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    New Zealand

    New Zealand week 8: cyclone Gita alert and when the legs don’t want to go anymore

    Week eight in New Zealand was all about cyclone Gita. After I finished hiking the Greenstone & Caples Track, it was about time to slowly start making my way back up north. My first planned stop was Arthurs Pass National Park, half way up the South Island and one of the things on my ‘must-do-in-new-zealand’ list. The drive from the Greenstone Car Park up to Arthurs Pass was quite long however, so I decided to break up my drive into two parts. I booked a hotelroom in Methven, two hours driving from Arthurs Pass. In the village itself there wasn’t a whole lot to do, but I really enjoyed a…