DIY Adventure Guides

  • What gear/clothing should I bring?
  • How much food do I need?
  • Where are the maps/route?
  • How technical will it be?
  • How much experience is required?

Every time we go on a new expedition, we find ourselves asking the same questions. Generally, once we’ve found the answers, we’re ready to take on the mission. The problem is the answers. They are so elusive, often tied up in millions of rambling articles that need to be read head to toe just to find one detail. What initially starts as a whimsical curiosity quickly becomes a nightmare as we find ourselves bogged down in countless blogs and government websites. Inevitably we pop out of the rabbit hole and make our way to the start of the adventure, prepared as we can be.

Here in our Adventure guides, we answer all the above-mentioned questions for a series of adventures in the hope that it will save you a bunch of effort and time.

Please contact us with any requests / recommendations.


  • Mt Arthur – Summer Summit DIY Adventure Guide
    A staggering adventure through alpine beech forest and limestone bluffs yielding panoramic vistas of a land before time Transport Clothing and footwear Food Water Maps & GPS Physical difficulty Technicality Nature and Science Transport The Mt Arthur Hut track is accessible via the Flora…
  • Ruapehu, Summit New Zealand’s highest volcano – Crater Lake DIY Adventure Guide
    The following describes our own route up to Ruapehu’s Crater lake, dome ridge summit. It is an unassisted route (requires no chairlifts) and allows for the current renovations to the Whakapapa ski-field, which at the time of trekking blocked the more common route –…
  • Tongariro Crossing + Ngauruhoe Summit, Summer DIY Adventure Guide
    Disclaimer: Whilst ‘The Crossing’ is a highly popular track accessible and achievable for anyone with a moderate level of fitness, it is often exposed to conditions far outside of the the normal and in places, very lose, uneven ground. Additionally, being an alpine traverse,…
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