Back on the bike. Literally. 60km on the @ruapehu_express done and dusted. First ever mtn bike race believe it or not but was a great ride through some epic scenery. If all mtn bike races are like this I'll definitely be signing up for more. 🚲
It's starting to feel a lot like Christmas...
Day 1 in Switzerland and making friends already. I figured if I can get the reindeer on side they might put in a good word for me with Santa. #fingerscrossed
I finally got to tick the hovercraft and WWII wrecks off my #bucketlist in Broome. These planes spend most of their lives under water but show a handful of times each year when the tides are low enough. You can spend an hour walking across the mud flats to reach them or do what we did and get @broomehovercraft to take us out there instead. Awesome tour and an amazing part of history most people don't know about so I'd highly recommend it while you still can.
It's taken a few months to heal the emotional and mental scares from my last attempt at hiking in NZ but I was finally ready to try again. Unfortunately the weather wasn't with me and it ended up being a 50 shades of grey /green kinda day. Still good to get out and explore somewhere new but the 1349 stairs at the end ensured it might be another few months before I try hike again.
Handrail Pool is a short but tough little hike. A steep set of stairs into a progressively narrow gorge rewards you with a swim in a hidden rock pool. It can be a scramble and you'll need your wits about you on the potentially slippery rocks but slow and steady will make this accessible for most people. End the day with a full moon and your Karajini National Park experience is complete.