Welcome

Personal Photo Blog of Fergus Young Kia ora!  Welcome.  This Website serves as my personal Photo Blog and Photo Gallery and supersedes my previous static homepage, Flickr account, and Google+ account for posting my personal photos online. If you wish, you’re welcome to throw me a line at: fergus (at) young (dot) kiwi or sign the Guestbook […]

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Great Walks

Photo-log of my time walking (and Kayaking) the various DOC (Department of Conservations) “Great Walks” here in New Zealand. Milford Track, Waikaremoana, Routeburn Trail, Kepler Track and Kayaking the Whanganui River

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Whanganui + Surrounds

Continuing on my journey from Manawatu, headed to Wanganui (Whanganui) for a brief stop over en-route to Taumarunui where my next bed was. Sights visited: War Memorial Tower, Virginia Lake, and Bason Botanical Gardens   Next port of call… King Country, Ruakuri Walk and onwards back home to Auckland.

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Wet Wellington

A (largely) wet and rainy stay in Wellington. Wellington fortunately has several great Indoor attractions for these eventualities. Forecast was for rain to persist into the next day, Decided to head to Palmerston North (Though Rain caught up with me next morning). Visited: Te Papa, Parliament (incl. highlights tour, photography forbidden), Wellington Botanic Gardens and […]

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Return to Cowan Stream

5th March 2017 – Cowan Stream Explore. A short little loop from Lone Kauri Carpark, down Odin Timber Trail, then up Cowan stream . Lots of swimming and Jumping Opportunities. Including the option to swing off a little bank into one of the pools below. A large and sociable Eel was also spotted at the […]

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Hakarimata + Ngaruawahia

19th February 2017 – Short Walk up to the Summit of Hakarimata with an approximate elevation gain of about 350 metres along predominantly stairs. This Track is typically used by locals, Hamiltonians and those from the Wider Waikato region as part of their exercise routine.

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Destruction Gully

12th February 2017 – Small group walk from Whatipu up Kura track, then down Destruction gully walk and Looping back along coast back to Whatipu Road End Car Park.   Note: Fishery officers along with a Police regularly set up check points. Noticed a few Fishermen who are edgy about Fishery Officers pouncing on them […]

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Mokoroa Stream Track

Saturday 21st January 2017 – Short Stream bash along Mokoroa Stream Track. DOC Web Page: Goldie Bush Walkway Please note: This photo album may take a while to fully load up before rendering correctly (resizing) on a mobile device.

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Tuatapere Humpridge Track

30th December 2016 to 1st January 2017 – On the Tuatapere Humpridge Track A spectacular privately operated walk of approximately 60 km spanning over two nights staying at Okaka and Port Craig Lodges. Operated by the Humpridge Track Trust. Website: www.humpridgetrack.co.nz With  Matthew Davison, Brody Radford, Nicole Scheid, Dan Ward (Who booked us all in) […]

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Stewart Island Rakiura

26th to 29th December 2016 – Rakiura / Stewart Island Trip. Part one of two of our New Years’ tramping expedition. On the Rakiura Great Walk itself for two days from 27th to 28th December 2016. Group members for this trip included  Matthew Davison, Brody Radford, Dan Ward (The one who did most of the organizing) and Fergus […]

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