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Our roadtrip around the South Island over the holidays last year kicked off with us spending Christmas day exploring the wild west coast of New Zealand. Living on the other side of the world from our families, the last three Christmas’ we have been on the road without your typical...

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During our roadtrip throughout the South Island over Christmas one of the adventures we had planned was to camp on Cascade Saddle in Mt Aspiring National Park for New Years. Ever since we learned about this track when it made the list of the 20 Most Dangerous Hikes on Outside...

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New Zealand’s coast is home to nine species of dolphins including the Hector’s, Dusky and Bottlenose dolphin. It is one the best places in the world to experience these beautiful, intelligent creatures in their natural habitat as a great deal of effort is made to support conserving their habitat....

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After spending a week in Mt Cook National Park for our High Alpine Skills Course in November, Jordan and I were eager to put our latest mountaineering and glacier travel skills to the test during our Christmas holiday in the South Island. Our guide, Paul Rogers, had recommended a 2+ route...

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We have spent the last two winters acquiring mountaineering skills with the New Zealand Alpine Club to enable us to get into the mountains and explore on our own on future expeditions. Earlier in the year we spent 2 weekends with the NZAC up on Mt Ruapehu learning the...

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This winter we have had some great mountaineering experiences and have taken a few more courses with the New Zealand Alpine Club to further our skills. After a successful summit of Girdlestone on Mt Ruapehu in the North Island, we decided to make our next adventure a bit more advanced...

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Snowshoeing is a pretty common Canadian hobby in the winter. It’s an easy way to navigate through deep snow and helps you explore the outdoors during tough Canadian winters. In New Zealand though, this seems to still be almost a foreign concept. Many people who we told we were going...

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Did you know New Zealand has an ice luge?? Located in one of the cutest small towns, the Naseby Ice Luge is the first and only natural luge track in the Southern Hemisphere and the training grounds of New Zealand’s national luge athletes. Natural ice luge is a slightly tamer...

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Mueller Hut has been on our ‘must do’ list for quite a while now. Located at 1800m on the Sealy Range in Mount Cook National Park, it provides 360 degree views of glaciers, ice cliffs, vertical rock faces and New Zealand’s highest peaks. With our newly acquired mountaineering skills,...

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Milford Sound is one of the most beautiful places in the world. Known as the 8th wonder of the world, it is one of the most popular destinations in New Zealand and with it’s stunning beauty – it’s no wonder (pardon the pun). It’s raw beauty has charmed us so...

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