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New Zealand South Island Adventure 2016 – Recap & Trip Journal Index

New Zealand South Island Adventure Recap:  14 days spent exploring, 120 miles hiked, 2000 kilometers driven, 9 hotels visited, 5 penguins spotted, 1 camera destroyed... and so, so many sheep! South Island really is a land of endless natural [...]

2017-01-30T14:17:16+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |

NZ Journal Day 14 – Abel Tasman Coastal Track

NZ Journal Day 14 (11/22/16): On our last big day exploring South Island, Clara and I tackled an epic portion of Abel Tasman Coast Track, hiking from Totaranui Beach to Separation Point. Our hike started by crossing an estuary [...]

2017-01-26T22:33:54+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |

NZ Journal Day 12 – PART TWO – Charming Creek Walk

NZ Journal Day 12 (11/20/16) - PART TWO: This afternoon we ventured up from Westport to the small township of Ngakawau to explore the Charming Creek Walk. Although well off the beaten path, this hike proved to be extraordinary! [...]

2017-01-26T22:39:57+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |

NZ Journal Day 12 – PART ONE – Carter’s Beach in Westport

NZ Journal Day 12 (11/20/16) - PART ONE: We spent both the morning and evening of today exploring the wild coastline of Carter's Beach, just south of Westport. In the morning we surprised some fur seals, and in the [...]

2017-01-26T22:34:43+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , , |

NZ Journal Day 11 – Greymouth to Westport

NZ Journal Day 11 (11/19/16): Today we explored the South Island's northwest coastline from Greymouth to Westport, experiencing thrills and spills, from pancakes to heartaches... These geological wonders, the Punakaiki Pancake rocks, are located between Greymouth and Westport. [...]

2017-01-26T22:34:59+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|Categories: New Zealand 2016, Travel Journal|Tags: , , |