Tag: mountains

Te Aroha – climbing the mountain
New Zealand

Te Aroha – climbing the mountain

The top of Mt Te Aroha is one of the places in New Zealand that really gives you an idea of the geography of the country because you can see so far. On a clear day you can see Mt Taranaki on the west coast, Mt Ruapehu in the centre […]

Mt Karioi and Te Toto Gorge, Raglan
New Zealand

Mt Karioi and Te Toto Gorge, Raglan

Our first significant battle against gravity since our Matamataharakeke walk at Waikawau Bay was Mt Karioi, a 2.4-million-year-old volcano 8km south of the seaside town of Raglan in the Waikato. I’ve climbed it before, years ago, but from the non-scenic side and not in 27-degree heat. The drive from Raglan […]