Rakiura Track, Stewart Island (+vlog)

The Rakiura Track located on the southern banks of Stewart Island, is one of the Great Walks of New Zealand with good reason. Commitment is the first step in completing this track, as a foot ferry is the only access to the island and often the seas are treacherous at 47 degrees south. Luckily trekking…

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Happy Memories Christmas & New Years in Glenorchy

We were lucky enough to make a few good friends along our travels and we spent an orphans Christmas at a beautiful cabin in Glenorchy followed by some fun camping in the rain for new years. No fun was had, the company was terrible, the food that I cooked was sickening, I’d like to speak…

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Landscapes of New Zealand Photo Gallery

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What I Mean When I Say I Live in NZ (vlog)

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Stewart Island – Wild Kiwis and Cold Diving

Stewart Island was a week full of first times. It was the closest I have been to Antarctica, my first time seeing a wild kiwi, my first time seeing a carpet shark or an octopus in the wild, and my first time using my new GoPro, which ended up with some very tripping free diving…

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The Catlins – Waterfalls, Hikes, & Cathedral Caves

The Catlins is a once forgotten area along the Southern Scenic Highway, that offers a tucked away experience off the beaten track. There is so much to do in this area, you have to intentionally take your time. We however packed it all into a single day, we did 5-hikes, saw two waterfalls, were up…

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Royal Albatross Colony of Dunedin

Outside the city limits of Dunedin, New Zealand on the tip of the Otago Peninsula lies the only mainland breeding colony of Royal Albatross in the world! Ever since I saw David Attenborough sitting only feet away from these majestic creatures, I have wanted to witness the adorable courtship of the Royal Albatross for myself,…

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Doubtful Sound Photo Gallery (+vlog)

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Te Anau & Mildford Sound Drive Day Trip

Back in mid-winter, before we really knew our road trip path, we decided to book a 3-day Doubtful Sound cruise and that we would find a way to be in the area by mid December. Though not a typical route, we did enjoy zipping our way back to Fjordland from Christchurch. On our way out…

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