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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

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Wohl der Klassiker unter den Tagestrips auf der Nordinsel. Ein 19,4 km langer One Way Track, den man an einem Tag laufen kann. Der Touristen Highway schlechthin, selbst jetzt in der Nebensaison noch gut besucht, möchte ich mir gar nicht vorstellen was für Verhältnisse dort im Sommer herschen, wenn mehr als 700 Touris täglich das Crossing machen. 573 more words

Travel 2014

Let the North Island Begin (Wellington, Tongariro Crossing, Lake Taupo, Wai-o-tapu)

Arriving in Wellington we didn’t have much of a plan, but saw the huge stadium as we departed the ferry. So our dreams of catching a second rugby game kicked in and we had to find out if we would be able to catch a game. 807 more words

Age is just a number, right?

My last post ended with the thought that Mount Ngauruhoe would prove impossible to resist. Well, that was true up to a point. We got to our hostel the night before, and were treated to the sight of the mountain summit in clear evening sun. 554 more words

Start of the North Island

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

NZ North Island

Tongariro Crossing... Oh and Mt Doom

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


New Zealand - Day 6

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Please excuse the quality of these pictures.  I only had my phone with me this day and it was dark and rainy almost exclusively.   2,745 more words


Tongariro Crossing

Got to Lake Taupo, on the north island of New Zealand.

Join a trekking group and do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing if you love the idea of hiking for 12 miles over volcanic rocks and landscapes that will make you feel like you are in… 144 more words

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