• New Zealand,  We12hike

    Bushline Hut: an easy alpine backcountry in Nelson Lakes National Park

    All of us travelers are looking for special places, those that the big masses of tourists skip because they are in a hurry to see as much as they can. Or that they don’t bother going to because it may not be on the list of top-things to see … When I travel in New Zealand I obviously try to see the highlights. However, during my more recent travels I also enjoyed places that are not on everyone’s list. One of them is Nelson Lakes National Park with the perfectly located Bushline Hut. This article first appeared online in 2018 and was updated in 2024 after my most recent visit…

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    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…