Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos in North Island

Urupukapuka Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainFarmland / Villages / Urban, Coast / BeachDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceNorthland, Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic ParkCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)15Height gain (m)250Route findingEasy
NotesUrupukapuka Island's rolling green hillsides and pristine bays and beaches are perfect for a day's strolling. In Late December the Pohutakawa trees are at their peak flowering.
House in Otehei Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B518

Sheep and Cable Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B520

Sheep and Cable Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B521

Potutukawa Tree and Urupukapuka Bay, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B523

Pohutukawa Flowers, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B525

Pohutukawa Flowers, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B527

Pohutukawa and boat in Urupukapuka Bay, with Cape Brett Peninsula beyond, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B528

Path to N of Island, with first Waewaetorea Is and then Okahu Islnds beyond, Urupukapuka Island walk (T), Bay of Islands Maritime and Historic Park, Bay of Islands, Northland, New Zealand, 21-Dec-00, B529

Cathedral Cove Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainCliffs / Rock outcropsDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceAuckland, CoromandelCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteCathedral Cove, Hahei Beach
NotesA pleasant coastal walk to Cathedral Beach with its distinctive rock formation
Cathedral Cove, Cathedral Cove Trail (T), Coromandel, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-Feb-01, B880

Stingray Bay, Cathedral Cove Trail (T), Coromandel, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-Feb-01, B881

Hahei Beach from path to Cathedral Cove, Cathedral Cove Trail (T), Coromandel, Auckland, New Zealand, 8-Feb-01, B882

 
Rangitoto Island Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateEarly Feb
Region/PlaceAuckland, Huaraki Gulf, Rangitoto IslandCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)8Height gain (m)300Route findingEasy
RouteSummit Track and Islington Bay
NotesA short ferry ride from Auckland, Rangitoto is a clear reminder that Auckland is in a geologically active area. Fine views of Auckland and Huaraki Gulf
Aa lava along path to Rangitoto summit, Rangitoto Summit Trail (T), Rangitoto Island, Huaraki Gulf, Auckland, New Zealand, 9-Feb-01, B885

   
Cape Reinga / Ninety Mile Beach Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days2TerrainCoast / BeachDateMid Dec
Region/PlaceNorthland, Te Paki ReservesCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)60Height gain (m)900Route findingEasy
RouteWaikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach (N1) - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing
NotesA walk to the end of New Zealand, looking out over the Tasman Sea and South Pacific Ocean. The beaches and bays are beautiful, although the path is quite undulating. It's possible to make this into a circuit walk from Waikiki Landing, along farmland tracks and paths. Be warned that I have never seen such large mosquitoes.
Walking along Te Paki stream nr N end of Ninety-Mile Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B504

Steps leading up from N end of Ninety-Mile Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B505

Cape Reinga Walkway between Ninety-Mile and Twilight Beaches, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B506

Cape Maria van Diemen (M - far) and Twilight Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B508

Cape Maria van Diemen, and Motuopao Island (R) from path up from Twilight Beach, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B509

Herangi Hill from Cape Reinga Walkway, Waikiki Landing - Te Paki Stream - Twilight Beach - Te Werahi Beach Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 16-Dec-00, B510

Cape Maria van Diemen (R) and Te Werahi Beach from Cape Reinga Walkway leading up to Cape Reinga, Te Werahi Beach - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 17-Dec-00, B511

Convergence of Tasman Sea and S Pacific Ocean off Cape Reinga, Te Werahi Beach - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 17-Dec-00, B515

Sandy Bay from Cape Reinga Walkway leading up towards Tapotupotu Bay, Te Werahi Beach - Cape Reinga - Tapotupotu Bay - Darkies Ridge - Te Paki - Waikiki Landing Section, Ninety Mile Beach - Cape Reinga Walkway (T), Te Paki Reserves, Northland, New Zealand, 17-Dec-00, B516

   
Tongariro Crossing Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days1 (One way)TerrainVolcanic / GeothermalDateLate Nov / Late Dec
Region/PlaceWanganui-Manawatu, Tongariro NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)17Height gain (m)400Route findingEasy
RouteKetetahi Track, Ketetahi Hot Springs (1450), Blue Lake, Emerald Lakes, South Crater (1660), Mt Tongariro/Mt Ngauruhoe Saddle, Mangetepopo Hut
NotesIn a green and lush country, the scenery here is very different, with volcanic peaks and weird coloured lakes. Late Nov is an excellent time to walk this track, with the frozen crust on the lakes breaking up. By Late Dec, all the snow will be gone.
South Crater, Tongariro crossing, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 28-Nov-94, W158

Mt Ngaurahoe, Tongariro Crossing, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 28-Nov-94, W324

Mt Nguarahoe and S Crater, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B536

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B539

Emerald Lakes, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B541

Emerald Lake, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B542

Mt Ruapehu (L far) and Mt Nguarahoe (sloping up to R) from Blue Lake, Tongariro Crossing (T), Tongariro NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 23-Dec-00, B543

 
Wanganui Journey (Canoe) Hiking Walking Trekking Bushwalking Tramping Photos
Days3 (One way)TerrainLakes / Rivers / Waterfalls, Cycling / CanoeingDateLate Dec
Region/PlaceWanganui-Manawatu, Wanganui NPCountryNew Zealand  
Dist (kms)88 (Canoe)Height gain (m) Route findingEasy
RouteWhakahoro (Wade's Landing) - John Coull Hut (N1) - Tieke Marae (N2) - Pipiriki
NotesA journey down a dark river amongst green and damp fern forests.
Wanganui River nr John Coull Hut, Whakahoro (Wade's Landing) - John Coull Hut Section, Wanganui Journey (Canoe) (T), Wanganui NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 24-Dec-00, B544

Wanganui River nr John Coull Hut, Whakahoro (Wade's Landing) - John Coull Hut Section, Wanganui Journey (Canoe) (T), Wanganui NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 24-Dec-00, B548

Wanganui River nr John Coull Hut, Whakahoro (Wade's Landing) - John Coull Hut Section, Wanganui Journey (Canoe) (T), Wanganui NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 24-Dec-00, B550

Mangapurua Stream nr Bridge To Nowhere, John Coull Hut - Tieke Marae Section, Wanganui Journey (Canoe) (T), Wanganui NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 25-Dec-00, B551

Bridge To Nowhere, John Coull Hut - Tieke Marae Section, Wanganui Journey (Canoe) (T), Wanganui NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 25-Dec-00, B553

Mangapurua Landing and Wanganui River, John Coull Hut - Tieke Marae Section, Wanganui Journey (Canoe) (T), Wanganui NP, Wanganui-Manawatu, New Zealand, 25-Dec-00, B555