Personal Website of Fergus Young. Kia ora, Welcome. This Website serves as essentially a place and home on the Web to call my own, a personal primary point of presence on the Internet in which I use to keep in contact with Friends and Family both at home and abroad. I ultimately decided to […]
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Current Notices, little life snippets and other observations can be found on my General Blog here
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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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A listing of all available and publicly accessible photo galleries and albums on this personal website. Including Tramping (Hiking), Canoeing Trips, Road Trips and Other Outdoor and Travelling photos.
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Individual Day Walks around the Auckland Region, including Waitakare and Hunua Ramges
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Hikes (both Day and Multi-Day) beyond the Auckland Region, including Waikato’s. Mt Te Aroha, Blue springs, Wairere Falls, Kaimais, Kaimanawas and further beyond
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11th November 2018 – Dropping into Ngatea Water Gardens en-route back to Auckland. A well maintained garden dashed with a sense of humour. While the gardens themselves aren’t huge, allow about 2 hours to see everything at a leisurely pace. Entry price: $12 for Adults
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21st to 22nd October 2018 – Upper Whanganui River from Taumarunui Staying overnight in Bivvies at Poukaria then finishing up at Whakahoro. Jet boated back the same way courtesy of Taumarunui Canoe Hire.
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30th September 2018 – Return Walk from Franklin Road, Waitawheta, Bluff Stream Kauri, then unnamed track to Ananui Falls. Return back the same way along unnamed route, then clock wise around Bluff Stream Kauri. and back to the car park along Waitawheta. Just under 7 hours at a slightly faster than my usual pace. (Overheated […]
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29th September 2018 – Back to the Coromandel to try and walk some tracks that will be (partially) closing soon. Ended up to be more of a slow leisurely road trip. Attempt to do Lynch Stream Track thwarted, only got to the far end of Otara Bay and a bit inland before being greeted with […]
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Wharawhara track, through Cashmores Clearing, Past Wahine Rock, then to Te Rereatukahia Hut for the night before returning back to carpark at Wharawhara Road. Cashmores Clearing is another one on the list proposed to be closed.
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Mid September 2018 – Weekend “Whistle stop” to Tahiti (French Polynesia) to tour around the Island of Tahiti Nui and Moorea. Summary of the trip as follows. Crossing the Date Line, arrived at Papeete early on Friday Morning (Tahiti Time). Picked up a rental car and drove to our accommodation for the night, an Air […]
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1st September 2018 – Spur of the moment solo after-Flu recovery hike to Karangahake Trig and back. Plan was to originally start from Karangahake Gorge Car park and walk up Mt Karangahake Walk, however upon arrival, discovered the Top of Mount Karangahake Clouded over. Drove on to Dickey Flat Campsite. From Dickey Flat Campsite, Walked […]
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12th August 2018 – Booms Flat + Whangaiterenga Track Loop, within the Kauaeranga Valley. Starting from Booms Flat Car park, we walked up the Booms Flat Track till we got to the junction with Whangaiterenga Track. After a short refreshment stop, we continued towards Orange Peel Corner (Intersection with Wainora Tramping track) where we had […]
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5th August 2018 – Photos from An aborted hike. We were due to undertake the Mangokino Pack Track, however rain got the best of us upon arrival. Ohinemuri River + Waitawheta River became swollen after sustained rain full. Video Clips can be found here.
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29th July 2018 – Another Spontaneous spur of the moment Short day trip back to Kaimai Ranges. This time to visit Bluff Stream Kauri Loop Track, another track soon to be closed. From Franklin Road Car park, Track follows a sealed road for a short distance before entering into Farmland. Once leaving Farmland, there is […]
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