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 […]

Karangahake Gorge

Fog Mist in the trees

Had a nice walk through an old mining site which used to have a train running through 12 kms of tunnels in the Karangahahe hills. This walkway features historic railway remains in a stunning natural gorge setting, including 2 steel truss bridges and a 1km rail tunnel and provide access to the relics of historic […]

Bush Walk

Bush Walk, helenblairsart

My family walking through some beautiful NZ South Island  west coast bush. Painting was done when my family was a lot younger. We took a walk up an old bush track. The bush was spectacular with moss hanging off the trees and lots of bird life. It had been raining the previous days so there […]

Bush walk

Tauraunga Bush walk, helenblairsart

Saw some amazing  flowers and wild life on a treck we did not far from Tauranga. We walked for 3 hours up into the hills and on the way spotted a deer up stream and later I discovered these beautiful bush lilies. The weather was good and I did some sketches of the bridge and […]