Gorgeous Aoraki/Mount Cook and Lake Tekapo

Sunset, Lake Tekapo, New Zealand

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park and Lake Tekapo on the South Island of New Zealand are two of the most beautiful, special places we’ve been… anywhere… ever. Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park We drove to Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park from Twizel for a morning hike. Upon arrival were confronted with clouds. Driving along Lake Pukaki, we couldn’t see any mountains […]

Arrowtown, Wanaka, and Twizel

Driving from Wanaka to Twizel, New Zealand

After our stint in Fjordland on the South Island of New Zealand, we started making our way north and east. Our next stops were Arrowtown, Wanaka, and Twizel. The Devil’s Staircase The drive from Te Anau to the Queenstown/Arrowtown area is quite pretty. But there’s one infamous section we read about called the Devil’s Staircase. We were nervous, especially since […]

Milford Sound vs. Doubtful Sound

Milford Sound, New Zealand

We love fjords. On trips to Fjordland on the South Island of New Zealand, many people choose: Milford Sound vs. Doubtful Sound. But we didn’t want to choose, so we did both! Here’s our detailed comparison for your choosing pleasure. Milford Sound A trip to Milford Sound is about more than just the cruise… to get into the area, you drive along one of the […]