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Life is great when the sun enters the house on a cold winter morning.
The energy of happiness, love and peace (and my groovy aspherical lens) seem to be the magical ingredients for divine Lila to emerge πŸ€— This scene of a nook at Kohunui Bay, North Piha is like out of a fairy tale book to me! Waiting for the mermaids to appear...πŸ¦„πŸ§πŸ¦‹ #piha #lila #divineplay #creation #consciousness #magic #nature #beachlove #westcoast #waitakeres #wideangle #landscape #fairytale #conjure #connection #vibes #ocean πŸ‘βœ¨
Wishing for warmer weather 😰 #winteriscoming
The highlight of my hike was having lunch with this magnificent specimen, 'Tom Thumbs' Kauri tree... somehow it managed to escape the tree fellers back in the 1800s. Fletchers - karamatura - tom thumb track 10km #huia #tomthumbkauri #kauri #tracks #waitakeres #auckland #newzealand #nature #keepingfit #tomthumbtrack #womenwhohike
Primo day for a little mission up Omanawanui #aucklandregionalparks
It was a rough track today, climbing up and over bluffs then trying to keep to the track was tricky. The last few days of rain had washed branches over the track, if it weren't for the oranges markers it would have taken a lot longer!! Loved it tho... Fletches - karamatura - tom thumb tracks 10km #huia #tracks #waitakeres #hiking #womenwhohike #auckland #nature #keepingfit
Almost stepped on him. I think this is a forest gecko. #waitakeres #forestgecko #exhibitiondrive #beautifulauckland
Lake Wainamu (PT 2) Fun day out with my two little humans (and experimenting with the new aspherical lens)...πŸ’›πŸ“·! Such a beautiful place. After the dunes we followed the track (um, what track?) to the lake, we were lucky to have the little jetty to ourselves to chill out and play some more. #lake #peaceful #vibes #lakewainamu #nature #brothers #greatoutdoors #adventure #nz #rewild #tehenga #waitistream #blacksand #fisheye #wideangle #photography #landscape #kids #story #fun #waitakeres
A little path going up to the house
Pine cones and silver antiques πŸ‚
The Dunes 🏞πŸͺ Fun day out with my two little humans (and experimenting with the new aspherical camera lens)...πŸ’› If you have adventure loving kids or are a big kid and LOVE sand...go there! So so much fun! Such an amazing place. I love the textures in the sand and curves and ripples of the stream. The boy humans little bodies πŸ™ #massive #dunes shoot #lakewainamu #sandboarding #nature #brothers #greatoutdoors #rewild #tehenga #waitistream #blacksand #fisheye #wideangle #photography #kids #story #fun #waitakeres
How can I be substantial if I do not cast a shadow? I must have a dark side also if I am to be whole. ~ Jung Loving the whole. It is what it is and Be Love. πŸ’™ #lightandshadow #onelove #unity #oneness #beauty #life #harmony #alignment #lighthouse #yoga and #photography #landscape #whatipu #waitakeres #wildwest πŸŒ€
#Repost @jennyhirst_ with @repostapp ・・・ I had a great #mothersday. 21km of beach and trail and hills and mud and views and rivers and trees. Thanks @wildthingsnz for the trail guide 😊 #waitakeres #piha #happyplace #wildthingsnz #adventureswithpete #trailsformothersday
Drinking fountain and public toilets. Waitakere walks #waitakeres #couldbejapantho
I had a great #mothersday. 21km of beach and trail and hills and mud and views and rivers and trees. Thanks @wildthingsnz for the trail guide 😊 #waitakeres #piha #happyplace #wildthingsnz #adventureswithpete #trailsformothersday
West side is where the best Jaffas are from 😊😊❀️❀️ #waitakeres
This country never fails to impress me πŸšπŸ’œβ˜‰πŸŒŠ #newzealand #karekare #westauckland #beautiful #beach #sunset #hiking #hikeday #zionhilltrack #waitakeres
After two solid days of rain I had to backtrack from my original route and hike to the top of Hamilton Saddle instead. 13.5km return from Arataki, when you get closer to the saddle the big Kauri Trees appear and so do the views. Nice hike! #hamiltontrack #waitakeres #hiking #aucklandwalks #tracks #nature #kauri #arataki #weekends #auckland #newzealand #placestogo #getoutdoors
Bear's first Waitakere adventure #schnauzer #waitakeres #wet
B R I N G B A C K S U M M E R! We are headed into winter here in New Zealand, but what a great summer it was!
