• New Zealand,  We12hike

    Hiking the Routeburn Track in New Zealand

    Hiking the Routeburn Track – a must for New Zealand travelers The Routeburn Track is being called one of and possibly the most stunning multi day hike in New Zealand. Even though I don’t fully agree on the latter, I do think that the Routeburn Track hike is one of the best that tramping in New Zealand has to offer and a must for every New Zealand traveler who’s into hiking.   I’ve hiked the Routeburn Track twice in my life, once in 2011 with good weather and once in 2018 with poor weather. Very poor weather in fact. I combined both experiences in this ultimate guide to hiking the…

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    New Zealand week 7: it’s raining sunbeams

    As I’m writing this, I’m in my car. I’ve slept in Red today as there was yet another severe weather warning. For the fourth time during my (so far) two month trip so mother nature is sending a lot of bad energy around here at the moment. Week seven in New Zealand has passed since long but I wasn’t online much over the past couple of days after I hiked around for a while, spending most of my time offline. In fact I’m opening up my laptop for the first time in a week…   Even though a period of three months for New Zealand sounds like forever, I’ve concluded…

  • 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…

  • New Zealand,  We12bike,  We12inspire

    Things to do in New Zealand that don’t involve hiking

    When scrolling through our New Zealand blogs you will mostly see hiking stories, since basically that’s what we went to New Zealand for! It’s a hiker’s paradise, we could easily spend a couple of years there without walking the same trail twice. However there’s also plenty of other fun things to do there that involve (almost no) hiking. We’ll share our favorite activities with you… 1. Kayaking between the icebergs on Tasman Glacier Lake By far one of the best things to do in Mount Cook National Park! You will need previous sea kayaking experience in order to participate in this trip but that’s not hard as you will most likely…