Tales from the Trails
If you're like me and love to travel, explore and adventure then maybe you've had the same experience when planning your travels - "I just don't get how it all works!". I've always found blogs helpful in my planning and so hopefully these will help you too - they've been written from our own experiences and from some of the interest areas and frustrations that other travellers have expressed to us in the past. Grab a cuppa and take a look!
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Our latest tales
5 reasons to choose a guide vs. going it alone on your next Fiordland walk
Wandering aimlessly through the tranquil native forest of Greenstone Valley or along the banks of Lake Marian with neither stress nor schedule sounds like a beautiful way of connecting with...
Taste multiple Great Walks in one holiday: The Fiordland Sampler
If you’re anything like us, you’ve got a travel list as long as your arm that’s packed full of dreamy walking holidays in every pocket of the globe.
Hiking boots vs hiking shoes
Gone are the days when you need to strap on stiff, heavy boots to hike in New Zealand’s wilderness – while there is still a place for these boots in...
Finding Pounamu on a Fiordland Walk
Did you know there are reserves of pounamu or greenstone deep in Fiordland? Māori have treasured and traded this beautiful stone for centuries, and ancient pounamu trails once wound through...
Ghost from the Past - Fiordland's Resolution Island
The wilderness that defines our Fiordland walks holds a story that has guided conservation globally.
Packing for a day tramp in the rain
When you have booked a day walk around Te Anau, Fiordland – keep in mind it is the wettest corner of New Zealand – so do not be surprised if...
Fiordland Bucket List – 5 Top things to do!
Deep in the southwest corner of New Zealand is our home, Te Anau and in our backyard is Fiordland National Park.
Tramping a Fiordland Great Walk Post Lock-down
Post lockdown, New Zealanders have an amazing opportunity to see their own country.
Milford Sound Photographic Journey
This blog post is presented by guide and photographer Douglas Thorne. Fiordland National Park is a truly magical place.