Mysteries of universe….

The universe is full of magical things….patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper ~ Eden Phillpotts~ We witnessed two of these mysterious things in New Zealand – Pancake Rocks and Moeraki Boulders. You can see for yourself why we feel these are mysterious :o)

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Milford Track – our first multi-day hike!

We did it!!!! Finished one of the nine Great Walks in NZ on Nov 7th, 2014 🙂 It was four days of intense hiking, covering  53.4km (33.3 miles) in Fiordland National Park in South Island. It is hard to say what we liked the most in this multi-day hike….was it the views, or the perfect weather

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Hiking the Franz Josef Glacier

One of the gems of South Island West Coast is the Franz Josef Glacier. It was an incredible experience hiking to the base of the glacier on one day and seeing it from a distance and then the next day fly over it and do the real glacier hike. The massive nature of glaciers, their

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Other treasures of Golden Bay 🙂

While in Takaka, we did go for some site seeing and visited few other treasures of Golden Bay – Te Waikoropupū Springs (also called Pupu Springs), the Grove and Wainui falls. Pupu Springs is considered very sacred and is the largest freshwater springs in New Zealand. On a clear day the visibility of these springs is as far as 60+

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Treasures of Takaka (a lovely town in Golden Bay, South Island)

Our tour of North Island ended with an amazing cruise from North to South Island on October 25th. For two hours or so we just relaxed in the ship, sipped coffee and soaked in more views of hills, mountains, the sea and little islands. It didn’t matter anymore that our morning cruise got cancelled and we had to wait for

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Hiking is my meditation….

In past twenty days in New Zealand, we have hiked almost 85km (52miles). Short walks, long walks, easy ones, medium to difficult ones, by the beach, in the rainforest, on the mountain, by the river, in the volcanic valley….we have covered quiet a few different landscapes. I never thought why I liked it so much….I enjoy it

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Trip to White Island – an active volcano

White Island in Bay of Plenty (North Island) is the only active marine volcano in New Zealand. It is located close to Whakatane and 30 miles from the coast and the only way to get there is either boat or helicopter. Our day trip to the volcano was a guided boat tour. Well, I think if you

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing – NZ best day hike

Tongariro National Park, North Island is New Zealand’s oldest national park. It is the home of volcanic peaks of Ngauruhoe, Tongariro and Ruapehu. It is beautiful, spectacular, majestic and unique. I could say that for every national park in New Zealand but this one is special. It has a unique mixture of different landscapes and landforms.

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Trip to Cathedral Cove, Coromandel

Cathedral Cove – a must visit if you are in Coromandel. It is a short but steep hike to get there….and the views are amazing along the track and once you get there. Check out the pictures and you will know what I mean 🙂

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