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Hike of the Week
Iron Gate Gorge via Stoat Traps Track is a quick(ish) hike that still feels like a proper hike. Plunging down to the gorge you can either go along the river (river height permitting) to meet up with Heritage Lodge or Iron Gate Hut or turn around and go back up the hill again.
Peaceful and serene this is a track that is not used often so you may find you have it all to yourself. How nice!
Photo of the Moment
One morning I planned to head to Leon Kinvig Hut in the Ruahine Range. The snow along the tops told me otherwise. Knee deep (and sometimes waist deep) snow slowed down progress and the hut turned into a distant dream.
Back down the other ridge for me that day but the views were stunning. Pity it took me a little while to forgive the snow for ruining my plans… In fact, I’m not sure it is quite forgiven just yet..
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.
Last week I went solo hiking for the first time, I hiked Deerford Track which is one I have done before with Pa and his
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Three adults and one eager 12-year-old got up before the sun Saturday morning awaiting the adventure of the day. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing was on
With our trip to walk the Tongariro Crossing coming up rather quickly (Saturday, baby!) I thought it was about time that I started packing. Normally
Nestled in the back of Waitomo hides one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the country. Marokopa river cascades 35 metres over the edge of
Emma from The Travel Natural responded to my plea for help when wanting to organise a collaboration on best North Island New Zealand hikes as
We stood in silence as dusk descended, anticipating the natural show that was about to take form. The small hands of children clutched safely in