Hike of the Week

Te Mata Peak looms above Havelock North in the Hawkes Bay.

There are 5 walks in Te Mata Park, suitable for all ages and abilities. 

When you get to the peak, be prepared for 360 degree views stretching across the landscape from sea to town to farmland. 

A must when you are in the Hawkes Bay

Photo of the Moment

Something tells me that there had been a bit of rain recently. Many slips were evident on the track but all were easily navigable. Luckily, coz I didn’t want to turn around again after coming all the way out. 

This picturesque bridge allows access to a number of hikes including Iron Gate Hut, Tunupo, Alice Nash Memorial Heritage Hut and Stoat Traps Track

Hiking Hack of the Moment

So you are looking at purchasing a brand new pair of hiking boots but you don’t know where to start? There’s so much to choose from, from which type of boot, which materials to go for and everything in between. This guide to how to choose the perfect hiking boots will give you the confidence to go out and purchase that boot stat.

 

Spotlight on New Zealand

Coromandel Peninsula is located in the North Island of New Zealand. It is close to Auckland and Tauranga but it is relatively isolated due to its rugged nature. The Coromandel Peninsula is known for its laid-back lifestyle, spectacular beaches and temperate rainforest. Running through the Peninsula is the Coromandel Range making for a windy, often desolate drive.

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