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
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
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
Visualise yourself tramping in misty mountains, emerald fjords, ancient fern-cloaked forests, cascading waterfalls and kilometres of half-empty black and white sandy beaches. By the way, we call hiking "tramping", down here in New Zealand. One of the main reasons I am writing this post is my personal experience in seeing visitors unprepared for tramping. Open-toed… Continue reading Want to go Hiking in New Zealand?
My day started with much anticipation, it was due to a nagging thought "Am I fit enough?". "Only time will tell", I repeatedly told myself as I was driven towards the Wairoa River parking area to meet up with other fellow hikers. Once they arrived, we then headed off towards south of Katikati then to… Continue reading Hiking Mt Eliza Mine Loop