In 2012, I spend six months in this wonderful, adventurous country. That time, I lived on campus at Lincoln University, near Christchurch. Four years later, I landed at Auckland Airport, and wanted to explore some outdoor adventures on the Northern Island.
Caving, or “black water rafting” at Waitomo Caves, was something totally new: rappelling, swimming, and tubing through underground gorges, rivers, and waterfalls, all in the dark. Out of this world.
Hiking Mount Taranaki in the early season was definitely a challenge. Listen to local advice and bring proper gear! From tropical vegetation and temperatures at the base, up steep rocky and snowy slopes, I met almost white-out conditions and near freezing temperatures at the top of this amazing volcano.
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Around the World
Based on travel & hiking advice from my guiding company’s guests, I travelled around the world in 6 weeks to find the best hiking locations.
“The trail of all trails”. A 4-day, 43 km long hike through Andean jungle and mountains, past ancient Inca ruins, ending at Machu Picchu.
Driving through the varied Chilean scenery, I hiked Conguillo National Park, Altos del Lircay National Reserve, and Pan de Azucar National Park.
Pucon is the adventure capital of Chile. I hiked Jurassic Park-like Huerquehue National Park, rafted the Rio Trancure, and climbed Villarica Volcano.
Melbourne is a beautiful, vibrant, and international city. Lots of green parks, good food, changing weather, and great people.
Jungle and skyscrapers side-by-side. Hiking the 50 kilometer long Hong Kong Trail is surprisingly stunning. Is it possible to hike the trail in one day?
Other Travel Posts
The Engadin Valley in Switzerland has more to offer than just St. Moritz. UNESCO railways, glaciers, mountain biking and lots of hiking opportunities.
An unknown part of Fjord-Norway. Wild islands, white sand beached coves, lighthouses, hidden gems Kannesteinen and the spectacular Hornelen hike.
Loen in autumn is just WOW, and without the crowds. We hiked and biked to Lodalen/Lovatnet, Olden, Briksdalsbreen, and tried the Loen via ferrata, of course!
Our first family holiday had to be spent in my beloved New Zealand. Hot springs, volcanoes, tropical forest, beaches, mountains, glaciers and much more!
An awesome stop-over in Colorado to enjoy snow with great friends, followed by tourism workshops with Innovation Norway in San Francisco and Seattle.
This Atlantic Portuguese island is the perfect hiking destination, combining a great variety of trails through mountainous scenery with a pleasant climate.
Together with Innovation Norway and other Norwegian outdoor tourism companies, I travelled to the Big Apple for tourism workshops and sightseeing.
On a business trip to meet tent producer Hilleberg in Seattle, I made some time for a mini roadtrip to the Cascades, around Mount Rainier.
The island of ice and fire offers great hiking in surreal scenery. We spend a full week of hiking Fimmvörðuháls, Skaftafjell, Snæfellsnes and other gems.
Exploring hikes in Argentinian Tierra del Fuego and Chilean Torres del Paine. Cruising the fjords of Patagonia, followed by a roadtrip to Santiago. Bacán!