My Five Favourite Hiking Pubs

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When it comes to choosing hiking destinations, I don’t have any specific formula or preferences. Sometimes I look for pure wilderness experiences in remote locations. Other times I’m drawn by historical, cultural, culinary, and in the case of this particular … Continue reading

Tongariro Crossing | New Zealand, 2010

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Distance:  12.1 miles (19.4 km) Avg.Time:  6 hours Start / Finish: Mangatepopo Car park – Ketetahi Car park Both trailheads are serviced by regular shuttle buses from National Park and Whakapapa villages. Season: October to May. In addition to warmer … Continue reading

Five Passes Route | New Zealand, 2010

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One of my favourite hikes in New Zealand.  Situated in Mount Aspiring & Fiordland National Parks, the Five Passes Route is a wilderness tramp (Kiwi speak for ‘hike’ or ‘trek’) that requires good route finding and map reading skills. It’s relative … Continue reading