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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Tuesday 5th January 2021 – Explore Fanthams Peak on Mount Taranaki, Egmont National park. Walk starts off from Dawsons Falls Visitor Centre carpark with a gentle climb and begins to ascend steeply for the 2nd half of the climb up. There is about 200m elevation gain in scree near the top of the climb, so […]
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Monday 16th November 2020 – Longer Day Trip to explore the Earnslaw Burn Track The entrance to Lovers Leap Road looks like a private farm driveway. Strongly recommend that you use GPS to find this road. The track entrance is also not particularly clear. It’s starts at a corner of Lovers Leap Road […]
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Saturday 17th October 2020 – Photos from a Roadtrip to explore South and Mid Canterbury… See also Hooker Valley and Tasman Lake Photos and Little Mount Peel Forest area. Update 9th November 2020 – Ended up putting an offer on a place in Rolleston while I was down there. Going back down there […]
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Wednesday 21st October 2020 – Easier hikes to explore both the Tasman Lakes and do a leisurely walk down Hooker Valley.
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Thursday 22nd October 2020 – Little Mount Peel summit and explore around Peel Forest in the Mid Canterbury Region near Geraldine
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Sunday 4th October 2020 – Abbey Cave explore as part of a trip up north to visit areas I have yet to explore (though did have to cut the trip short). With a good head torch you can explore these caves quite deeply. Organ cave goes on for quite a bit. Note: Enter the Caves […]
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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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