The grandfather volcano-Mount Ruapehu

One amazing thing about New Zealand is that, in terms of nature, it has it all. Beaches, forests, jungles, farmlands, snow-peaked mountains, rivers, lakes, streams, a continuous coastline and desert. If you like the outdoors what more do you want. Another thing, that we haven’t mentioned yet and is an important part of New Zealand’s…

Severe weather warning for the National Park – Part 2

If you read our last blog post about the severe weather warnings for the National Park then you might be wondering what happened to us and how it ended? Unfortunately the predictions turned in to reality and the unseasonable, and rather dangerous weather stopped us from starting the four day hike we had been looking…

Severe weather warning for the National Park

(För svensk text scrolla längre ner) About a month ago, we booked one of New Zealand’s ‘Great Walks‘. We chose the Tongariro Northern Circuit for its stunning nature and views from the top and around its three large volcanoes (still active by the way) in the land of the Maori’s. Until now, we had been…