Location: Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park, Canterbury, South Island Length: 18.44 mi / 29.68 km Type: One-way (can road walk 6.2 mi / 10 km to make it a loop) Booking Required: No Permit Required: No Trailhead Location: White Horse Hill Campsite (-43.718630, 170.093276) Trailhead Location:
One of the goals I've set for myself on Halfway Anywhere is to provide useful and practical information to those of you looking to get out and explore all the awesomeness in the world. This idea was sparked by my frustration with the lack of English-language information on hiking in the Japanese
I need to start this by telling you that, no, I have not done all the tracks in New Zealand, and no you will probably not find anyone else naming these same five hikes as their favorites - and that's okay. The other thing that I need to tell you is that I've actually done all of these hikes.
It's finally happening - I'm going to New Zealand. New Zealand, a Lord of the Rings fanboy-filled land of just 4.4 million, has long occupied a spot on my "Places I Must Go" list alongside Iceland, Alaska, and Patagonia (Nepal was on there too but fortunately I managed to make it over). And