Monthly Archives: March 2017

The finest walk in the world – Milford Track Day 5

There was no walking involved on day five of our trip, just a boat cruise on the Milford Sound.  The glorious weather we had for the last day of the walk continued.  Everywhere you looked there were picture postcard opportunities … Continue reading

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The finest walk in the world – Milford Track Day 4

The sun was shining right from the get go on day four so we knew we were in for a stunner.  We began descending a rocky hill known as Gentle Annie before passing an old slip where the track flattens … Continue reading

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The finest walk in the world – Milford Track Day 3

Day three was the day we were most anxious about – at the previous evening’s briefing we were told that we would climb 700 metres over 6 miles and descend 900 metres over 3.5 miles.  There are 11 switchbacks going … Continue reading

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“Making New Zealand Great Again” with the Swissies

We were very lucky to have our Swiss friends, Karin & Elvis, come and visit us in NZ this summer.  They were in NZ for a month and we got to spend about three weeks of this time with them. … Continue reading

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The finest walk in the world – Milford Track Day 2

The real walk begins today – 16km to Pompolona Lodge : ). After making our lunches and a delicious breakfast we assembled out the front of Glade House at 8.30am – very civililised.   First up we crossed the suspension … Continue reading

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The finest walk in the world – Milford Track Day 1

The Milford Track is a widely known tramping (hiking) route in New Zealand – located amidst mountains and temperate rain forest in Fiordland National Park in the southwest of the South Island. The 53.5 km hike starts at Glade Wharf … Continue reading

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Mountains to the Sea (nearly) Cycle Trip – Whanganui River & The Flying Fox

We awoke on day three to a mist shrouded river although it didn’t take long for the cloud to burn off.  The plan today was to canoe for a couple of hours down the Whanganui River and then cycle approximately … Continue reading

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Mountains to the Sea (nearly) Cycle Trip – Mangapurua Track & the Bridge to Nowhere

Another beautiful morning greeted us.  Ted came to pick us up at 8am to shuttle us to the start of the Mangaparua Track which is about an hour from Ohakune.  If we had been doing the Mountains to Sea Cycle Trail … Continue reading

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