World: Rewind 2014

The year 2014 just ended with our biggest adventure yet in New Zealand. We just flew to this outdoor place, nothing reserved or booked. Just a car and an adventure ahead.In order to survive the time until New Zealand in November we went back to the magical Iceland to hike the Laugavegur Trail. A highland dream hike - IcelandAfter our first Iceland adventure, the Ring Road, we knew we want to go…

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New Zealand: Tips

GeneralIt is easy to get around in New Zealand with speaking English. People are speaking a cute British sounding dialect. It is easy only to fly to New Zealand, have a car booked and nothing else. Tours can be booked in iSite Tourist Center in nearly every city. Campsites need no booking, only go there, have a look and decide if you want to stay.Do not underestimate the sun, it is…

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New Zealand: Endless Beaches

South IslandThe coastline of New Zealand seems to provide endless beaches, with around 14,000 km there is a lot of coasts to explore. Even that the North Island is more popular for its beaches, on the South Island amazing beaches can be found as well. Keep in mind that the beaches on the South Island are not so much for swimming, due to the ocean stream. But at the beaches it…

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New Zealand: A overlooked region – Cape Reinga

Cape Reinga When leaving the beautiful Coromandel Peninsula we drove further North. We left the Stony Bay Campsite around 5 am in order to pass thought Auckland quickly. We took the Auckland bridge and got a nice view over the awaking city. As we were lucky and did not get in the traffic we were warned about. This was mainly because the Auckland bridge has a good traffic avoiding system. As…

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New Zealand: One day on the Ferry

Our travel from the South Island to the North Island started in Picton and ended in Wellington. We booked our ticket in the Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. When planning the ferry travel, plan in a whole day. The ferry ride takes only four hours, but you have to be there at least one hour before the ferry starts. As boarding, parking and filling the boat will take a while. Leaving…

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New Zealand: A hike to remember – Abel Tasman National Park

The Abel Tasman National Park is a home to the Abel Tasman Coast Track. The track is one of the Great Walks of New Zealand. It is a one way track and can be walked in both directions. It is also possible to start from different points. We booked our Abel Tasman Adventure in Motueka i-SITE Visitor Information Centre. We decided to take a water taxi from Marahau to Whariwharangi Bay,…

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New Zealand: Mount Cook – Is it worth to go?

Our next stop, after visiting the Mount Aspiring National Park, was the Mount Cook area with Lake Pukaki and Lake Tekapo. The area of Lake Pukaki is beautiful and the lake is really as blue as the pictures are showing, nether the less the place is packed. Only stopping there and hop off for a picture, might be OK but finding there some solitude is hard. I mean the place is…

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New Zealand: Mount Aspiring National Park a hidden gem

Drive to Mount Aspiring After a chilled breakfast at Lake Wanaka we said goodbye to this beautiful area and started our drive to the Mount Aspiring National Park. Which was a recommendation of locals that we met the day before in Arrowtown. The road to the Raspberry Flat Carpark starts as a paved street but it turns fast into a gravel road. The gravel road was not too challenging to drive with…

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New Zealand: The beauty of Wanaka

Our next days led us to the Lake District or Queenstown-Lakes District which contains Lake Wakatipu, Lake Wanaka and Lake Hāwea. Our first stop was Queenstown. There we wanted to hike up to the Queenstown Hill and the Bob's Peak but sadly we only got rain, rain, rain. Which was actually ok because Queenstown itself is a pure tourist city. Full of Lord of the rings tours and other highly touristic…

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