Another Hiking Blog?

photo of hiker in New Zealand bushI grew up in a rural part of New Zealand surrounded by Native Bush and as my Father was the first Park Ranger in the area, my brother and I spent many hours tagging along with him in the establishment of the new Park area and hiking tracks.

Those early days, when all the mud was deeper and all the tracks longer, was the start of passion  with the outdoors and hiking, that is now an essential recreation in my life.

The Blog…

Some where along the way I developed a passion for introducing people to Hiking,(also called Tramping in New Zealand) specifically to the team approach that makes the outdoors enjoyable to everyone regardless of experience or ability.

So now feels like the right time to share what I have learned in a resource for other Hikers, just starting out or to beyond.

Please do send me your Comments, Ideas and Suggestions!

(The Posts are Optimised for Smart device use – some internal links may not work so well on a computer.)


29 January 2018



Getting Started


Disclaimer;  This Blog and it’s associated  posts, is not intended to be an authoritative guide to New Zealand Hiking, rather it is a record of my personal experiences, observations and learning doing what I enjoy.