New Zealand

Mountain pass road
New Zealand, Oceania, Places

Cardrona Valley

Cardrona Valley can be found on the South Island of New Zealand. It is mainly known for the nearby Skifield of Cardrona Alpine Resort and the Cardrona Hotel. The township of Cardrona was established in the 1860s during a gold rush. The Cardrona Hotel is one of only two remaining […]

Suspension bridge at the start of Routeburn Track
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Routeburn Track

Routeburn Track is a 32 kilometres hiking track in the South Island of New Zealand. Used since the 1880s it passes through two national parks, Fiordland National Park and Mount Aspiring National Park. However, it’s not a loop track and can be hiked from either direction. One end of the […]

Road next to Lake Wakatipu near Queenstown
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Queenstown

Built around Queenstown Bay on Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown can be found in the South Island of New Zealand and is home to over 13.150 people. It is also know as adrenaline capital of the world as almost every activity there will get the adrenaline flowing. To hike up Cemetery Hill is one […]

Overlooking Queenstown from Cemetery Hill
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Cemetery Hill

Cemetery Hill, which is also known as Bob’s Peak, forms the backdrop of the city of Queenstown in New Zealand. In 1961 Ian Hamilton formed a steep road up to the peak of Cemetery Hill to transport people up the hill to a Chalet he opened in January 1964. On […]

Mountain range on the way to Milford Sound
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Milford Sound Highway

Milford Sound Highway, also known as Milford Road or State Highway 94 connects the large Southland town of Gore with Milford Sound. The highway has a length of 254,4 kilometres. Along this scenic route are many possibilities to stop. For example Mirror Lakes, Monkey Creek, Homer Tunnel or The Divide. […]

Grave of William Ward Rathbun
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Lady Bowen Falls

The Lady Bowen Falls are located in Milford Sound, New Zealand. Fed by the Bowen River the 162 metres high waterfall provides electricity for the Milford Sound settlement by feeding a small hydroelectric facility. The Lady Bowen falls are named after Diamantina Bowen, wife of George Bowen, New Zealand’s fifth […]

Reflections at Milford Sound
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Milford Sound

Milford Sound is a fiord within Fiordland National Park in the South Island of New Zealand. It is also know under its Māori name Piopiotahi and it’s the only one that can be accessed by road. Milford Sound is named after Milford haven in Wales, whereas its Māori name derives […]

Grassy plan at Key Summit
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Key Summit

Next to New Zealand State Highway 94, which connects the large Southland town of Gore with Milford Sound, at The Divide Shelter is the starting point for the hike to Key Summit. With 532 metres above sea level The Divide is the lowest east-west-pass of the Southern Alps. The first […]

Boat house at Lake Waihola
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Lake Waihola

Lake Waihola is located between Dunedin and Otago in New Zealand’s South Island. Fed by the Waipori River its a tidal freshwater lake and its surface covers at about 9 square kilometres. Lake Waihola is very shallow and is surrounded by wetlands. Waihola is the southern Maori version of the […]