• Awaroa Abel Tasman
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    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,…

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    New Zealand

    Hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track

    Hiking the Abel Tasman Coast Track – our tips and tricks! WOW! That’s just one word to describe New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park. Entirely different than the rest of the country, it’s a true hiker’s paradise, either for the experienced trekker or the beginner hiker. Abel Tasman National Park is New Zealand’s smallest national park and located all the way up north on the Southern Island. The park is named after Dutchman (yes, we are proud!) Abel Tasman who accidentally found the beautiful coastline in 1642. After our first visit to Abel Tasman NP back in 2002 we already knew we’d be back here for some further exploration. In…

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    The ultimate New Zealand itinerary for outdoor fans – part II

    Welcome to part 2 of our ultimate New Zealand itinerary for outdoor fans! In this post, we’ll take you around some of the most spectacular scenery New Zealand has to offer, from sandy white beaches to rainforests and glaciers. If you have missed the first part, go here to read all about the first two weeks of our trip, during which we went to Hobbiton, hiked the Tongariro Northern Circuit and explored the Queen Charlotte Track.   Day 15 Golden Bay The northern part of New Zealand’s Southern Island is truly stunning. It may not be as spectacular as the westcoast or the deep south, but we loved it as…