Stunning ferns captured by Rob in the stunning #waitakereranges 🌴🌴🌴 #tramping #trampingnz #hiking #fern #bush #waitakeres #waitakererangesregionalpark
Returned to #Whatipu (west of Auckland) today to do the #OmanawanuiTrack for the 3rd time, but this time in a proper 3hr 45min loop back to the beach carpark that includes the #PuririRidgeTrack. Lovely rainforest, a beautiful stream and some mighty fine #shreddingforthewedding. #travelwriter #travelblogger #travelphotography #travelphotographer #radiohost #waitakeres #Auckland #trees #rainforest
Gorgeous weekend for a bush walk in the #waitakeres to #fairyfalls. Thank you @tracymarie22 for being my exercise companion across two continents! #auckland #bushwalk #tramping #hiking
Great post from @jolenekg PIHA πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏNEW ZEALAND. Took this picture from the very top of Lions rock πŸŒ„ #piha #auckland #waitakeres #blacksandbeach #westcoast northisland newzealand newzealandnatural newzealandfinds newzealandguide
This poser and a highly photogenic waterfall πŸ˜… we are so blessed to have such a diverse adventure playground in our back yard. If you're complaining of boredom on a weekend Aucklanders, get the feck outside πŸ€™(please remember to leave only footsteps and take only photos, picking up gladwrap from where I took this was not the buzz!) #nz #waterfall #nature #beautiful #environment #getoutside #tramping #auckland #waitakeres #forest #weekend @macpac @salewa
Repost from @curlyhairdontcre, from the top of Lion Rock in Piha. For once a candid pic where I wasn't just pretending to be.
PIHA πŸ‡³πŸ‡ΏNEW ZEALAND. Took this picture from the very top of Lions rock πŸŒ„ #piha #auckland #waitakeres #blacksandbeach #westcoast #northisland #newzealand #newzealandnatural #newzealandfinds #newzealandguide
Mooving obstacles at #bethellsbeachdgc made for an awesome course! Big Ups to @simonfeasey & @aklcouncil for #PaeOTeRangi & to the curious cows for letting us play among them. #bethellsbeach #tehenga #waitakeres #waitakwalks #nzdiscgolf #auckland #nz2017
6th May Highlight of my day... A bushwalk with my family, finding our first ever native kauri snail, finding cave wetas in an abandoned tunnel and finding seven more 4-leaf clovers!! It was such an awesome day. We had a ball making all these discoveries! If I'm 100% honest, we went down an old train line that is prohibited to walk down. I see no reason for that though! Totally safe... But it allowed us to be alone and away from the other people enjoying nature. My daughter found the snail, but sadly it looked to have recently died. It was amazing and heavy though! We put it back where we found it. The tunnel was awesome! The torches came out and much to our fascination and horror, there were hundreds of wetas in there! Some of those things are massive! We went in another tunnel and some hilarious person has stuck a big plastic tarantula on the wall. Our five year old freaked so badly and started crying and wanting to run through the tunnel to get away. It was extremely hard not to wet myself laughing!! πŸ˜‚ And finally, our son has been on the lookout for more 4-leaf clovers since our previous finds. I've been trying to teach the kids that believing is seeing. Not that seeing is believing. First you have to believe it, then you will see it. Feel that belief, know that it is possible. You can have the power to create anything if you believe it to be true. (Obviously within reason, I do have to say that you can't make unicorns real...). So sure enough, Jake just suddenly stops and says, "there is a 4-leaf clover!" Never did I think we would ever find them again, but he did! And there it was!! We went on to find another six in the same spot. The Universe is magic. πŸ˜‰ #highlight #highlightoftheday #4leafclover #kaurisnail #bushwalk #familydayout #Waitakeres #believe #lawofattraction #parenting #kids #caveweta #newzealand #Auckland #lucky
New concept proposal for elevation brasserie upgrade #nzarchitecture #nativearchitecture #waitakeres #cafe
One of my favourite places to run the trails. #waitakeres #runnz @purenewzealand @tourism_nz
I have been sitting too close to the fire πŸ”₯
It's a little cold tonight, so we're having a fire πŸ”₯
Another one from the #OmanawanuiTrack in the #Waitakeres, west of Auckland. Start at #WhatipuBeach and climb to the top of that peak. Some beautiful bush and amazing views along the way. #radiohost #travelwriter #travelblogger #travelphotography #travelphotographer #visitauckland #bushwalk
Was a stunning evening... walking back towards Karekare after a big day in the Waitakeres. #Beach #Sunset #Karekare #Waitakeres
The Wild West coast near Auckland. Photo by Eric Harbour #wildwestcoast #trailrunning #trailporn #coast #waitakeres #getoutside
A great bike ride today up the #waitakeres. A climb that felt a lot longer than #strava says!
Hundreds of juvenile Kauri trees 🌲 within walking distance from home
Sunrise bliss at Piha this morning. πŸ–€ Amazing weather even went for a swim this afternoon! . #piha #sunrise #northpiha #soulspace #landscape #photography #waitakeres #nz
#westisbest....but I still love the Shore more! Beautiful day for a #bushwalk @ #fairyfalls .... #waitakeres #nz #naturalbeauty #auckland
Good morning Auckland...you gorgeous thing! #waitakeres #anzacday #auckland #nz #home #westside
So good to be here, never get bored of this beautiful place.. #piha #nightphotography #landscape #nature #waitakeres #lionrock #photography πŸŒ€