Mt. Ruapehu Scenic Chairlift Ride, Tongariro National Park

Although I would not class this as a walk, I would say if you’re in the area this is a must do during the summer months. Always make sure you check the website before you head off, as the chairlifts may be closed due to bad weather. To get to these chair lifts, you will…

Product Review: Scarpa Terra GTX Womens

I didn’t want to post this review too soon, as I wanted it to be as accurate as possible. I don’t believe you can get a good enough gauge of how a pair of shoes are going to be within the first wear. I have included my experiences from multiple walks below, as even walking…

Tongariro Alpine Crossing, Tongariro National Park

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Tongariro National Park, central North Island Parking: Yes, however I would recommend getting there early to get as close to the start as possible. There are also shuttle buses you can book to avoid having to take your car. Note, that both car parks are down gravel roads…

Clevedon Scenic Reserve, Camp Sladdin, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: End of Thorps Quarry Road, Clevedon, Auckland, 2582 Parking: Yes, plenty of parking Toilets: Yes, at the car park Dogs: Yes Shoes: I wore my hiking boots, however most of the walkers I passed were wearing sneakers. Date Walked: 29 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Hot, sunny, dry Distance:…

Tawhai Falls Walk, Tongariro National Park

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: 6 km along SH 48, off of SH 47, Tongariro National Park Parking: Yes, off road and road side parking Toilets: No Dogs: No Shoes: Sneakers Date Walked: 4 January 2017 Weather Conditions: Dry, Sunny, Warm Distance: 800 meters Time Required: 10 – 15 minutes Final Rating: ★★★★★ GETTING…

Upper Mangatawhiri Reservoir, Ernies Track, Hunua, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Moumoukai Road onto ARA Drive, Hunua Regional Park, Hunua *This walk is down a very rough, long gravel road* Parking: Yes Toilets: Yes Dogs: Yes on leash, however I would not recommend for this track Shoes: Hiking boots are a must on this track. There are a few very…

Upper Nihotupu Dam Walk, Waiatarua, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: 1.6km from the start of Piha Road, Waiatarua, Auckland. Parking: Yes, there is a nice big car park Toilets: Yes, one toilet just after the bush section of the walk Dogs: Yes, on leash Shoes: Sneakers would be fine, I wore my hiking boots as we had been doing…

Kitekite Falls, Piha, Auckland

THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE YOU GO: Location: Kitekite Falls, Piha, Auckland Parking: Yes, there is plenty of parking Toilets: Yes, at the car park Dogs: Yes FfShoes: Hiking boots or sneakers. Some parts of the track are quite rough, so I was glad I had my boots on! Date Walked: 28 January 2017 Weather Conditions:…