The PlanetD’s Day At The Tongariro Crossing

"DavenDeb at Base camp everest trek"

Guest Post: Easy Hiking New Zealand

With our new series, we are asking adventure travellers to tell us what their favourite easy hiking trail is and why. And no one is more appropriate to kick it off than THE Adventure Couple themselves, Dave and Deb of ThePlanetD who identified their favourite as the Tongariro Crossing in this guest post.

The Tongariro Crossing

Located near Taupo, the North Island’s main town

The PlanetD’s Day At The Tongariro Crossing

Hiking In The Shadows Of Mt Doom

"John and Andrea Spirov"

Easy Hiking in New Zealand

 

A guest post by John and Andrea Spirov Visitors to New Zealand may be easily fooled into thinking that the most magnificent scenery lies only in the South Island. But the North Island also has some spectacular terrain, including what many consider to be the best one-day hiking trail in the country. In the Shadows of Mt Doom

The 19.4 km Tongariro Alpine Crossing took us up

Hiking In The Shadows Of Mt Doom

My First Hike

"A castle ruin seen from a hill of the Lieserpfad hiking trail"

I love my creature comforts. Hiking and climbing activities, for me, are challenges. I’ve never ever done it in my youth so it was difficult to get my adult mind around it when Easy Hiker suggested I come along for a hike. I had loads of imagined fears.

But Easy Hiker promised to be gentle with me on my very first hike

My first hike was at the

My First Hike