NZ: Tongariro Northern Circuit

April 6th: Hike of the Day: Whakapapa Village to Mangatepopo Campground (breaks included): 8.29 kms / 2:27:10 It’s Tongariro day! This is the big hike we’ve looking forward to for ages. The hike with Mount Doom, the great one with volcanoes, and it is time! Since we had a short day of hiking today, we […]

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NZ: On the road again…

Shoutout to Pauline, Baxter and Alex! Hiiiii and thanks for reading this! March 3rd: Hike of the Day: Car Park to Putangirua Pinnacles via streambed (return trip): 2.60 kms / 1:04:02 Time to explore the Putangirua Pinnacles! After breakfast we got ready and made the short trek out to them. It was easy to follow […]

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NZ: Capital City Explorations

Shoutout to my parents and Kimi! Thanks for everything, I love you guys a ton! March 31st: Goodbye Picton! We waved goodbye to the South Island as we rode on the Interislander ferry back up to Wellington. We landed shortly after noon and set off to explore all of the things we hadn’t had time […]

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NZ: The Catlins****

March 22nd: It’s time to move on. The journey continues further along the southern scenic highway in the Southland area of NZ, with a stop at Lake Manapouri on the way out of town. As we left, the surrounding mountain tops (where we would’ve been last night!) were covered in snow! Now we head to […]

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