Peak day! We got ready to climb Travers Peak in ok weather but suddenly the weather changed to heavy wind and rain falls ? Definitely not the best time to be up on a mountain ridge! It was cloudy when we started hiking in the morning, neither wind nor rain in sight. We hoped it […]
Sleeping in, resupplying and relaxing – the same procedure all over again ?. The best and special part about this day was moving in a cabin for a change! After a good breakfast at the campground, we walked into town. Hamner Springs is a cute little town and is famous for its hot springs ♨. […]
Going over the Harper Pass, we met another Nobo couple. We aimed at reaching the Hurinui No. 3 Hut today but then decided to carry on for a soak in natural hot springs at night! We said goodbye to our little bird friend and continued hiking towards Harpers Pass ? We met another Nobo couple […]
Hitchhiking back to the trail and starting fresh on the trail. We managed it to get to Kiwi Hut where we were alone again. Are there no people around anymore? We got a ride back to the trail after standing at the road for about 40min. A guy from Greymouth took us to the footbridge […]
Leaving Hamilton Hut and hiking towards Bealy Hut, we walked through a beautiful valley. A sweet mouse kept us company in the hut ? We left Hamilton Hut at about 10am. Going over the wire bridge, there was a sign saying “Mirror Tarns” 20min including return time. We had no clue what that could be […]
Finally being dropped off at the right place – Lake Coleridge – we continued hiking. We planned to camp somewhere in the bush but being told that the next hut named Hamilton Hut is supposed to be really nice, we hurried up and tried to reach it. Beating the dark can be a challenge though. […]
Sleeping in, enjoying not to be walking for a change and being happy about Kiwi hospitality ? I slept like a baby this night, I probably didn’t even wake up once. Thanks a lot to Kevin who invited us to stay at his house! We got up quite late and had breakfast. Afterwards, we started […]
Exploring water caves and great looking rocks was on the bucket list today! Also, we were looking forward to reach Pinnacles Hut and to spent a peaceful night there until a group of snoring people arrived ? Leaving the Woolshed Creek Hut, we took the Mt. Summer track to Pinnacles Hut. According to the Doc […]
Hiking through a quite flat area made it an easy hiking day today. Also, we met some nice hunters! Waking up with sandflies all over the place paced up the packing procedure and we continued tramping! Today was meant to be an easy day, as we didn’t have to climb so many ks. “Into the […]
Waking up with sunshine in the morning after heavy rain at night we started off hiking in a pretty valley. As the weather turned out to be really nice again, we were hoping to cross the Rangitata River in the afternoon ☀️ Sunshine morning after some heavy rain at night, it couldn’t have been better! […]
Taking a small detour of the TA along a ridge led us to to stunning views of Mt. Cook and its surrounding glacier topped mountains!
Sleeping in, getting up late, being lazy, enjoying the sun – that’s a perfect day off ? And of course resupplying… Because what would we do on the trail without food? We thought about taking the duck ?