Aoraki Mount Cook

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New Zealand = nature at its best! We are amazed by the natural beauty we saw during our time in New Zealand. It is hard to pick some favorites here, but one place that definitely got us was the Aoraki Mount Cook National Park. This is also where we met New Zealand’s highest mountain: Mount Cook at 3724 m. Surrounded … Read More

Milford Sound

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If there is one must-do in New Zealand it certainly is going to one of the sounds in Fiordland National Park. Milford Sound probably is the most popular and less expensive choice, due to its easy access by road. Being formed by glacial carving, you will find yourself in a quite dramatic and beautiful landscape and seeing Milford Sound from … Read More

Glenorchy

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Once we arrived in super hectic and busy Queenstown, we immediately knew that we had to find a different place to stay for the night. A short look on our map, and there it was: Glenorchy. We did not know what to expect, but as soon as we hit the road we knew that we made the right choice. The … Read More

Forgotten World Highway

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The Forgotten World Highway, NZ oldest heritage trail, is 155 km long and will take you along ancient Maori trade routes and pioneering farm tracks, through ambitious historic settlements, untamed native bush and stunning natural scenery. Starting in either Stratford or Taumarunui, the road not only gives you access to a landscape where man and nature have battled for centuries, … Read More

Raglan

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The lively surf town Raglan not only offers some pretty good spots to catch some waves, it also has an interesting creative culture and after a great session of surf you will definitely find a good espresso or snack in one of the many cafes and restaurants. Luckily we made Raglan our last big stop during our roadtrip through New … Read More

Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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The Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is part of the Tongariro Northern Circuit Great Walk, is the most popular (and often also described as the best) one-day trek in New Zealand. Others even say it is amongst the top ten single-day treks in the world. On this track you will journey through a landscape of stark contrasts with amazing views at … Read More

Dunedin

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The thriving city of Dunedin with its rare and unique has it all – from the world’s steepest street to the rare yellow-eyed penguin. Set amidst a magical landscape edged by the sea, this city is a place where the streets hum with color and culture. On top the city is renowned for its proximity to incredible wildlife and is … Read More

Timaru

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For more than 100 years holidaymakers have been flocking to Timaru and Caroline Bay, one of New Zealand’s safest beaches for swimming. Next to famous Caroline Bay Timaru also features the world’s largest man-made harbor and the little town once was notorious for having shipwrecks along its coast prior to the harbor being built. On top you can enjoy some … Read More

Oamaru

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The little town of Oamaru will offer you a couple of reasons to visit and maybe even stay for a while. It is not only the whitestone townscape with some of the best-preserved heritage buildings in New Zealand, or the active steampunk scene which drives visitors here, it above all are the penguins who give people a reason to stay. … Read More