Tag Archives: Waitakere Ranges

Enjoy the North Island with These Great Activities

Enjoy the North Island with These Great Activities

From whitewater rafting on the Kaituna River to visiting the historic Waitangi Treaty Grounds to a geothermal jaunt around Hell’s Gate, “here are wonderful ways to spend quality outdoor time in this extraordinary country”,…

Ten Top Outdoor Adventures in New Zealand

Ten Top Outdoor Adventures in New Zealand

New Zealand is virtually synonymous with vast tracts of unspoiled nature that provides everything from ski slopes to big waves. CNN pick the best of the best wild places, including Auckland’s west coast beaches,…

Best Places To Hike In New Zealand

Best Places To Hike In New Zealand

As the New Zealand summer is quickly approaching, people from all over the world flock to New Zealand. A guest post on Buzzfeed lists some amazing places to go hiking in New…

17 Stunning Spots In New Zealand

17 Stunning Spots In New Zealand

17 spots in New Zealand have been featured in a post on Buzzfeed as places that you will want to visit. 1. Lake Tekapo, McKenzie Country: “New Zealand’s highest peaks provide a beautiful backdrop to…

Rugged Coast a Place of Refuge for Hillary

Rugged Coast a Place of Refuge for Hillary

Sir Edmund Hillary’s daughter, Sarah reflects on the area in New Zealand – along the wild coast of the Waitakere Ranges – where the mountaineer found refuge, from the attention that followed his conquest…

Astrophotography First

Astrophotography First

With only a 25cm telescope, amateur New Zealand astronomer Rolf Olsen has for the first time been able to get a direct photograph of the disk of swirling material forming a planet around a…

Save the Kauri Part 2

Save the Kauri Part 2

Belgian researcher Lieven Claessens has discovered another reason to preserve our native kauri forests. According to Claessens’ Dutch-funded study, which was undertaken in the Waitakere ranges, the giant trees help stabilise areas susceptible to landslides and erosion….

Karen’s Kiwi Christmas

Karen’s Kiwi Christmas

Observer “unwraps Christmas in NZ” from the comfort of Karen Walker’s Waitakere Ranges home. “It’s a guaranteed white Christmas … the manuka trees are frosted with delicate white blooms so that the hillside appears…

From Here to Eternity

From Here to Eternity

“Tinkling ivories, crashing waves, visit volcanoes, rainforests and surf-pounded beaches where you can re-enact scenes from The Piano.” The Independent’s “one hour from …” series spreads its compass around Auckland and as well as soulful beachscapes in…