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"
Saturday 30th March 2019 – Off Trail Explore with some friends around previous unexplored coast north of Bethells (Te Henga) Beach. Starting from the Te Henga Walkway Car park near the end of Bethells Road (Situated immediately to the right after driving across the Wati Stream bridge), follow the pathway all the way to Raetahinga […]Read more "Bethells Te Henga Coastal Explore"
Sunday 17th March 2019 – Spontaneous Early morning trip to Waiheke to wander around Sculpture on the Gulf 2019. A short 2km trail around the western headland of Waiheke. Ended up coming back off of the Island in the early-mid afternoon due to the heat.Read more "Dawn Waiheke Sculpture on the gulf"
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"
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"
1st December 2018 to 8th December 2018 – Back to Vanuatu to climb Ambrym’s various volcanic cones. Took a truck up to the old ash flow, then walked up and camped on the edge of Ash plain. Weather was best on the first night where we got to see the Lava lake in Niri-Mbwelesu in […]Read more "Ambrym Niri-Mbwelesu + Marum"
21st to 22nd October 2018 – Upper Whanganui River from Taumarunui Staying overnight in Bivvies at Poukaria then finishing up at Whakahoro. Jet boated back the same way courtesy of Taumarunui Canoe Hire.Read more "Overnight Packraft upper Whanganui River"