NZ Road Trip – Routeburn Track from the Glenorchy side

I misread the map leaving the campsite, thinking we were close to the Routeburn trailhead. After an hour of bushwhacking to nowhere, we got back to camp, and drove the van to the track. The day ended up being a 20 mile out and back. I was impressed with the scale of the “hut” at … Continue reading NZ Road Trip – Routeburn Track from the Glenorchy side

NZ Road Trip – Isthmus Peak and Wanaka

The sun rises late. After a fitful night of rest I awoke with a head cold. We left the camp around 8:30 to head to Isthmus Peak Track which was a short drive over to the northern shore of Lake Hiawatha. The sun was shining bright and the parking lot was already full when we … Continue reading NZ Road Trip – Isthmus Peak and Wanaka

NZ Road Trip – Mueller Hut to Boundary Creek

Then rain had passed overnight and we awoke to a low fog over the campground. The air was still and cool which was a welcomed considering today would be our first “big” hike. The plan was to hike from the campground up Sealy Tarns Track to the Mueller Track and over to the hut. The … Continue reading NZ Road Trip – Mueller Hut to Boundary Creek

Road Trip New Zealand; getting it all started

We picked up the van from Spaceships and after a quick run through of features and a cursory drive around the block we were off. At the first traffic circle my heart was racing. The mantra of “hey, look right stay on the left” (needs to be seven syllables, right?) being repeated tirelessly in my … Continue reading Road Trip New Zealand; getting it all started

A series about a two week self guided tour of New Zealand

Coinciding with our wedding anniversary, Cristina and I flew to New Zealand to embark on a two week long road trip of the south island. It combined her love of travel and long time desire to visit New Zealand and my fondness for road trips. The plan was always to stay on the South Island … Continue reading A series about a two week self guided tour of New Zealand