derek


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 […]


Hakarimata Walkway Rail Trail to Parker Rd via Kauri Loop Track

Trails: Hakarimata Walkway Waingaro Road entry car park – Hakarimata Rail Trail Waingaro Road entry – Cascade Waterfall – Hakarimata Walkway – Hakarimata Walkway junction to Christian Youth Camp – Hakarimata Walkway junction to Brownlee Ave through Waterworks Walk – Hakarimata Summit – Southern Lookout – Upper Lookout – Kauri […]


新西兰爬山日记:南岛NELSON八日步道 – NELSON的背包客旅馆 1

新西兰徒步日记:南岛NELSON八日步道 – NELSON的背包客旅馆 诱人的巧克力布丁 刚从奥克兰飞到南岛的Nelson,我们就驱车来到了130公里外的Wharariki海滩徒步,我们必须在晚上9点之前回到Nelson登记入住那里的背包旅馆,爬完山我们驱车3小时风风火火地在晚上8:10时回到了Nelson。我坐在车里等DEREK办理登记手续,他回来报告说:老板正忙着给顾客们分发免费的巧克力布丁,老板说我们可以先领布丁,等他腾出手来再来给我们办理入住手续,于是DEREK排队领回两份布丁。我们坐在车里狼吞虎咽地先吃掉了巧克力布丁,只觉得布丁好好吃、好香甜!由于饥饿吃的太快,根本顾不上细细地品尝。起初我想可能是因为在圣诞节期间背包客旅馆里有节日Party,顾客们才有幸吃到免费的巧克力布丁,后来走进去才发现在接待处和厨房墙上的黑板上用英、韩和中文写着;每晚8:00免费巧克力布丁。原来如此,每晚都有!好棒啊!


新西兰爬山日记: 南岛NELSON八日步道第八天Abel Tasman Coast Track大步道

新西兰徒步日记: 南岛NELSON八日步道第八天,Abel Tasman Coast Track 大步道第三天,Bark Bay to Marahau, 04/01/2014 昨晚睡了个好觉,今天精神抖擞,但我的脚还有一丝的疼痛。清早8:25我们上了路,晴朗的天空,凉爽的空气,潮湿无尘的步道,让我们今天感觉轻松了许多。 我们大多是沿着海边的山路行走,上上下下曲曲折折的,这倒也不寂寞,还可以透过树间的缝隙,随时可见蓝绿色的海。沿途路过几个半月形的海湾,海湾的沙是金黄色的,与水晶般蓝绿的海水相衬,别有风味。走在海滩上的感觉也很特别,脚下涩涩的,原来这里的沙是粗粗的大粒沙,与我们通常见到的柔软的细沙不同,这些构成了Abel Tasman别致的风景。