Hiking the Rob Roy Glacier Track

Hiking a glacier in New Zealand

 Overview: New Zealand is all about the great outdoors! It’s a hiker’s paradise that includes turquoise rivers, swinging suspension bridges, and majestic mountain views. And just north of Wanaka, on the west coast of New Zealand’s South Island, I enjoyed the most scenic hike of my life…all the way up, up, up to the stunning …

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Hobbiton is real and will take your breath away

  Submitted by: Nikos Taskos   From: Miles with Vibes   Read more: Click here for full post  Overview: Imagine a place where having 7 meals per day and being invited to parties would be part of your weekly routine. A place surrounded by emerald hills, colourful houses and lush gardens. Does such a place really exist? Of …

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Hiking the Ted Araroa Trail – A Trail Runner’s Guide

  Submitted by: Jessica Pascoe   From: Jessicapascoe.com   Read more: Click here for full post  Overview: Check out my interview with Anna Ridewood, a Te Araroa alumni, who has graciously allowed me to share her story of hiking the length of New Zealand; her anecdotes, tips, tricks and create somewhat of a guide to the Te Araroa …

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Stewart Island Hiking Guide

 Overview: Stewart Island (also known by its Māori name Rakiura) is located at the southernmost point of New Zealand. This is one bushy island. Like, seriously COVERED in bush. It is a bushwalkers paradise. It is home to several hiking trails: the Rakiura Track (3 days), North West Circuit (9-11 days), and Southern Circuit (6 …

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New Zealand Road Trip: The North Island

An epic New Zealand North Island Road Trip itinerary, taking you to Auckland, Waipu, Rotorua (Wai-o-tapu hot springs, Whakarewarewa Redwood Forest, Huka Falls, Tongagiro Alpine Crossing, Wellington, and the Coromandel (Hot Water Beach, Cathedral Cove). Read the full post: New Zealand North Island itinerary

New Zealand Road Trip: The South Island

An awesome New Zealand South Island Road Trip taking you from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo (Mt. John Observatory), Hooker Valley (Mt. Aspiring National Park), Wanaka (That Wanaka Tree), Te Anau, Milford Sound, Queenstown, Bruce Bay, Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers, and Kaikoura. Read the full post: New Zealand South Island road trip

Excellent experience for climate change effects – Tasman Glacier

The Tasman Glacier is the largest glacier in New Zealand by far. Currently, the glacier is 23.5 km(14.6 miles) long, 4 km (2.5 miles) wide and lies entirely within the borders of Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. It covers 101 square km(39sq miles) and is around 600m (2000 feet) thick at it’s maximum depth. …

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Indoor Activities in Christchurch for a Rainy Day

Christchurch is a beautiful city to get outside, enjoy the parks, or even take a Quik trip to the coast. But what about when it is raining? If you are in the city on New Zealand’s South Island and the forecast is not good, fear not. Post from: Christchurch Uncovered Read the full blog: Indoor …

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Alps 2 Ocean Cycling Holiday: A Photo Journal

New Zealand by bike

Read the full post: Alps 2 Ocean New Zealand A cycling holiday is a fantastic way to travel and the Alps to Ocean Cycle Trail is the pinnacle of cycling trails in New Zealand. This Photo Journal lets you share in our 6-day adventure on the A2O. The trail takes you past some truly amazing …

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25 Things To Know Before Visiting New Zealand

25 bits of great advice before visiting New Zealand

Visiting New Zealand is high on almost every bucket list, and even if you have been, I’m sure you’ll want to go back! This post is from Gino on his travel blog that he runs with his wife, Kristine, My Next Flight Home.