Category Archives: South Island

The Milford Road, NZ. A Pictorial Journey.*****5stars

Timeless… Te Anau (start). Time to take a local tour bus up to Milford Sound which is 120km or 2 1/2 hrs driven away. As there’s only one road in and out, why not enjoy the views and leave the … Continue reading

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Milford Sound, N.Z. The Entice of Moving Mountains *****5stars

 A CommAnding Presence Mitre Peak has been captured by millions of photographers and become such an icon  that it is virtually synonymous with New Zealand, particularly the South Island. Travelling here means you are forced to deal with wet weather but … Continue reading

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Lake Te Anau, NZ. Graciously Moving Mountains*****5 stars

WOW! If you’re thinking of tramping (that’s NZ speak for hiking) the Milford or the Routeburn track then consider flying into Queenstown, taking the bus to Lake Te Anau and getting picked up in Te Anau instead of Queenstown. It’s … Continue reading

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Abel Tasman Track, New Zealand. Unashamedly Moving Mountains*****5stars

New Horizons    Why not walk all day and have a water taxi take your bags and drop them off at your overnight stop for you? The Abel Tasman Track is an ideal alternative to lugging your stuff for miles … Continue reading

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Mt Cook, New Zealand. The Unpredictability of Moving Mountains*****5stars

Keeping up the Suspense. Vagaries in the weather provide us with different experiences from those beautifully, clear and fine days. Fortunately, I’ve tramped along the Hooker Valley in different conditions but regardless, it’s still awe inspiring in it’s unpredictability. Looming … Continue reading

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Mt Cook, New Zealand. The Magic of Moving Mountains.*****5stars

Suspended in Time Mount Cook is an elusive creature, keeping you in suspense for that moment when the summit is suddenly clearly visible and distinct. Sometimes you round a bend and there it is or you walk for hours with … Continue reading

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Queenstown, NZ. Quietly Moving Mountains *****5stars

From Lofty Heights Queenstown is stunning. After walking the 55 km of the Milford Track it was time for a little rest and recuperation amid the splendour of Queenstown, by Lake Wakatipu. The view from the top of the Gondola is … Continue reading

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