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On our first stop of our winter weekend road trip to the South Island, we hopped onto the Spirit of Queenstown for a cruise over Lake Wakatipu. It was clear spring was just around the corner as the snow capped mountains glistened in the sun. The large catamaran glided...

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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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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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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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Queenstown is the adventure capital of the world – packed with adrenaline filled activities, you can go bungy jumping, hang gliding, flyboarding and so much more in this awesome little city! One activity we have been looking forward to was the Shotover Canyon Swing. Crowned as The World’s Highest Cliff Jump,...

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Having spent quite a bit of time in Milford Sound already – seeing it in the rain, the sun and along the Milford Track Great Walk – we were looking forward to having a more intimate experience kayaking Milford Sound while Brent and Kristina were visiting. We had an incredible...

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While planning their trip to visit us, Brent & Kristina mentioned they would like to go horseback riding while in the South Island. Known as a top location for horseback riding, and famous Lord of the Rings filming location, Glenorchy was a perfect place for us to take in...

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One of our readers Jennie recommended we check out Tunnel Beach on our next visit to Dunedin. One of her and her husband’s favourite spots while they lived in New Zealand, we put it on our ‘to do’ list and with our last minute plan to explore the Catlins...

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