Sunday 4th October 2020 – Abbey Cave explore as part of a trip up north to visit areas I have yet to explore (though did have to cut the trip short). With a good head torch you can explore these caves quite deeply. Organ cave goes on for quite a bit. Note: Enter the Caves […]Read more "Abbey Caves, Whangarei, Northland"
Sunday 26th July 2020 – A semi regular hike that we undertake. Starting from Mangatawhiri Dam Car park, walk Anti-Clockwise up Lilburne Road, Earnies Track and returning alone Waterline Road. Topo map Starting and ending where Upper Mangatawhiri Dam is (bottom of the map)…Read more "Upper Mangatawhiri Loop Hunua Ranges"
5th July 2020 – Gentle and leisurely day trip to explore the Waihi Martha Gold Mine Pit (Oceana Gold) out towards the Southern end of Coromandel.Read more "Waihi Martha Mine Pit Explore"
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"
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"
17th to 21st October 2019 – Visiting Uluru (Ayers Rock) in Australia. Uluru Base walk + visiting Kata Tjuta (Olgas) including walking the Valley of the Winds loop and the Walpa Gorge. Uluru Base walk is around 10km. Can be completed within 3 hours at a leisurely pace. Water stations at Mala Car park and […]Read more "Ayers Rock Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, Australia"
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"
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"