25 Jul 2017

Hiking to Anapai Bay, Abel Tasman National Park

If you read my recent post on Goat Bay you’ll know that there are some awesome short walks in Abel Tasman National Park. The coastal track generally takes a few days to complete, so seeing some of the highlights on a short hike is a good idea if you’re short

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Hiking to Goat Bay, Abel Tasman National Park
21 Jul 2017

Hiking to Goat Bay, a Stunning Beach in Abel Tasman National Park

If you want to see one of the best beaches in Abel Tasman National Park (and therefore New Zealand) but can’t be bothered with days of hiking, Goat Bay is the place for you. It’s only an hour or so walk away from Totaranui Beach (which you can drive to)

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17 Jul 2017

Searching for Shells and Caves at Long Beach, Dunedin

Dunedin’s northern beaches don’t see nearly as much tourist action as their Otago Peninsula rivals. Long Beach, around 20 minutes from the centre of the city, is one of the best beaches in the area and has a couple of unique strings in its bow. It’s one of the best

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13 Jul 2017

The Chasm, Fiordland National Park

Looking for an easy walk while driving to Milford Sound? The 20 minute (if that) round trip hike to the Chasm is a great chance to stretch your legs and get a taste of Fiordland National Park’s pristine tracts of native forest. And there’s also a waterfall thing (if you

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Walking the historic streets of Arrowtown, New Zealand
03 Jul 2017

Walking the Historic Streets of Arrowtown

Calmly nestled between forested hills, Arrowtown couldn’t be further away (in a metaphorical sense) to the bustling, often overcrowded tourist metropolis that Queenstown has become. It is close in a literal sense though. Arrowtown is only 20 km from Queenstown and attracts a fair share of its popular neighbour’s visitors.

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The Lake Marian hike, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
28 Jun 2017

Hiking to Lake Marian, Fiordland National Park

Due to its remoteness and lack of tourist infrastructure, most people rush through the Milford Sound region without really getting off the main road. Stick around a while and you’ll be treated to some world-class hikes. Hiking to Lake Marian is fairly straight forward and the final viewpoint will blow

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The hike to Earland Falls, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
21 Jun 2017

Hiking to Earland Falls, Fiordland National Park

The hike to Earland Falls is a great way to experience the iconic Routeburn Track without the hassle of organising a multi-day trek. The 174 metre Earland Falls is an impressive piece of nature, and the hike there winds through pristine New Zealand bush full of birds, mossy trees and

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Hiking to Key Summit, Fiordland National Park, New Zealand
14 Jun 2017

Hiking to Key Summit, Fiordland National Park

The road to Milford Sound is one of the most well-worn tourist trails in New Zealand. Most visit on a day trip, but hang around a little longer and you’ll be treated to some awesome hikes. The Key Summit Track, part of the 2-4 day Routeburn Track (a New Zealand

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10 Jun 2017

Dunedin Railway Station: One of the Nicest Old Buildings in New Zealand

Why Visit Dunedin Railway Station? Dunedin Railway Station is a must-see when touring around the southern city’s historic downtown area. This impressive piece of history, completed in 1906, is also home to a weekly farmers market and is the start-point for several scenic train rides. Dunedin Railway Station Constructed of

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07 Jun 2017

The Mirror Lakes, Fiordland National Park

Why visit the Mirror Lakes? The drive from Te Anau to Milford Sound takes you through some awesome alpine scenery. A visit to the Mirror Lakes makes for a great chance to stretch your legs and see some of the world class nature this region is famous for. It’s a

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