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Epic Tongariro Crossing

With another gloriously sunny day forecast we had a 5.30am wake up to catch the bus out to do the famous Tongariro Crossing. Centered around a trio of snow-capped volcanoes, the Tongariro Crossing is one of the most breath-taking treks imaginable. 258 more words

North Island



  • We took the 2pm ferry to Wellington (which felt more like a cruise ship) and arrived at 5pm.
  • Watched a comedy show at VK’s Comedy Club…
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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. 1,167 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