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Milford Sound

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One of the main things that made me want to come to New Zealand was seeing pictures of the Milford Sound. I had initially planned to walk the Milford Track, but its popularity made this impossible without planning much farther … Continue reading

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Te Anau and the Kepler Track

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Another day of travel down from Franz Josef bought me to Queenstown where I spent the night before heading on to Te Anau early the next morning. The brief experience of Queenstown was not terribly positive, as it mostly seems … Continue reading

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Franz Josef glacier

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After a rest day in Karamea I spent another day travelling down south to Franz Josef glacier, with a brief stop en route in Punakaiki to look at the Pancake Rocks. The mountains around the glacier are beautiful and offer … Continue reading

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Wangapeka track, Kahurangi national park

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That’s more like it! Fantastic route with stunning scenery, exactly what I wanted after the slight disappointment of the Abel Tasman inland track. I was told that the track had been fairly recently downgraded from a major route to something … Continue reading

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Abel Tasman National Park

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For my first proper hike in NZ, I chose the inland track of New Zealand’s smallest but most visited national park – Abel Tasman. While most people walk the easier coastal route, I wanted to avoid the crowds and have … Continue reading

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Come on the All Blacks!

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After a few pleasant days catching up with friends in London it was time to set of on my next adventure – a month in New Zealand. The flight was surprisingly painless in spite of the length, and in no … Continue reading

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The long way home

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After only a couple of days on the Isle of Skye, it was time to start my long journey back down south. Skye is a truly beautiful place, with great views in every direction from wherever you stand. Definitely somewhere … Continue reading

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Skye’s the limit

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After my trip around the north highlands I spent a day in the more central area, cruising the area around Loch ness before spending the night in the Tulloch castle hotel, a bit of deserved luxury. Next destination was to … Continue reading

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Highlands hike

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After the beautiful drive through the highlands there was no way I could move on without hiking some of it. After a quick read of some options on walkhighlands.com (excellent resource for route recommendations) I decided to climb the nearby … Continue reading

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North Highlands coastal route

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After a gentle day spent heading back down the Shetlands to get the ferry back from Lerwick, I collected my car and drove across to Inverness where I spent a day gorging myself on civilisation. This involved shopping, eating and … Continue reading

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