Category Archives: Dog Adventures

Minogue Park, Hamilton

 Located in Forest Lake, Minogue Park is a large, open park with a huge off lead area and lots of great sights and smells for the dogs to enjoy. One of – if not the biggest –  dog friendly parks in Hamilton, this is the perfect place to take your dog to stretch their legs….

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Easy Walk, 3 Hours – Historic Walkway to Victoria Battery – Karangahake Gorge, Waikino

The gateway to the Coromandel Peninsula, the Karangahake Gorge twists its way through the Kaimai & Coromandel Ranges. There are a number of tracks in this area, and this time we chose to check out the Historic Walkway through to Victoria Battery. We arrived just after 9am on a Sunday, and there was plenty of…

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Easy Walk, 1.5 hours – Lake Ngaroto, Te Awamutu

Lake Ngaroto has been on my list to check out for years now, so we organised a group of DC Rescue supporters to come for a walk and went to check it out. This lake is located between Hamilton and Te Awamutu, and is accessed from the end of Bank Road. This popular recreation reserve…

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Medium Walk, 3 Hours – Massey Loop Track & Cossey Gorge – Hunua Falls

When you ask any Franklin local where they recommend going for a hike, chances are the Hunua Ranges will come up! I had the chance to head out there for a morning, and it was a great day out. We checked out the Massey Loop Track & Cossey Gorge this time, and plan to visit…

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Easy-Medium Walk, 1.5 Hours – Pukemokemoke Bush Reserve, Tauhei/Whitikahu

Approximately 30 minutes out of Hamilton, this reserve is one of the few proper bush walks which allows dogs in the Waikato. I grew up on a farm just around the corner, and used to visit this reserve back when I was a student at Tauhei School. It was really neat to come back and…

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