Pouakai Tarn Hike in Taranaki: Guest Post by The Travel Natural

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 a follow up to my Best South Island Hikes collaboration. She was the only one who stepped up to the plate with her post on Pouakai Tarn Hike. I couldn’t … Read morePouakai Tarn Hike in Taranaki: Guest Post by The Travel Natural

Coppermine Creek – Cave weta, creek crossings, spectacular views make an adventurous day out

Coppermine Creek, New Zealand - Cave weta, creek crossings, spectacular views make an adventurous day out

A gentle river cascading over rocks makes for serene background noise when hiking up through native bushland in the Ruahine Range. Coppermine Creek is a unique New Zealand walk that offers a bit of everything. From river crossings to a cave filled with cave weta, spiders and glow worms, to awe-inspiring views across the hilltops … Read moreCoppermine Creek – Cave weta, creek crossings, spectacular views make an adventurous day out

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

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