Trip Start Apr 02, 2012
46Trip End Jul 26, 2012
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I will be driving from Central Auckland to Mount Tongariro to do the world famous Tongariro Crossing with friends over the Easter break then I'm on my own from then on! I will be camping every night except for once a week when I will hole up in a motel/holiday park to shower properly & recharge batteries both electrical & bodily batteries.
I have a passion for serious photography so will be spending much of my time trying to take the best scene, sunrise, sunset, mountain, lake, seascape, volcano, waterfall, city & town I come across & even the odd interesting human if I bump into one.
At nighttime when it's too dark to take pictures I will read, play games on my iPhone & play my classical guitar. I reckon I'll never be bored!
The only concern I have apart from car breakdowns, mugging & getting lost is the weather, it is Autumn/Winter after all but I'm hoping for a good mix of sun & rain. I am very well prepared for all conditions & eventualities.......I hope!
My course will take me from Tongariro to New Plymouth & a week hiking round Mount Taranaki then I will cross to the East of the North Island & make my way back up to cover Northland then back to Auckland on June 1st for a week to take part in a photography exhibition. After that it is straight down to Wellington to cross the Cook Strait & into the South Island.
I will keep this blog regularly updated with news, my locations, photos & adventures, so stay tuned!