“Tramping” — hiking in the New Zealand back country, usually overnight and carrying a pack.
The name of this site was inspired by my very memorable experience in tramping the Routeburn track in the South Island of New Zealand in early 2010. The track is one of the 9 well-known Great Walks. The walk itself is not overly difficult however one needs to be reasonably fit to carry around 12 kg of back pack which includes sleeping bag, enough cloths and food supply for 3 days and 2 nights trip.
You see, the Kiwis has this great system that allow you to book yourself into one of the huts along the route. It was Routeburn Falls Hut for our first night and Lake Mackenzie Hut on the following night.
Day 1 – Routeburn Shelter to Routeburn Falls Hut:
Day 2 – Routeburn Falls Hut to Lake Mackenzie Hut:
Day 3 – Lake Mackenzie Hut – The Divide