Mt John – South Summit Walk

Tekapo is a small town located in the inland South Island in New Zealand. One of the must dos when in Tekapo is hiking the South Summit of Mt John. The walk starts off at the hot springs and makes its way through the lush green forest, till the Summit and then to the Cafe…

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Transportation: Christchurch International Airport to Hostel

I landed in Christchurch at around 1 AM. I was worried that my only options to get to my hostel (YHA Christchurch) would be taxis or Uber, which could cost me somewhere from NZD 40-80. In fact, earlier that day I had called the hostel reception and had inquired the cheapest and safest way to…

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Tasman Glacier View & Blue Lake Walk

There are plenty of walks in Mt Cook. The walks that provide spectacular views of the snow capped mountains. But on a rainy day, one has no choice but to opt for easy walks so the day is not wasted. I just had one day in Mt Cook and I had to make the best…

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Budgeted stay in Australia & New Zealand

Why I love hostels? For a regular traveller like me, I prefer staying at hostels because: They are cheap (sometimes I get a bed for as cheap as AUD 27). You meet some amazing and interesting people. I am still friends with some of them I met during my travels. It is safe for a…

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Swimming with dusky dolphins 🐬 

‘I can manage in the ocean’ I said. ‘I am not sure, the sea is moderate today and we are not letting any non-swimmers go inside the water’, one of the staff at Dolphin Encounter said. ‘Please, I really think this would be easy and I have done it once in the past. If you…

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Postcard (second) from Kaikoura 💕

I have loved the stars and the night so fiercely to be worried and scared of the darkness. It’s the glittering lights that make the darkness look so wonderful and tempting. ~Solopassport 

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Postcard from Kaikoura!

Solo travels are fun and enjoyable – no doubt about that, But there are times where a journey and travel becomes more fun and memorable because of the company you have. Always cherish the current moments and enjoy each and every minute of life. ~Solopassport Photo courtesy: Adarsh Chikkerur  

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3 days itinerary in Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a beautiful coastal town on the South Island of New Zealand. It is about 3 hours drive from Christchurch. It truly is one of the most beautiful coastal towns I have ever seen. It is definitely a place to be for people who look for adventures in water activities. Kaikoura provides ample opportunities…

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Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park is the oldest national park in the North Island of New Zealand, which was formed in the year 1894. The national park has active volcanic mountains – Mount Ruapehu (2797 meters), Mount Ngauruhoe (2291 meters) and Mount Tongariro (1968 meters). The Tangariro National Park is home for the famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing, a…

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How do you open a fuel tank?

My friend Akshatha and I had hired a car in Auckland. We had driven about 300+ kilometres from Auckland to Taupo the previous night. And we had decided to get the car’s fuel tank filled before we headed to Tongariro National Park. I had a car in India, which was about 4 years ago. And…

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