Tuesday 20th March 2021 to Tuesday 6th April 2021 – Trip to Chatham islands archipelago 800 km off the east coast of the South Island. Staying at Skirmish Bay Stay situated at Rēkohu far North eastern corner. (17 May 2021 – More photos to be uploaded when I get a chance) See also the […]Read more "Rēkohu Chatham Islands Explore"
Sunday, 4th April 2021 – Morning photographing the Basalt Columns situated on Private land at Ohira Bay, Chatham islands. These columns were formed via vertical shrinkage. See the Chatham Island tourism Basalt columns page for more information. Land owner permission to access this attraction is required through your accommodation provider / host. Beware when we […]Read more "Basalt Columns, Ohira Bay, Chatham Islands"
Monday, 5th April 2021 – Day Tour to Pitt Island (flying in from Chatham island). Hosted and guided by Brent from the Flower Pot Bay Lodge. Key areas covered in the tour included… Caravan Bush – Short walks and Bird + bush experience. Flower Pot Bay Explore and Lodge (for Lunch) Waihere Bay Glory Hut […]Read more "Pitt Island, The Chathams"
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"
Monday 16th November 2020 – Longer Day Trip to explore the Earnslaw Burn Track The entrance to Lovers Leap Road looks like a private farm driveway. Strongly recommend that you use GPS to find this road. The track entrance is also not particularly clear. It’s starts at a corner of Lovers Leap Road […]Read more "Earnslaw Burn Track Explore Glenorchy"
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"
Thursday 22nd October 2020 – Little Mount Peel summit and explore around Peel Forest in the Mid Canterbury Region near GeraldineRead more "Little Mount Peel + Peel Forest Explore"
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. It takes about 6 hours to complete the loop. Most streams are bridged or board walked. There’s was one shallow stream at the northern area […]Read more "Upper Mangatawhiri Loop Hunua Ranges"