• Mt Cook hikes
    New Zealand

    Hiking in New Zealand: the best Mt Cook hikes

    Hiking in New Zealand – an overview of the best Mt Cook hikes Welcome to my atricle about one of my favorite places in New Zealand: Aoraki / Mount Cook National Park. As an avid hiker I went to Mt Cook National Park no less than three times over the past couple of years and despite the number of tourists increasing and the glaciers receding, to me this will always be a magical place. In this article I’ll first share the best Mt Cook hikes with you, followed by my favorite Mt Cook camping sites, other places to stay in Mount Cook Village and basically anything else you need to…

  • Canada,  Chile,  Iceland,  New Zealand

    The best places for seeing icebergs

    “An iceberg is a large piece of freshwater ice that has broken off a glacier or an ice shelf and is floating freely in open water.” (Source: Wikipedia)  The first time I saw an iceberg I was amazed. A big chunk of ice, floating in a lake, without melting just like that, despite the temperature being quite high. I could have looked at it forever, slowly melting and eventually dissolving in the water, like it had never been there. Somehow, ever since, I’ve always been amazed by icebergs. Where they come from, how they are formed and where they are going. Fortunately, you don’t have to A) travel to the north or south pole and/or B) have a lot of…

  • New Zealand,  We12bike

    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…