Saturday 22th October 2022 – A walk up to Mount Pirongia Summit via the Hihikiwi Track mainly to tick it off. If it’s your first time to Pirongia, other tracks on the eastern side are perhaps more picturesque and varied. Official Department of Conservation page regarding Hihikiwi Track. Allow about 8 hours return (including lunch […]
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Sunday 22nd May 2022 – Visit to Okere Falls near Rotorua… Click here for DoC information page about Okere Falls.
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21st May 2022 – A little loop walk around the Mokaihaha Ecological Area near Rotorua, There’s a few other photos from the same weekend I will get around one of these days to uploading. Official Department of Conservation web page about this reserve can be found here. Speaking of which, there’s been a gazillion […]
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Tuesday 4th January 2022 – A short climb up Rangiwahia Hut Track out in the Ruahines on a fairly warm 30 degree day. Official DoC information page and map… Rangiwahia Hut Track. Took me around 2 Hours 20 minutes with a day pack including short stops along the way to cool off. Elevation gain is […]
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Thursday 6th January 2022 – Final stop of the Central north island trip. Visit to the Three Sisters at Tongaporutu just north of New Plymouth. Can only be accessed about 2 hours either side of low tide. About a 10-15 minute walk one way. This was the first time I processed a photo […]
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Monday 3rd January 2022 – A pair of easy and short walks to a couple of falls around Mt Ruapehu. Waitonga Falls was visited in the past myself just after snow fall. Waitonga Falls is around 2 hours return including an explore up to the Falls themselves Mangawhero Falls is right beside the car […]
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3rd January 2022 – Short walk to the base of Tupapakurua Falls and return. Managed to find the time to get out of Auckland after all over the Christmas / New Years break and do a road trip. Will gradually post up some other galleries over the coming week or so. Walk to the Tupapakurua […]
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Saturday 21st November 2021 – Later Afternoon short explore around Maketu Falls, Ōpaheke. Auckland Council web page regarding Te Maketu Walk and Pa site. Maketu falls is accessible from Maketu Pa Cemetery Reserve. There’s a gravel parking area out the front. Entry to the established designated path is to your right under some trees. Goes […]
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Saturday 3rd July 2021 – On my way back to Auckland. Dropped into Morrinsville to wander along the Morrinsville River Walkway, a short 1.4 km one way loop-able track. See the Matamata-Piako District Council’s Official River walk page for more information (includes detailed route map) Anyway, looks like the latest Huawei EMUI 11 […]
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Sunday 6th June 2021 to Monday 7th June 2021 – Easier overnight hike to Leitchs Hut walking along Leitchs track return (9 km one way). Apart from a sprinkling of rain in the middle of the night, Not too much rain while walking to and from the hut in spite of the forecasts. Hut had […]
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