Wakatipu area offers many short and longer walks of all grades, from mountain tops climbs to lakeside strolls, all with spectacular views. Having few days spare we decided to dwell on the beauty of the area while doing little walking and having lot of time for admiring and resting.
Kahurangi National Park is the New Zealand’s second-largest national park. In the Maori language, Kahurangi means ‘treasured possession’, which explains its diversity of land forms, native plants and unique species of birds. Much of the area is untracked wilderness with exceptional landscapes, the oldest rocks, shafts and sinkholes, remote river gorges, alpine herb fields and tussock plateaus.
We wanted try something different in our travels, we came up with an idea to cycle in New Zealand. Just for short time. We weren’t sure if it’s going to work for us, but we wanted to have a go. The plan was easy, buy two bicycles and a trailer in Auckland, cycle around the North Island and then sell the bikes.