• Lake Daniell Lewis Pass
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Lake Daniell hike : an easy overnight tramp near Lewis Pass

    One of the nicest easy walks in New Zealand that is suitable for everyone is the Lake Daniell hike near Lewis Pass on the South Island. Here you can easily familiarize yourself with hiking in New Zealand and sleeping in a backcountry hut without too much preparations and efforts. I did this easy tramp for the first time in 2011 and returned in January of 2023. I was pleasantly surprised to find a brand new hut but still an equally beautiful landscape. I went out on this tramp with with fellow Dutchie Mariëlle and we had a wonderful outdoor girl’s night out, in one of New Zealand’s newest backcountry huts. This…

  • Abel Tasman National Park day walks
    New Zealand

    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! This post first appeared in 2020 and was updated in 2023 after my most recent visit to New Zealand and exploration…

  • best hikes in new zealand
    Hiking Inspiration,  New Zealand

    The best hikes in New Zealand

    Welcome to this post with the best hikes in New Zealand. New Zealand is a that holds a special place in my heart. You can do some amazing walks there, you never have to feel unsafe and it is relatively easy to travel around whether you are traveling together with a friend or solo. I have visited New Zealand no fewer than five times in recent years and discovered countless beautiful walks that I share with you in this article. Whether you are looking for a short trip of an hour or a longer hike, you will find what you are looking for in this blog. I have divided the…

  • the best whangarei walks bream head te whara track
    New Zealand

    The best Whangarei walks and how I got lost on Bream Head

    Are you looking for the best Whangarei walks? In this post I’ll tell you all about my visits to Whangarei and the best walks that I did in the region, including on how I got lost on the Bream Head Te Whara Track in Whangarei Heads. I first visited Whangarei in 2018 and returned in 2022 when I was hiking a part of Te Araroa. This post contains experiences from both of these trips. Please note this post was first published in 2018 and got updated in 2023   Arrival in Whangarei Upon arrival in Whangarei it is raining. It has been a week since my arrival in New Zealand and so…