Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Here's some pictures of us walking at Woodhill Forest (for those in Auckland that haven't taken your pooch there, you should!) We drove down the dirt road that runs parallel to Murawai beach and from there theres heaps of options for different tracks to follow.

I don't know how busy it would be in the weekends but we've been three times during the week and although the car park has had plenty of cars we never saw a single other person or dog (just some rabbits that made for awesome chasing)

And its perfect on the hot days we've been having as theres a great stream that you can follow for 20ish minutes on the way back to the carpark, looks of deepish bits for swimming in too.

There's an agility and obedience ribbon trial this weekend - we'll be going out to do the elementary obedience class and maybe spec. beginners, unfortunately Pepper is 2 weeks off being allowed to compete in agility so we miss out on that which is annoying, because she's been totally awesome in training, hasn't put a foot wrong really and she'd certainly be able to do elementary and starters without to much trouble. But oh well, plenty of time up our sleeves over the next few years for competing - I'm just itching to get started! So we'll be Helen and Snoopys cheer squad and paparazzi!


  1. Woodhill forest looks awesome!! Will definitely have to go there sometime.

  2. That sure is a cool looking tree. Looks like you had a ton of fun! :)

  3. What a terrific place to go for a hike!

  4. Wow, now thats somewhere I haven't been dogging, just quad biking. Might have to haul some other four leggeds out there for an investigation.

  5. Ohhhhhh...don't torture me with more wonderful photos of dog-friendly NZ places!!!

  6. What a gorgeous and fun place for a dog to walk and play! Good luck in the obedience trial this weekend and we are looking forward to seeing you do agility too soon!

  7. I have never been to Woodhill. I will ask my Mum to take me there sometime!! Oh, are you going to Hibiscus Coast ribbon trial? Good luck with the obedience competitions! I am sure you will win out of the Elementary class very quickly.

    Cinnamon the Beagle

  8. LOL I keep landing on New Zealand blogs today. :-) Its fun to see where the rest of the world hangs out. Looks like a great place to hike the hounds!

  9. Hello Pepper,

    We are sorry we haven't visited in a while :( But hopefully our human has more time again so we can!

    We have never been to this part of Woodhill forest before - but people talk about it. We want to go! Would you be able tyo tell us what road it is on/off?

    It looks like you had a fabulous and that it was a great day for it! Our favourite photo is the one of you carrying that big stick :D

    Licks and lots of slobber,
    Lexi and Jasper the Danes