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We Walk Up a Hill and Come Back Down Again – Flagstaff

Yesterday we had one of those moments. Where we’d gone out for a nice walk along the banks of the Silverstream near Mosgiel and on the way back one of us spied a hill and suggested that we should go … Continue reading

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Up Closer – Mt Taranaki

Way back last month we were staying in Hawera with friends and Rob was keen to show us some of the sights and scenes, including getting us closer to Mt Taranaki. Despite having been nearby many times I’d never had … Continue reading

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Another Day, Another Mount – Maunganui

A couple of days after our big walk up Mt Te Aroha we were in Mt Maunganui  and Wyn had an appointment for an hour and I went for a walk for an hour. I was going to go for … Continue reading

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Don’t Mention The Whales – Whangamumu Harbour

Our coast-crawl north up the Tutukaka Coast finally topped out at Rawhiti which is actually on the Bay of Islands – being around Cape Brett. We moved there from Bland Bay to wait for the best weather to tackle the … Continue reading

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The Track From Waipu Caves

Yesterday we went in search of Waipu Caves and the Waipu Caves Track. They are between Waipu and Whangarei. We were staying in Waipu and we found the best map in the Waipu butchers shop. along with some nice sausages … Continue reading

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Mangawhai Cliff Top Walkway

Yesterday was a nice surprise; a fine sunny day. We wanted to make the most of it and set our sights on the Mangawhai Cliff Top Walkway, Trouble was; the round trip needs low tide and that was rather inconvenient. … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #3 – Waihi Beach Exploring

Having made a brief discovery of the dam up behind Waihi Beach the day before, I was keen to see if there were any walks to be walked. There are no signs to guide anyone – and perhaps that is the … Continue reading

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Destination Davies Bay

While we were lazing at Momerangi Bay on Queen Charlotte Sound last week, we thought some exercise would be good. Nothing too strenuous. Just a nice walk on the first part of that end of the Queen Charlotte Track. To Davies … Continue reading

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Shakespear Regional Park – Auckland – More Days

We were enjoying staying at the park – and having it mostly to ourselves mid-week in July. And the weather was nice and we had nowhere else particularly to be. And the walks were doing us good – there are … Continue reading

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Shakespear Regional Park – Auckland – Early Days

Auckland has a large number of Regional Parks set aside for the public to enjoy. There are more than 25 of these gems. Most are beyond the urban fringe. Many are farm parks. Many are prime beach locations. They have … Continue reading

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