Hakarimata *Special Edition* Re-blog

Its not often we will re-blog a summit for Warren’s SOTA blog, though sometimes there is reason to make a little extra effort, like when April fools day rolls around and we decide that walking up 1349 Steps seems like a good idea!!   When SOTA kicked off in ZL, Warren was not able to be out on a summit due to other commitments so back … Continue reading Hakarimata *Special Edition* Re-blog

ZL1/WL-101 Hawkins Hill

Hawkins Hill was the first summit to be activated when ZL1 came online. Andrew VK3ARR managed this one however only made one contact. Blog here https://vk3arr.wordpress.com/2015/12/01/zl1wl-101-hawkins-hill/. A year and a half later it is my turn. This one is only a 15 minute (if that) walk from the carpark. Follow the signs up to the Brooklyn wind turbine then just keep going. There is a … Continue reading ZL1/WL-101 Hawkins Hill

ZL1/WL-153 Mount Crawford

Sunday morning the sun came out so off I went looking for a summit to activate. Mount Crawford is the lowest summit in ZL1/WL region and is also the only drive-to in vicinity. The car park outside the old Wellington prison is in the activation zone however according to a local the land surrounding the trig (near the water tanks) is public land despite signage … Continue reading ZL1/WL-153 Mount Crawford

Kauri Mountain

On our last day of the long weekend we thought we would activate Kauri Mountain before heading home. This track is part of the Te Arararoa Trail, or New Zealand’s Trail. However for some reason it does not show on DoC’s file of walking tracks (ftp://public:public@ftp.doc.govt.nz/Public/GIS/KMZ_Files_For_GIS_Software/DOC_Tracks_2017_01_26.kmz). We got our info for this summit from another blog here https://nzfrenzynorth.wordpress.com/c12/ before we set out. At the carpark … Continue reading Kauri Mountain