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Day 1 Apihara

The ride starts at Cape Regina, about a 5km very hilly ride from the campsite. Cape Regina is the Northernmost point of NZ and has a fantastic old lighthouse, it…

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One more day and then I fly to Auckland, a day for provisions and then up to the far North to start the next 20 or so days cycling 3000ish…

The Routeburn Track, stunning variety in just a few days

The Routeburn Track is a stunning hike in Fjordland on the South Island of New Zealand. The mix of alpine and rainforest with some great views is superb. I had done this walk a few years ago and consider it one of the best walks I’ve done anywhere in the world; the availability of huts all made for a perfect pick for Masako’s first multi-day hike outside Japan (and its superb hut system).

So it was off to Queenstown with DOCS hut bookings in hand.

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Milford Sound

I recently went to New Zealand to visit some friends and do some walking. Some friends from Sydney were keen to go over around the same time so it all…