Revisiting the Hauraki Rail Trail – New Zealand

I am not usually one to re-trace my steps and go where I have been before, but last week a second visit to the Karangahake gorge turned into a pleasant surprise! I had first visited the area a year ago with my sister and her family on a short cycle ride.  Back then the Hauraki cycle trail wasContinue reading “Revisiting the Hauraki Rail Trail – New Zealand”

The Waikato River trail – New Zealand

Peering over the giant concrete block and holding onto the strong pylons I nervously look down upon the dizzying heights of the Arapuni swing bridge below. I feel like I am about to have an Indiana Jones moment! I have joined my sister and her family on a weekend visit to the Waikato region. TheContinue reading “The Waikato River trail – New Zealand”

Family bike fun around Orewa Estuary – New Zealand

Nothing quite beats a day of sunshine in New Zealand – the cicadas hum endlessly in among the foliage, Pohutakawa trees blossom bright red as the landscape seems to glisten and roll into various layers of beauty.  It is the perfect opportunity to go exploring on two wheels!  While staying with my sister and her familyContinue reading “Family bike fun around Orewa Estuary – New Zealand”