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: 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: 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 stunning Kepler Track

Start of the Kepler Track Into the woods After already more than a week in New Zealand we finally started your first multiday hike, the Kepler Track. We parked our car at the Rainbow Reach Car Park and left your luggage and personal stuff at a campsite in Te Anau in a locker. The information center in Te Anau can help with finding the best option in order to get to…

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New Zealand: Birds of the Milford Sound

Lake Te Anau Camping at Lake Te Anau After our Doubtful Sound Cruise we drove to Te Anau in order to book the Kepler Track hike. Tour bookings can be done in information center of the DOC in many cities of NZ. The Kepler Track is one of the ten great walks in New Zealand. In order to hike the track you need to book a permit and pay for the…

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New Zealand: Doubtful Sound – should you go?

Doubtful Sound Cruise The Start of the Cruise Our next stop after visiting the beautiful area of The Catlins was Manapouri at the Manapouri Lake. After a long drive over Inverargill we stayed at the camping ground Possum Lodge. This campground was directly at the lake and has an amazing surrounding at the edge of the Fjordland. Dust in the sound At the campground we booked our Doubtful Sound Cruise. The…

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New Zealand: The Catlins – so many hidden gems

Our next day of travel lead us from Oamaru to Dunedin. After two days without gas for your camping cooker, this was our mission. We found everything we looked for in  the stores of Warehouse.- camping gas, camping equipment, clothes etc. It would be possible just to fly to New Zealand without any outdoor equipment because you could buy everything there. After buying everything we needed we head to the beautiful…

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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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