• Wainui Falls Walk
    New Zealand

    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. This post first appeared in 2019 and was recently updated after my visit to New Zealand in 2023 About the Wainui Falls Walk Wainui is located all the way at the northwestern end of beautiful Abel Tasman National Park. It takes…

  • angelus hut hike
    New Zealand

    Angelus Hut track: New Zealand’s most spectacular mountain hut

    While preparing for my third trip to New Zealand I made a list of hikes I most definitely wanted to do when back there. On top of that list is the Angelus Hut hike in Nelson Lakes National Park. This hike first came onto my radar back in 2011 during my previous New Zealand trip. After hiking to Bushline Hut in Nelson Lakes National Park, I talked to some fellow hikers who advised me to hike onwards to Angelus Hut, which is supposed to be one of the most spectacular located mountain huts in New Zealand. Unfortunately, back then I didn’t have enough time to hike to Angelus Hut and…

  • Abel Tasman Coast Track
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Abel Tasman Coast Track – all you want to know!

    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. During my five trips through New Zealand over the past decade I walked the Abel Tasman Track no fewer than three times and you know what… I would happily do it once again! It’s one of my favorite Great Walks in New Zealand for various reasons and it will always have a special place in my heart. In this article about the Abel Tasman Track I will tell you everything you need to know about…

  • hiking on rangitoto island wandelen in nieuw zeeland
    New Zealand,  We12hike

    Doing the Rangitoto Island walk in New Zealand

    Are you in Auckland and want to go to Rangitoto Island? Then in this article I will tell you everything about this special island. I did the Rangitoto Island walk in 2018, but I visited New Zealand again in 2022-2023 and the information in this blog has been updated following this recent trip. Enjoy reading! This post was first published in 2018 and updated in 2023. The small Rangitoto Island volcano is located just north of central Auckland is a relatively young volcano. The last Rangitoto Island eruption was 600 years ago. It’s a great place for hiking and an easy way to climb a volcano. After a journey of…