11th November 2018 – Dropping into Ngatea Water Gardens en-route back to Auckland. A well maintained garden dashed with a sense of humour. While the gardens themselves aren’t huge, allow about 2 hours to see everything at a leisurely pace. Entry price: $12 for AdultsRead more "Ngatea Water Gardens Hauraki Plains"
29th September 2018 – Back to the Coromandel to try and walk some tracks that will be (partially) closing soon. Ended up to be more of a slow leisurely road trip. Attempt to do Lynch Stream Track thwarted, only got to the far end of Otara Bay and a bit inland before being greeted with […]Read more "Otara Bay + Wharekirauponga Track"
Mid September 2018 – Weekend “Whistle stop” to Tahiti (French Polynesia) to tour around the Island of Tahiti Nui and Moorea. Summary of the trip as follows. Crossing the Date Line, arrived at Papeete early on Friday Morning (Tahiti Time). Picked up a rental car and drove to our accommodation for the night, an Air […]Read more "French Polynesia, Tahiti Nui + Moorea"
21st August 2018 – Whakarewarewa Redwoods Treewalk and other touristy pursuits in RotovegasRead more "Whakarewarewa Redwoods Treewalk"
5th August 2018 – Photos from An aborted hike. We were due to undertake the Mangokino Pack Track, however rain got the best of us upon arrival. Ohinemuri River + Waitawheta River became swollen after sustained rain full. Video Clips can be found here.Read more "Karanghake Swollen River Systems"
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"
8th July 2018 – Day trip to explore the Bays around Onemana, including Pokohino Bay, Pakahakaha Bay and finally Opoutere Bay. Brief trip notes below… Departed at 7:05 a.m in the morning on Sunday to Rendevous with other friends staying at Onemana. Access to Pokohino Bay can be access via Vehicle or on Foot from […]Read more "Onemana Bays + Opoutere Explore"
30th June 2018 – Spur of the moment Day trip north of Auckland to explore in and around Waipu Caves.Read more "Waipu Caves, Whangarei District"
6th May 2018 – Assorted Pictures of Hamilton, Waikato and surrounds in Autumn. Taken on my second hand Samsung S7 Active Phone.Read more "Waikato in Autumn"
28th January 2018 – Little detour to Explore the Taitua Arboretum on the way through Hamilton. Was an absolute scorching day with pockets of Micro-climates reaching as high as 39°CRead more "Taitua Arboretum Explore"