In Cape Palliser

In Cape Palliser

We are now approaching Wellington. On the road from Whanganui, we took the (hard) decision to sell our dear car, Léonie. Hitchhiking is calling us. It seems to be the best solution, as far as we can see, to save…

Around Whanganui

Around Whanganui

Whanganui After our adventures on Mt Taranaki, we take the road again, heading south. The west coast of north island is not really interesting for travellers. But surprisingly as we were looking for a place to stay overnight in the…

Up The Taranaki

Up the Taranaki

On the road to the South, we make a little one-day detour to visit an other giant: Mt Taranaki. The volcano ends beautifully our journey on the Forgotten World Highway, its majestic 2518 m high perfect cone watching over all the…

The Forgotten World Highway

The Forgotten World Highway

After some warm farewell and hugs, we leave our newzealander host and new german roomates to take the road again aboard our dear car Léonie. We take a last look over Lake Taupo that has been our daily panorama during…

Coromandel, A Piece Of Paradise 2h From Auckland

Coromandel, a piece of paradise 2h from Auckland

Our seasonal working contract in Taupo will end soon. After 2 and a half months working here, we start to have itchy feet again ! We already climbed the 3 summits in Tongariro National Park (Mt Tongariro still covered in…

Climbing On Mt Ruapehu Summit

Climbing on Mt Ruapehu summit

Since our last hike in the Tongariro National Park, we just spent two busy working weeks trying to content the crowd of happy tourists that invades Taupo in summer time. Still interspersed, it must be said, with relaxing moments, such…

On Top Of Mt Doom

On top of Mt Doom

Back in Modor, at the Tongariro NP A few weeks ago, at the end of november, we've been hiking on the Tongariro Alpine Crossing. Famous hiking trail, which is among the top 10 1 day trek in the world !…

Weekend In Rotorua

Weekend in Rotorua

Blue Lake and Redwoods Forest We've already been in Rotorua a few weeks ago, to visit its amazing geothermal wonders. But bad weather and job research didn't allowed us enough time to visit everything we wanted. So, now we both…

Great Walk Of Lake Waikaremoana

Great Walk of Lake Waikaremoana

Discovering Lake Waikaremoana A few resting days after of our last walk up the volcanos of the Tongariro National Park, we are back on tracks. This time we picked a not-so-famous Great Walk, going around legendary Lake Waikaremoana… Andy, our…

Taupo And The Tongariro NP

Taupo and the Tongariro NP

Discovering Taupo From Rotorua and its geothermal resources, we arrive in Taupo, a lovely city situated on the shore of a great lake, that looks like mediterranean sea and the north italian lakes. In the distance, the magnificent Tongariro National…

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