Mt Maunganui

Where: Bay of Plenty, Tauranga, New Zealand What’s involved: This is a short 3.8km hike from the beachfront to the summit of the extinct volcano and takes between 30-45 mins one way. There are two different routes you can take with both tracks starting from the ocean side of the base: The Oruahine track brings…

Mt Fyffe

Where: Kaikoura, New Zealand What’s involved: This is a 15km hike return from the Mt Fyffe car park to the Mt Fyffe summit (1600 meters). New Zealand Department of Conservations recommends taking 8 hours to complete the entire round trip (5 hours to the summit from the car park and 3 hours to return back)….

Putaruru Blue Springs

Where: Putaruru, South Waikato, New Zealand What’s involved: A 4.7km loop around the Putaruru Blue Spring. Here the water is incredibly clear and takes 100 years to filter from the Mamaku Plateau, supplying over half of New Zealand’s bottled water. There is a beautiful walk along boardwalks that brings you by the crystal clear water,…

Mt Isobel

Where: Hanmer Springs, New Zealand What’s involved: This is a 10km round trip to the Mt Isobel summit which dominates the Hanmer Springs skyline at over 1300 meters. There are a couple of different ways to get to the summit: Jacks Pass: This is the hardest, steepest but most direct ascent to the top. You…

Mt Victoria

Where: Wellington, New Zealand What’s involved: From Courtenay Place it takes approx. 30 minutes to complete the 190 meter ascent. The Hike: Starting in the city centre you will work your way up Majoribanks street until you reach Charles Plimmer Park. Once you reach the park you’ll see a sign for the Southern Walkway. Follow…

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Tongariro National Park is home to the 8th natural wonder of the world – the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. This world-renown trail is 19.4km across some of the New Zealand’s most breathtaking terrain. Now to be quite honest Richie found this track online and was incredibly excited to do it. All I heard was 19.4km and…