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    New Zealand,  We12hike

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

    Hiking Tongariro Alpine Crossing, New Zealand’s most spectacular one-day alpine 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.   Let me first warn you before you continue reading: hiking the Tongariro Alpine Crossing is not just a walk in the park. Every year hikers (also called trampers…

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    New Zealand,  We12inspire

    The best outdoor things to do in Taupo, New Zealand

    The best outdoor things to do in Taupo, New Zealand Located in the central North Island, you just cannot get around 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 most recent New Zealand adventure 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.   Taupo is a small city on the shores…

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    Alaska,  Argentina,  Iceland,  New Zealand,  We12hike

    The best mountain hikes in the world!

    Hiking inspiration: the best mountain hikes in the world! Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been deeply in love with the mountains. Every time I see them appear in front of me, whether it’s from a car or the plane, my heart is skipping a beat. I immediately want to put on my hiking boots, put my backpack on my back and get out and explore. This blog is about my favorite and best mountain hikes in the world, in random order. They are not your average hikes in the Alps, each one of them has its own special feature or memory for me!   Harding Icefield Trail,…

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    New Zealand,  Park Post,  We12hike

    Tongariro National Park – all you need to know!

    Tongariro National Park: an introduction Over the course of the past years, we’ve been asked quite some times by New Zealand bound travelers what our favorite national park here is. It’s a hard choice because out of the ten we have been to (there are fourteen in total) we have a special connection to all of them. However, if we would have to choose, we would pick Tongariro National Park. Why? Because it’s so different compared to the rest of New Zealand. It’s beautiful yet scary and completely different than the rest of the country. Join us on a virtual journey to one of the most amazing landscapes you will…