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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 most beautiful unknown places in New Zealand

    The most beautiful unknown places in New Zealand Let’s be honest here, only few other places in the world can beat New Zealand for its natural beauty. Without having to drive for days, you will find yourself surrounded by glaciers one day, in the middle of Fiordland the next and on white sandy beaches the day after. Ever since my first visit to New Zealand in 2002 I have been deeply in love with the country. Most people think they ‘can do New Zealand’ in a couple of weeks. Which is of course possible but it’s not ideal, especially if you want to get off the beaten path and see…

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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…

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    The ultimate New Zealand itinerary for outdoor fans

    Welcome to the first part of our Ultimate New Zealand Itinerary for Outdoor Fans! A couple of years ago we were in the lucky position to spend six weeks traveling in New Zealand and since we are 100% outdoor lovers, we spent them the active way. Most of our time we went hiking, but we also added some (mountain) biking, kayaking and other outdoor cool activities to our itinerary. Ever since, we received many questions from readers about the trails we hiked, which are the must-do’s in each place and so on. So I figured I’d combine all tips and tricks into one series of posts which makes planning your…

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