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    Hiking the Tongariro Northern Circuit in New Zealand

    This blogpost originally dates back to 2014, just after we hiked the Tongariro Northern Circuit. It’s a story of how we experienced it and includes the old routing, which was changed a couple of years ago. At the bottom of this post, you will find recent updates and current additional information, which I added after my most recent visit to New Zealand in 2023. When planning our stay in Tongariro National Park, we were extremely thrilled to find out there’s a four day tramping track which is called the Tongariro Northern Circuit. While on this track, you will of course do the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing but luckily, the Tongariro Northern…

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    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…

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    Hiking Tongariro Alpine Crossing: New Zealand’s best one day hike

    The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is by far New Zealand’s most iconic hike. Taking you right through the heart of the spectacular Tongariro National Park, you will find yourself in one of the most scenic landscapes you will ever set foot in. From emerald green lakes to boiling craters and a lush green forest, you will not be disappointed in the effort you will have to make for hiking Tongariro Crossing. In this article I will share my experience on hiking the crossing. I have do this hike twice over the past years and the article has been updated after my most recent visit to New Zealand in 2023. Note that…

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    The best Taupo activities and sigths

    Welcome to this post with the best Taupo activities. Located in the central North Island, you just cannot get around Taupo and Lake Taupo by including at least a short visit during your New Zealand road trip. After being here for the first time some 15 years ago, I decided that during my one of my recent New Zealand trips it was about time to head back to this amazing place. I ended up staying for almost a week, not just because I injured my ankle during a hike but also because there simply was a lot to see and do in and around Taupo. This article was first published…