Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

Any trip to Mount Maunganui in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty region is incomplete without making it to the top of the town's iconic mount for panoramic views. Most locals worth their salt will complete the short, but tough ascent at least once a week, with many making it part of their daily routine. And… Continue reading Mount Maunganui Summit Walk

New Zealand Summer

New Zealand. Aotearoa. The land of the long white cloud. The island nation tucked away in the south Pacific and the inspiration for Lord of the Rings. It's a dream destination for many, with travellers and tourists enduring long flights to explore beaches, volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. It's known for its rolling green hills on… Continue reading New Zealand Summer

Meditation In Motion

One foot in front of the other. Pace steady, breathing good, soft gaze into the distance. Weeks of training finally transformed into reality. No sounds except the ocean rolling onto the shore and the beat of hundreds of people pounding the pavement in unison. The same route I ran with headphones, electronic music blasting into my ears… Continue reading Meditation In Motion

The climb

Majestic, mighty, magnificent. Mountains draw people in, lure them away from the flat ground down below by the promise of adventure and exploration. People will walk, run and climb to reach the peak, to feel the burn and stand on top of the world. The challenge is not just physical, it takes drive to keep going and… Continue reading The climb

The Mount

Life at The Mount is chilled out. People take it easy, enjoy the beach, go for a surf and relax in cafes. Summertime is endless with barbecues and picnics. Palm trees line the streets and surfer boys longboard to the ocean with the wind in their hair. Officially, it's known as Mount Maunganui, but locals call it The Mount.… Continue reading The Mount