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Arthur's Pass (Pt.1) - Surviving in the Wild

Arthur’s Pass is well known for it’s challenging and incredibly picturesque  hikes, which is why we made a beeline for here, still buzzing from yesterday’s river paddle. 602 more words


Te Waipounamu, Part One

Te Waipounamu, the Greenstone Island, is the Ngāi Tahu name for the South Island of New Zealand, which is rich in pounamu (jade). Without knowing the Kaikōura quake would wreak havoc on travel plans at the top of the island, Peter and I had conveniently planned a road trip that focused on the bottom two-thirds of the island and included a mix of places I’d been before and ones that were new to me. 614 more words

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West Coast Road - Canterbury - New Zealand

Somewhere around Castle Hill in Canterbury… (Spotted this beautiful rainbow as we were heading towards Hokitika from Dunedin via Arthur’s Pass. Such beautiful scenery, at one point we were driving along the flat surrounded by glorious snow covered mountains. 14 more words


Snow, Arthur's Pass

Yes, here I am on my last day in Arthur’s Pass for this trip (if I am not snowed in) watching from the relative warmth as the rain turns to snow over the late morning. 1,445 more words


Oamaru to Arthur's Pass

When I arrived at Oamaru, I suddenly realised that I hadn’t seen my swimmers for a while. As my certainty grew, so did the sick feeling it gave me – how could I go surfing if I didn’t have anything to wear, and besides, my swimmers were quite new, and not particularly cheap! 1,745 more words


10 Spots to Camp on the South Island of New Zealand

1. Klondyke Corner, Arthur’s Pass National Park

With one smelly toilet, and stinkin’ good views, this free campsite was my favourite by far. Perhaps because it was our first night in the van, or because it was in close proximity to Devils Punchbowl Falls and the… 818 more words


Helicopter Hill

I love the image of hiking through snow under a beautiful blue sky with the yellow orb of the sun shining overhead, but the reality is that getting out into the wilderness in the winter months takes skills that I don’t have. 1,013 more words

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