• Awaroa Abel Tasman
    New Zealand

    New Zealand 2019 week 1 – arrival and Abel Tasman

    Just when I left for New Zealand, about a week and a half ago, I was reading my weekly updates from my previous New Zealand trip and I found that I really enjoyed reading back what I had experienced. And so the idea was born to write a report every week about what I did this time around as well. To keep you a little informed and to have something for myself to read back when I’ve returned home and am planning another trip. Enjoy reading!     The oh so long journey to New Zealand Before my trip, I was frankly was not looking forward to the long flight,…

  • mueller hut hike new zealand
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Mueller Hut hike New Zealand: all you need to know!

    Mueller Hut hike in New Zealand: all you need to know! In 2011 I visited Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand for the first time. After spending 24 hours in this amazing masterpiece of mother nature, I returned home but kept in mind that I’d come back one day. Because there had been a sign on the Kea Point Track, towards Mueller Hut. Once home I looked up Mueller Hut and realized that this must be one of New Zealand’s most amazing hikes. In 2011 I made the decision to hike to Mueller Hut and in 2018 I came back to actually do so. Here is my story!  …

  • New Zealand,  We12hike

    Hiking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand

    Hiking the Routeburn Track – a must for New Zealand travelers The Routeburn Track is being called one of and possibly the most stunning multi day hike in New Zealand. Even though I don’t fully agree on the latter, I do think that the Routeburn Track hike is one of the best that tramping in New Zealand has to offer and a must for every New Zealand traveler who’s into hiking.   I’ve hiked the Routeburn Track twice in my life, once in 2011 with good weather and once in 2018 with poor weather. Very poor weather in fact. I combined both experiences in this ultimate guide to hiking the…

  • Hooker Valley Track icebergs
    New Zealand,  We12inspire

    Things to do in Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand

    Things to do in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand If there’s one place in New Zealand where I’d easily spend all my time, it would definitely be Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. Over the past decade I’ve been here three times and I would go back again without hesitation. To me, Mt Cook National Park is one of the prettiest places in New Zealand and yet despite the number of tourists increasing each year, it’s a must if you are traveling in New Zealand.   [Note that this article was first called 24 hrs in Mt Cook and published in 2014. I recently updated it with new…