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Conquering the Tongariro Alpine Crossing

On April 19, my friend and I finished the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is considered one of the best day hikes in the world. It consists of a 19.4km rugged track that goes through steep volcanic terrain, desert land, tussock grasslands and a native forest. 2,781 more words


Things to do in New Zealand's north island

New Zealand, one of the most isolated countries in the world, is every landscape photographer’s dream — amateurs and pros likewise. Where else can you find sprawling green meadows, harsh volcanic wilderness and tussock grasslands, thermal hotspots, picturesque beaches, snow-capped mountains, starry night skies and a well-documented native culture? 1,821 more words


North Island Pt. 1


“Oh you like coffee? You’ll love Wellington.” And we did. There are a number of cute, quirky little cafes in Wellington, and we didn’t even scratch the surface of them! 2,017 more words


trip report: New Zealand, January 2017 – part 4, Tongariro Crossing and Turangi

This is part 4 of our New Zealand adventures over the holiday break during December 2016 to January 2017. You can also navigate to the other sections among the different posts below. 4,800 more words

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The Tongariro Crossing

So, as of this weekend I have officially done the Tongiraro Crossing. It’s supposedly one of the best day hikes in the world, and a definite item on the New Zealand bucket list. 752 more words

Gap Year

Day 8, Kiwi Experience: The Tongariro Crossing, Taupo.

The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is an hour and a half drive out of the centre of Taupo and is one of the most popular day hikes in New Zealand. 300 more words

Travel Experiences

Tongariro Crossing: Stunning but...

On our trip back north we included five nights in Ohakune in the hope that we might strike at least one day where the weather allowed us to undertake the… 1,150 more words

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