[ Collections ]

This is our photographic collection sourced from around our incredible big backyard. Each tile and bunch of photos is often accompanied by trail notes focusing on long distance hiking, showcasing the importance of our wilderness areas, and the simple benefits and lessons of spending our time outdoors . Click here to view our entire collection and click here to purchase prints.

[ Fresh Tracks ]

To complement our collection, Fresh Tracks is a place for you to read up on the finer details about being on trail. Delve into this if you're after trail notes, wilderness musings, and thoughts on the simple benefits of being immersed in nature.

Back Home.. An Expected Connection

Back Home.. An Expected Connection

May 20, 2021

If wilderness is ‘out there’, then what’s here at home? What does our future of wilderness look like? How do we protect wilderness areas at threat from human activity? Does a true wilderness include people, or not? There’s so many questions, and given the number of trails there’s always plenty of time to mull over the topic in more refined nature.

Back Home… Challenging Elements

Back Home… Challenging Elements

February 4, 2021

The sun is setting behind the coastal mountains, each brimmed with a line of clouds waiting for the days final event, a last hurrah of sunburst. Sooty oystercatchers call from across the bay, tiny fish leap out of the ankle high deep water as it recedes. A seagull forages for food rather than beg me for hot chips.

Back Home… Te Araroa (SoBo) Reflections

Back Home… Te Araroa (SoBo) Reflections

January 18, 2021

The shock of distance and the remote nature of my time on trail meant I had to reprogram my attitude to the hike. I realised that I was undertaking a mental marathon, not a sprint. The wild and remote backcountry of Aotearoa is what drew me here, and it provided the challenge I was seeking.

Through hiking Making Tracks promotes the understanding, appreciation, and protection of our incredibly beautiful backyard // Peak to Ocean // Australia