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Before we came to New Zealand we had never heard of a Great Walk. 10 months later we’ve complete 8 of the 9 stunning tracks with our last one – the Heaphy Track – scheduled for October. We’re sharing our 3 Highlights from each of the Great Walks on our friend...

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Milford Sound is a New Zealand icon. We visited by boat twice and kayak once and each time was just as amazing as the last no matter what the weather. The rain turns on all the beautiful waterfalls and on a clear day you can view the tops of...

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It was hard to believe the 1st day of winter was upon us during the Queen’s birthday long weekend as the sun was shining like it was a bright summer’s day! With the harbour as calm as glass, it was the perfect scene to finally try stand-up paddleboarding! Jordan...

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Since moving to New Zealand we have developed a passion for tramping (hiking) and have made it our mission to complete all 9 of the Great Walks and as many of the other beautiful backcountry hikes that we can. Having built up a wealth of knowledge on hiking in New...

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Doubtful Sound by Kayak! An unexpected 30 minute dolphin encounter may have been one of the coolest experiences of our lives. We camped 2 nights in Crocked Arm, climbed through the bush to waterfalls and took in the insane scenery! During the 3 days we only saw one boat...

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Jordan and I have spent a lot of time exploring New Zealand, but we haven’t had much time to explore what is in our own backyard here in Wellington. The Makara Walkway has been on our list for some time and with the beautiful forecast in store for the...

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After spending a week touring the South Island with our friends Brent and Kristina, we made our way towards Bluff to catch the ferry to Stewart Island to tackle our 8th Great Walk. A 39km 3-day walk, the Rakiura Track follows the coastline along beautiful beaches before crossing into...

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New Zealand’s Routeburn Track definitely earns its Great Walk classification. This tramp straddles Mt Aspiring National Park and Fiordland National Park. We did this trek over 3 days and had amazing weather on the second day when we climbed Conical Hill for a panoramic view. We swam in Lake...

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As a country surrounded by water, with long growing seasons and endless fields, it’s not surprising New Zealand has the environment to cultivate some delicious food. Drawing inspiration from Europe, Asia and Polynesia, New Zealand offers a wide range of mouth-watering dishes to enjoy! Being a ‘foodie’ myself, my...

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