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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
30th April 2019 – A day walk up Roy’s Peak beside Lake Wanaka. Takes around three hours to ascend. Track is probably what I rate as moderate gradient with Lots of switch backs (track zig zags) to make it easier to walk up. Take note there is Track maintenance Fee of 2.00 NZD, ensure you […]Read more "Roys Peak Wanaka Southern Lakes"
Easter Sunday 21st April 2019 – Part 3 of 3 Coromandel Explore. Road trip to visit the Square Kauri, Rapaura Watergardens, Waiau Falls + Kauri Grove and a drop into Cathedral cove before the sun went down. Cathedral Cove is now packed with Tourists. Car parking during the high season in a designated area […]Read more "Northern Coromandel Ranges + Cathedral cove drop in"
Saturday 20th April 2019 – Part 2 of 3 of the Easter Coromandel Explore. Walk around Broken Hills Battery and Tunnels and exploring some unmarked tracks.Read more "Broken Hills Battery Area Coromandel"
19th April 2019 – A walk up to the top of Kaitarakihi in the Coromandel Ranges. Part 1 of 3 of a Coromandel (Re-)Exploration trip Start of track is hard to find along Kopu Hikuai Road (State highway 25a). If approaching from the Western side (from Auckland), recommend driving over the saddle (crest) to the […]Read more "Kaitarakihi Coromandel Ranges"