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Jackson Bay, New ZealandJackson BayNew ZealandJackson Bay is a bit of a drive, the drive is beautiful and the reward is an never to forget lunch. #restraurantThunder Creek Falls, Mt Aspiring National Park, New ZealandThunder Creek FallsMt Aspiring National Park, New ZealandAn impromptu stop after seeing a DOC sign found us at stunning Thunder Creek Falls. On the Haast side of Haast Pass on route to Wanaka! Only takes...Bealey Spur, New ZealandBealey SpurNew ZealandGood 3 hour track to the hut, mostly uphill.Lake Mavis, Arthur's Pass, New ZealandLake MavisArthur's Pass, New ZealandLake Mavis is located in Arthur's Pass NP. Perfect spot for a week end away. A two days loop tramp, amazing camp spot, cute lake and water fall......Arthur's Pass, New ZealandArthur's PassNew ZealandA short, easy tramp will take you to Devils Punchbowl Falls.Arthur's Pass, New ZealandArthur's PassNew ZealandThe Temple basin seen from close to the carparkAvalanche Peak, Arthur's Pass, New ZealandAvalanche PeakArthur's Pass, New ZealandAvalanche Peak trail located in Arthur's Pass New Zealand is a great day hike which takes around 6-8 hours. The views at the top are magnificent of...Lake pukaki, New ZealandLake pukakiNew ZealandMy favourite camping spot whilst travelling through new ZealandTekapo, Lake Tekapo, New ZealandTekapoLake Tekapo, New ZealandYou don't even have to go to the observatory to see amazing night skies here. We camped at Lake McGregor and when the stars came out we set up the...Mt Cook, Mount Cook, New ZealandMt CookMount Cook, New ZealandThe Hooker Valley track is an easy 3-4hr return walk and it's quite spectacular. This is the pay-off at the end of the track - uninterrupted views...Mt Cook, Mount Cook, New ZealandMt CookMount Cook, New ZealandPossibly one of the best hike I have ever done in my life. We did the Hooker Valley trail - it was relatively easy to do. You wouldn't even get...Kura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation Area, Castle Hill, New ZealandKura Tawhiti / Castle Hill Conservation AreaCastle Hill, New ZealandNature's own adventure playground! Spent a happy couple of hours clambering on to the boulders or squeezing through them. There's also rock...Rakaia Gorge, Windwhistle, New ZealandRakaia GorgeWindwhistle, New ZealandHeading west out of Christchurch, the urban landscape quickly turns into a beautiful rural setting. Winding our way through various types of...Erewhon Station, Ashburton Lakes, New ZealandErewhon StationAshburton Lakes, New ZealandFor Lord of the Rings buffs, this is a location that, at least in clear weather, would be clearly recognisable. The small mountain standing in the...Mt Sunday, Ashburton Lakes, New ZealandMt SundayAshburton Lakes, New ZealandMt. Sunday which you might recognize as Edoras in the Lord of the Rings - took them 11 months to build the set here, absolutely epic place! It's a...Pinnacles Hut, Staveley, New ZealandPinnacles HutStaveley, New ZealandWaking up early to catch the sunrise from the top of the Pinnacles. A fantastic little hike with a well-equipped hut. I'd highly recommend this...Lake Clearwater, Ashburton Lakes, New ZealandLake ClearwaterAshburton Lakes, New ZealandGorgeous reflections of the mountain ranges can be found at the very remote and quiet Lake Clearwater in New Zealand's South Island.Mt Somers, New ZealandMt SomersNew ZealandA hike at Mt. Somers can be one day or several, as there are well appointed huts along the way. Phenomenal views, not far from Christchurch.Glenorchy - Queenstown Drive, Mount Creighton, New ZealandGlenorchy - Queenstown DriveMount Creighton, New ZealandThe drive from Queenstown to Glenorchy is by far my most favourite drive I've ever done, and it's gonna be really hard to beat that. We were so...Meiklejohns Bay, Mount Creighton, New ZealandMeiklejohns BayMount Creighton, New ZealandOn the road from Queenstown to Glenorchy, I stumbled across this little hidden gem at a place called Meiklejohns Bay. To follow more of my work,...
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