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A long walk across a land littered with venting volcanoes: the Tongariro Crossing, New Zealand

The minibus swung by Extreme Backpackers (NZ$60/night for a double with en suite) in Turangi at 6:00 am on the morning I was set to undertake one of New Zealand’s most popular day hikes: the Tongariro Crossing. 1,067 more words


A Quick Hike To Mordor

The 3rd of February. I find myself sat aboard the vehicle which will convey me indiscriminately through the ups and downs of my oncoming Kiwi Experience adventure. 1,162 more words


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


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

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