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While spending a short weekend in Auckland, I wanted to challenge myself by climbing three of Auckland’s unique volcanoes. Although Auckland is filled with more than 53 volcanoes, Rangitoto Island, Mt Eden and One Tree Hill are among its most popular and accessible volcanos. With a Sunday available to...

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If there’s one area we’ve been wanting to go back to again it was the Abel Tasman National Park. We got a taste for its beauty during our first Great Walk along the Abel Tasman Coast Track, so when we heard you could go canyoning deep in the heart of...

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If there’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do since I was a young it was to be a pilot. I’ve dreamt of flying like a bird, and while hang gliding in Queenstown was as close as I could get, the exhilarating feeling of piloting a plane has been...

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Our love affair with the Great Walks started just over a year ago a few weeks after arriving in New Zealand. We learned about these incredible multi-day hikes during a dinner conversation with some new friends our first weekend here and since then have set out to tackle each and every...

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It had been over a year since we visited Christchurch, so when our mate Kyle at Bare Kiwi invited us to explore the city with our friend Liz at Young Adventuress, we jumped at the chance to rediscover Christchurch. When we first arrived in the city over a year ago there were some...

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If there’s one thing we’ve always wanted to get into (especially Jordan) it’s mountaineering. With little to no options close to where we grew up in Canada we were excited to learn that New Zealand has an alpine club (NZAC) that is the perfect way to get into the...

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Having spent a few days in Wanaka, skiing up at Treble Cone and along the backcountry trails at Snow Farm NZ, we were looking forward to spending our last day taking in one of the many beautiful hikes in the area. Our friend Carla from Lake Wanaka Tourism recommended we check out...

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After a blue bird day up at Treble Cone, we wanted to experience some more of the awesome winter activities Wanaka has to offer, so we ventured up the Pisa range near Cardrona. Nestled at the top of the mountain at an altitude of 1,600m, Snow Farm features over...

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If there’s one thing I love most about Kiwis it’s their creativity and craziness when it comes to inventing cool adventure activities. I can remember being on the beach of Lake Wakatipu in Queenstown in March watching Jordan on the Flyboard when all of a sudden an object caught...

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Since arriving in New Zealand we’ve been looking forward to a winter weekend getaway to take in our first ski field experience! Having both skied since we were very young we were looking forward to see how the hills here compared to the ski life in Canada. Booked for...

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