Those who have been tramping with Tania will no doubt be aware of the existence of “the book” – a dog-eared, scuffed and bent copy of the 2002 Lonely Planet ‘Tramping in New Zealand’ that comes on every tramping trip.
Tania got it in 2004 and her outdoor education teacher challenged her to walk every track in it (52!) by the time she turned 25!
Well, Tania’s 25th birthday is looming sooner that seemed possible in 2004, and not all the tramps have been done. So we have extended the deadline, and still plan on completing ‘all 52 tramps’ at some stage in our lives.
As at September 2012 = 17 tramps done – almost 1/3 done!
- Rangitoto Island Loop – DONE 2007
- Waitakere Ranges Loop – DONE 2010
- Cape Reinga Walkway – 2013??
- Great Barrier Forest – DONE 2009
- Kauaeranga Kauri Trail (aka The Pinnacles) – DONE 2004 – and about 7 times since…
Central North Island
- Lake Waikaremoana – DONE 2008 and 2012
- Whakatane-Waikare River Loop – DONE 2006 – now that was an interesting trip! Maybe I’ll write a blog post about it one day…
- Whirinaki Track – DONE 2012 – best. track. ever.
- Tongariro Northern Circuit – DONE 2005 and 2008
- Urchin-Umukarikari Circuit – DONE 2007 and 2008
Southern North Island
- Mt Taranaki High Level Circuit
- Mt Taranaki Low Level Circuit – DONE – 2006
- Pouakai Track – DONE 2010
- Matemateonga Track
- Rangiwahia and Deadmans Loop – DONE 2011 – “it’s only 1.5 hours to the hut, honest…”
- Mt Holdsworth Circuit
- Totara Flats Track
- Queen Charlotte Track
- Nydia Track
- Pelorus Track
- Abel Tasman Coast Track – scheduled for 2013
- Heaphy Track – DONE – 2009 – memorable just for the food!
- Wangapeka Track
- Leslie-Karamea Track
- Travers-Sabine Circuit
- D’Urville Valley Track
- Banks Peninsula Track
- Mt Somers Subalpine Walkway
- St James Walkway
- Avalanche Peak
- Goat Pass Track
- Waimakariri-Harman Pass Route
- Harper Pass
- Cass-Lagoon Saddles Track
- Inland Pack Track
- Croesus Track
- Welcome Flat
- Mueller Hut
- Routeburn Track – DONE – 2002 and 2009
- Greenstone Track – DONE – 2008 and 2009
- Caples Track
- Mavora-Greenstone Walkway
- Rees-Dart Track
- Cascade Saddle Route
- Wilkin-Young Valley Circuit
- Milford Track – DONE 2006 and 2010
- Hollyford Track
- Kepler Track – DONE – 2007
- Dusky Track
- Hump Ridge Track
- Rakiura Track
- Northwest Circuit