Month: September 2019

Putangirua Pinnacles & Cape Palliser Lighthouse, WELLINGTON

Cape Palliser is the most southern point of New Zealand’s North Island. It’s a decent 2 hour drive from Wellington, so you need at least a full day to make the most of the area. We left Wellington after a quick coffee and breakfast, road tripped to the cape, did a few short day hikes […]

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Waitahinga Dam, WHANGANUI

This is one of the best day hikes we’ve done since moving to Whanganui. The great thing about it is that you can do the full hike down to the dam and back, or a shorter walk around the other trails. With a canopy of Native New Zealand forest (some original tawa and rimu trees, […]

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Learning to snowboard-WHAKAPAPA

Hi. I’ve wanted to learn how to snowboard for as long as I can remember. When I was a young teenager we would go on skiing trips as a family up Mt Ruapehu. Snowboarding was always off limits as my dad is a purist and loyal to the ski life. He would refer to the […]

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