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The Pouakai Tarn Walk

The Pouakai Tarn Walk

The Pouakai Tarn Walk How to get to The Pouakai Tarn Walk: From New Plymouth, take State Highway 3 (signs for Inglewood/Wanganui) then turn right onto Mangorei Road (signs for Pukeiti Gardens/Gold Club Westown). 400 meters before the end of the road will be a carpark....
Climbing Mount Taranaki for sunrise

Climbing Mount Taranaki for sunrise

Climbing Mount Taranaki for sunrise Climbing Mount Taranaki for sunrise was scary and exhilarating! Standing 2,518 meters above sea level, it is the hardest climb to date. A massive 80 people have died in climbing accidents on Mount Taranaki since 1890. However,...
Mount Pirongia Summit via the Tirohanga Track

Mount Pirongia Summit via the Tirohanga Track

Mount Pirongia Summit via the Tirohanga Track Mount Pirongia is an extinct volcano peaking at 959 metres above sea level. It is the highest peak in the Waikato Region and it is a bloody tough climb! You have been warned… this is not a straight climb up to the...
Te Aroha Summit Track

Te Aroha Summit Track

Te Aroha Summit Track I first climbed Te Aroha in 2017 and swore I would never ever do it again. At 952m above sea level I remember it being a tough climb! Yet here I am climbing it a second time 3 years later. Round 2 of Mount Te Aroha did not feel so hard but...
The Pinnacles Walk – Kauaeranga Kauri Trail

The Pinnacles Walk – Kauaeranga Kauri Trail

The Pinnacles Walk – Kauaeranga Kauri Trail They should really rename this walk ‘The Pinnacles Climb’! It is definitely more of a climb than a walk at 759 metres above sea level.   In saying that, if you have a bucket list then this walk should be on...

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