• Destinations

    Kepler Track: Rainbow Reach to Moturau Hut

    First opened in 1984 the Kepler Track is one of the “Great Walks” in New Zealand. Located in Fiordland National Park, the track is 60km long and crosses a number of different environments near the town of Te Anau. Ideally the Kepler Track is done as a multi-day hike ( most people take 4 days ). But time constraints have forced us to experience the Kepler as a series of day hikes rather that one long event. The majority of hikers tend to walk the Kepler in an anti clockwise direction with Moturau Hut often the last sleep over point before heading to the control gates and finishing the track.…

  • Overlooking the Waitaki River

    Kurow Hill Climb

    The township of Kurow sits beside the Waitaki River on the mountainous South island of New Zealand. Boasting a population of 312 ( according to wikipedia ) there is a pub, a foursquare supermarket and a few cafes in the main street. Most visitors to the area come to visit the river and the nearby lakes. With the local limestone soils adding in a few local orchards and wineries to the mix. But on our particular visit there was no time for any of that! We had come to town for groceries and to conquer the Kurow Hill Walking track. Starting from the end of Grey St in, the walkway…