Discover: Kahurangi National Park Backpacking

Kahurangi in Maori signifies 'treasured possession.'

We will trek through challenging terrain, thick rainforests, mountain passes and grassy plateaux.
Waterfall Crossing
We camp at Abestos Cottage, built in 1897.

It was a damp and rainy night, but after a misty morning hiking among the mountains, a rainbow appears!

Kahurangi Swing Bridge Crossings
We set up camp under a rock overhang, the fire warms up the frosty evening air.

After a morning hike, we rest before summiting Gordon's Pyramid.

View of Gordon's Pyramid
And we're off!
Hiking among the mossy trees that blanket the trail of Gordon's Pyramid.

We make it to the summit!

On top of the world!
Program Instructor, Lee, points out our position on the map.
Our campsite for the final night of the trek.
We watch as the sun sets over the mountains in the distance.
Group-bonding activities on the last day of our hike instill appreciation for the unique individuals in our team that made the challenging journey possible.



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