Rucksacks travel guide

Car in New Zealand

Mount Aspiring National Park - Among the waterfalls of the misty mountains - New Zealand

A place often seen in the Tolkien films is Mount Aspiring in New Zealand - a national park with fairy-tale scenery among foggy and rainy mountains.

The road to Milford Sound - New Zealand's most beautiful road?

The road to Milford Sound in New Zealand is not just a transport route, but a display of New Zealand's most beautiful views.

Milford Sound – The fjord in New Zealand where it always rains

On New Zealand's South Island is one of the country's most popular and most dramatic sights. Far from cities and civilization lies the 8th wonder of the world Milford Sound - the strait which is actually a fjord.

Mount Cook and a sheep farm - Travel diary New Zealand day 12

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 12

Little blue penguins in Oamaru – Travel diary New Zealand day 11

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 11

Whale watching in Kaikoura - Travel diary New Zealand day 10

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 10

Wineries in Marlborough - Travel diary New Zealand day 9

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 9

Abel Tasman National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 8

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 8

Hokitika and Punakaiki – Travel diary New Zealand day 7

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 7

Franz Josef National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 6

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Franz Josef National Park - Day 6

Travel diary New Zealand day 5 – Fox Glacier and glow worms

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 5

Mount Aspiring National Park – Travel diary New Zealand day 4

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 4

Arrowtown - Travel diary New Zealand day 3

Diary from our trip around New Zealand - Day 3

Queenstown - Travel diary New Zealand day 1

I've always loved looking out the airplane window. Through the airplane window, you visit places you may never go and see views you can never see from the ground. The approach to Queenstown on New Zealand's South Island will most certainly end up at the top of my very personal top-10 approach list.