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. My contact details can be […]
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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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2nd August 2020 – Spur of the moment trip to explore of Riverhead Forest. A pretty leisurely stroll starting from the southern end of Riverhead (southern end of Barlow Road), meandering upto the trig along blake road before looping back in an Clockwise direction via Deacon and Link Roads. Topomap…
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Sunday 26th July 2020 – A semi regular hike that we undertake. Starting from Mangatawhiri Dam Car park, walk Anti-Clockwise up Lilburne Road, Earnies Track and returning alone Waterline Road. Topo map Starting and ending where Upper Mangatawhiri Dam is (bottom of the map)…
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5th July 2020 – Gentle and leisurely day trip to explore the Waihi Martha Gold Mine Pit (Oceana Gold) out towards the Southern end of Coromandel.
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16th to 17th May 2020 – Trip to Rotorua to do a few hikes and view the last of the Autumnal colours before winter sets in. Hikes done include Mangorewa Loop Track and walks around Okataina to Whakapoungakau Peak and return. Admittedly, put on a bit of weight during the COVID-19 Lock downs and struggled […]
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Some pictures from a couple of years ago now for one of several after-work symposium road trip vacations while I was over in Australia. Visiting Mount Buller, Mount Buffalo National park, and Wilsons Promontory. Discovered I somehow never got around to uploading these. Suspect 2020 is going to be almost a write-off travel wise.
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Saturday 4th January 2020 – Visiting McLaren Falls and Kaiate Falls in the Tauranga Area, Bay of Plenty on the way back home to Auckland
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Tuesday 22nd October 2019 to Saturday 26th October 2019 – Stayed on after Ayer’s Rock to essentially do Part 2 of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria Australia. Leisurely walking of much of the track network of the Great Otways National Park in Victoria, Australia including visiting the Light station. Temperatures often reached the high […]
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Monday 30th December 2019 – Tuesday 31st December 2019 – Quick Northland explore and Road Trip along parts of the Kauri Coast touching on spots I haven’t visited previously. Kai Iwi Lakes loop walks, Maungaraho Rock Reserve, Kauri Muesem, Kauri Bushman’s reserve as well as revisiting previously visited spots including Tokatoka and Tane Mahuta Staying […]
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Monday 9th December 2019 – Saturday 14th December 2019. A Spontaneous trip to visit Niue Island (While the airfares were still cheaper). Visiting Matapa Chasm, Togo Chasm, Limu Pools, Avaiki Cave, Palaha Caves, Avatele Beach, Talava Arches.
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Sunday 17th November 2019 – A chance to walk a short portion of the Central Rail Link tunnel, with a spot of Yum Char for Lunch before heading off to the Rose Garden Festival nearby in Parnell. Thanks to CRL Ltd (Joint venture between government departments) for putting the Walk The Tunnels event on […]
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