On 10 Hitchhiking Experiences In New Zealand

Over the last week or two I’ve been exploring a small part of the South Island, with hitchhiking my main form of transport between towns and cities. I must have hitched close to 100 (maybe more?) rides over the last few years and have always been annoyed I...

On The Tirohanga Track In Picton

The Tirohanga Track is a short (~3.2km) end to end walk with easy access from the centre of Picton. It’s the perfect walk if you’ve got a couple of hours before catching your ferry or plan on spending a couple days in Picton. This post will cover: My...

On Visiting The New Zealand Rugby Museum

The New Zealand Rugby Museum is in Palmerston North of all places! That might surprise you (me too), in which case you better get Palmy on your itinerary if you want to visit the museum. To put it simply, the New Zealand Rugby Museum is awesome. The displays are full...

On The Manawatu Gorge Walk Near Palmy

I finally completed the Manawatu Gorge Walk! Having come to Palmerston North (near the trailhead) for most Christmases as a kid I’d never done the walk. The Manawatu Gorge Track is a 10.1km end to end hike under a canopy of trees, with various lookouts along the way....

On 4 Nice Short Walks On The Gold Coast

On the way back to New Zealand in September, I made a stopover in the Gold Coast to visit my sister and brand new nephew. During the visit we managed to go for a few short walks around the Gold Coast. I’m normally one for 3+ hours hikes, but it’s not so...

On The Walking Tracks In Hemi Matenga

The 330-hectare Hemi Matenga Scenic Reserve borders the east of Waikanae. With the summit 514 metres above sea level, it’s no beast height wise but the summit views of Kapiti Island are epic. There are three trails you can walk take through the scenic reserve: The...