Our Latest Outdoor Adventures

Mount Ngauruhoe

Climbing Mount Ngauruhoe

An unmistakable volcanic feature of the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, we found Mt Ngauruhoe to be a challenging but rewarding climb. But should you do it?

Taranaki Falls

Taranaki Falls Track

When the weather on the Tongariro Crossing isn't great, the 6km Taranaki Falls walk from Whakapapa is a nice, easy alternative that's worth considering.

Hooker Valley Track

Hooker Valley Track

This 10 km family-friendly track is the most popular walk in the Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and offers amazing views of New Zealand's highest mountain, Aoraki/Mount Cook.

Mount Fox

Climbing Mount Fox

The Mount Fox Track may be short at just 7.2km return but don't let that fool you. This is a steep, muddy and fairly brutal climb but the views are worth it.

Roys Peak summit

Climbing Roys Peak

For panoramic views of Lake Wanaka and the snow-covered peaks of Mount Aspiring National Park, the climb to the summit of Roys Peak is a tough but very rewarding walk.

Coromandel Walkway

Coromandel Walkway

The Coromandel Coastal Walkway and Cycle Path is a 10km easy grade route that offers stunning views of the peninsula’s rocky cliffs and azure blue bays – a definite must do.

We’re Martin & Debs and this is our New Zealand adventure travel guide. We live in Auckland and while for the most part we lead fairly regular 9 to 5 lives, we’re forever dreaming and planning for our next trip as we explore this amazing country we now call home.

Whether it’s walking and hiking, scuba diving, mountain biking, paddling along New Zealand’s seemingly endless coastline or white water sledging through narrow gorges, our mission is to experience the best outdoor and adventure activities that New Zealand has to offer. We have a growing list (a long one!) of places we want to visit, and we aim to see and experience every one of them.

So whether you’re a kiwi local or an overseas adventure traveller planning the ultimate New Zealand holiday, or simply dreaming of your next backpacking gap adventures, we hope you find some inspiration for your own travels in the words and photos we share on our journey through Aotearoa, the land of the long white cloud.

You can read more about us and how we came to New Zealand over here.

Martin & Debs