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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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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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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17th to 21st October 2019 – Visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia. Uluru Base walk + visiting Kata Tjuta (Olgas) including walking the Valley of the Winds loop and the Walpa Gorge. Uluru Base walk is around 10km. Can be completed within 3 hours at a leisurely pace. Water stations at Mala Car park and […]
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Saturday 12th October 2019 – A bit of an urban exploration around old cement works near Walkworth + Near by Kauri Museum and walk.
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3rd September 2019 – A day hike up a 4WD track to Mount Fyffe Summit and back. About 1400m elevation gain. Around 7 Hours in total, 6 hours walking with about 1 hour of breaks. Having arrived at the car park quite late in the morning at just before 11 a.m (after driving from Hamner […]
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24th to 26th May 2019 – Trip with the Auckland Hiking Group Meetup to explore the Southern part of the Kaimai Ranges. Staying at Hoatu Kaimua Lodge for both nights. Day One Started from the end of Ngamuwahine Road Walked Ngamuwahine Track. Turned Left on to Leyland O’Brien Tramway Track At intersection of North South […]
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