Nikko

After a short stay in Takayama and with a slightly less painful foot we hopped on the train and headed to Nikko. Nikko is a small town nestled in amongst the mountains and is known for it’s temples, shrines and as the entrance to the Nikko National Park. Unfortunately we only had 1 night in […]

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Kobe

After Kyoto we headed South-West to Kobe – the 6th largest city in Japan with a population of 1.5 million and famous for it’s Arima Onsen (hot springs) and Kobe Beef! Kobe is a port town sandwiched between the sea and the Rokko Mountain Range and is thought of as one of Japan’s most attractive […]

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Tekapo

After Mount Cook, entering our final few weeks in New Zealand, we hit the road and headed towards a little place called Tekapo known predominantly for it’s stunning blue lake. We had 2 days in Tekapo which we spent pottering around the very small centre, walking along the lake and enjoying the tranquil setting. On […]

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Road to Milford…

After an amazing and thoroughly drunken birthday it was time to pack up “campy” and hit the road again! The next stop on our adventure was Milford Sound (post to follow) and the amazing drive from Queenstown to Milford. The road to Milford covers a staggering 287km and passes through several settlements but it’s the […]

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Wanaka

Wanaka is without-a-doubt one of our favourite places in New Zealand! But I’m getting ahead of myself a little… after 1 night in Fox we hit the road and headed towards Haast. Although we hadn’t originally planned on stopping in Hasst we were left with no choice as the road was closed after a major […]

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Fox Glacier

Before I get down to business and start singing the praises of Fox Glacier I feel in the interest of fairness I have to state that I’m basing my opinions solely on the free hikes in and around the glacier! Having not done the heli-hikes or guided tours on either glacier I can’t honestly give […]

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Wellington: Te Papa

One of the many attractions in Wellington is the Te Papa Museum! Located on the picturesque harbour the museum sits proud in the landscape and is home to numerous exhibits including; our space, the colossal squid, awesome forces, golden days, mountains to sea, te marae, and many more … and the best thing about it, […]

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Cooks Islands: Pa’s Cross-Island Trek

During our time in the Cook Islands – as a remedy to our laziness developed due to Island Time – we decided to do Pa’s Cross-Island Trek. The trek takes you on 3-4 hour walk straight through the middle of the island from one side to the other. The trek isn’t particularly long in terms […]

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Rockies: Maligne Canyon

Despite the change of plans when it came to our accommodation at Maligne Canyon we really enjoyed our time wandering along the canyon itself. The canyon trail takes you along the path of the river and drops deep into the rock where you can see how, over hundreds of years, the river has gouged its […]

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Rockies: Lake Louise

After a brief stop at Lake Minnewanka we headed on to Lake Louise – our home for the next 2 nights. We arrived at the hostel in the early afternoon and settled in. The hostel was really nice with great communal areas and a large kitchen. Lake Louise “town centre” consists of a small collection […]

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