Where hiking began for me….
I was lucky enough to grow up in rural New Zealand surrounded by native rain forest, in a time before the distractions of modern childhood.
My father was the first park service ranger in the area, so as kids this meant that we spent a lot of time exploring or “helping Dad on Ranger adventures.”
So started my love of the outdoors, that has now become a vital cornerstone for my rest and recreation as an adult.
The Hiking Blog…
I have always had 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 tell my story through a resource for other hikers, from beginner to beyond.
Please do send me your comments, ideas and suggestions!
Disclaimer; This blog and associated posts, is not intended as an authoritative guide to New Zealand hiking, rather it is based only on my personal experiences, observations and learning doing what i enjoy.