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The Queen Charlotte Track: Ship Cove to Furneaux Lodge

The day of my departure for the Queen Charlotte Track brought with it anticipation and a touch of nerves. I was excited to start the first walk on a very tramping-heavy itinerary around the South Island, but at the same time, a little voice at the back of my head was wondering if I was…

Photo Essay: Queen Charlotte Sound’s Historic Ship Cove

The Queen Charlotte Track, which winds its way between Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds in Marlborough, starts its journey at Ship Cove (Meretoto). When I arrived there on a ferry from Picton, I knew that I had plenty of time before dusk (and no tent to set up at my first stop in the Endeavour…

Preparing for the Queen Charlotte Track

The Queen Charlotte Track is a very unique track that winds through the Marlborough Sounds in the north of New Zealand’s South Island. As I described in yesterday’s post answering the top questions about the track, it’s a track where you can walk in luxury while seeing some unforgettable scenery — scenery made all the…

The Queen Charlotte Track: 5 Questions Answered

The Queen Charlotte Track is a 71km walk that winds its way between the Queen Charlotte and Kenepuru Sounds in New Zealand’s Marlborough region. While 71km sounds quite daunting — especially for someone as out of shape as I was when I tackled the Queen Charlotte — this track is actually one of the more…

How To Choose The Right NZ Skydive For You

Part of the draw of visiting New Zealand is the Kiwis’ unquenchable thirst for adventure. You want to get into a giant rubber ball and roll down a hill? Go zorbing in Rotorua. Want to go white-water rafting over waterfalls? Stay in Rotorua. White water sounds too blasé? Go black water rafting in Waitomo, where…

5 Fantastic South Island Day Hike Views

New Zealand is one of the most naturally stunning places I’ve ever been to, especially because it has so many varied landscapes crammed into such a small area. Within a few hours, you can go from the beach to a rainforest…that has a glacier in the middle of it. It seems like there is a…

Dogsledding in a Winter Wonderland

When I first started planning a trip to the Arctic Circle, my sole plan was to see the northern lights. Luckily, I found quite a few activities to keep me busy during the (few) daylight hours as well; the most interesting of these was the opportunity to go dogsledding in nearby Jokkmokk. I don’t think…
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