10th September 2017 – Spur of the moment decision to do two short walks around Te Ara Tahuna Estuary walkway and then Waiwera to Orewa Coastal walk. Weather was a bit BPD with a mix of Rain, Sun, and Hail (which did hit us a number of times). Stopped twice at the same Cafe, Faridas […]Read more "Waiwera to Orewa Urban + Coast"
3rd September 2017 – Hike with the Auckland Hiking Group on one of their regular day hikes around the Mangatawhiri Loop. Approximately 15.4 km covered in a clock wise direction along with a muddy then very steep climb up Ernies track then returning back down the gravel road back to the Mangatawhiri car park.Read more "Mangatawhiri Reservoir Loop Redux"
Regular Hunua / Cossey Loop short walk. Part of the Track was washed away. WIll finish updating photos within the next few daysRead more "Cossey Loop III"
28th May 2017 – Repeat of the short Omanawanui Loop which was hiked previously on the 12th June 2016. Short Trip report and track details at KAHARead more "Whatipu Omanawanui Kura Redux"
21st May 2017 – Pictures from a Brief Morning Bethells coast walk along to Raetahinga Point and then return back the same way. A little wee one walk I’ve done many times over the years.Read more "Bethells Coast Short Walk"
Leisurely and easier hike around the coast of Pakiri (from Leigh) with the Auckland Hiking Group Meetup.Read more "Leigh Pakiri Coastal Explore"
A short “Reconditioning” hike done in the morning (prior to going to family engagements in the Afternoon), in an attempt to get my body used to Hiking again. Indeed, haven’t done any real hiking for over a month and was concerned that I might become seriously unconditioned. The route taken ended up being very similar […]Read more "Watercare Waitakere Dam Loop Redux"
5th March 2017 – Cowan Stream Explore. A short little loop from Lone Kauri Carpark, down Odin Timber Trail, then up Cowan stream . Lots of swimming and Jumping Opportunities. Including the option to swing off a little bank into one of the pools below. A large and sociable Eel was also spotted at the […]Read more "Return to Cowan Stream"
12th February 2017 – Small group walk from Whatipu up Kura track, then down Destruction gully walk and Looping back along coast back to Whatipu Road End Car Park. Note: Fishery officers along with a Police regularly set up check points. Noticed a few Fishermen who are edgy about Fishery Officers pouncing on them […]Read more "Destruction Gully"
6th January 2017 – A scorching Waitangi Day, we returned to Piha Valley Gorge for a stream swim and hike for a much welcomed cooling off. Hikes from our previous excursion down this valley can be found here… Piha Valley Gorge HikeRead more "Return to Piha Valley Stream"