Federation Peak is a remote peak in Tasmania's Eastern Arthur Range. The 4,180 ft / 1,274 m summit is accessible via Farmhouse Creek to the east or via the Western Arthurs to the west. A full traverse of the Arthur Range and exit via Scotts Peak Dam is possible via Federation Peak (or "Feddy" as
Frenchmans Cap is the most prominent peak in Franklin-Gordon Wild Rivers National Park and located south of Tasmania's Lyell Highway between Queenstown to the west and Derwent Bridge (where most people finish the Overland Track) to the east. As a side trip (or as a continuation if you have a
Rain for a week straight, multiple typhoons, stupid levels of humidity, Japanese giant hornets, and a record-setting heat wave all made my 425 mi / 684 km traverse of the Japanese Alps quite interesting (but mostly just justified all the ramen I ate). Hiking in Japan is different, and fortunately, I
The start of my Japanese Alps Traverse is less than a week away and I have been looking into the route a bit more since, you know, I should probably know where I'm going. My starting point will be Ichiburi Station (市振駅), a train station) in the south of Niigata Prefecture (新潟県). This station is
Location: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury, South Island Length: 18.44 mi / 29.68 km Type: One-way (can road walk 6.2 mi / 10 km to make it a loop) Booking Required: No Permit Required: No Trailhead Location: White Horse Hill Campsite (-43.718630, 170.093276) Trailhead Location:
The Western Arthurs Traverse is a challenging and overall incredible hike in Southwest National Park in Tasmania. Its remote location and the level of experience demanded by this hike makes it an excellent option for anyone looking for an awesome adventure away from the crowds of places like the
The Overland Track is a well-maintained 49.7 mi / 80 km track through Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park connecting Ronny Creek (map) to Lake St Clair (map). From October 1 to May 31 (inclusive) you are required to make a booking to hike the track. During this time, you are also required
I need to start this by telling you that, no, I have not done all the tracks in New Zealand, and no you will probably not find anyone else naming these same five hikes as their favorites - and that's okay. The other thing that I need to tell you is that I've actually done all of these hikes.