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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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During our trip to complete the Heaphy Track, we decided to start in Karamea and walk it the opposite direction as most. Our trusty NZ Frenzy guide raved about this charming little area so we made an effort to make the 100km detour that many tourist skip on their way down the west...

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After an exciting first Mountaineering experience up at Mount Ruapehu, we were eager to get up in the mountains again. So when the Wellington Section of the NZ Alpine Club put out the call for folks interested in climbing Te Ao Whekere – the 2nd highest peak in the...

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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 area we’ve been wanting to go back to again it was the Abel Tasman National Park. We got a taste for its beauty during our first Great Walk along the Abel Tasman Coast Track, so when we heard you could go canyoning deep in the heart of...

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If there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do since I was a young it was to be a pilot. I’ve dreamt of flying like a bird, and while hang gliding in Queenstown was as close as I could get, the exhilarating feeling of piloting a plane has been...

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Our love affair with the Great Walks started just over a year ago a few weeks after arriving in New Zealand. We learned about these incredible multi-day hikes during a dinner conversation with some new friends our first weekend here and since then have set out to tackle each and every...

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It had been over a year since we visited Christchurch, so when our mate Kyle at Bare Kiwi invited us to explore the city with our friend Liz at Young Adventuress, we jumped at the chance to rediscover Christchurch. When we first arrived in the city over a year ago there were some...

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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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