New Zealand has so many interesting locations for outdoor fun. You will find mountains, waterfalls, emerald fjords, old fern-infested forests, and plenty black and white sand filled beaches. If you are looking to have real outdoor fun in New Zealand, come on board as we bring you to places where you can go for a good time.
Mhheueller Hut Route, Mount Cook National Park, South Island
This is one destination where every hiker in new Zealand must have visited for a good hiking trip. The snowcapped dome of mount cook is the tallest peak in new Zealand. The mount has an amazing height of about 12,316 feet and spreads through the glaciated terrain and rises above the part of Mueller Hut. The Mueller hut cantilevers into the side of a scree slope on the high alpine plateau and is a red trekker’s hut for visitors. Hiking on this snowcapped mountain is so much fun, you have the option of using the three-mile hike from the valley floor right through the steep and back.
You can occasionally stop and enjoy the scintillating view of the valley’s braided river system and the bright blue glacial pools that are formed as a result of melted water at the foot of the mountain. Walking past the tussock Sealy tarns located across the mountain, you will enjoy a walk through a huge field of loose talus and right into the plateau ridge which rises to height of about 6000 feet. Once you get to the hut, you will be assigned a bunk so you can settle and take in the magnificent sunset views of the iconic Mount Cook summit and its valley. You will also feel the katabatic winds and the occasional sounds of thunder that marks the distant avalanche. Before you set out for this mountain, be sure to prepare yourself as Mount cook is only deared by the bravest of hearts.
Mt. Victoria Trails, Wellington, North Island
If you are within the city and wants to steal a day or two for hiking, this place is the best bet for you. New Zealand has long stretches of rough, bucolic terrains, filled with plenty livestock.The capital city has over 450,000 occupants living in a large expanse of land filled with semi-wild green hills. These hills are broken by town belts purposefully reserved for aesthetics and recreation.
You can move out on a sunny day and hike through these hills. You should try out Mount Victoria; you can easily get to the mountain from the city center. From there you will choose your path along the winding turns of the southern walkways as you approach the mount. As you edge closer to the mountain, you will leave behind the buzzing city behind and embrace the thick canopy coverings of the mountain.
Atop of the mountain, you will enjoy some of the best views of Wellington. You will watch the boats sail into the harbor at sunset, the view from the top is breathtaking.