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"
30th September 2018 – Return Walk from Franklin Road, Waitawheta, Bluff Stream Kauri, then unnamed track to Ananui Falls. Return back the same way along unnamed route, then clock wise around Bluff Stream Kauri. and back to the car park along Waitawheta. Just under 7 hours at a slightly faster than my usual pace. (Overheated […]Read more "Ananui Falls return walk from Franklin Road"
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"
Wharawhara track, through Cashmores Clearing, Past Wahine Rock, then to Te Rereatukahia Hut for the night before returning back to carpark at Wharawhara Road. Cashmores Clearing is another one on the list proposed to be closed.Read more "Wharawhara Track + Te Rereatukahia"