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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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
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
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