Two Weeks on New Zealand’s South Island (Winter Edition)

The other day one of my friends messaged me about an upcoming trip to NZ’s south island. She and her son are doing a whirlwind 10-day tour focusing on the southern half of the south island. Her request for suggestions got me thinking, what would I recommend to someone who…

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The Wild Wild West Coast

The west coast of New Zealand is known for two things: rain and sandflies. These deterrents must be pretty powerful because they have to overcome amazing natural arches, rainbows, cave tunnels, miles of forgotten coastline, and glaciers slowly crashing through valleys of rainforests. Fortunately we timed it perfectly and got…

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Cave Stream, good people, and phantasmagorical boulders

“If I had known how it would be, I probably wouldn’t have done it, but I’m glad I did it.” That’s what Tyler said to me from across the tub while we regained feeling in our legs. Said legs had been immersed in water for the previous hour, though its temperature…

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