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Easy Hikes in Fiordland – Lake Mistletoe

Easy Hikes in Fiordland – Lake Mistletoe

On our first day near Te Anau, we started with an easy hike along a small section of the Kepler Track, and then went on to explore the amazing Te Anau Glowworm Caves. But as we still had quite a few hours of daylight left, we decided to explore a few more places. The first of these mini walks was around Lake Mistletoe. We had booked a room at the Fiordland National Park Lodge, and Lake Mistletoe is right next…

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Roys Peak – New Zealand’s most instagrammed hike?

Roys Peak – New Zealand’s most instagrammed hike?

Our next fantastic day walk in New Zealand was the famous Roys Peak. My mum has a friend called Roy who is keen to see the views from Roys Peak, so out of all the day-hike options near Wanaka, this is the one that we thought we should try! My plan was to take so many photos that Roy wouldn’t have to climb the mountain himself. The weather forecast sounded perfect so we were hoping to see some good views…

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Relaxing by Lake Wanaka – Walks and Food

Relaxing by Lake Wanaka – Walks and Food

Lake Wanaka is the perfect place to relax after a few days walking. It’s also the perfect place to exhaust yourself some more with some gorgeous hikes, but I’ll get onto that later! The day we arrived in Wanaka, we’d woken up at 5:30 to do the gorgeous Hooker Valley Hike over at Aoraki / Mount Cook village. That meant, that although we’d already been up for hours and walked on some beautiful hikes, we still arrived before lunch! But, what…

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Mueller Hut day hike – Epic tramp near Aoraki / Mount Cook

Mueller Hut day hike – Epic tramp near Aoraki / Mount Cook

Out of all the hiking possibilities in New Zealand, this Mueller Hut day hike was the one I wanted to try the most. Most online descriptions of the walk advise you to hike up, stay the night at Mueller hut before returning the following day. But alas, I was too late to book accommodation, and we had no chance of staying up above the clouds. Looking at the statistics for the hike, I was pretty confident we could manage the…

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