Running from the junction of State Highway 2 and Lyons Rd to State Highway 1 at Mercer, this track is part of the Te Araroa Trail.
One section of the Te Araroa trail that we have always wanted to walk runs from downtown Auckland to Onehunga. Yesterday we decided that we would do it properly by parking in Devonport and catching the ferry to the city.
We’ve been up at Whangarei Heads today, checking out a campervan. Continue reading Bream Head Te Whara track
A friend who is walking the Te Araroa Trail told us that the track through to Puketi is one of the most beautiful areas of kauri forest he has ever been in, and we would now have to agree. Our friend Mike hasn’t done much tramping in NZ so we invited him to tag along, expecting he would be impressed too.
Our friend Murray Faulkner is walking the Te Araroa Walkway, and when we heard he was about to do the Russell Forest section we decided to join him for a day. Yesterday he took a water taxi from Opua to the Waikare Inlet where he joined his wife Linley and their campervan. We drove up from Auckland and met them there mid-afternoon.
Continue reading Papakauri Stream
Kimpton’s career as a road surveyor was presumably not a successful one.
Continue reading Kimptons Track
As we headed south on the motorway this morning, a gentle drizzle began which forced me to learn how to use the wipers on the new car. By the time we arrived at Lambie Drive it seemed to have settled in, so we donned our trusty ponchos and set off alongside the stream towards Manurewa. Continue reading Upper Puhinui Stream