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Epic Whanganui Tramp

A trip report from a five day 100km tramp through Whanganui National Park, starting at Whakahoro, down the Mangapurua track to the Bridge to Nowhere, jetboating to the the other side, and tramping the Matemateonga track out to Aotuhia , … Continue reading

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Christmas in the (Pureora Forest) Park

On Christmas Day we tramped from Bog Inn Hut up to the summit of Mt Pureroa.  At 1200m, the mountain is unusual for its relatively brief and gentle (if not maintained) trek to the top.  From the car park at … Continue reading

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The exciting adventure to Bog Inn Hut

Our Christmas tradition involves drinking a bottle of sparkling wine on Christmas Eve in a cellphone-remote NZ region, followed by climbing a mountain on Christmas Day. Mountains of the past include Hikurangi, and Karioi. This year it would be the … Continue reading

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Tramline Track

Greeted with another lovely sunny weekend, we headed out to the Waitakeres for a day-tramp. We did a loop walk, of what is probably the best day-walk in the Waitakere ranges. The easy 2 – 3 hour return walk heads … Continue reading

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Dunn’s Bush and the Puhoi Pub

With the first sunny weekend for seemingly several months, we embarked on an exploration of Dunn’s Bush as part of a bigger ongoing mission to discover tramps finishing with a pub*, in this case the Puhoi Pub. Dunn’s Bush was … Continue reading

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Cape Reinga Coastal Walkway/Tramp

Having a bonus week off meant we could take a four-day weekend up into the rugged, remote, and completely cellular free Northland to do the Cape Reinga Coastal Walk. This is a 3 – 4 day 45km coastal tramp offering … Continue reading

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Caving Excitement at the Bay with the Dragon Boat Rock

On a recent tramp, Dave was imparted with the secret knowledge of some dramatic sea caves just outside of Auckland. We had to investigate. We took a couple of LED torches, but little did we know that we could have … Continue reading

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