• 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…

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    New Zealand

    Hiking on Rangitoto Island in New Zealand

    Hiking on Rangitoto Island, a perfect day trip from Auckland Although this is my third time in New Zealand, I somehow never made it over to Rangitoto Island before. This small volcanic island just north of central Auckland is a relatively young volcano, its last eruption being 600 years ago and it happens to be just perfect for hiking. So after a 25 hour journey (plus travel time to/from the airport) followed by a long night of sleep in my hostel in the city, I figured it’d be nice to head out and grab some fresh air. Hiking on Rangitoto Island seemed like the perfect thing to do as well…