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Hooker Valley Track at Mount Cook is an amazing hike for hikers of all ages and fitness levels. These tastefully laid wooden tracks certainly helps ensure you're never lost, and makes the journey just a bit easier (even if the sun is beaming down!) Check out this and other wonderful activities that make Mount Cook a must visit for all travelers to the South Island on my blog! Direct link in my bio 😁 at Mount Cook - Hooker Valley Glacier Walk

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Trekking through a relatively leisurely hike through Hooker Valley, we did not expect to finish at a stunning glacier-formed lake. We learned later that it is one of few lakes in the world with the ideal climate to allow for actual glacier pieces to perpetually float in the water. Aside from this perfect length hike, Mount Cook just has so much to offer. Read about this Hooker Valley hike and more on my travel blog (direct link in bio)! at Mount Cook - Hooker Valley Glacier Walk

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Was quite happy that weather circumstances had us heli hiking at Mount Cook instead of Franz Josef so that we can walk about these vast, uninterrupted plains of glacier. Though the two launch points visit the same Tasman Glacier network, only the Mount Cook side will give you these amazing expansive views. Learn more on my blog (direct link in my bio!) at Mountain Cook & Tasman Glacier. New Zealand

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The lake formed from the terminal Tasman Glacier at Mount Cook is a curious phenomenon, given it did not exist in the early 70s. But as the climate shift slowly crumbled the glaciers and melted it down, the lake has now grown to over 7km in diameter (and growing). Makes you appreciate being able to enjoy the marvels of nature now before it disappears in the future.. Check out my story on hiking on the Tasman Glacier in my blog (direct link in bio)! at Mountain Cook & Tasman Glacier. New Zealand

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The classic Beatles walk.. Just 3,000 meters above sea level. at Mount Cook

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Have you ever started a hike at the top of the mountain? When we visited Mount Cook, we had a surreal experience heli hiking atop the vast Tasman Glacier. The jagged formations and drinkable glacier water were just some of what we experienced on our trip. Read more about the journey and adventure on my blog! Direct link in my bio. at Mount Cook

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Roy's Peak was definitely one of the harder hikes we've ever done. Maybe it was the fact that it was at the end of our long road trip, but the mountain certainly presented a challenge for us to conquer. But when we got to the top, the views made all the sweat and leg cramps worth the effort. Read about our journey in my travel blog (direct link in my bio)! at Roys Peak

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This is no world_record_egg, but is one of the most famous trees in the world. A short hour drive away from Queenstown is Lake Wanaka, and aside from #thatwanakatree, there are so many more reasons to visit this quaint town. Check out my new blog post on Lake Wanaka to read about it! Direct link in my bio. at Lake Wanaka

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While roaming through South Island, we found ourselves constantly surrounded by lupins. These little beauties were purple in most places, but took the most curious hues in the sunset. Also pictured is a sneak preview to my next post from our NZ trip - off to Mt. Cook! In the mean time check out my other posts on my travel blog! Direct link in bio :) at Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park

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On the way to Lake Te Anau and Milford Sound, there is a place called Devil's Staircase and it's certainly worth a quick stop. The lookout is quite incredible with 360 degree view of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain ranges carving into a dramatic vista. at The Devil's Staircase, Queenstown, New Zealand

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Weather in NZ was quite unpredictable, so when we had clear skies for sunset, we took a pause on driving to just enjoy the moment. There's nothing quite like vacationing with no clear itinerary to truly help you feel like you're on holiday! at Glenorchy, New Zealand

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Our 10-day journey across New Zealand's South Island circuit was one of the most memorable, if not the most photogenic trips we have ever taken. But what made it so special was in having a campervan that we lived out of and which took us off the beaten path. It made the trip uniquely ours and personable, and was the perfect way to cap off 2018. Check out my blog post about this campervan experience at thewayfaringnomad.com (direct link in my bio)! at Queenstown, New Zealand

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Happy New Year everyone! First post of 2019 - and excited to get back to regular posts and updates! Check out my post on the top 4 day trip ideas to take from Cannes, France to fully immerse yourself in all that South of France has to offer (direct link in bio)! . . . #france #cannes #eze #monaco #nice #southoffrance #europe #coastal #vacation #summer #travelblogger #beautifuldestinations #travelblog #travelbloggers #canon #travelphotography #wanderlust #doyoutravel #instatravel #neverstopexploring #earth.superior #worldcaptures #shotzearth #travelgram #passportgo #awesomeglobe #thewayfaringnomad #welltraveled #travelcommunity #wonderful_places at Éze, Provence-Alpes-Cote D'Azur, France

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If you are still deciding where to go for your holidays, give Melbourne a chance! The city is just a drive away from some of the most beautiful natural landmarks like this Loch Ard Gorge found on The Great Ocean Road! You can read more about it on my blog thewayfaringnomad.com (direct link in my bio) at Loch Ard Gorge

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The seemingly endless Maras salt ponds in Cusco, Peru! Borrowing from the ancient Inca technology, the local farmers today (free to use for any member of the community) are still using this method to extract salt naturally from the ocean! Check out my journey to this place and more on my blog! Direct link in my bio 😊 at Maras, Peru

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Breathtaking hike to Lake Humantay and a vista to match! Post of my trek available on my blog and more! Check out thewayfaringnomad.com Direct link in my bio! at Humantay lake - Perú

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As promised, up on my blog is the first Peru post. Thewayfaringnomad.com Go check it out now! Direct link in my bio

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Striking one more off the bucket list. It was a journey (and several flights and train rides) to get to Machu Picchu, but witnessing one of the seven wonders of the world made it all worth it. Stay tuned for my Peru trip post on my blog! Feel free to check out some of the other destination guides in my blog - www.thewayfaringnomad.com (direct link in my bio) at Machu Picchu

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