Ata Whenua – Shadowland

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For those not fortunate and wealthy enough to take a scenic helicopter flights through the Fiordland National Park – there is the beautifully shot Ata Whenua – Shadowland. A short film of the Fiordland National Park, filmed by Kim Hollows, a helicopter … Continue reading

Hiking in Fiordland National Park

There are plenty of hikes to do in The Fiordland National Park, one of the most famous is The Routeburn. A 33 km long hike that offers spectacular alpine views, flora and fauna, that leads all the way to Milford Sound and … Continue reading

Kayaking in Milford Sound

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Our alarm went off at 6am, it was still dark outside and very cold. Luckily we were staying at a campsite in Milford Sound that is also run as a hostel, so we could use the kitchen facilities inside to … Continue reading

Milford Road

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Milford Sound is one of the majestic New Zealand fiords and the only one that you can access by car.  And I must say, even though I absolutely loved kayaking on Milford Sound, the drive to and from was even better. … Continue reading

Wanaka to Queenstown

The drive from Wanaka to Queenstown is only 112 km if you choose Highway 6 and according to google maps, should only take around 1 hour and 20 minutes. For us however, the drive took around 3,5 hours, because we … Continue reading

From Fox to Wanaka

On our drive from Fox towards Wanaka we made our first stop at Lake Matheson, also known as Mirror Lake. This is the perfect post card view, with the lake mirroring the mountains, you can in fact see the top … Continue reading

Walking on Fox Glacier

When we were looking up the different options of hikes on Fox Glacier we found that the full day hike was a much better value for money. At only 50 NZD more you get to spend around 4-5 hrs on … Continue reading

Franz Joseph & Fox Glaciers

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We hit up Franz Josef Glacier in the afternoon, parked up the van, put on our hiking boots and took a walk to Peters Pool to start with. The path leads you to a small kettle lake, which was formed … Continue reading