F.A.B.

333 walks ticked

This Year

36
Number of Walks Ticked
134.2km
Total Distance Ticked

All Time

333
Number of Walks Ticked
1,207.2km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
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 hrs
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.
Treetop Walkway (South Island NZ)
4 Mar, 2020
Easy
1.4km return
1 hr
Visited Hokitika Gorge first thing this morning and this was an obvious lunchtime stop on our way out to Franz Josef Glacier. Great opportunity to get up in the tree tops and with the informative boards all around, we could relate to most of the trees and plants we had seen on our travels, but had not know what they were called.
Sentinel Rock Walk (South Island NZ)
4 Mar, 2020
Easy
900m return
30 mins
Our first ever opportunity to see a glacier close up, as Franz Josef is one of the most accessible in the world. This short walk was just a taste of what was to come on this trip.
Franz Josef Glacier Valley Walk (South Island NZ)
4 Mar, 2020
Easy
2km return
1 hr
Unfortunately we could not get in close and personal with Franz Josef, as the extended track had been wiped out by bad weather and become dangerous. None the less, the spectacle of the glacier and surrounding waterfalls was worth it.
Castle Hill (South Island NZ)
3 Mar, 2020
Medium
5km return
2 hrs
We are in New Zealand for three weeks and had any number of walks pre-sourced, but this was not one of them. A stop for lunch on our way to the West Coast gave us this surprise and a chance to stretch our legs with walk around these wonderful sculptured boulders.
Moffat Beach to Currimundi SCCP 4 (Sunshine Coast)
18 Jan, 2020
Easy
6.5km return
105 mins
Time to get off the concrete, get my feet wet and sand between my toes, as I pushed through to Dicky Beach. Maybe one day we won't have to skirt around the houses and be able to continue along the back of the dunes?
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains)
9 Jan, 2020
Easy
3.5km return
90 mins
Pelican Waters to Golden Beach (SCCP 1) (Sunshine Coast)
4 Jan, 2020
Easy
4km return
1 hr
On ANZAC Day 2016, we completed a Walking Wounded charity walk of 42.2km from Pelican Waters to Cotton Tree along the then Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway (SCCP). It took us twelve hours (including stops for coffee and lunch) and we had blisters on blisters.
So now (2020), is an opportunity to break the walk down into smaller easier achievable sections that everyone can enjoy, including walking along the beaches, a ferry ride and will likely extent beyond Cotton Tree and include new pathways that have been created in the last three years.
This is SCCP1, but feeling energetic I carried on today and did section 2 as well!
Golden Beach to Bulcock Beach (SCCP 2) (Sunshine Coast)
4 Jan, 2020
Easy
7.7km return
105 mins
On ANZAC Day 2016, we completed a Walking Wounded charity walk of 42.2km from Pelican Waters to Cotton Tree along the then Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway (SCCP). It took us twelve hours (including stops for coffee and lunch) and we had blisters on blisters.
So now in 2020, is an opportunity to break the walk down into smaller easier achievable sections that everyone can enjoy, including walking along the beaches, a ferry ride and will likely extent beyond Cotton Tree and include new pathways that have been created in the last three years.
This is section 2, with section 3 (Caloundra to Moffat Beach) having been created some while back.
Buderim Tramway Track (Sunshine Coast)
27 Dec, 2019
Easy
4.3km return
90 mins
Could just be our last walk of the year, but we needed it to get over the 300km for the year.
Mary Cairncross Reserve (Sunshine Coast)
23 Dec, 2019
Very Easy
2km return
1 hr
Bulcock Beach to Moffat Beach (Sunshine Coast)
12 Dec, 2019
Easy
8.5km return
2 hrs
On ANZAC Day 2016, we did our own Walking Wounded charity walk of 42.2km from Pelican Waters to Cotton Tree along the then Sunshine Coast Coastal Pathway (SCCP). It took us twelve hours (including stops for coffee and lunch) and we had blisters on blisters.
So now (2019/20), is an opportunity to break the walk down into smaller easier achievable sections that everyone can enjoy, including walking sections along the beaches and will likely extent beyond Cotton Tree and include new pathways that have been created in the last three years.
This section from Caloundra's Bulcock Beach to Moffat Beach (likely to be called Section 3) I have done a number of time, but today, I chartered it correctly and enjoyed taking in the splendid ocean views across to Bribie and Moreton Islands.
Buderim Tramway Track (Sunshine Coast)
28 Nov, 2019
Easy
4.3km return
90 mins
This lovely little walk is just 5km from home and I never realised it till I was hacking around on Sunshine Coast's Adventure website. So glad I did as its heritage and environment were enchanting.