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Mueller Glacier Lake in New Zealand

Mueller Glacier Lake in the Hooker Valley, New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is of the rushing white water coming from the glacial lake of the Mueller Glacier in Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park in New Zealand. I took this photo while hiking the Hooker Valley trail while camped at Mount Cook. The Hooker Valley trail is a short but spectacular walk and one of the… Read More

Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Lake Pukaki in New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is of Lake Pukaki, looking north towards a cloud covered Mount Cook on the South Island of New Zealand. You may think that I have photoshopped the hell out of that lake, but I actually haven’t. Lake Pukaki really is that beautiful colour, having being fed from the melt water from the… Read More

Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

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Today’s travel photo is of the Church of the Good Shepherd in Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. This is the first photo I have posted from my recent trip to New Zealand’s South Island. This tiny church on the shores of Lake Tekapo is a popular site and has to be the most famous church in… Read More

Cove on the Queen Charlotte Track, New Zealand

Hiking the Queen Charlotte Track in New Zealand

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At the top end of the South Island of New Zealand, there are a series of spectacular sounds known as the Marlborough Sounds. The most beautiful and popular of these is the Queen Charlotte Sound, and running almost the entire length is one of New Zealand’s best walks – The Queen Charlotte Track. This interesting… Read More

Walking to Franz Joseph Glacier, New Zealand

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After my exciting Helihike on Fox Glacier the day before, I continued my journey north along the rugged West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. Not far north of Fox Glacier, another makes it’s way down the west side of the Southern Alps, Franz Joseph Glacier, which I had heard was just as… Read More

Exploring the Otago Peninsula in Dunedin, New Zealand

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Dunedin is the second largest city in the South Island of New Zealand, and with a rich Scottish history and a beautiful natural setting, it makes an excellent place to spend a few days. Like Akaroa on the Banks Peninsula, Dunedin sits in a natural harbour that is part of the remnants of an extinct… Read More

The Tongariro Crossing – Trekking on Volcanoes in New Zealand

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New Zealand is a trekker’s paradise. In the three weeks beforehand, I had already trekked the Milford Track, helihiked on Fox Glacier and trekked part of the Queen Charlotte track in the beautiful Marlborough Sounds – not to mention the many smaller day treks I had done in other parts of the country. My adventurous… Read More

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