We left yesterday morning for a 2 day hike to do the upper part of the Great Walk track in the Abel Tasman NP. We started the track in Totaranui and went all the way up to Seperation Point. We booked 2 beds in the Whariwharangi Bay hut. This morning we used the Gibbs Hill [...]
Today we took the ferry to the south island from Wellington to Picton. It was a 4 hour trip to the other side aaaaaand ... we saw orca's 😁👍! Only saw their top fin but enough to put a smile on everyones faces 😁. The scenery's were also A-MA-ZING. So cool!
Hahaha, today was my birthday 😁. My girl prepared me the most awesome breakfast I ever had. She made pancakes 😋😋😋!! There were also donuts, yoghurt, advocado's, nutella, jam, orange juice and hot chocolate. Today we drove the car from Ohakune to Wellington. We stay here in a cabin. We went out eating in the [...]
Tongariro aka Mount Doom. Today we did the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. IT WAS AMAZING 😁😁! The weather was great, clear sunny sky with some small clouds. As you can see in the pictures the views are amazing. The track is 19,4km but it is really ok to walk if you have normal level of fitness. [...]
In our preparation for our Alpine Crossing tomorrow we planned to go mountain biking today on the Old Coach Road 😎. They predicted a lot of rain and showers in the morning and a bit dryer in the afternoon so we rented our bikes from 12am. The track and scenery were really beautifull 😁 but [...]
We went to Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland on our way to Ohakune for the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. It's an area full of thermal activity. There are boiling mud/water pits, colorfull mineral lakes, .... Really cool place 😎.
One of the must visits on the North island is Rotorua. We stayed at a really beautifull campground at Rotorua lake, Willowhaven Holiday park. Our spot was right at the beach, 3-4m from the water. We visited Whakarewarewa, a Maori village. The village is builth in between thermal pools and steaming holes. We did a [...]
On our way from Cold Water Beach 😈 to Rotorua we visited Karangahake Gorge. Really beautifull and adventurous walks through old gold mining tunnels. Some of the tunnels are open for public but most of the kilometers long network of tunnels is closed. Very cool 😎!
We stayed for 1 night at the Hot Water Beach to enjoy the hot water spring at the beach ... We went there at midnight when it was low tight to dig a hole to sit in the nice, relaxing hot water. Very romantic under the full moon. That ... was the idea ... Now [...]
We did a nice walk today in the Coromandel Forest Park. Really nice views from top.