Starting in Daylesford, over 2,000 cyclists ride together through the beautiful countryside of Hepburn, Macedon Ranges and Mount Alexander Shires raising funds for Breast Cancer
The ride passes the towns of Kyneton, Malmsbury, Elphinston, Faraday, Taradale, Harcourt, Walmer, Maldon, Newstead, Franklinford, and Hepburn Springs before returning to Daylesford. This ride is so beautiful and such a great way to experience this piece of the world. Be warned the hills are tough but the environment is friendly and no competitive at all.
My client and dear friend Anu actually twisted my arm to join her on this ride, it was something fun to work towards and train for and we got a weekend getaway out of it!
My training coming into the event was little, I did a 25km ride once a week and a bigger ride building to 50km on Sundays combined with my regular strength and conditioning 3 x per week. Anu’s training was very much similar.
We raised $500 for the cause, cycled 63km and had a great...
The Queenstown Hill Track is a beginner – intermediate walk uphill, ending with breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu, the Remarkables, and other mountains near by.
The reason I say beginner is because its doable in 1 – 1.5 hours return including spending a bit of time at the top taking photos of the stunning view. If you want to make it harder – you can run to the top.
The starting point for the Queenstown Hill Time Walk is located at a small car park off Belfast Terrace in Queenstown, not far from the city center.
The track itself is easy to find, reasonably paved the whole way and you get to walk through the most stunning forest, you feel like faeries could live there!
The Basket’s spiral of steel follows you
inward to reflect to draw inspiration from the mountains, lake and from those who are with you
outward to dream for the future.
Time flies, eternity awaits.
I love getting outdoors and getting my cardio in.
I hope your enjoy this little day...
Bobs Cove must be one a favourite walk around Queenstown. The water is incredibly blue and you are rewarded for your efforts with the view at the top of the summit. All up it is about 30 mins up and a similar time back, there is about 5-10 min worth of incline heading towards the top but the hill climb is worth the breathtaking views at the summit.
Generally I have found it always very quiet! Would be a great spot for a little picnic or a place for some mindful time..
Milford Sound is a fiord in the southwest of New Zealand’s South Island. It’s known for towering Mitre Peak, plus rainforests and waterfalls like Stirling and Bowen falls, which plummet down its sheer sides. The fiord is home to fur seal colonies, penguins and dolphins and absolutely mesmerizing!
I highly recommend doing a scenic flight from Queenstown, if you are into trekking there are many adventures to choose from, or you can do a cruise once you are there to see our beautiful wildlife on the water. I went with https://www.milfordflights.co.nz/ and had a day I will never forget. The pilots were helpful, enthusiastic and extremely knowledgeable about the surroundings you fly over.
Milford Sounds is a bucket list destination! You will be in complete awe at how majestic yet powerful mother nature is and attain a real untouched experience of our beautiful homeland. I felt like I was in a dream and slept very well that night!