I flew into Auckland in the afternoon of 4 October 2014 and met my friend Christie at the airport. Leaving the warmth of the airport and exiting the doors I was hit with freezing grey and rainy skies a bit of a change from across the ditch which was having a barmy warm blue skies streak, how can it be this much colder only three hours flight away! 1,905 more words
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Engulfed by 800 degree flames and having his naked body wrapped in glad wrap are vivid memories Graeme Hill will never forget. Nearly four years after receiving his life changing injuries he talks about what happened and what he still endures. 2,180 more words
Mt Taranaki is an almost perfectly conical volcano which seems to hover above the clouds. Enclosed within Egmont National Park, it dominates most views.
With eight backcountry huts within the Park and an established network of tramping tracks, anything from an overnight trip to longer 3-5 day tramps can be constructed to suit. 579 more words