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8.2 Last beach hike so far ?

Starting our day with wonderful sunshine in the morning, we set of towards Colac Bay. We made it another great and easy-going hiking day ? We enjoyed the sun and took a swim in the sea ?! Sunscreen was definitely our most important and most needed item today ? Reaching the town of Colac Bay, […]

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Te Araroa

7.2 Beach, beach, beach as long as you can see

We started the day really late because the tide was getting lower at about 11am. We imagined that the stream we needed to cross would be a little bit stronger but still it is better to have precaution. After the stream crossing,there were another 13km of beach left. That did not seemed to end. A […]

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Te Araroa

6.2 Oreti Beach

Yesterday night we supplied for the next 2 days with food. On our way back we saw a macpac store in the city center with a big poster in it: -40% End of summer sale Because today is public holiday we double checked the openings hours. And it was open from 10am on. The morning […]

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Te Araroa

5.2 Finally: Te Araroa start in Bluff!

We finally started our hike from Bluff! Many thanks to John and Sharon who provided us a wonderful breakfast and a ride from Invercargill to Bluff ? When Sharon dropped us off at the very start from the Te Araroa we suddenly realized – after weeks of looking forward to this moment – that this […]

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New Zealand

First days in New Zealand

Due to a lack of time there is no text here yet. But be sure that it’ll come with the days. Stay at station backpackers. Baggage drop at Dennis house. Got there by ferry. Next morning alarm at 4.50am already awake before. Flight to Queenstown. Buyed gas and doc hutpass. Hitchhiked with 3 nice rides […]

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Visiting Taipei and getting to New Zealand

We had a long flight to Auckland after 12 hours in the plane we had a stopover in Taipei, Taiwan for a whole day. We haven’t had that much sleep on the first flight so we were really tired during our stay in Taipei. Still we got to see something on a half day free […]