07-26/12/2012 - photos

Participants: Tom Brennan, Rachel Grindlay

Rangitoto Summit Walk

Looking across to Motutapu Island from the boardwalk

Pohutukawa among the lave flows

Te Mata Creek Walk


Sleeping God Canyon

Rachel on the second pitch

Rainbow Falls

Looking back up the valley at the canyon

Little bird on the deck at our cottage

Cathedral Cove Sea Kayaking

Rock arch

Sea stack

Te Pare Point Walk

Views of Te Karaka Island and Moturangi Island from Te Pare Point

Rachel on the hill at sunset


Sunset on Hahei Beach

Pinnacles Walk

East coast and islands

Sunset over the Hauraki Gulf

Moody morning

Dancing Camp Kauri Dam

Pinnacle (not the Pinnacles!)

Karangahake Gorge Windows Walk

Another window on to the gorge

Windows in the cliff, from the track on the other side

Rotorua - Te Puia

Pohutu Geyser


Rotorua - Fairy Springs


Green Glow Eco Adventures - caving near Te Kuiti

Rachel and Tom

Walking back up the canyon

Rachel and Tom ... and octopus?!

Rachel and Tom amongst the cave formations

Tongariro NP

Ngauruhoe with its head in the clouds

Tongariro "Crossing" - climbing Tongariro and Ngauruhoe


Taranaki from 150km away!



Mt Doom!

Climbers are little specks on the face of Ngauruhoe

South Crater and Tongariro

Soda Springs, below Tongariro

Taranaki Falls

Cascade Falls

Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls

Cascades and Ruapehu

Whakapapa Ski Area

Rocky ridge near Whakapapa Ski Area

Pukekura Park

Poets Bridge

Floating jellyfish...


Pouakai Circuit: Day 1 - North Egmont to Pouakai Hut

First views of Mt Taranaki

On the track to Henry Peak

360 degree views from Henry Peak


Taranaki by night

Pouakai Circuit: Day 2 - Pouakai Hut to Holly Hut plus Pouakai Trig and Bells Falls


The Hump and Mt Taranaki, on the way to Pouakai Trig

Taranaki panorama

Ahukawakawa Swamp and the upper Stony River

Bells Falls

Pouakai Circuit: Day 3 - Holly Hut to North Egmont

Waterfall in the mist