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After our heli-rafting and overnight hike to the Welcome Flat hot pool got cancelled due to Cyclone Ita we decided to get off the West Coast and head down to the Southern tip in search for better weather. After 9 hours of driving in the rain we finally hit...

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Cave Stream (also known as Broken River Cave) is a 594m long cave a few kilometres outside Castle Hill. Often missed along the beaten tourist path, this little gem is a unique SELF GUIDED upstream cave walk that can take 1-2hrs to complete! Large entrance to Cave Stream We...

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Crazy rock formations always seem to make their way onto our agenda, so when I heard about the South Island’s version of  ‘Elephant Rocks’ I knew we had to make a stop. ‘Elephant Rocks’ A secluded farmers field off the beaten track outside Duntroon, ‘Elephant Rocks’ are massive limestone...

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The drive to Oamaru was a rainy one as Cyclone Iris passed over the South Island. Our first stop was at the Moeraki Boulders Café to try their famous seafood chowder before venturing down to the beach to check out the fascinating ‘concretions’. Moeraki Boulders Since the rain was...

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After our summit up Mount Taranaki, we decided to spend the rest of the weekend in New Plymouth to check out the area. Our first stop was the Sugar Loaf Islands, just outside the city. These 7 islands are eroded stumps of an ancient volcanic crater that are scattered...

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Just north of Gisborne is one of the coolest natural phenomenon – The Rere Rockslide (aka Nature’s slip & slide). Along the Wharekopae River, this 60m rock slide is made up of constantly running water over a smooth rock bed that feeds into a cushioning large pool at the...

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On our way through Arthur’s Pass towards Fox Glacier, we stumbled upon Castle Hill. A field of large limestone rocks plastered on top of a hill next to a sheep field just off the highway. Despite wanting to keep going, Jordan was like a kid in a candy store...

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As we left the Abel Tasman, with our new friend Ryan, we decided to hit a few spots along the way. The first was Labyrinth Rocks which was a maze-like network of canyons through the local ‘Karst’ limestone. As we made our way through the criss-crossing paths, I was...

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With the severe rain warning in effect, our options were limited due to the torrential rain. Since we were near the Waitomo Black Water Caves, we decided to book an adventure tour for the day (what better way to spend a rainy day but underground!). There are a number...

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