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    Brian Badelt reviewed Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    12 months ago

    Very picturesque parts of the track - certainly deserved the credit it's given, but can be tough of the knees and feet.
    There are very steep inclines, loose rocks and gravel, and the top of trek can be very windy and cold.
    There are far too many people along the track, but it managed to keep it's ruggedness nonetheless - so don't go unprepared!

    Brian Badelt completed Tongariro Alpine Crossing

    12 months ago

    Brian Badelt reviewed Dotties Lane Track

    about 1 year ago

    Walkway is simply along a beach overlooking Dotterel breeding areas
    Nice view of the bay but an ever better spot to see New Zealand Dotterels and many other nesting birds
    Didn't see anyone else along the beach

    Brian Badelt updated Dotties Lane Track

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Badelt reviewed Central Track

    about 1 year ago

    Fairly easy track but has some seemingly never-ending hills.
    Some parts of the pathway are scenic but many parts are simply a department of conservation access road
    Didn't see a single other person during my walk

    Brian Badelt updated Central Track

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Badelt updated Coastal Track

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Badelt updated Coastal Track

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Badelt reviewed Coastal Track

    about 1 year ago

    Easy track through mostly grasslands
    A few nice views of the coastline, and an excellent walk along the beach when the tide is low. Unfortunately lots of the canopy has been cleared away for farmlands
    Medium traffic; saw a few runners and a couple other hikers along the way

    Brian Badelt updated Coastal Track

    about 1 year ago

    Brian Badelt reviewed Waiheke Island Coastal Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Fairly easy trek with gentle hills and steps up the steeper gradients. A few spots of mud and minor washout.
    Very nice views throughout of the coast, rock faces, and through forests.
    Medium traffic; saw 5-10 other along the track

    Brian Badelt completed Waiheke Island Coastal Loop

    about 1 year ago