Summiting Ruapimple

Two van loads of happy WTMC trampers reached our lodge close to midnight. Everything was completely fogged in. Luckily the green lights up at XXC gave a good hint where to stop and try to find the stairs to the lodge. Most of us were lodge virgins and when we arrived we were all in … Read moreSummiting Ruapimple

Lodge Daywalks – Tama Lakes and Ruapehu Summit

WTMC at Tama Lakes

As a city bloke through and through, who loves his cocktail bars and having a wealth of restaurants to dine at, I can’t quite put my finger on why I have a yearning to get exposed to the elements on a wind-ravaged hillside. Maybe getting out in the elements is my way of restoring balance … Read moreLodge Daywalks – Tama Lakes and Ruapehu Summit

Stunning views at Tongariro National Park

If you have never done the Tongariro Crossing or if you have never done any tramp in the Tongariro National Park, it is time to get your boots ready! The views of the volcanos, lakes, craters and tussock are just stunning; and you will wish you have been there earlier. Because we were an easy … Read moreStunning views at Tongariro National Park