A Mountain Treck

Fog Mist in the trees

Seen as I love mountains and trecking so much I decided to go on another one recently right after my trip from Europe. I was still recovering jet lag and a flue but I really need to get out into the wilderness again. My husband chose the walk, our two boys age 15 and 12 […]

Waihohonu Hut

Waihohonu Hut walk, helenblairsart

My family and I had another tramp up to the Waihohonu Hut off Dessert Road into the Tongariro National Park. We had our packs on and enough food to stay a couple of nights. The  weather was nice and sunny and it only took us one and a half hours to get there. The hut […]

Silica Rapids walk

Mt Ngaruruhoe, helenblairsart

Silica Rapids Walking Track is a 2 hours walk and begins 250 metres above Whakapapa Visitor Centre, Tongiriro National Park . Have done this walk a few times now with family, as it only takes a couple of hours its great if you dont have alot of time. I have yet to do this walk […]

Glenorchy- MiddleEarth

Glenorchy, helenblairsar

My recent trip to Glenorchy, also know as MiddleEarth . A strong wind blew down the Dart River creating a haze of dust below the   Mountains. It was a spectacular sight. Glenorchy is New Zealand’s natural Paradise, home to some of New Zealand’s finest scenery, Paradise itself and the famous Routeburn Track; one of the […]

On The Easil

helenblairsart- Bush Treck - Canvas print

Bush Treck oil painting started, first layers going on , have a lot more to go yet. This is a scene from the South Island of New Zealand,( Middle Earth), I walked this track with my family last summer , its called the Routeburn Track, world famous for its beauty, many tourists and New Zealanders […]