Saturday 21st November 2021 – Later Afternoon short explore around Maketu Falls, Ōpaheke including an explore further upstream to it’s cascades. Auckland Council web page regarding Te Maketu Pa. Maketu falls is accessible from Maketu Pa Cemetery Reserve. There’s a gravel parking area out the front. Entry to the Path is to your […]Read more "Maketu Reserve Explore + Hidden Cascades"
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"
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. It takes about 6 hours to complete the loop. Most streams are bridged or board walked. There’s was one shallow stream at the northern area […]Read more "Upper Mangatawhiri Loop Hunua Ranges"
Saturday 30th March 2019 – Off Trail Explore with some friends around previous unexplored coast north of Bethells (Te Henga) Beach. Starting from the Te Henga Walkway Car park near the end of Bethells Road (Situated immediately to the right after driving across the Wati Stream bridge), follow the pathway all the way to Raetahinga […]Read more "Bethells Te Henga Coastal Explore"
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"
Saturday 14th July 2018 – Spur of the moment day trip to explore Te Arai Point and the walks surrounding Mangawhai Lookout (Behind Mangawhai Bowling club)Read more "Te Arai Point + Mangawhai Lookout Walks"
27th May 2018 – Waipu Coastal Walk and Goldschmidt Panoramic Walk with the Auckland Hiking Group Meetup…Read more "Waipu Coastal Walk + Goldschmidt Panoramic Walk"
20th May 2018 – Killing time visiting Eden Gardens + short a few laps up and down the loop of Clevedon Hill (as a fitness maintenance attempt)Read more "Eden Gardens"
2nd Decemeber 2017 – Short little afternoon trip to explore Mahurangi Regional Park’s Orienteering course, then a stroll up Mount Eden after consuming Peaking Duck at Hee’s Garden Restaurant.Read more "Mahurangi Regional Park Explore"
22nd November 2017 – Short little training walk around Karamatura Valley up to Mount Donald Mclean, This is a pretty common Solo walk I do, primarily to maintain hiking fitness in between times… See associated Trail Notes at KAHA for this walkRead more "Karamatura + Mount Donald Mclean Highlights"