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Road Trip in New Zealand

New Zealand "Aotearoa"
"The Land of the Long White Cloud" 

"Aim for the highest cloud so that if you miss it, you will hit a lofty mountain"   - Maori Proverb

Every culture has a legend. To the Māori, the creation of the two islands (North and South Island) in New Zealand sprung up through the action of the culture hero or a demigod called Maui, who is famous for his exploits and trickery.

According to legend, Maui and his brothers where fishing from their canoe in the South Island when he caught a great fish and pulled it from the sea. While he was not looking, his brothers fought over the fish and chopped it up. This great fish became the North Island, which resulted in the Māori name for the North Island, Te Ika-a-Maui, which means "The Fish of Maui". The mountains and valleys are believed to have been formed as a result of Maui's brothers hacking at the fish. 

Hiking/Tramping in Parks & Reserves


Emerald Lakes

Tramping the Tongariro Alpine Crossing - Tongariro National Park


Franz Josef Glacier
Mount Cook, New Zealand

Tramping to Franz Josef Glacier

Tramping the Hooker Valley Track - Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park


Queenstown Hill, Queenstown

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Tramping to Tasman Glacier Viewpoint - Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

Moke Lake, New Zealand

Moke Lake, Queenstown

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