New Zealand

Mueller Hut Route view

The Mueller Hut Route: A Gloriously Tough Day Hike

The Mueller Hut route in Mount Cook National Park was a tough, sweaty, wonderful day hike.

27 of my favourite things about New Zealand

So that was it. 63 days after flying into New Zealand, I flew back out again. In the meantime I’d...

Dunes and ocean

Bidding farewell at Farewell Spit

Our time in New Zealand was rapidly coming to an end. We’d been in my homeland for two months, travelling...

Fox Glacier

That time I walked on a glacier

New Zealand is a pretty underpopulated place. Slightly larger than the UK with about one-fifteenth of the people, nowhere outside...

Wanaka sunset

Wanaka: Films, frustration and fantastic sunsets

After three chilled-out days in Queenstown that consisted mostly of eating ridiculously large hamburgers, afternoon drinking and riding on jetboats,...

The beautiful solitude of Doubtful Sound

Doubtful Sound. Heard of it? Most people haven’t, even those who’ve spent a bit of time in New Zealand. It’s...

Catlins waterfall

Next Stop Antarctica: Another Day in the Catlins

After 24 hours of non-stop natural beauty in the Catlins, it seemed that we could do no wrong when it...

Catlins beach

The isolated beauty of the Catlins

The Catlins is one of those parts of New Zealand that, due to its location, never seems to get the...

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