Volcanoes and hot springs

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Lion Rock / Te Piha

Lion Rock is the unmistakable rocky outcrop on the beach at Piha.   More ▶︎
Walking the length of NZ's main divide

Walking the length of NZ's main divide

A guide to / summary of my progress on one possible route from East Cape to West Cape, the length of NZ's main divide. (work in progress)   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach

Mount Herbert: Gebbies Pass approach

A lengthy route along the Crater Rim, past the Remarkable Dykes and the Sign of the Packhorse to Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).   More ▶︎
Tarawera Trail

Tarawera Trail

The first day of what will eventually be a three day trip around Lake tarawera   More ▶︎
Lake Surprise

Lake Surprise

Walk to Lake Suprise, Mountain Track   More ▶︎

Border Track - NSW/QLD Australia

This section of the Border Track lies on the rim of the Tweed Volcanoe and is mainly rainforest trail.   More ▶︎

Auckland Coast to Coast

A day walk in an urban jungle Surpriseingly interesting with more wildlife than I have seen in many New Zealand Forests   More ▶︎
Hurunui Hot Springs

Hurunui Hot Springs

An overnight trip to a good hot pool near Lake Sumner.   More ▶︎
Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)

Mount Somers summit (from Woolshed Creek)

A gentle climb over untracked tussock land to this easy summit.   More ▶︎
Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa Trail

Te Araroa is a walking trail running the entire length of the North and South Islands. The trail opened 3 December 2011.   More ▶︎
Whakapapaiti Valley

Whakapapaiti Valley

This is an easy day trip in summer from Whakapapaiti Village. Allow about six hours, but you can do it in five if you don't have too many breaks.   More ▶︎
Mt Taranaki/ Mt Egmont Summit via Standard North Route

Mt Taranaki/ Mt Egmont Summit via Standard North Route

North Island's second highest mountain, everyone knows Mt Taranaki. Known as a relatively easy climb given the elevation gained.   More ▶︎
Browns Island (Motukorea)

Browns Island (Motukorea)

A young, grass-covered island volcano near Auckland.   More ▶︎
Karioi Track

Karioi Track

A short walk through coastal forest to the summit of a small volcano, Mt Karioi, south of Raglan.   More ▶︎
Mt Kakepuku

Mt Kakepuku

A brief climb to the summit of a forested volcano in the Waikato.   More ▶︎
Pirongia summit loop via Tirohanga / Mahaukura tracks

Pirongia summit loop via Tirohanga / Mahaukura tracks

Walk up one ridge and down the other, great views the whole way and rare plants too. Varible track that keeps you thinking.   More ▶︎
Fantham's Peak

Fantham's Peak

Nice hike - not too strenuous. Be aware of rapidly changing weather conditions.   More ▶︎
Pirongia - Bell/ Tahuanui Loop 1.5 days

Pirongia - Bell/ Tahuanui Loop 1.5 days

This is a beaut! Fresh air, lush veg and precious plants only 1.5h drive from Auckland.   More ▶︎
Mt Taranaki Summit (Summer)

Mt Taranaki Summit (Summer)

Alpine ascent to summit of Mt Taranaki / Egmont.   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert: Western Valley Road approach

Mount Herbert: Western Valley Road approach

A straightforward route along the unconstructed section of the Summit Road to the highest point on Banks Peninsula: Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).   More ▶︎
Mount Herbert Walkway

Mount Herbert Walkway

A straightforward climb from Diamond Harbour over farmland to the highest point on Banks Peninsula: Mount Herbert / Te Ahu Patiki (919m).   More ▶︎
Te Ara Pātaka

Te Ara Pātaka

This track between Gebbies Pass and Hilltop was once surveyed as part of the Banks Peninsula Summit Road, although never constructed. Farm and tussocklands, expansive views, and remnant tōtara forest.   More ▶︎
Ngauruhoe Volcano

Ngauruhoe Volcano

Ascent of the steep, symmetrical scoria cone of a young volcano - can be walked as a 3 hour side trip on the Tongariro Crossing   More ▶︎
Ketetahi Track

Ketetahi Track

Easy climb through forest and subalpine vegetation on the northern flank of the Tongariro Volcano   More ▶︎

Mount Tongariro

A side trip on the Tongariro Crossing to the low summit of Tongariro Volcano   More ▶︎

Soda Springs

The easiest close approach to Ngauruhoe Volcano, following a smooth track through a raw, moonlike landscape to an oasis of vegetation around mineral springs   More ▶︎
Te Mari Craters

Te Mari Craters

Unmarked walk to volcanic craters near Ketetahi Hut on the Tongariro Crossing   More ▶︎
Tama Lakes Track

Tama Lakes Track

A good day walk onto the Tama Saddle, visiting explosion craters near the foot of Ngauruhoe. Excellent panoramic views on an exposed, windy track.   More ▶︎
Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls

Whakapapa Nature Walk

A brief sealed track introducing the park's vegetation zonation.   More ▶︎
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