Round The World Trip

By Yifat & Andrey Shirben

Mount Cook and The Clay Cliffs

Well, it has been a while since we last wrote and we still owe you some stories and pictures from the day after the jet ski and stargazing tour. So here goes: As Mt. Cook doesn’t have many accommodation options we spent the night in Twizel. In the morning we drove up to Mt. Cook and since we had a perfectly clear sunny day the road there was amazingly beautiful full with a blue-turquoise lake, snow capped mountains and other beautiful landscapes. Continue Reading…

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4 Seasons at the Milford Track

Yes, we did the Milford track. And yes, you bet we have tons of pictures to share with you.
Some of the people we’ve met before have defined it as a “walk in a park”… Well, I must say it was a pretty long and very wet park…

Of course, as you know me – it will take me a while to summarize a 4 day and almost 65 km (detailed distance calculations will obviously follow) track, so hope that I’ll be able to convey at least partly the excitement of it. Some tips are at the end as well. Continue Reading…

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Nelson Lakes National Park

After spending the night in our wooden cabin in St. Arnaud (which was like a “Tzimmer”) and relaxing from all the hiking activity of the week we have decided to visit one of the two lakes on Nelson’s National Park – Lake Rotoiti, this time going for a light walk – a 1.5 hours of the Peninsula Nature walk which loops the inlet of the land into the lake. Continue Reading…

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Abel Tasman Coastal Track

After exploring the South Island Sounds (Fjords in Kiwi) from above, we’d decided that it’s about time for another adventure…
We also figured out that we’re in shape for our first 2 day track here and based on theĀ  recommendations (thanks to Tamar & Nir again) embarked onto two day Abel Tasman National Park adventure. Of course, in order to make it more interesting – we did the first day by a double sea kayak and the second one by walking. Continue Reading…

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing

Well, yeah we know there was a demand (mainly from Neri) for some heavy duty tracks on our “too easy” trip, so here we are – for the start, we’ve decided to do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing, which is a “challenging” (this is how it’s defined in the book) ~8 hours track. Continue Reading…

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The Great Ocean Road

After relaxing at the Mornington Peninsula, we took the car ferry from Sorento to Queenscliff and shortly started our journey on the Great Ocean Road, which is indeed a great\long road, most of it going alongside the ocean, with lots of scenic lookouts and animals around it. Continue Reading…

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Wild Wild West of Tassie, Days 11-12

We actually had spent 2 days in Strahan in Western Tasmania (the first one was well covered in the Disneyland post), so on the second day, we finally slept late (till 11 or so), as we didn’t have to clear the camping site by 10AM as usual. Continue Reading…

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Cradle Mountain National Park, Tasmania – Day 9

Our 9th day in Tassie actually begins on the previous night. As we arrived to our camp site we found out that we are located right at the entrance to the Cradle Mountain National Park itself, which means that nature and its wildlife is right outside our Campervan’s door (no kidding, one Wallaby actually ate his dinner right outside of our Campervan). Continue Reading…

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Tasmania – Heading to the Great Western Tiers, Days 6-8

Well, we still owe you some stories from our last 3 days in Tassie, so here it goes (as usual, every day will be accompanied with its own set of pictures). Ready? Continue Reading…

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