You have may have heard in the news that there has been a number of people reporting overdue, missing, lost, or never returning. All of these are due to people not being prepared and not taking care while tramping.
Here is a few guidelines that I follow to ensure a successful trip.
Thanks to Google Maps, the track maps are now available in 3D.
Just click the "Earth" button at top right of the map to view in 3D. You will need to have the Google Earth Plugin installed on your computer for this to work.
A new DOC hut and camping facility is under construction at Crosbies Settlement on the main Coromandel range, about 12km north east of Thames.
The new hut will sleep 10 people and is expected to be open to the public in June 2010.
Click here to view.
Source: Department of Conservation