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New Zealand South Island Road Trip in 11 Days

Crown Range Summit road

Spending a week and a half on a New Zealand South Island road trip we found the best places of the remote island. This post lets you join our spectacular drive across this long island in the Pacific Ocean, close to Antarktis. To make the trip, we bought flights to Christchurch and rented a campervan right at the airport. Leaving ...

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New Zealand Drive: Mount Cook to Christchurch

Lake Tekapo and clouds

This post will show you the drive from Mount Cook to Christchurch across the New Zealand South Island. The highlights of the Mount Cook to Christchurch drive are the two glacier lakes of Pukaki and Tekapo, the rows of snow-capped mountains and the Rakaia gorge with deep turquoise waters. This is the last (number 9) of our New Zealand South Island ...

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New Zealand: West Coast to Queenstown Drive

Blue Pools, New Zealand

Our New Zealand campervan trip now takes you from the South Island’s West Coast to Queenstown. We will follow the Haast River to Mount Aspiring National Park and see the amazing Blue Pools. What else is there for travelers? The majestic Southern Alps with the turquoise mountain lakes Hawea and Wanaka. From Wanaka we will take the Cromwell road to ...

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New Zealand: Hiking to Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers

Franz Joseph Glacier walkers

The Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers are the two biggest of the 140 existing in New Zealand, but the easiest to reach on foot. I will tell you how to get to these two glaciers and show what they look like.  Normally you can only get to glaciers on guided tours and helicopter rides but Franz Josef and Fox Glaciers ...

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New Zealand: South Island West Coast Drive

Lake Matheson view

This post will show you a scenic drive in New Zealand, down the South Island West Coast. We will take the State Highway 6 from the Pancake Rocks and drive south towards Lake Matheson and the glaciers of Franz Josef and Fox. Further south on our 370 km drive we will come to Haast, the place where to turn inland.  ...

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New Zealand by Campervan: Christchurch to Greymouth

Visiting Arthur's Pass National Park

This post on the scenic route from Christchurch to Greymouth begins a series of posts on our campervan trip around the New Zealand South Island. We bought flights to Christchurch, rented a campervan at the airport and set off from Christchurch to Greymouth and down the West Coast.  The Alpine road from Christchurch to Greymouth takes you across the Southern ...

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Melbourne to Sydney Drive along Coast

Campervan, Melbourne to Sydney coastal route

This post will show you our Melbourne to Sydney drive along coast. To travel from Melbourne to Sydney we rented a campervan and spent more than a week on this scenic coastal route.  We followed the Pacific coastline all the way from Melbourne to Sydney, first south to Phillips Island and on to Wilsons Promontory, then north towards Sydney. That ...

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New Zealand: Short Walks in Mount Cook National Park

Tasman Glacier Walker

We took some short walks in Mount Cook National Park, on the top of New Zealand, the place for New Zealand’s highest mountains, largest glaciers and spectacular glacier lakes.  To see the Mount Cook glacier lakes we took two short hikes: the Blue Lakes and Tasman Glacier Lake Walk and the Kea Point Track to Mueller Glacial Lake. These walks ...

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The Magic New Zealand: Queenstown Walk in Photos

Queenstown pebble beach

This post will show you a scenic Queenstown walk in photos. Queenstown, New Zealand is a stunning city on the north shore of Lake Wakatipu, surrounded by mountains. We took a short walk along the Lake Wakatipu shoreline. It was a clea, sunny autumn day – it can’t get better that this!   In New Zealand the air is super ...

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Queenstown to Mount Cook via the Cardrona Road

Lake Pukaki shore and snow-capped mountains

This post will take you to the South Island of New Zealand. We are touring the island with a campervan and now driving from Queenstown to Mount Cook. We are taking the spectacular Crown Range (Cardrona) road from Queenstown to Wanaka, after which we will drive through the Lindis Pass to Lake Pukapi. At the end of the post we ...

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