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    New Zealand

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

    Angelus Hut Track: New Zealand’s most spectacular mountain hut hike 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…

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    Hiking Inspiration,  New Zealand

    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…

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    New Zealand

    New Zealand week 3: about weather gods and angels

    Aaaaand week three in New Zealand is a wrap. It’s unbelievable how fast time is passing by. In the old days of my life this used to be about the time I started to prepare going back home again from a journey, now I’ve still got more than two months to go. Just awesome! Today I’m telling you about my third week in New Zealand. Curious about my first two weeks? You can read all about them here.   From Taupo I drove down south to Wellington in one go. Wellington is New Zealand’s capital (and nope, that’s not Auckland in case that’s what you were thinking). In Wellington I…

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    New Zealand

    The most beautiful unknown places in New Zealand

    The most beautiful unknown places in New Zealand Let’s be honest here, only few other places in the world can beat New Zealand for its natural beauty. Without having to drive for days, you will find yourself surrounded by glaciers one day, in the middle of Fiordland the next and on white sandy beaches the day after. Ever since my first visit to New Zealand in 2002 I have been deeply in love with the country. Most people think they ‘can do New Zealand’ in a couple of weeks. Which is of course possible but it’s not ideal, especially if you want to get off the beaten path and see…