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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New Zealand: Driving Impression (Road Trip)

In 2014, we did a 7-week road trip in New Zealand. We drove on the south and north island around 5000 km. In order to get around in New Zealand there are several options. In general, it is on the road, as there is not a train network that covers all off New Zealand. Car/Camper Rental The most popular option is to rent a car or camper. We rented our car…

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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: From the rain in the eaves – Taupo

Lake Taupo After having a great time at Mt. Taranaki we drove further to the Tongario National Park. I was so existed to do the Tongario Alpine Crossing, which is one of the best hikes in New Zealand. As the weather was not on our side, the only thing we could do in the area was to visit the Whakapapa. It is a ski area and it is possible to do…

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New Zealand: Hidden gem – Mt. Taranaki and Forgotten World Highway

Mt. Taranaki Mt. Taranaki After our island crossing from the south to the north island and our first night in Wellington we drove to Mt. Taranaki. There we did a short hike to the Wilkies Pools and the Dawson Falls. It is possible to do several short and longer hikes at the Mt. Taranaki. Dawson Falls Kaupokonui Beach Kaupokonui Beach After our hike we found a nice camp at Kaupokonui Beach.…

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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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