Tag Archive: Great Walks

Jan 04 2015

Mythical Tongariro Crossing!

After crossing the Cook Strait by ferry, we arrived at Wellington, New Zealand’s city capital.  In Wellington I picked up Nathalie, who will be traveling with me around the North Island. Our first challenge together was the mythical Tongariro Alpine Crossing, one of my New Zealand’s musts! The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is an extending hike …

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Jan 01 2015

The North of South Island

After Wanaka, it was time to go north, along the West Coast. The views were beautiful but the road was so narrow and winding that it was difficult to stop to take pictures. One nice stop was the 15 minute walk loop in Punakaiki National Park to see its “Pancake Rocks”. These rocks are limestone formations that …

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Dec 25 2014

A day on the Routeburn Track

After one day of full rest, I was ready for another hike. The Routeburn Track stretches 32 kilometres through the Mount Aspiring and Fiordland National Parks and along the way passes a huge variety of landscapes. The three to four day Routeburn Track offers up fantastic views and is one of the most popular tracks in …

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Dec 23 2014

Milford Track (part two)

Day 3 Even if we walked less kilometers, this was the hardest day of the trek (14km, 400m up and 1000m down, 7hrs). The day started climbing up to Mackinnon Pass and Memorial, the highest point of the track at 1.154m. After two days, the backpack was lighter but I also was more tired so …

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Dec 21 2014

Milford Track (part one)

Quintin Mackinnon and Ernest Mitchell were the first Europeans to travel overland from Lake Te Anau to Milford Sound in 1888 and their route became the world famous Milford Track. Today MilfordTrack, a 54 km and 4 days trek through Fiordland National Park, is considered one of the 9 New Zealand’s Great Walks and the …

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