About Olly

Hey there, my name’s Olly, I’m 16, and I love the outdoors.

Hiking, skiing, mountain biking, kayaking… you name it, chances are I’ll enjoy it. In particular, hiking has grown on me over the last year to the point where I spend nearly every weekend in the backcountry.

I currently live in Tauranga, only a 20 minute drive from the Kaimai Mamaku Forest Park.

Having no driver’s license or car has put me in the position of having to hike the same 80km stretch of track over and over again. While some people might see this as a limitation, I have started to appreciate this and how it makes me much more knowledgeable about the Kaimai’s.

Olly's walks in New Zealand

Tongariro Northern Circuit - walk by Olly from Freewalks - National Park

Tongariro Northern Circuit – Great Walk

The Tongariro Nothern Circuit great walk starts and ends at the historic Chateau Tongariro where you can stay before or after your walk.
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Main road on the Kopurererua Valley Walkway by Olly from Freewalks.nz

Kopurererua Valley Walkway

The Kopurererua Valley Walkway is a 6km one way, very easy walk that took me around 1 hour and 45 mins to complete. This walk ...
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Blyth Hut with views over Tongariro National Park.

Blyth Hut via Waitonga Falls Walk in Tongariro National Park

3.7 km • 1hr 30 minutes one way, 3 hours return • It's an easy walk in the Tongariro National Park.
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