My Five Favourite Hiking Pubs

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

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

One of my favourite hikes in New Zealand. Situated in Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks, the Five Passes Route is a mostly off-trail wilderness trek that requires good navigation skills and a sprinkling of luck on the meteorological front. Despite being … Continue reading