Lynx lives on Auckland’s beautiful and rugged West Coast and decided it was time to share it magic with other women travelers. She has set up a small tour company to introduce women travellers to the place she calls home. Info here
When I first came to New Zealand 35 years ago I was taken out to Te Henga on Auckland’s west coast. As a girl from Sydney I had never seen the sun set over the sea, and Te Henga’s wild untouched character left a profound impression on me.
In later years I joined 100 other women for a shared Winter Solstice Ritual near the shortest day, around a fire in the large cave at Te Henga. On my last visit as the full moon rose over the sandhills, I fell in love. Ngaire and I shared a wonderful life together for 17 years. I was later involved in working with the local maori tribe Te Kawerau a Maki as they sought to reclaim their mana it continues to call me.
Its not just the black sand beaches, and craggy rocks, the Waitakere Ranges have fabulous walking paths through NZ rain forest.
It is part of the Auckland region many people never see and yet this dramatic scenery lies just 45 minutes from Auckland’s CBD.