Hiking and Tramping Archives - Hike South

  • Milford Track Bookings – 2014 / 2015

    Sandfly Point, Milford Track

    Bookings are now open for the Milford Track Independent or Freedom walk options. They are filling fast so get in quick. As of 17 July 2014 the Milford Track is fully booked from early December 2014 to late January 2015 ! We do keep a pretty close eye on availability so if you are desperate […]

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  • Guides Trip report – Stewart Island

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    Stewart Island Report 03/01/2014 Guides: Chrissy and Leo We arrived to meet everyone in Invercargill on the 3rd, and enjoyed a delicious meal at the Victoria Railway Hotel. Making up the party were myself and Leo,  Jan and John , Joann,  Glennis and David and Janet.  For the most part everyone got on very well, […]

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  • Community rallies to save historic viaducts

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    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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  • Tramping escapades in the Hollyford Valley.

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    In which it rains, I build a raft, and we are marooned on McKerrow Island for two days surviving only on emergency potatoes and oxidised wine… Chrissy Hamill one of our guides, reports on a previous trip into the Hollyford Valley… Note: She has since grown up a little and has substantially more knowledge about […]

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  • Falling in love with Stewart Island

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    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

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    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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  • Lily’s Stewart Island Track Report

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    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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