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

Watcombe Beach: bear hunt, swings, good ole fashioned cloud watching

Once upon a grey English day, we explored Watcombe Beach. Life is better in hiking boots Quick Stats Time There are a couple of ways to get to the beach, down the road which is very steep but much shorter. Or through the bush and depending on your detours will depend on the time taken. Difficulty … Read moreWatcombe Beach: bear hunt, swings, good ole fashioned cloud watching

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 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