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An accident at the start of 2020 turned out to be a good thing… Thanks to a fridge door I was sidelined for all of 2020 and what seemed like a death sentence turned into NzHikes.co.nz! If I have been forced to sit around, then I’m not going to sit around and do nothing!! One story became 20… 50… and now over 300 tales from the mountains of New Zealand and around the world…. 

Working on the Milford track

“Working in Paradise” The Milford Track. Fiordland National Park. 2012-2013. After a few false starts I finally got a chance to guide/hike for the first

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Festival Forays – Hokitika (Part One)

“On a Mish” #279 Festival Forays – Part One. Hokitika Wild Foods Festival. Te Anau to Hokitika. 9.3.2019. It is not surprising that the Hokitika

Deep in Sandfly Country – Tutoko Valley

“On a Mish” #296 Deep in Sandfly Country. Tutoko Valley. Fiordland National Park. 18.4.2015. The Maori tell tales about the devil creating Te Namu, and

One Handed Camping – Andrews Valley

“A Mish a Day” #209 Andrews Valley. Arthurs Pass National Park. 21.10.2020. The last time I had used my tent was during the mish when

Ka Pai Island – Part 4

“On a Mish” #245 Ka Pai Island (Part 4). Anapai Campsite. Abel Tasman National Park. 19.1.2021. Abel Janszoon Tasman briefly visited Aotearoa in 1642, and

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