Friday 4th September 2020 – Trip to climb again to Te Aroha, this time including more of an explore around the back, looping back via tracks around Tui Mine. Day was Sunny throughout. Te Aroha was previously climbed back in November 2015 (returning the same way) Topo Map…Read more "Return to Te Aroha"
Friday 7th August 2020 – With work on my back to get my leave balances down… Trip to explore Daly’s Clearing on my day off. Starting from Franklin Road car park, Looped clockwise. Except for a school group returning back, no one else was seen on the track. Weather was Sunny through out most of […]Read more "Daly’s Clearing Hut Loop Explore"
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…Read more "Riverhead Forest Explore"
31st July 2020 – Quick visit to Bridal Veil Falls near RaglanRead more "Bridal Veil falls Waikato"
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)…Read more "Upper Mangatawhiri Loop Hunua Ranges"
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.Read more "Waihi Martha Mine Pit Explore"
30th May 2020 to 1st June 2020 – Queens birthday Roadtrip with some friends visiting Mimiwhangata, Matapouri, Whananaki and surrounds. Weather was mixed (Saturday being the most settled with the rest of the weekend being pretty wet and grey) and consequently less photos were keepers this time. I plan to return to this area […]Read more "Whangarei District Northern Coast"
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 […]Read more "Rotorua in Autumnal Colours"
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.Read more "Mount Baffalo National Park + Wilson Promontory"
Saturday 4th January 2020 – Visiting McLaren Falls and Kaiate Falls in the Tauranga Area, Bay of Plenty on the way back home to AucklandRead more "McLaren falls + Kaiate Falls, Bay of Plenty"