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After 19.5h travel time I am actually quite happy to have planned a additional night in Dubai. Well, it’s not as hot as expected but I do not want to complain … the sun is shining though ๐Ÿ˜ I made a Big Bus Tour to get at least an rough overview of the city … it seems all is taller, longer, etc here – at least according the tour guide … reminds… Read More

My last days I spent with going back to Christchurch. But straight was naturally not an option ๐Ÿ˜ instead I went for a quick look to Arthur’s Pass. One more time to see the New Zealand Alps ๐Ÿ˜ and I was again very lucky! It was raining when I arrived … but the next morning could not be more beautiful โ˜€๏ธ After my little detour I headed to Christchurch and my last… Read More

I spent two nights at Lake Tekapo since it is known for the best stargazing in New Zealand. Anyhow, during the day, it is hard to see any stars ๐Ÿ™‚ Therefore I did a short walk to Mt. John and treated myself with a Hot Pool in the Tekapo Springs afterwards. The two nights itself, I spent in the car, since all affordable accommodations were sold out in a distance of at… Read More

On my way up towards Lake Tekapo I made a little detour to Mt Cook. And I got not disappointed! I walked the Hooker Treck. An easy path right to the front of Mt Cook. A gorgeous walk – only a bit annoying is the amount of people … but anyway, according my opinion still worth it ๐Ÿ˜ While driving back (and actually also on the way to Mt Cook) I enjoyed… Read More

Today the weather forecast was rain! This was great for my trip to Milford Sound! ๐Ÿ˜ I saw the Sounds under good weather conditions two days ago with the scenic flight. Now I really wanted to see them in the mystic atmosphere! And here we go … in the morning I saw a lovely rainbow. A bit further it started to get cloudy, and at Milford Sound it was raining and all… Read More

… that’s how I feel myself ๐Ÿ˜ While driving up to Glenorchy yesterday, I had some gorgeous views! I just spend the afternoon at the lake and took up this beautiful landscape! Today I planned a horse ride … to Isengard – or also called the Paradise. And I got not disappointed… it was just breathtaking! And my little fury fella – Cooper – was the best ever ๐Ÿ˜ so patient with… Read More

I started the day quite easy… with a stroll through the town and my holy morning coffee โ˜•๏ธ Later in the morning I went off for a shorter hike called ‘Rocky Mountain/Lake Diamond Lake’ Loop. It was an amazing 2-3h hike. The climb up was quite exhausting in the full sun – but absolutely worth it ๐Ÿ˜ After being back in town I relaxed and refreshed myself at the lake with an… Read More

Again a day with a lot of driving – final destination will be Wanaka. But before heading down there, I went to the mirror lake – Lake Matheson. I was super lucky with the weather. It was sunny but also very cloudy. And exactly at the time I was there, the mountain tops got visible ๐Ÿ˜ Afterwards I headed to Wanaka. The drive is so beautiful and has many scenic stops …… Read More

To reach the very south part of the island you can take the highway #6 and drive down the west coast. Up to Greymouth you will drive along the beautiful coastline with the rough rock formations. Outstanding are the so called ‘Pancake Rocks’ at Punakaiki. Also Hokitika is worth a stop for some souvenier shopping – very well known for their Jade jewelry. After several hours driving I finally reached the Franz… Read More

Next stop is on the South Island – Nelson. So to get there, I booked the ferry and set over yesterday. The sea was calm and the welcoming on the south just breathtaking ๐Ÿ˜ the whole trip takes around 3h 30min, but the last hour is ‘the one’ not to miss – cruising through Marlborough Sounds till you reach Picton. From Picton I drove the Queen Charlotte Drive – a beautiful scenic… Read More