ISTHMUS PEAK TRACK NEAR WANAKA

The Isthmus Peak hike is a stunning alternative to the Instagram superstar Roy’s Peak. As a challenging out and back hike, you’ll be rewarded with stellar views over Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea (I’ve added photos from different times I’ve hiked...

BACKCOUNTRY HUT PASSES: FAQ

If you’re planning some overnight hikes in New Zealand, a Backcountry Hut Pass might be worth buying. Note: The Backcountry Hut Card prices are going up on July 1st, 2021. I’ll update this post then. It’s possible to book huts on an individual basis,...

HOW TO GET TO TE ANAU FROM QUEENSTOWN

This post is aboutF how to get to Te Anau from Queenstown. What is the most popular way to get from Queenstown to Te Anau? Driving your own car. How far is Te Anau from Queenstown? 171km (106-miles), which will take 2 – 2.5 hours by car (non-stop). If driving...

THE EPIC ROYS PEAK HIKE

Hiking Roys Peak Track to the Instagram famous viewpoint1 is on the top of the list of things to do in New Zealand for lots of people. Important: The Roys Peak Track is closed from October 1st to November each year for lambing. The majority of people only walk to the...

11 THINGS TO DO IN ARROWTOWN

If you’re looking for things to do in Arrowtown, this post will give you plenty of ideas. I love Arrowtown and regularly get the bus from Queenstown to Arrowtown to spend a few hours out here, usually walking on one Arrowtowns stunning walks/hikes. Let’s...

THE QUEENSTOWN TO GLENORCHY SCENIC DRIVE: 13 STOPS

“I’m so glad we picked you up. We would have never driven all the way to Glenorchy otherwise. It’s such a beautiful drive.” That’s paraphrasing the driver of the car who picked me up hitchhiking along the Queenstown to Glenorchy Scenic Drive. They...