Story Time: Camping in New Zealand

New Zealand is a dream destination for many travels. Mostly to visit the stunning nature. In order to enjoy exactly the same, the best thing to do in New Zealand is camping. We traveled to New Zealand well-prepared with all our outdoor gear. Only to learn that full equipment can be bought in every warehouse. In case you are lacking equipment or something gets broken, this is the place. For us…

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Argentina: A beach for ourself (Lago Puelo National Park)

On our way from Bariloche to Futaleufú we made a stop in the beautiful Lago Puelo National Park. The park is located near El Bolsón and totally worth a visit. In our case we had the whole beach at the Lago Puelo for our-self. Just sitting at the beach, enjoying the waves of the lake with the amazing view was worth the drive. Lago Puelo The main motto of this adventure…

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La Réunion: Beach of L’Ermitage-Les-Bains

As the weather sadly can be a real downer for a hiking vacation, it forced us in La Réunion to stay at the L'ermitage-les-bains beach for two days. As we only saw fog at the hike to the Cap Noir and it was raining so hard at Le Maïdo - which we could do again at our last day with good weather - that we could not get out of the car,…

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La Réunion: Unreal Black Beaches

As our plans to get to Cilaos where still blocked by the signs on the RN1 "La rue est fermée", we needed to find alternative programs. One of it was to drive to Takamaka which was complete not working out. We tried two time and both time the road was either way blocked by trees or the gate was closed. As the weather close to the beach was stable, we went…

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Iceland: Watching puffins at the Hálsanefshellir Cave

Compared to the Vik Beach, this beach is crowded not only by Puffins as well as by people. Nether the less is it stunning to see all the birds in the cave and at the ocean. Where to park: near the black beach restaurant. Parking space can be reached with a none 4×4 wheel car. Tip: bring some time for bird watching and a binocular.  Cost: none. Personal opinion: nice black…

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New Zealand: Endless Beaches

South Island The 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…

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New Zealand: The different face of NZ – Black Beaches

We'd enjoyed the white beaches of Coromandel, Spirits Bay and the Abel Tasman National Park. But we knew that there are also Black Beaches in the area of Auckland, which we explored in our last days in New Zealand. We did long walks at the Whatipu Beach and stayed at the Whatipu Campground. Which we could only enjoy for a half night because of flooding in our tent during hard rain.…

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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: A dream location – Coromandel

Endless white beaches The Coromandel Peninsula is located at the North Island of New Zealand and it extends 85 km north from the western end of the Bay of Plenty. For us the Bay of Plenty was highly touristic, and we did not found many hiking opportunities. The one option we looked into was to do a multi day hike on one of the many islands. But as we did not…

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New Zealand: Our start at the Moeraki Boulders

Our first travel day in New Zealand lead us from Oamaru to the Moeraki Boulders. On our arrival day we only managed to drive from Christchurch to Oamaru, take some rest at the beach and survive a freezing night with ground frost in our tent. The Moeraki Boulders are  large and boulders lying at the Koekohe Beach. It was nice walking at the beach and get a first look at one…

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