Lake Dive (and side trips)

Fanthams Peak reflected in Lake Dive

We left Wellington on the Friday evening with a small medium-fit group and had the Konini Lodge at Dawson Falls, Egmont National Park to ourselves. With our expected walking time of 3-4 hours to Lake Dive on Saturday, we had ample time to explore the Dawson Falls and Wilkies Pools loop tracks (30-60 minutes each). … Read more

Syme Hut and Mt Taranaki – a Sherpa assisted ascent

Syme Hut and Mt Taranaki

Syme Hut and Mt Taranaki – a Sherpa assisted ascent An attempt to climb Mt Taranaki with two trampers acting as Sherpas and carrying all the shared camping gear We met at Wellington Railway Station at 1730 on Friday night: Tony, Illona, Rachel, Becky, Meena, Dave and I. We were very interested to meet the Sherpas … Read more