Tag Archives: New Zealand

Final Day in NZ

Sky Tower from the Viaduct, Sky Tower, Auckland, New Zealand, Boats, Marina

My final morning in New Zealand came around quickly. It’s been a whirlwind tour, immensely enjoyable. I went for a stroll through Auckland itself before checking out the super yacht a Zack Ferbrache had been working on.

Tarawera Falls

Tarawera Falls, Tarawera, New Zealand, Waterfall

Really enjoyable and fully packed weekend of camping, swimming and hiking around Tarawera Falls. Just to make sure the time was properly filled, we went to Rotorua from here to grab the last couple of lifts for some mountain biking through the forests before I had to hop on a bus back to Auckland. There […]


Tauranga, Sea, Surf, Beach, Tauranga, New Zealand

I met up with Barney Chandler in Auckland then planned a ridiculous weekend of activities whilst driving down to Tauranga. On the way down, we learned from Katie of the severe earthquake in Japan and how there was now a tsunami warning active for New Zealand. These guys lived right on the beach so quite […]

New Zealand Formula Nationals

Foot, Ankle, Injury, Strapping, James Briggs, GBR-91, jamesbriggs.me

The ankle was a bit on the sore side after the epic hiking a few days back so out came the support tape before even considering hitting the water. Ready for the event, I arrived at Point Chev pretty early compared to all else who seemed suitably relaxed about all that was happening over the […]

Coromandel Mountain Range

James Briggs, The Pinnacles, Coromandel Range, Coromandel, Mountains, Coromandel Peninsula, New Zealand

This day turned into quite an epic mission. Since I was only in New Zealand for a short time, my hosts recommended that I disappear into the wilderness to experience the true appeal of the country. Borrowing a car, I scooted off to the nearby Coromandel Range on the Coromandel Peninsula. Enjoyed a great day […]


Auckland, New Zealand

Whilst in this part of the world, took the opportunity of the short trip over to New Zealand. Spent the morning looking through the Voyager Museum, then the afternoon sailing with friends. All in all a pretty great welcome to New Zealand and superb to get the opportunity to catch up with those I have […]