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Kenepuru Head

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  • Day19

    Marlborough Sounds und Rabbit Island

    April 5, 2019 in New Zealand ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Am Freitag sind wir dann mit der Fähre von Wellington nach Picton auf die Südinsel. Dorf führte uns die Reise zu den Marlborough Sounds, die nördlich von Picton gelegenen Meeresarme. Wir fuhren Kilometer für Kilometer schmale Küstenstraßen entlang und übernachteten direkt am Wasser. Am Samstag fuhren wir dann über Nelson, wo wir uns mit Essen und Tank eindecken Richtung Abel Tasman Nationalpark .
    Auf dem Weg dorthin waren wir noch auf Rabbit Island wo wir einen langen Strandspaziergang machten. Bis jetzt hält die Südinsel auf jeden Fall was sie verspricht, recht dünn besiedelt und sehr eindrucksvolle Landschaften. Die nächsten Tage verbringen wir im Nationalpark.
    Liebe Grüße ins hoffentlich schon frühlingshafte Deutschland :)
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  • Day6

    Kenepuru Head, Malborough

    February 12, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    The weather is on the change for a few days so tge wind is back. However, that didn't change our plans as we continued further into the Marlborough Sounds National Park driving along the edge of Kenepuru Sound on a steep sided road that had the most winds and bends that we have ever driven. Every now and then the foliage gave way to spectacular views. Louisa nanaged to improve her stone skimming and we both had a laugh on the rope swing, you're never too old! We went on another walk today up to a view point where there were 360 degree views of water, hills and trees. We love the fern trees, there seems to ge so many of them and gives a very tropical feel.Read more

  • Day155

    Queen Charlotte Track - Day 1

    December 1, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    The Queen Charlotte Track (QCT) stretches 71km from Anakiwa to Ship Cove. The latter is where Captain Cook landed to explore the island.

    Several campsites, including start and finish, are accessible by water. So water taxis make it easy to get dropped off and picked up. They will even transport your bags for you so you don't have to carry them. That was a little much for us (and our budget). Instead we teamed up with Sonny and Anna to shuttle ourselves by car. We shortened the trek to 44.5km, to the furthest road access on the track, Camp Bay. We figured we would have no problem doing it in 2.5 days (3 nights).

    The pictures speak for the scenery. It was very peaceful to hike through the forest with regular views of the Queen Charlotte Sound down below. The company was also great. Sonny and Anna are both really smart and love being in nature. They were both involved in scouts. In short, they were a great match with us and we had lots to talk about.

    The QCT is part of the Te Araroa Trail, the trail from the North to South tip of NZ. We met a guy named Sebastian, who had done the QCT in almost two days. He was unofficially competing with other people we would later meet. People doing the Te Araroa trail log where they stay in guestbooks. Besides being good for safety, it's a fun way for hikers to see how far behind they are other people.

    We also met lots of Weka (the bird, not to be confused with Weta, the insect). We were excited to see them at first. But they are quite used to people and are very quick if you leave any food unattended.

    We were determined to cover some ground the first day. But we hadn't planned enough time to make it straight to the second campsite. So we decided to just camp on the path. It was quiet enough anyway.
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  • Day128

    Driving up the Kenepuru sound

    February 11, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ ☀️ 19 °C

    Along the Ridge of this piece of land would have been also the "Queen Charlotte Track" to walk for us. But not only the rental car with its cost was in our back, but also a access pass we would have to buy for walking the track for 10 NZD each, but also a one way water taxi service to get either to the start or from the end back to the car, for another 60 NZD a person.

    So we decided against it to walk this track, but instead driving it up with the car for, at least we guess it, the pretty much same views.
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  • Day126

    Auszeit

    January 8, 2017 in New Zealand ⋅ 🌙 17 °C

    Wir brauchten mal ein bisschen Pause von Blenheim ;) Deshalb ging es für ein Wochenende ein bisschen in den Norden (der Südinsel), zum Kenepuru Head :) Nach einer langen, sehr kurvenreichen Straße kamen wir an und liefen noch ein paar Meter zu unserem Campingplatz, der nur zu Fuß oder mit dem Boot zu erreichen war. Die Landschaft war hier ganz anders und man kam sich komplett abgeschnitten vor, was man im Grunde ja auch war. Auch wenn die Nacht im Zelt ganz schön frisch war, war es ein toller Ausflug!Read more

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