Category Archives: Kayaking

Catching a Weather Window in Fiordland

Planning trips around the weather has never been as problematic as it was this Summer, and as the calendar flipped over to January, my son and I found ourselves in one of the dampest places on earth – Fiordland. Our … Continue reading

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Damn the Weather Report

New Zealand Herald January 3rd: “The blustery conditions disrupted flights, toppled power poles, damaged scaffolding, and left trees and debris scattered across roads north of Wellington, delaying traffic between Otaki and Levin. Firefighters said one downed pole crashed through the … Continue reading

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Mahi Aroha

Adrift in Taupo for the summer, I was wondering what adventures I could take my kids on, when I read in the Taupo Times about the Department of Conservation’s Mahi Aroha summer programme. Jackpot! The only problem now was to … Continue reading

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Milfordites

“What did zero says to eight?” “Nice belt man!” – Ben, Milford Sounds Kayaks, Milford. So what do the two hundred odd permanent mildfordites do in a town that has nothing but a wharf, three lodges, one pub, no cell … Continue reading

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A Weekend with Max

I was a bit spoilt this weekend.  My friend Max came up from OPC this weekend, bring with him a couple kayaks.  It may have been mid winter, but the weather could not have been better for kayaking on the … Continue reading

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Whakaipo Bay to Kinloch

Mooching by Kayak. A two day free-camping kayak trip on Lake Taupo between Whakaipo Bay and Kinloch Continue reading

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