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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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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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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Close Encounter with Lions & Giraffe’s (gallery & videos)

On our way back to the South of South Island to go on our 3-day Doubtful Sound cruise, we stopped in Christchurch for some wildlife encounters and got up close and personal with a pride of lions, a couple giraffes, and saw some flirtatious sea lions that were too cute not to make a little…

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Murchison Rafting, Westport Birthday, & Blackwater Rafting

Now that it is pretty obvious that I am behind on writing, I’m going to list some of my favorite memories of my birthday back in Murchison, Westport, and Charleston Glowworm Caves. Once we set off from Nelson Lakes, we headed to Westport for some surfing. We had a stop off at an awesome waterfall…

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Pancake Rocks, Arthurs Pass & Cave Stream Hike

Pancake Rocks Well worth the stop and just a short ways out of Westport are the iconic pancake rocks. We don’t typically stop of traditional tourist stops where you just look at a pretty view but I will I am glad we made the exception for Pancake Rocks. We were graced with a beautiful sunny…

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Nelson Lakes National Park

After spending some time recovering from our Abel Tasman hike and hiding out in the rain in Nelson, we decided more time in nature was calling and we heading for Nelson Lakes National Park. As we pulled in and biked to the waterfront the clouds parted, the sun came out, and the sand flies descended.…

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Why the Abel Tasman Track Belongs on Your Bucketlist

I have had wanderlust for as long as I can remember, and for just as long I have had a picture of the Abel Tasman Track beaches fueling that wanderlust. This last week I was able to check that beauty off the bucketlist and now I get to spread the gospel of why everyone should…

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Trekking the Abel Tasman Photo Gallery

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