• 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…

  • Wainui Falls Walk
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Wainui Falls Walk – the best short walk in Golden Bay

    One of the nicest walks you can do in the Golden Bay area is the Wainui Falls walk. This short 4 km return walk will take you to a beautiful waterfall tucked away in a lush green valley of Abel Tasman National Park. It’s definitely one of the best short walks in New Zealand that I’ve made over the past few years so check it out if you can. Here’s my blog and video of the walk. Enjoy!     About the Wainui Falls Walk Wainui is located all the way at the northwestern end of beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. It takes about 2 hrs to get there from…

  • 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,…