Tramping New Zealand
A brief visit right into Middle Earth.
From Rotorua we took a daytrip to the Wai-O-Tapu Volcanic Valley with its many steam vents, mud pools and the smell of sulphur.
In the Tongariro National Park we combined the Northern Circuit with the Round the Mountain Track for an epic five day tramp all around the three massive volcanos. This part covers the RTM Section.
In the Tongariro National Park we combined the Northern Circuit with the Round the Mountain Track for an epic five day tramp all around the three massive volcanos. This part covers the NC-Section.
A daytrip to the Bridge to Nowhere on the Whanganui River, for once not walking, a combination of a Jetboat ride and canoeing.
To get to our next destination, we took the scenic route along the Forgotten World Highway and visited the Republic of Whangamomona.
Once on the North Island we made our way to the Taranaki Region for a short overnight hike on the Pouakai Circuit.
The Abel Tasman Region is renowned for it's beatiful beaches and of course we took advantage of that on a day walk on the Abel Tasman Coastal Track.
A drive along the West Coast, visiting the incredibly blue Hokitika Gorge and the infamous Pancake Rocks before making our way up to Able Tasman National Park.
To experience Franz Josef Glacier we walked up to Alex Knob - unfortunately the peak and Franz Josef Glacier were covered in clouds.
Going north from Queenstown to drive along the West Coast led to a reunion with old friends, and brought us to a lot of beautiful places.
Once we had our rental car we made our way to Milford Sound, where we did a cruise and then enjoyed a daywalk on the Routeburn Track.
From Wanaka to Arrowtown, on the Motatapu Alpine Track, we experienced quite a bit of bushwacking and a walk in the riverbed.
On our off-day in Wanaka we took an evening hike up to Roy's Peak to watch the sunset.
We had a pretty miserable wet day walking to Wanaka and two nice days resting in town.