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Gaiters - Why wear them?

“Gaiters” aka - puttees, chaps or half boots  Why?There are several reasons someone might choose to ...

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How to choose a tent for a multi-day hiking trip

One of the best things about trekking adventures is waking up each morning with wondrous views in pl...

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Health Benefits of Hiking

After a hike, you might have sore legs and be physically tired, but we all know getting outside is g...

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Let Hiking New Zealand round out your solo travel

I love solo travel. I get to do what I want, when I want. But I also know myself – I’m not that orga...

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Coastal Day Walk

A wonderful day walk in the Bay of Islands I had only just arrived in New Zealand to start my intern...

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Survival of the fittest. Our series of tips...

Make sure you have what it takes.. We have just had our annual guide training which focuses on wilde...

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How to care for your sleeping bag

Your sleeping bag is one of your key pieces of camping equipment. Learn how to care for it - when yo...

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Why go guided

Take the stress out of your holiday and all the work, research, and uncertainty that goes into plann...

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Hiking Tips for Newbies

There's a first time for everything!We looked back on our first days of hiking and thought of a few ...

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What to Pack for Kiwi-style Hiking Trips

It is not always easy packing for a hiking trip – what is necessary and what is just a luxury? We ha...

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Leave No Trace...

...tune in to the right music and be mindful when you pee! “Take only photos, leave only footprints”...

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Tips for Hiking in the Rain

Hiking in the rain might sound like a miserable experience, but it doesn't need to be that way. Malc...

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Safety Tips for Trail Running

Trail running is appealing for so many reasons; being in the outdoors is empowering, your body gets ...

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Environmental Care Code

Whilst hiking and travelling around New Zealand's it is important to follow a few simple steps to he...

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New Zealand Travel FAQs

Arranging numerous trips for people from all over the world we have come across the same questions o...

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Outdoor Safety Code

The New Zealand wilderness is a great place to explore. To stay safe on your next outdoor adventure ...

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Top Apps for Travellers

Smartphones and apps come in handy in everyday life, but can be especially helpful when you are trav...

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Happy Feet - Foot care when hiking

“When you see someone putting on big boots, you can be sure adventure is about to happen” (Winnie th...

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Tips on hiking with a slower hiking partner

So you love the outdoors and cannot wait to climb that next mountain - but your travel partner is no...

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Things to do in Christchurch

Heading to Christchurch for a weekend away, visiting a friend or family, or as part of your backpack...

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Backpacking in New Zealand is different

Backpacking in New Zealand (hiking - trekking - tramping) Hiker with lost mind   Hiking New Zealand...

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Top tips for booking flights

When it comes to booking airline flights, we’re all after a bargain as flight costs can be a signifi...

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Health tips for travellers

As with any other country, there are certain risks associated with being active outdoors, such as: s...

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Best time to hike

Sometimes you wonder if the weather actually cares what season it is in New Zealand.  Malcolm O’Neil...

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Jump in a Lake

Hiking NZ director Malcolm witnessed a near accident at his local swimming hole recently so decided ...

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Hiking the Gillespie and Rabbit Passes

Michelle walked the 8-day Gillespie and Rabbit Pass and rates it as a trip of a lifetime. It wasn’t ...

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Winter Hiking, take a book - or your love?

Winter trampingWinter tramping is a little different, because so is winter. However, if you're adequ...

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Things to do between trips

Some ideas of things to do before, after or in between our trips. In most cases we have done these a...

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Multi Day Hiking

Multi-day hiking - its as simple as - food + clothes + pack + shoes or boots made for walking! It's ...

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Take only photographs, leave only footprints

Hiking is the perfect way to be immersed in the stunning wilderness. Nature can be very delicate so ...

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Stick-em up! Our series of tips...

Another helpful hint for hikers that will make life safer and more comfy in New Zealand's outdoors. ...

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My conversion to lightweight backpacking - Part 1

Lightweight backpacking - it's either the new craze or maybe no one bothered to tell me sooner. I m...

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Woodchopping. Our series of tips...

Everyone fancies themselves as a wood chopper. However when you are out in the wilderness it pays to...

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Plastic bag/dry bag leaks? Our series of tips...

Here is another in a series of helpful hints for hikers that will make life safer and more comfy in ...

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Come on baby light my fire. Our series of tips...

It is not always as easy as it looks  Nothing like sitting around a crackling fire after a hard day ...

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Stop that flapping tent. Our series of tips...

Don't let a flapping tent ruin your sleep Can’t stop the bottom edge of your tent flapping noisily i...

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Cowboy Coffee

What is our swing like? Now days it seems like a lot of us can not last 24 hours without a decent c...

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Emergency Rations. Our series of tips...

Always pack something for the unexpected If you are heading off on an overnight hike or exploring ...

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Look after your health when travelling

Travel is one of the best ways of getting out and seeing the world in style. However, many of us can...

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