Sitting at an altitude of 890m in the lee of the Hump Ridge in Fiordland hikers have been asked to spend an extra night rather than risk being blown […]

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