Sunday, 27 October 2019

Rangitoto Summit Track (Rangitoto Island Scenic Reserve)

A small volcanic island located off the coast of Auckland, the Rangitoto Summit track takes trampers to the summit of the area's most impressive volcano. Starting from the island's main jetty, the trail heads up the mountain through lava fields to excellent views of Auckland from the summit. Featuring historic WW2 military bunkers and a side trip to some lava caves, this is a great introduction to hiking in New Zealand

Monday, 7 October 2019

Greenant Creek & Tjaetaba Falls (Litchfield National Park)

An outstanding short walk in Litchfield National Park, the walk to Tjeataba Falls explores Greenant Creek's landscape. Passing through a mix of rainforest and dry savannah woodlands, the pleasant walk leads to the small but excellent swimming hole at the head of Tjeataba Falls. Less crowded than Wangi Falls, this is a more secluded alternative for those looking for an Outback swimming hole experience

Sunday, 6 October 2019

Wangi Falls (Litchfield National Park)

A spectacular short walk in Litchfield National Park, the Wangi Falls Loop explores the area around the namesake waterfall. Starting at the picnic area, the trail heads along boardwalks along the edge of the large waterhole before entering dense rainforest. Rising up the escarpment, the trail provides fantastic views of the landscape before returning to the foot of the falls. A fantastic short walk, this is a great introduction to the Top End