New Zealand Hiking: Mt Karioi – a challenging mountain trek

Mt Karioi, New Zealand Hiking

“Hiking is a bit like life: The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other…again and again and again. And if you allow yourself the opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit” Unknown Mt Karioi is … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: Mt Karioi – a challenging mountain trek

11 top hiking tips and tricks to make the most of your trek

11 hiking tips and tricks

As you are probably aware, I am a little bit of a fan of hiking. Over the years I have picked up some hiking tips and tricks to pass on to you. Hiking is a fun, easy, accessible hobby that isn’t limited to the super fit. Anyone can hike but you still need to be a … Read more11 top hiking tips and tricks to make the most of your trek

New Zealand Hiking: Zigzagging through Beehive Creek

zig zagging through beehive creek

How much do you like trampling through puddles of water? If the answer is ‘immensely’ then I have found the perfect walk for you! Beehive Creek is a wonderfully satisfying water stomping walk. Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail Ralph Waldo Emerson … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: Zigzagging through Beehive Creek

New Zealand Hiking: A Sunday Stroll Through Sledge Track

A sunday stroll through sledge track

A Sunday stroll in the bush was just what the Dr ordered after a manic week of late nights and learning the ropes in my new position at work. Pa and I decided to tackle Sledge Track, just outside of Palmerston North as it is relatively close to home.   Of all the paths you take … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: A Sunday Stroll Through Sledge Track

New Zealand Hiking: A wee jaunt along Deerford Track

a wee jaunt along deerford track

After hiking the Rangiwahia Hut Track, Pa and I decided to attack Deerford Track a few weeks later with his ole mate Bill. Deerford Track is another track on the Ruahine Range in the Manawatu Region of the North Island, though not quite as long or as steep. It was nice going with someone slightly … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: A wee jaunt along Deerford Track

New Zealand Hiking: Breathtaking Views at Rangiwahia Hut

Breathtaking views at Rangiwahia hut

A few weeks after I arrived safely back in New Zealand after 18 months away, my Pa and I decided to go for a hike up to Rangiwahia Hut in the Ruahine Range. It was the perfect way to reconnect again. Hiking, or tramping as we call it here in New Zealand, is something that … Read moreNew Zealand Hiking: Breathtaking Views at Rangiwahia Hut