Date: 19-21 February 2021.
Trip type: Easy Medium.
Location: Mount Taranaki.
Author: Matt P.
Trampers: Meneka, Tracey, Amanda, Jamie, John E, John P, Anna, Matt P, Denise, Liliana and James (leader).
We’ve regrouped at the top of a 300m long stretch of steep scoria on the way down the north ridge of Mount Taranaki. The sun blazes from a cloudless sky, there’s no wind and it’s hot – a heat haze shimmers off the dusty slope. Having climbed over 1500m today our legs are tired and … Read more
Date: 19-22 April 2019.
Trip type: Cycle Packing.
Location: Whanganui National Park.
Author: Henry Fisher.
Trampers: Henry Fisher.
INTRODUCTION Over Easter weekend I took a trip through and around the Forgotten World Highway, between Taumarunui and New Plymouth. This area is surprisingly beautiful for how little I have heard about it before going, and still relatively quiet in terms of traffic. As you pass through, there are stunning views of the Ruapehu massif, … Read more