Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

Hiking to the Three Waterfalls at Bouma National Park

Bouma National Park We decided to see the waterfalls made famous by the movie “Return to the Blue Lagoon” at Bouma National Park. We arranged for a taxi to pick us up from Bibi’s at 8:30 so we could arrive early and beat the crowds. Although, we were the first people there I don’t think […]

Pillars of Hercules – Kaimanawa Forest

The Kaimanawa Forest is a little known nature park full of surprising sights. I’m amazed this forest is just minutes away from the famous Tongoriro National Park yet very few people have heard of it. The park has amazing walks, multi-day hikes, small waterfalls and fantastic gorges. We went to see the Pillars of Hercules […]

Birds Seen in New Zealand

Yesterday we went for a short hike, the Pukawa Bush Walk, and were serenaded by dozens of birds. I’ve never heard so many birds at once and the variety of bird calls was very surprising.  Most of the birds were difficult to see, so I couldn’t identify which birds made what sound. Being difficult to […]