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Hapuakohe Walkway South Section Hapuakohe Range Waikato

Trails: Hapuakohe Walkway south section from Ohinewai Road end to Mangapiko Valley Road end. Note: Non-maintaining track. Experienced tramper only. Need car transfer, drop and pick up. Easy get lost as vegetation overgrown. Car Park: No car park on both ends of Ohinewai Road and Mangapiko Valley Road. It’s about […]


Hapuakohe Walkway North Section Hapuakohe Range Waikato

Trails: Hapuakohe Walkway north section from North Road end to Ohinewai Road end. Note: Overgrown non-maintaining track. Experienced trampers with good navigation skill only! Need car transfer, drop and pick up.  From Lost Point (I named it, LOL…) until Ohinewai Road, track becomes very tough and dark especially in cloudy […]


Te Araroa Trail Dome Forest Walkway to Govan Wilson Road Track Auckland

Te Araroa Trail from Dome Tearooms to Govan Wilson Rd: Dome Tearooms carpark – Dome Forest Walkway – The Dome Summit – Waiwhiu Kauri Grove – off bush private 4WD pine forest road – Waiwhiu Valley Rd –  Cross Waiwhiu Stream into bush walk along the stream- off stream uphill to Totara […]


Wainora Booms Flat Circuit Coromandel Forest Park

Trails: Kauaeranga Valley Road  – Wainora Campground car park – Cookson or Cookson’s Kauri Walk or Wainora Kauri Track –  Wainora Kauri – Orange Peel Corner – Junction of Wainora Booms Flat Circuit and Whangaiterenga Booms Flat Circuit – Booms Flat Campground – Kauaeranga Valley Road – Wainora Campground car park. […]


Kuataika Tk to Smyth Ridge Tk to Long Rd Tk to Ridge Rd Tk to Cutty Grass Tk to Ian Wells Tk in Waitakere

Trails: Kuataika Track – Kuataika Summit – Wainamu Junction – Smyth Ridge Track – Long Rd Track – Ridge Road Track – Cutty Grass Track – Ian Wells Track (No marks, track flooded) – Upper Nihotupu Dam car park. Car Park: Yes. Ian Wells Track entry: Upper Nihotupu Dam car […]


Shakespea Regional Park Track

Trails: Car park – short walk on Tiritiri Track – Coast walk to Pink Beach – Tiritiri Track – Lookout – Heritage Trail – Waterfall – Army Bay gate – Heritage Trail to Okoromai Bay – try go to Te Haruhi Bay via coast but fail – return back to […]


Rata Ridge Track to Mangatangi Ridge Track to Kohukohunui Track to Mine Road Track to Ernies Track loop in Hunua Ranges

Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Lilburne Road Track – Rata Ridge Track – Mangatangi Ridge Track – Kohukohunui Trig Track – Kohukohunui Summit – Kohukohunui Track – Mine Road – Mine Road Track – Upper Mangatawhiri Track – Ernies Track – back to Piggotts […]


Cornwall Park 和 One Tree Hill Domain – 一树山公园

Cornwall Park 和 One Tree Hill Domain – 一树山公园 说起Cornwall Park和一树山domain,我和derek对它还真是情有独钟呢。它位于新西兰Auckland市的中心地带,据说是世界上最大的市中心公园。它由面积较小的一树山Domain和更大的Cornwall Park两部分组成,总占地面积220公顷,从卫星图看,它真像个绿色的乌龟。一树山海拔182米,有三个明显的火山口,山顶有"奥克兰之父"Sir John Logan Campbell 的墓冢和一个高高的方尖碑,碑前是一个毛利勇士的青铜塑像。站在山顶可以365度全方位俯瞰奥克兰。山顶上原有一棵大松树,2000年10月26日,奥克兰市政厅将这棵树砍伐了,原因是为防止大风刮倒大树伤及游人,直到今天还没有栽种任何树木,故现在有人称之为"No Tree Hill"。


Bream Head Track Crossing in Whangarei

Trails: Bream Head (Te Whara) Scenic Reserve Urquharts Bay car park – Smugglers Bay track via Gun Emplacements and Busby Head – Bream Head Track (Te Whara Track) – Mt Lion Summit – Peach Cove Track to Peach Cove Hut – continue to beach – return back to Bream Head […]


Pukapuka Track Hunua Ranges

Trails: Upper Mangatawhiri Campground car park – Upper Mangatawhiri Dam – Lilburne Road Track – Pukapuka Track – Pukapuka Summit – Pukapuka Track to Mangatangi Track – Mangatangi Campsite – Mangatangi Summit  – Retrace back. Car Park: Yes. Set “-37.09076,175.15429″ on you GPS – Moumoukai Road – A R A […]