We’ve moved on to the North Island now, starting our journey once again in Wellington – which will also be our final destination :(. Wendy and Kev let us recuperate from seven weeks of rough sleeps and days without showering, making us feel at home for a while before we start out again. 622 more words
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5:30AM! … Standing outside the hostel waiting for the coach to take us to the start of the trek.
Took an hour and half to drive to our start point and then we were off, with our daypacks, map and clear instructions that the last bus to take us back would be at 4:30. 136 more words
There’s a hike across New Zealand’s oldest national park, Tongariro, that has gained legendary status among travellers. It’s bold and beautiful, no question about it, but it’s also a tough mother of a proposition – basically, a long, one-day, one-way trek across a volcanic plateau so harsh and spectacular that it doubled as Mordor in the ‘Lord of the Rings’ films. 509 more words