F.A.B.

311 walks ticked

This Year

18
Number of Walks Ticked
74.3km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

311
Number of Walks Ticked
1,126.5km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mt Cooran (Sunshine Coast)
13 May, 2020
Hard
1.3km return
1 hr
Wow. One of the last mountains on the Sunshine Coast I still had to conquer and with the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, I could get up there and enjoy the challenge.
And yes, it was a challenge, all be it a very short one. I took the opportunity to 'pink ribbon' the route from the tree line up, which I hope will be helpful to fellow bushwalkers, as the track is not used a lot and certainly not well defined.
Ah, but I spied another mountain, which I discovered was even higher: Mt Pinbarren. Now I have to work out how to climb it!
Mary Cairncross Reserve (Sunshine Coast)
3 May, 2020
Very Easy
2km return
1 hr
Cowans Hill (South Island NZ)
16 Mar, 2020
Easy
5.9km return
105 mins
The local maps were confusing and contradictory, so I hope this description will help you get around the loop and not travel the extra couple of km along the lake shore that I did!
I quite enjoyed this walk, once I was on the right track with lots of interesting points along the way.
Mount John (South Island NZ)
15 Mar, 2020
Medium
8.3km return
2.5 hrs
So here we are in idyllic Lake Tekapo, camped on the lakeside, with its wonderful views up the lake. But we have to get out there and climb the 'hills', so the first is Mount John on the western side of the lake up to the observatory and beyond and then back along the lakeside. Fantastic.
Hectors Coastal Track (South Island NZ)
14 Mar, 2020
Easy
6.1km return
2 mins
This track was discovered by chance on a Saturday afternoon stroll out to Caroline Bay Beach in Timaru. Subsequent research revealed that I had in fact completed this walk from start to finish and back, as I thought that I had just cut the track part way along.
This is the first time that I have come across a 'Tsunami' evacuation information board on my travels!
Mount Iron Loop (South Island NZ)
10 Mar, 2020
Medium
4.7km return
105 mins
Early morning start today, as we are off on a wine tour this afternoon; no walking after that! But let's first get some exercise under our belts and a bird's eye view of Wanaka and its surrounds. Lots of dog walkers, people training and one hell of a lot of rabbits.
Lake Matheson Jetty (South Island NZ)
5 Mar, 2020
Easy
2.6km return
1 hr
Having spent the morning hiking on Fox Glacier, this serein walk around the lake was a great way to relax and soak in the surroundings with its backdrop of the Southern Alps.
Lake Matheson Circuit (South Island NZ)
5 Mar, 2020
Easy
4.1km return
2 hrs
Part two of this walk beyond the Jetty and up to the incredible vista from View of Views and around the lake.
Fox Glacier Valley Walk (South Island NZ)
5 Mar, 2020
Medium
6.6km return
2.5 hrs
We heli-hiked onto the glacier for a two hour trek early this morning and now, at the end of the day, a walk in as far as you currently can towards the base. At this time of year (March), the sun does not set till 8pm, so you have every opportunity for an evening stroll.
Hokitika Gorge (South Island NZ)
4 Mar, 2020
Easy
1.7km return
1 hr
Unfortunately, we did not see the 'vivid turquoise' waters, as a downpour the previous evening had brought down 'glacier flour' (finely ground rock), turning the waters a milky white colour as they thundered through the narrow gorge.