Jess is a Wanderer at Mount Kakepuku
Just outside Hamilton (or at least not far away) is an extinct volcano called Mount Kakepuku. Jess is a Wanderer tackled it in search of some good views.
The climb up is not particularly taxing - so much so that one keen couple were seen running up and down several times throughout my visit - I was happy sweating away on my single ascent and descent. That was enough for me!
Even though the volcano is a bit off the beaten track, it's worth seeing as it's in a row of volcanoes that stretch off into the distance. The info boards at the top are interesting to read too. And if you're lucky you might see some birdlife flapping around. And no, I still don't have that picture of a tui that I've been trying to take for over a year now!