When I was growing up my father was a Park Ranger with the New Zealand Department of Lands and Survey.(Now D0C)
Just after I turned 5, Dad became the first Ranger for a newly formed park area, in rural part of New Zealand.
Exploring the new park with our father became the greatest adventure of our lives, in those early days there were not tracks, the mud was deeper, the rivers wider and trees taller..,
So started my passion for the outdoors that is now an essential part of my adult life.
Some where along the way I found the passion for showing others how much fun Hiking,(also called Tramping in New Zealand) is when we accept and enjoy all levels 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.
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29 January 2018
Disclaimer; This Blog and all associated posts, is a record of my personal experiences, observations and learning along the way. It is not intended as an authoritative guide to New Zealand Hiking.