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Lake Waikaremoana Track
25 April 201825 April
Lake Waikaremoana Track
Did this walk 10 years ago to the date and bloody loved it. Did it again this year, walked anti-clockwise starting at the Whanganui hut. Took us 4 nights and 4 days, first night we were just dropped at the hut and stayed the night. didn't do any walking that day. Had great weather the first two days, third day was overcast and that night at the Panakeri hut the rain set in. The walk out as a wet one, got soaked. got down the hill in 2 and a half hours, just in time for the early taxi and drive back to Auckland. The tracks were very muddy, even before the rain, they could use some maintenance. One of the older, smaller huts had mice and they snuck into my pack that had a slight opening in the zip and nibbled on half of the food. The firewood provided at the huts was very wet and it was tough to keep a fire roaring. Saw a kiwi in the bush right next to the first hut, so that was an awesome surprise. Lots of possums around and saw a stoat during the day. Managed to kill a possum with the firewood axe. Would still do it again. a good day hike or overnighter would be to just walk up to Panakeri and back. you get all the best views that way.
Okura Bush Walkway- Auckland
9 December 20179 December 2017
Okura Bush Walkway- Auckland
Tracks good for a half day walk, sign at the start says its part closed due to slips but the full track was open all the way. Some fairly new boardwalks through the Kauris. take your togs if your going this summer. Very popular track, saw people every 2-3 minutes.