A good Wellington hike to do.

I have been living in Wellington for nearly 6 months now, yet I haven’t written about any of my hiking adventures. How shocking! Rest assured; I have done plenty of walking since then. It’s time to change that. At 468 metres, Colonial Knob is one of the highest hills in Wellington. It offers gorgeous views […]

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Three days until the big day.

So it is just three days until my 21km trail run! Here is a summary of my training last week: Monday: 10km run. Tuesday: 30 minute walk. Wednesday: 12km run. Thursday: 7km run. Friday: 13km trail run. Saturday: Tokorangi Pa Trail Walk (11.5 km). Sunday: Rest. So that’s a lot of running and walking! Things […]

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Up and Over the Hill We Go!

Last weekend, me and some mates went for a walk over the Kaimai Ranges. These mountain ranges are significant as they separate the Bay of Plenty region, which was where I grew up, and the Waikato region, which is where I live now. Our plan was to hike up the Kaimais and stay the night […]

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Tongariro: A volcanic wonderland.

Situated in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island is a volcanic wasteland that is equal parts menacing yet beautiful at the same time. This otherworldly martian landscape is calling to be explored, for the rewards are great, yet they come at a cost, and any explorer must know the risks of going there. The […]

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A pinnacle of hiking.

The Pinnacles Track. Also known as the Kauaeranga Kauri trail, this is a walk which anyone on the North Island of New Zealand should do. Located in the Kauaeranga Valley in the Coromandel, it involves following a historic pack horse route used by Kauri bushmen in the 1920’s. Not only do you follow this route, […]

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Scaling Mount Te Aroha.

Hiking is a favourite hobby of mine. There’s nothing better than wading through nature away from civilization with some good buddies. Since this year I have been planning to write about some of the coolest hikes and adventures I have done, today this will be on Mount Te Aroha, which I have hiked up a […]

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Hiking away the pain.

Just this last weekend I caught up with a bunch of friends who I used to go to school with. One of my friends had just gone through a breakup like myself, so it was good to have some bonding time with him. We didn’t spend the whole weekend dwelling over breakups though, instead we […]

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