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One of the activities I was most looking forward to during our trip to Northland over the holidays was taking our cute little 2WD Toyota Ractis to 90 mile beach. Stretching along the western coast of the far north from Ahipara to Scott Point (just south of Cape Reinga)...

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During our trip to Northland over the Christmas break we were hoping to take in at least one overnight walk as it had been a few weeks since we had been out in the bush. Based on all my research the track that continued to come up on forums and...

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Scuba diving is something that’s been on my bucket list for a long time. I’ve always dreamed of exploring the underwater world filled with colorful fish, beautiful coral reefs and historic ship wrecks. Although both Jordan and I were certified in the Great Lakes in Canada a number of...

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If there’s one thing we’ve been looking forward to trying again, it was blokarts – but on the beach! While researching things to do in Northland over our Christmas holiday, we came across Ahipara Adventures who not only offer blokart rentals on the beach but rent sandboards for an epic sand dune...

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Ever since we climbed Mount Taranaki last summer it’s been on our list to tackle it in the winter once we had enough confidence and experience with mountaineering. Waiting for the right weather window, we finally saw an opportunity at the beginning of December and made a last minute decision...

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While spending a short weekend in Auckland, I wanted to challenge myself by climbing three of Auckland’s unique volcanoes. Although Auckland is filled with more than 53 volcanoes, Rangitoto Island, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill are among its most popular and accessible volcanos. With a Sunday available to...

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If there’s one thing we’ve always wanted to get into (especially Jordan) it’s mountaineering. With little to no options close to where we grew up in Canada we were excited to learn that New Zealand has an alpine club (NZAC) that is the perfect way to get into the...

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It was hard to believe the 1st day of winter was upon us during the Queen’s birthday long weekend as the sun was shining like it was a bright summer’s day! With the harbour as calm as glass, it was the perfect scene to finally try stand-up paddleboarding! Jordan...

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Jordan and I have spent a lot of time exploring New Zealand, but we haven’t had much time to explore what is in our own backyard here in Wellington. The Makara Walkway has been on our list for some time and with the beautiful forecast in store for the...

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