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343 walks ticked

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343
Number of Walks Ticked
1,241.3km
Total Distance Ticked
Name Date Difficulty Distance/Duration
Mount Beerburrum (Glass House Mountains)
22 Aug, 2020
Medium
3.5km return
90 mins
Mt Ngungun (Glass House Mountains)
22 Aug, 2020
Easy
2.8km return
90 mins
Buderim Tramway Track (Sunshine Coast)
12 Jun, 2020
Easy
4.3km return
90 mins
Mt Coochin (East and West Peaks) (Glass House Mountains)
8 Jun, 2020
Medium
2.8km return
2 hrs
Four years ago, this was a 'seldom walked track', but now, even on a Monday, five other cars were in the car park. The tracks are now more defined, where previously they were hard to find, although unfortunately, well worn and in some placed very dangerous, particularly taking the South Eastern route down. I even took time out to 'pink flag' this route to help future bushwalkers.
Mount Coolum (Sunshine Coast)
6 Jun, 2020
Medium
1.8km return
90 mins
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
Tasman Lake (South Island NZ)
18 Mar, 2020
Easy
2.9km return
1 hr
This was a double bonus, as I got to walk to Tasman Lake (which has only been formed since 1974) and then take a boat onto the lake and get up close and person with a glacier, before travelling up the lake to the glacier.
Hooker Valley Track (South Island NZ)
18 Mar, 2020
Medium
10.3km return
3 hrs
This was one hell of a trek. The track is not hard, but the distance and time taken, having already done another walk in the morning was a little telling. But, add in the scenery, which was spectacular and you have it made. Took so so more photos.
Kea Point (South Island NZ)
17 Mar, 2020
Easy
3.2km return
75 mins
The morning drive up Lake Pukaki to Mount Cook was fantastic, so the afternoon walk up to Kea Point was a bonus as we got in under Mount Sefton. The crack and then rumbling of avalanches from high up on the mountain was a little scary however. I was so taken in by the scenery, I can't remember much about the actual walk!
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.