Tuesday 5th January 2021 – Explore Fanthams Peak on Mount Taranaki, Egmont National park. Walk starts off from Dawsons Falls Visitor Centre carpark with a gentle climb and begins to ascend steeply for the 2nd half of the climb up. There is about 200m elevation gain in scree near the top of the climb, so […]Read more "Fanthams Peak Egmont National Park Taranaki"
Saturday 17th October 2020 – Photos from a Roadtrip to explore South and Mid Canterbury… See also Hooker Valley and Tasman Lake Photos and Little Mount Peel Forest area. Update 9th November 2020 – Ended up putting an offer on a place in Rolleston while passing through there. Going back down there this […]Read more "South to Mid Canterbury Area Road Trip"
Wednesday 21st October 2020 – Easier hikes to explore both the Tasman Lakes and do a leisurely walk down Hooker Valley.Read more "Hooker Valley + Tasman Lake Aoraki Mt Cook"
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"
Friday 4th September 2020 – Trip to climb again to Te Aroha, this time including more of an explore around the back, looping back via tracks around Tui Mine. Day was Sunny throughout. Te Aroha was previously climbed back in November 2015 (returning the same way) Topo Map…Read more "Return to Te Aroha"
30th May 2020 to 1st June 2020 – Queens birthday Roadtrip with some friends visiting Mimiwhangata, Matapouri, Whananaki and surrounds. Weather was mixed (Saturday being the most settled with the rest of the weekend being pretty wet and grey) and consequently less photos were keepers this time. I plan to return to this area […]Read more "Whangarei District Northern Coast"
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"
Some pictures from a couple of years ago now for one of several after-work symposium road trip vacations while I was over in Australia. Visiting Mount Buller, Mount Buffalo National park, and Wilsons Promontory. Discovered I somehow never got around to uploading these. Suspect 2020 is going to be almost a write-off travel wise.Read more "Mount Baffalo National Park + Wilson Promontory"
Saturday 4th January 2020 – Visiting McLaren Falls and Kaiate Falls in the Tauranga Area, Bay of Plenty on the way back home to AucklandRead more "McLaren falls + Kaiate Falls, Bay of Plenty"
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"