Published on 29 September 2017

Babysitting NZ Dotterels at Piha

NZ Dotterel

A few months ago, Auckland Council advertised a volunteer position to monitor the pair of New Zealand Dotterel nesting at Piha. Since I like shorebirds and I live a few minutes away from the beach, it would have been silly not to come forward. This is what happened after.


Published on 9 July 2017

Tiritiri Matangi

The lighthouse

Tiritiri Matangi is a pest-free, sanctuary Island located in the Hauraki Gulf in the North Island of Aotearoa New Zealand. According to experts, Tiritiri It's one of the best places in the country for bird spotting.


Published on 11 June 2017

The Hillary Trail

The Hillary Trail

The Hillary Trail is a stunning multi-day hike across the Waitekere Ranges regional park. Featuring native forest and coastal landscapes, the Hillary is probably the best and most strenuous walk in the Auckland area. It sounded like the perfect plan for this Queen's Birthday long weekend..


Published on 31 July 2016

The Tongariro Northern Circuit

Mt. Ruapehu and Mt. Ngarauhuoe seen from the summit of Mt. Tongariro

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is considered one of the best one-day walks in the whole world. But why do only one day when you have the option to walk the Northern Circuit which is a 2-3 days walk? Hell yeah, that's what I thought too!


Published on 17 May 2016

The Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Rimutaka Cycle Trail

Being one of New Zealand great rides, the Rimutaka Cycle Trail is a great option for a weekend getaway just right outside of Wellington. The official trail starts from Petone but we took the train to Lower Hutt and skip the first bit. In exchange we finished the ride in Eastbourne instead of finishing at the Orongorongo Station.


Published on 25 April 2016

Latitude 47ºS, the North West circuit on Rakiura-Stewart Island

Thomas on his way to Smokey Beach

Across the legendary Foveaux Strait, south of the South Island of New Zealand, lies Rakiura - Stewart Island. Home to one of the earliest Māori settlements in history, and with a current population of only 380 people, Stewart Island is home to one of the best walks in New Zealand, the "North West Circuit".