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Karamatura Track to Puriri Ridge Track to Omanawanui Track 2021   Recently updated!

New updated luxury Puriri Ridge Track & Omanawanui Track were just opened on 21 Feb. 2021. All wild and thrilling track sections gone, but more people can walk and enjoy the beautiful view!  Trails: Karamatura Track to Donald McLean Track to Puriri Ridge Track to Omanawanui Track to Whatipu and […]


Te Aroha Summit plus loop 2021

Te Aroha Summit tracks become much easier than in winter. It’s always one of my favourite day-tracks around Auckland. We walked a loop, started and finished at Te Aroha Domain. Te Aroha Summit track up straight forward to summit in 1:25 hrs, had a break then down to Tui Mine – Te […]


Hunua Kohukohunui Summit loop 2021

It’s been many years not walking to Kohukohunui summit via Mangatangi Ridge Track since it’s closed. Almost forgot all about it, except the beginning stream crossing. Down back via Upper Mangatawhiri Track, then Ernies Track and Lilburne Road track.


Tangihua Forest Tracks

Finally we got chance to walk it! Tangihua Forest! Tangihua Range! Beautiful and wild! *Experienced tramper only! At least one section before the tower is quite dangerous especially in wet weather! We also walked the side track Kauri Dam Walk and Nature Walk in the end. We started Te Haua Ura Track […]


Pouakai Circuit in Egmont National Park

Our 2021 first long walk, was expected to finish it around 7 hours but it’s tough than we thought. The track was muddy and experienced after the Henry Peak, hard to walk quickly. We forgot and missed top up our drink water at Pouakai Hut. We have to save water until […]


Hakarimata Waterworks Walk to Hakarimata Rail Trail

We walked this track on 12/09/2020 from the car park on Brownlee Avenue, Ngaruawahia until Hakarimata Rail Trail via Waterworks Walk and Hamarimata Walkway and return. Waterworks Walk to Summit is HOT! Lots people walk it on weekend. The total time is our time includes a quick simple lunch. You may […]