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View from Coronet Peak New Zealand

Playing in the Snow on Coronet Peak, New Zealand

Queenstown is well known as New Zealand's premier winter playground and the ski capital of the country. When we visited in late spring, the ski season had just finished, with little to no snow fall in the last couple of weeks of the season. As such, the ski resorts were closed down when we arrived… Read More

Lower Portals trail in Mount Barney National Park, Australia

Hiking to Lower Portals, Mount Barney National Park

I'm currently in training mode again for another trip to the Nepal Himalaya in a couple of month's time, so I've been regularly hitting the trails around Brisbane again. One of my favourite areas to go hiking within an easy drive of Brisbane is Mount Barney National Park. There are some good, variable trails there which… Read More

Story Bridge on the Brisbane River in Brisbane, Australia

A Sunday Outing in Brisbane

I’ve been living in Brisbane for most of the past decade, but I’ve always lived more in the outer suburbs, so heading into the city for the day really still has that feeling of a proper day trip out. It’s kind of an old school thing, but for us it is exciting to get dressed… Read More

Bridge Hooker Valley New Zealand

Hiking the Hooker Valley Track in New Zealand

New Zealand is a hiking enthusiast's dream, with hundreds of amazing hiking trails scattered all over the country. With New Zealand's breathtaking scenery, hiking is one of the best ways to see it as the trails allow you to get up close and personal with the stunning natural landscapes that the country has to offer… Read More

Road to Mount Cook, New Zealand

The Road to Mount Cook in New Zealand

It has been 11 years since I last visited New Zealand, so a return trip was well over due. It would also be Veronika's first time in the country, so I was keen to show her why I love New Zealand so much. We only had 8 days for this trip, so I decided to… Read More

Ama Dablan sunset in Dingboche, Nepal

The Trek Home: From Gorak Shep to Lukla

This is day 19 to 24 of my 24 day trek through the Khumbu region of Nepal -> View all posts for this trek I had been on the trail for nearly three weeks, trekking well over 200 kilometres over tough terrain and most of it at high altitude, often over 5000 metres, and now I was… Read More

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