Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 – Part 3 of 3 Coromandel Explore. Road trip to visit the Square Kauri, Rapaura Watergardens, Waiau Falls + Kauri Grove and a drop into Cathedral cove before the sun went down. Cathedral Cove is now packed with Tourists. Car parking during the high season in a designated area […]Read more "Northern Coromandel Ranges + Cathedral cove drop in"
Saturday 20th April 2019 – Part 2 of 3 of the Easter Coromandel Explore. Walk around Broken Hills Battery and Tunnels and exploring some unmarked tracks.Read more "Broken Hills Battery Area Coromandel"
19th April 2019 – A walk up to the top of Kaitarakihi in the Coromandel Ranges. Part 1 of 3 of a Coromandel (Re-)Exploration trip Start of track is hard to find along Kopu Hikuai Road (State highway 25a). If approaching from the Western side (from Auckland), recommend driving over the saddle (crest) to the […]Read more "Kaitarakihi Coromandel Ranges"
14th April 2019 – Back to Coromandel to explore Wentworth Falls in Coromandel and the 4WD track area beyond. From the Road end Wentworth Valley Road end, walked Wentworth Falls track, a very well formed gravel track with a gentle gradient. At the Lookout, we descended to the base of Wentworth Falls and then came […]Read more "Wentworth Falls Explore and Beyond"
7th April 2019 – Solo explore from Broken Hills Campsite up Paton Stream Dam Track to Hihi, Detouring to the Dam returning via the mine Tunnel which is about 500m long. Took me longer to descend down from Hihi than to walk up it (lots of tree roots, loose soil). Track condition is otherwise good, […]Read more "Paton Stream Dam Track to Hihi Explore"
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"
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"