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#7: My Tongariro Alpine Crossing

It was the best thing I have done so far in New Zealand. It was probably one of the most challenging hikes ever for me. And it was a real adventure. 790 more words

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Crossing Tongariro: Everything You Need to Know

One of the most iconic New Zealand walks is the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. And for good reason.

If you’ve ever seen photos, you know its beauty is dramatic – and completing ‘The Crossing’ will immediately go to the top of your bucket list. 554 more words

Outdoorsy Things

Tongariro, Coromandel and White Island

We decided to turn back South a little to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is by many called the best day hike in the world. 867 more words

New Zealand

Tongariro Crossing

Tongariro Crossing:

This trail is both a Great Walk and part of the Te Araroa Trail.

Our original plan was to do a multi day hike in Tongariro National Park, such as the Around The Mountain Trek (probably the easiest for us to plan, since it didn’t require reserving huts on the popular Great Walk portion) or the Northern Circuit (the huts on this trek were booked out far in advance), but the weather looked like complete crap (winds up to 100km/hr and rain), and hiking in this extremely exposed alpine area is not to be taken lightly. 793 more words

Backpacking

I'm Back (feat. Lucy Armstrong)

 Having spent the past few weeks on a writing hiatus, I thought it would be time to give you another update from the Land of the Long White Cloud. 601 more words

New Zealand: Week 3

Our third week in NZ marked the last of our adventures on the North Island. Our action packed itinerary continued as we launched ourselves out of planes in lakeside Taupo, hiked all around Tongariro National Park in the rain before ending up in cosmopolitan Wellington, recently voted the “coolest little capital in the world” by Lonely Planet. 1,698 more words

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New Zealand North Island Adventures

The city vibe is not why I personally chose to move to New Zealand, so as much as I loved being in Auckland I was definitely ready to explore the surroundings as soon as possible. 1,288 more words