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Buckler Burn

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  • Day58

    Day 58/72: A Glenorchy Christmas Eve

    December 24, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 20 °C

    We woke up to a beautiful view of the mountains, and decided to go for a walk in the morning. The sun was shining and birds were singing and the morning heated up incredibly quickly. We walked around the lakes, incredibly smooth with incredible reflections of the mountains, with plenty of stops to take thousands of photos. Both of us were wearing our Christmas eve socks, and humming Christmas songs along the way. We stopped for a paddle in the glacier river, which was unsurprisingly freezing cold, but ice blue and surrounded by fields of lupins. The walk finished by our campsite shop so we got pies for lunch and icecream sundaes (free thanks to our Christmas hamper!) and ate them in the sun.

    Izzi wrapped Christmas presents in the afternoon while Tom went for a hot run (he wasn't too happy afte starting out along a private road and having the turn around when reaching a sign). I then sunbathed while Tom wrapped my presents. Our Christmas afternoon passed in a blur of reading, eating and sunbathing.

    In the evening we were down to the lake, and took loads of photos jumping off the dock into the lake. Feeling very refreshed and cold, we had environmentally friendly showers at the campsite, and hung our stockings by the exhaust pipe with care.
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  • Day140

    Glenorchy

    January 22, 2018 in New Zealand

    Samen met onze nieuwe Antwerpse vrienden beklommen we Mount Alfred en zagen we 1 van de mooiste uitzichten ooit. De weg tussen Glenorchy en Queenstown was ook niet mis :). Queenstown zelf vonden we wat te toeristisch & dus we bleven er maar tot ons ijsje op was.

    Weetje: de serie Top of the Lake werd opgenomen in Glenorchy!Read more

  • Day130

    Arc-en-ciel sur Kinloch - inédit-

    December 22, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 10 °C

    Waouuuh: un double arc-en-ciel aux couleurs si vives! C'est un moment éphémère magique!! On partage:)

  • Day15

    Glenorchy, Neuseeland

    November 11, 2018 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C

    Nach unserer Gletscherwanderung sind wir wieder zurück gefahren. Dabei kamen wir durch Glenorchy, einer kleinen Stadt am See. Da das Wetter immer noch super gut war, haben dort eine kleine Pause eingelegt. Wir kamen dann später sehr müde an unserer kostenlosen Campsite an :)

  • Day137

    Glenorchy

    August 17, 2017 in New Zealand

    We had a lazy morning before heading to a nearby pool for a shower. You could pay $4 for a shower or $6 to use the facilities so as it was raining we decided to pay the extra $2 and have a bit of a swim. We didn't quite make it to the lane swimming area though as we got distracted by the kids pool with rapids so we swam around there for a bit before jumping in the spa pool which was very nice!

    A couple of people we had bumped into mentioned that we should make the trip out to Glenorchy which is an hour outside Queenstown so we headed out there after our swim. It was a beautiful drive along the side of the lake and when we arrived we found a nice spot to pull up for lunch next to the lake. The weather was a bit pants so we didn't fancy going for a walk. Instead we popped into Mrs Woolly's General Store which is a treasure trove of all kinds of pointless nik naks that had absolutely no practical use but were very pretty! After a browse we headed back into Queenstown.

    We haven't stopped thinking about Fergburger and all the other flavours we could of had so we decided to be naughty and go back there for dinner. It is the only Fergburger in the world and we are leaving Queenstown tomorrow so it would be rude not to. This time I opted for the Bombay Chicken burger which was chicken tenderloins marinated in a chilli and coriander yoghurt with cucumber raita, mango chutney and salad. I thought my last burger was amazing but this was epic! Simon went for the Sweet Bambi which was a Fiordland deer burger with Brie, caramelised onion chutney and salad. Needless to say we were very happy customers... again.
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  • Day8

    Glenorchy, New Zealand

    November 4, 2017 in New Zealand

    Glenorchy!! One of the most beautiful drives in the world...and, for you fellow LOTR fans...location for a good chunk of the filming. The road is narrow, winding and in parts 1 lane (meaning that there really is only 1 lane for both ways of traffic)...and takes you through some of the most gorgeous views ever. Love!!!Read more

  • Day227

    Glenorchy

    November 22, 2015 in New Zealand

    Tag 2 des Routeburn Tracks: Es ist kalt, es regnet in Strömen, die Wettervoraussage verspricht nur noch mehr Regen und wir haben wie erwartet wegen Kälte und Schnarchern nicht den besten Schlaf gefunden. Alles in allem keine guten Voraussetzungen für den zweiten und anstrengensten Teil des Routeburn Tracks. Aber schon nach wenigen Metern hoch zum Saddle sind wir von der schönen hochalpinen Landschaft eingenommen und vergessen die Strapazen. Auch wenn wir nicht das beste Wetter erwischt haben, aber der Tag war dennoch wunderschön. Man merkt man wieder dass Wandern in NZ doch was besonderes ist, selbst die Wälder sehen hier einfach anders aus und man erwartet hinter jedem Baum eine Märchengestalt so mystisch anmutend sind diese. Fazit: Nass ABER SAUCOOLRead more

  • Day24

    NZ - Huuuubscharuber (I)

    March 9, 2017 in New Zealand

    Muahaaa mein erster und hoffentlich nicht letzter Heli-Flug 😁😁😁! Das war GIGANTISCH!!! Leider nicht die Route die ich ursprünglich wollte, nämlich noch mal über den Milford Sound aber dafür mit Gletscher Landung!

  • Day34

    Road closed!??? Not for me

    February 2, 2018 in New Zealand

    Get sick of waiting, Störtebeker checked the way. Short trousers and flip flop on to check how deep is it and then drive through!!! Ress Dart Track tomorrow I‘ll come!

  • Day226

    Glenorchy

    November 21, 2015 in New Zealand

    So heute gilts, der Routeburn Track steht auf dem Programm (einer der 9 Great Walks hier in NZ und wegen seiner Beliebheit schon weit im Voraus zu buchen) und wir sind mal gespannt wie es uns ergehen wird. Die letzten Tage waren wir beide gesundheitlich angeschlagen, dann noch die eher schlechte Wetterprognose und noch die knapp 35 km Strecke im Kopf, die Motivation könnte vorm Start schon etwas grösser sein. Aber wir beissen uns durch und hoffen drauf, dass wir belohnt werden ;-)
    Und wir sind doch recht erleichtert nachdem der erste Teil der Strecke eher einem gemütlichen Spaziergang durch den Wald ähnelt, erst der letzte Teil hoch zur ersten Hütte wird etwas steiler. Da kommen wir beide dann ordentlich ins Pumpen, geschwächt von der Krankheit schleppen wir uns in die Hütte und freun uns riesig auf die Nacht im Massenlager und vielen Schnarchern ;-)
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