We’re just back from the bush – 3 days and 2 nights out on the beautiful Lake Waikaremoana Great Walk in Te Urewera National Park. Stunning views, amazing forest, sunshine and rain. The lake was FREEZING! Accommodation beforehand at the Waikaremoana Holiday Park, awesome boat ride to finish courtesy of Big Bush Water Taxis, and sore muscles soothed at Waikite Valley Thermal Pools. New Zealand at it’s very best!

View from the top of the Panekire Ranges - day 1

View from the top of the Panekire Ranges – day 1

Tramping through ancient beech forest - day 1

Tramping through ancient beech forest – day 1

A quick dip in the lake at Marauiti Hut - day 2

A quick dip in the lake at Marauiti Hut – day 2

There's no such thing as bad weather when you're wearing the right clothes - a very wet day 3

There’s no such thing as bad weather when you’re wearing the right clothes – a very wet day 3