Australia, Travel, Walks

Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park

Queensland Roadtrip Part 5 After leaving Hughenden, we had hours of driving on long stretches of road before reaching the turnoff leading to the Gorge.  Finally arriving at the said turnoff, we passed through flat woodlands of typical Australian Eucalypts and Acacias it gave us no hint of the existence of the Gorge, leaving us… Continue reading Hiking in Porcupine Gorge National Park

Walks

The Taupo Half Marathon

I love a good challenge! What other reason do I need to become fitter and rid myself of excess energy? If the truth is told, there are a few. The most delightful reason is the surge of endorphins from getting out and about exercising. Be warned achieving goals and becoming fitter is addictive. Not least… Continue reading The Taupo Half Marathon

Walks

Hiking the Henderson Tramline Loop

Haere Mai, Welcome. To the Henderson Tramline Loop in the Kaimai Ranges a short distance south of Tauranga, and just off SH29.  It was a hike which I enjoyed participating in a few months ago. Unfortunately, there are no expansive views from this track, which starts on Old Kaimai Rd. Large parts of the trail… Continue reading Hiking the Henderson Tramline Loop

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A Neighbourhood Walk – Coromandel

A place where every day's a Sunday. We all know that it's impossible to have Sunday every day. Though for us it certainly feels like it here, it could be the laidback vibe, the array of all things that remind us of holiday time or sounds of waves crashing on the foreshore. On this particular… Continue reading A Neighbourhood Walk – Coromandel

City Life, Creativity, Walks

Serendipitous Pavement Art – New York

It was 2017. We were celebrating our second year as full-time housesitters in Europe with a "treat" trip to New York on our way to visit folk in NZ for a few weeks. Autumn was starting to take effect in New York, with bracing temperatures that made us walk faster than usual for miles on… Continue reading Serendipitous Pavement Art – New York

Walks

The Tuahu Kauri and Sentinel Rock trail

This tramp saw myself and a couple of other women head into the surrounding bush area of Sentinel Rock, which is a large rocky outcrop in the Kaimai Mamaku, Forest Park.  It is now considered too dangerous to climb Sentinel rock, so we viewed it from a comfy flattish area where we dined out in… Continue reading The Tuahu Kauri and Sentinel Rock trail

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Hiking the Whakarewarewa Circuit

A while ago, I decided it was time I joined a tramping group. One that appealed and which had good reviews from other "hikers/trampers" was Pack n Boots. My first one took place in February. This group meets up most Sundays. Beginning with a meeting place either in Papamoa or Tauranga to carpool. Always a… Continue reading Hiking the Whakarewarewa Circuit