• Abel Tasman National Park day walks
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Abel Tasman National Park walks: a list with the best hikes!

    Despite the fact I don’t live in New Zealand, I’m proud to be able to say that I’ve been to Abel Tasman National Park five times over the past years. It’s one of those places that I always tend to return to while in New Zealand, even though it’s on the other side of the world. By now, I’ve actually tried most of the Abel Tasman National Park walks and I decided the time was right to make a list so you can pick your Abel Tasman walk. Enjoy!     A short introduction to Abel Tasman National Park Abel Tasman National Park is named after Dutch explorer Abel Tasman…

  • Queen Charlotte Track
    New Zealand

    New Zealand 2019 week 4: Queen Charlotte, Wellington and Auckland

    In the meanwhile I have returned home from New Zealand after an endless series of beautiful experiences. And I’ve got a pretty big jet lag too, by the way, but I have accepted the fact that this is part of the journey and that you’d better accept rather than resisting it. In this article you will read my last week report of my New Zealand trip, in which I actually did a lot in very little time. Enjoy reading!   Goodbye Nelson I spent the last week of my trip traveling instead of in the Airbnb I stayed the weeks before. I said goodbye to the owners and boarded the…

  • Heaphy Track
    New Zealand

    New Zealand 2019 week 3: the Heaphy Track

    I’m a bit behind with the weekly reports in this blog you’ll find all about week 3 in New Zealand. In this week I was still in Nelson and I walked The Heaphy Track, one of the Great Walks of New Zealand. There are now ten so-called Great Walks in New Zealand, the most extraordinary hikes in the country. Or at least, that’s how it is described. Characteristic of the Great Walks is that they are relatively easy to do (if you’re an experienced hiker, that is), you can spend the night in huts, you have to book them in advance and that the paths are well maintained. With the…

  • Pupu Springs
    New Zealand

    New Zealand 2019 week 2: Nelson and Golden Bay

    Yessss also finalized my second week in New Zealand. At least, today is exactly two weeks ago that I boarded the plane that started my journey. And in two weeks I will leave again, but frankly I don’t want to think too much about that. Time flies when you’re having fun! In this blog I’ll tell you all about week 2 in New Zealand, in which I walked a lot, slept in a thunderstorm and went looking for an interview in the wilderness. Enjoy reading!     Hiking in and around Nelson I have booked a total of three treks and in the periods between I spend most of my…