Arthur's Pass is a township in the heart of the Southern Alps (New Zealand). We camped at the village for a night and set out for the hike in Avalanche Peak the following morning.
New Zealand sea lions are one of the rarest seal species in the world, and the yellow-eyed penguins are even listed as critically endangered animals with only thousands of them left on the planet.
Happy New Year to my beloved friends and fellow bloggers! I can't believe one year has passed and I didn't go to work a single day (yeah man, time flies when you're having fun)!
I'm back to civilization from a nearly unplugged trip in the ultimately pure and unspoiled southern New Zealand!
The whole track spans over 19km across breath-taking volcanic terrains, and from the highest point no one could resist a photo opportunity with the world famous Emerald Lake that has long become an icon of the crossing.
After almost six years of work, I was free again to discover what else life holds for me.
As we approached the ski resort, a fairytale-like landscape opened up in front of us with lovely wooden cottages, icy stream and brownish mountains against the backdrop of clear blue sky.