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Best Trail Runs in NZ

Best Trail Runs in NZ

Runner and event organiser Michael Jacques explains why these runs are top of his list

Goat Pass, Arthur’s Pass National Park… 769 more words

Abel Tasman

An ordinary life

My posts are getting fewer and further between, marking our slip back into ‘ordinary’ life.  My week has become a regular routine of waking at 6:30, work from 8 until 4pm (or 6pm if I’m unlucky), home to an evening filled with a nap and dinner or more exciting activity, then back to bed to await the next morning’s alarm. 1,044 more words

Video 11: St Arnaud to Methven

St Arnaud 1940km to Rakaia gorge 2240km.
300km of perfect scenery in the mountains: 2 high passes, some bad storms, a distressed tramper carried on my back to the hut. 62 more words

Te Araroa

Story from New Zealand #5 Hiking up Avalanche Peak, 1833 m.

One of my favorite day hike in New Zealand is  Avalanche Peak in Arthur’s Pass national park. It has everything one could ask for : it’s easy to get to as it starts in the village, it’s challenging enough (pretty steep) but not technically difficult, and it’s a loop which makes it less boring than coming down the same way. 288 more words


Lake Mavis (14-15 Mar, 2015)

Hullo there!

Just a quick re-cap of one of our latest trips.  We decided to head up Arthur’s Pass way for the weekend.  We don’t usually go as far as Arthur’s Pass just for a weekend since it is often a 5.5-6 hour drive from Dunedin, however, Lake Mavis was calling our name, so out we headed. 760 more words


New Zealand in Photos

Dunedin, the largest city we’d seen in NZ to that point, is famous as a university town full of “scarfies”, a term referring to the scarves they wear to alternately support their school teams and snap each other’s asses in the shower. 2,259 more words

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