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Another Magical Mystery Tour – Whangaruru North Head

While we were at Bland Bay last week we wanted to walk the walk around Whangaruru North Head. The harbour entrance is at the southern end of the harbour and so North Head was to the south of Bland Bay. But … Continue reading

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Magical Mystery Tour At Mimiwhangata

While we were staying at Oakura Bay on the Whangaruru Harbour last week we went in the car for an explore south, to Mimiwhangata Coastal Park which is at the upper end of the Tutukaka Coast.  It is at the … Continue reading

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Off Out Back For a Bit – To Cape Brett

We’re off for a walk tomorrow; bit of a big one for us. We’re walking the last part of the way to the Cape Brett lighthouse. And staying the night there at the hut which used to be the lighthouse … Continue reading

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Up Hill and Down Dale – Towards Mount Grand

Last week we went for a walk from where we are staying in Burnside, down Kaikorai Valley in Dunedin. Wyn remembers bike rides towards Dunedin down Townsleys Road, and we could see that from where we are staying. So it … Continue reading

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Way Down South – Some Winter in Dunedin

A week ago we came down south to Dunedin to catch up with family and friends. We left Suzi motorhome in Auckland to get some repairs done and have been house-sitting for a friend in Dunedin. Last weekend we were … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #7 – Back to Otanewaiuku Forest

A week after our first ramble in May in the Otanewaiuku Forest near Te Puke we went back to explore some more. Across the road from our first outing to the lookout is another loop track so we headed off … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #6 – Otanewaiuku Forest

From the kiwifruit place we could look south to distant hills, and we heard that there were nice walks to be wandered there. So back in May on one of our days off we drove off up the road in … Continue reading

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Backing The Truck Up #1 – Mt Maunganui

We’re still working in Onehunga. And I’m getting around to sorting through some of my photos from the last few months. We’d been working in a kiwifruit packhouse in Te Puke. And only had a few days before we needed … Continue reading

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A Stroll Up Mt Sunday aka Edoras

It snowed at the Mt Somers Domain camping ground the morning after our walk to Sharplin Falls. Not a lot. Not a blizzard. No drifts. Not even inches deep. But it did snow snow flakes. We were quite excited.

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Murchison in the Middle

Up the Buller River from Westport, past Hawks Crag, past Inungahua Junction (and its Earthquake Museum), the Buller River runs past the small town of Murchison. It is small as towns go, but the biggest town for a long way … Continue reading

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Charmed By The Charming Creek Walkway

We’d heard a bit about the Charming Creek Walk. We had some time to spare. The sun was shining. This was the day. We dug out our walking poles and we headed up the coast from Westport. After a stop … Continue reading

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Totaranui – The Other Way

A couple of days after our walk north from Totaranui we headed south. This is the direction of the main Abel Tasman Track/Walk. We’d spent a few days watching all the people coming and going. Either heading off all fresh … Continue reading

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Joining Up The Dots – Abel Tasman National Park

The fine February weather continued at Totaranui. Next morning was just glorious. Down the beach was the place to be at 7am. Calm and clear. Waves measured in millimetres. No early-morning swim this time – just a stroll…

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Wandom Walking in Wither Hills

The first big break from work we had in Blenheim we hung out around Blenheim. We had a few things to catch up with, and some rest and relaxation to do. The weather was warm and spring was in the … Continue reading

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In Search of South Head – Kaipara Harbour

Having passed up on one day when the weather didn’t seem as bad as was predicted, we headed off the next day in search of the sun and the South Head of Kaipara Harbour. Back in the winter of 2009 … Continue reading

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