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"
Some pictures from a couple of years ago now for one of several after-work symposium road trip vacations while I was over in Australia. Visiting Mount Buller, Mount Buffalo National park, and Wilsons Promontory. Discovered I somehow never got around to uploading these. Suspect 2020 is going to be almost a write-off travel wise.Read more "Mount Baffalo National Park + Wilson Promontory"
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"
Tuesday 22nd October 2019 to Saturday 26th October 2019 – Stayed on after Ayer’s Rock to essentially do Part 2 of the Great Ocean Road in Victoria Australia. Leisurely walking of much of the track network of the Great Otways National Park in Victoria, Australia including visiting the Light station. Temperatures often reached the high […]Read more "The Great Otways Ranges, Victoria"
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"
Monday 9th December 2019 – Saturday 14th December 2019. A Spontaneous trip to visit Niue Island (While the airfares were still cheaper). Visiting Matapa Chasm, Togo Chasm, Limu Pools, Avaiki Cave, Palaha Caves, Avatele Beach, Talava Arches.Read more "Spontaneous Trip to the Island Nation of Niue"
Saturday 12th October 2019 – A bit of an urban exploration around old cement works near Walkworth + Near by Kauri Museum and walk.Read more "Cement Works Urbex + Kauri Park Explore"
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"
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"
29th April 2019 – 4th May 2019 – Various pictures from road trip in the Otago Southern Lakes, Southern Alps and South Canterbury. Monday 29th April 2019 – Picked up Rental car and drove onto Wanaka (briefly stopping at Cardrona), Tuesday 30th April 2019 – Climb up Roys Peak, explored the top and gradually headed […]Read more "Southern Lakes Autumn Roadtrip"