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We planned a 6 days trip from the the North to the South of the Kamai-Mamaku Forest Park. The intermediate and expected rain on our third day turned out to flood the streams seriously and forced us to turn back.

The tracks in the North Kamai-Mamaku Forest Park are generally intermediate but due to many river and streams crossings the track becomes quickly difficult during and after rain.

The official track information: DOC

The music: Youtube Youtube

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We kayaked three days in the Able Tasman National in march 2018. We had two short days of 3 hours inside the kayak and plenty of time on the beaches. First night we slept at Anchorage Bay Campsite. The second night in Mosquito Bay. The kayaking times from the department of conversation are very generous - even untrained we have been faster.

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We kayaked three days in the Able Tasman National in march 2018. We had two short days of 3 hours inside the kayak and plenty of time on the beaches. First night we slept at Anchorage Bay Campsite. The second night in Mosquito Bay. The kayaking times from the department of conversation are very generous - even untrained we have been faster.

Tags: english

Tags: english, hiking

Wir haben für das Lied Heim und Herd von Übermutter ein Musik Video produziert. Der Ort ist Whoolshed Creek Hut auf dem Mt Somers Wanderweg in Neuseeland.

We produced a music video for Heim und Herd from Übermutter. The location is the Whoolshed Creek Hut on Mt Somers track in Canterbury New Zealand.

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Walking the Routebourn from the Routebourn Shelter to Conical Peak took us 8 hours 30 return.

Music under the Creativ Commons:
YouTube 1
YouTube 2

Tags: english, hiking

We looked for a place to sleep next to Queenstown. Nowadays even the DOC campsites are scenic and rediclous expansive. So we walked 45 minutes to the Basic hut called Sam Summers Hut and camped next to it. Camping on the track is not allowed, but next to a 1-3 bunk hut things must be different.

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A two days tour from Avalanche Peak to Crow Hut and out. The track is for us advanced, even so DOC rates the track as Expert unmarked. Please, if you have not done any other advanced track in New Zealand before, do not attemp to start with this one.

There is a steep gravel descend to manage and there are now snow poles behind Avalanche Peak. We could follow the track easily, but not everybody we met on other tracks could do it so as well.

MUSIC
https://youtu.be/cRYOpIlfwKU
https://youtu.be/SiLFvLKufpk
From peakfiddler

Tags: english, hiking

We were hiking over the Zit Saddle during Easter 2018. Which is part of this route: http://www.doc.govt.nz/parks-and-recreation/places-to-go/west-coast/places/kokatahi-river-whitcombe-river-area/things-to-do/tracks/toaroha-zit-saddle-kokatahi-lathrop-saddle-styx-river-route/

This was the most difficult track we tried in New Zealand, as the Saddle itself is only slightly marked and difficult to pass over in misty conditions, we had on our first crossing. On our way back out, the navigation in sunshine was quite easy.
The track is in the Kokatahi Valley a bit overgrown, but we did not attempt to follow the track deeper in, as our supplies were quite low for the long distance left to complete the route. Prior experience in New Zealand is trekking is needed, before attempting this track. You should be familiar with the thick undergrowth and alpine srup, as well as with the unpredictable weather of the islands. Also you must be familiar with mutual support method for river crossings and you need a personal locator beacon.

Tags: english, hiking