Routeburn Track

Triple track b’day treat

If you thought knocking off Fiordland's three Great Walks within 24 hours was impossible, you've reckoned without slimly-built Queenstown runner, Hywel Dinnick. After a huge amount of logistical prep, Dinnick, whose first name's pronounced 'Howell', became the first known person to...

Run, mullet, run

A Queenstown ultrarunner last month equalled the record for what's touted as the world's longest 24-hour race. Adam Keen completed a mind-blowing 17 summits of Dunedin's Mt Cargill - and covering 145 kilometres and cumulatively climbing almost 1000 metres more...

Nature under pressure

A huge hike in trampers is putting pressure on the country's Great Walks, including the Routeburn Track, near Queenstown. Department of Conservation figures show paid users on the Routeburn jumped from 10,946 during the 2010-2011 season to 16,030 for the...