Sunday 17th March 2019 – Spontaneous Early morning trip to Waiheke to wander around Sculpture on the Gulf 2019. A short 2km trail around the western headland of Waiheke. Ended up coming back off of the Island in the early-mid afternoon due to the heat.Read more "Dawn Waiheke Sculpture on the gulf"
Friday 1st March 2019 to 3rd March 2019 – 25 of us attended a trip to Mayor Island with the Auckland Hiking Group Meetup to circumnavigate the island and explore a few little bays on the island. Camping over two nights on the Island. Special thanks to Russell Beeton for organizing and leading the trip […]Read more "Mayor Island / Tuhua Weekend"
2nd – 3rd February 2019 – Visting Arthur’s pass, Devil’s Punch Bowl, walking up Avalanche Track and a walk down Otira ValleyRead more "Arthur’s Pass + Avalanche Peak"
2nd February 2019 – Road Trip to Arthur’s Pass. Stopping off at Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation Area to look at the breathtaking stone formations.Read more "Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation Area"
2nd January 2019 – Another trip back down to Wellington. Visiting Somes / Matiu island in the middle of Wellington Harbour (prior to embarking on a road-trip back to Auckland)Read more "Matiu/Somes Island Scientific & Historic Reserve"
25th December 2018 – Christmas time Maori Hangi at a friend’s place out in Mount Roskill. Steps (As far as I’ve been able to recall how it goes… Don’t take this as gospel!) Preparation and pre-heating the stones. Prepare a pit by digging a hole of about 1 metre by 1 metre. Place the […]Read more "Traditional Māori Hāngī at Christmas"
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 AdultsRead more "Ngatea Water Gardens Hauraki Plains"
1st December 2018 to 8th December 2018 – Back to Vanuatu to climb Ambrym’s various volcanic cones. Took a truck up to the old ash flow, then walked up and camped on the edge of Ash plain. Weather was best on the first night where we got to see the Lava lake in Niri-Mbwelesu in […]Read more "Ambrym Niri-Mbwelesu + Marum"
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.Read more "Overnight Packraft upper Whanganui River"
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 […]Read more "Ananui Falls return walk from Franklin Road"