16th September 2017 – Ordinary day walk with the Auckland Hiking Group revisiting some regular haunts in and around the Waitakere Dam. Mostly a mix of new faces and with some returning old faces. Was on Tail end Charlie Duty for part of the way.Read more "Waitakere Dam Redux + Pukematekeo Loop"
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"
27th June 2017 – Short (Direct) climb up to Karangahake Trig, in the wet. Starting from Old Rotokohu Road. Short description at KAHARead more "Wet Karangahake Trig"
Friday 18th August 2017 – Visit Zealandia Eco Sanctuary in Wellington prior to attending the NZ Shareholders’ Association Annual Conference. Trip notes posted to KAHA See also photos from a past Wellington TripRead more "Zealandia Eco Sanctuary + Various Wellington"
Part 3 of the Indonesian trip. Visit Kelimutu Lakes. 4:30 a.m. start with a Taxi ride up to the main car park and a short 1.6km walk to the viewing area for the Sunset. See also Photos from Dukono and Komodo More detailed trip notes to come and will be posted to KAHA […]Read more "Ende + Mount Kelimutu Lakes"
3rd to 4th August 2017 – Short stop to visit the Mirror caves and then Overnight boat Trip from Labuan Bajo to the islands of Rinca Island and Komodo Island. See also photos from Dukono and Kelimutu More detailed trip notes to come and will be posted to KAHARead more "Mirror Caves + Komodo Dragons"
30th July 2017 to 1st August 2017 – Part one of our week long Indonesia expedition: Trek to visit Dukono, an Actively erupting volcano situated in the Island of Halmahera in the Indonesian region of North Maluku. From Tobelo, drove through Roku and then turned up a side road. We set up camp in a […]Read more "Dukono Volcano Indonesia"
16th July 2017 – Central Plateau and Ruapehu “Winter Wonderland” of thick white snow. A spontaneous road trip approximately 2-3 days after a storm went through. Visited Turoa and Whakapapa and staying at Taumarunui Holiday Park the night before.Read more "Ruapehu + Central Plateau Snow Blanket"
8th July 2017 – Short little stroll to explore Shorebird area. Miranda Shorebird centre websiteRead more "Shorebird Area Explore"