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    Hiking Inspiration,  New Zealand,  We12hike

    The best hikes in New Zealand

    The best hikes in New Zealand, a continuously changing list full of inspiration Originally dating back from 2015, I wrote this post with the best hikes in New Zealand after my second visit to this hikers’ paradise. However having spent another few months in New Zealand early 2018, it’s about time for an update of my list of best hikes in New Zealand. I will keep on adding more and more hikes over the next few months so if you are planning a trip to New Zealand, make sure to bookmark this blog for all the information you need about hiking in New Zealand.   The good thing about hiking…

  • New Zealand,  We12inspire

    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…

  • Mountainous Monday,  New Zealand

    Mountainous Monday: Mount Cook / Aoraki

    Welcome to what is already the 4th Mountainous Monday. Today we’re sharing the New Zealand’s highest mountain with you. We didn’t plan to as we featured a New Zealand mountain before, but that’s sometimes just the way things go… Mount Cook /Aoraki is located in the Southern Alps on New Zealand’s Southern Island. The English name was given to the mountain by Captain John Lort Stokes to honor Captain James Cook who first surveyed and circumnavigated New Zealand back in the 18th century. Aoraki is the Maori name and there are various stories about the meaning. The one we were told is that the name means “cloud piercer”, which we think…