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"
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"
Monday 30th December 2019 – Tuesday 31st December 2019 – Quick Northland explore and Road Trip along parts of the Kauri Coast touching on spots I haven’t visited previously. Kai Iwi Lakes loop walks, Maungaraho Rock Reserve, Kauri Muesem, Kauri Bushman’s reserve as well as revisiting previously visited spots including Tokatoka and Tane Mahuta Staying […]Read more "Kauri Coast Explore Road Trip, Northland"
Saturday 21st September 2019 – Taking advantage of the clear weather, went down with a friend (to meet up with another friend) to undertake Tongariro Alpine Crossing across a snow blanket with Adrift Tongariro Guided tours. Believe it or not, despite decades of hiking, this is actually the first time that I walked Tongariro Crossing. […]Read more "Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park"
3rd September 2019 – A day hike up a 4WD track to Mount Fyffe Summit and back. About 1400m elevation gain. Around 7 Hours in total, 6 hours walking with about 1 hour of breaks. Having arrived at the car park quite late in the morning at just before 11 a.m (after driving from Hamner […]Read more "Walk to Mount Fyffe Summit, Kaikoura Ranges"
1st-2nd September 2019 – Staying two nights in Hamner springs. Walked Mount Isobel, Hamner springs falls then a return drive through Lewis Pass.Read more "Mt Isobel and Lewis Pass Roadtrip"
24th to 26th May 2019 – Trip with the Auckland Hiking Group Meetup to explore the Southern part of the Kaimai Ranges. Staying at Hoatu Kaimua Lodge for both nights. Day One Started from the end of Ngamuwahine Road Walked Ngamuwahine Track. Turned Left on to Leyland O’Brien Tramway Track At intersection of North South […]Read more "Southern Kaimai Exploration Weekend"
2nd May 2019 – A day trek up Sealy Tarns then decided to ascent further up to Mueller Hut for Lunch along with a side trip to Mount Oliver in snow. While trekked without Crampons, this is generally not really advised. Ended up kicking steps into the snow in order to get up and down […]Read more "Mueller Hut Track, Aoraki Mount Cook National park"