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Clement Hodgkinson

Queenstown: A Month In New Zealand (Final)

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After 2 weeks on the road, I was finally in Queenstown, the bustling, vibrant, adventure loving town located in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

So why did I choose to spend 2 weeks in Queenstown?

Access. It’s a great place to stay and has amazing access to lots of different mountain ranges and of course hiking and skiing. Queenstown is on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, a lake that is shaped in a thunderbolt if you look at it on a map.Continue Reading

Franz Josef: A Month In New Zealand

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Franz Josef is a small mountain town on the East coast of New Zealand’s South Island.

The town is nestled by the Westland Tai Poutini National Park, which is home to the famous Franz Josef glacier.

It is a hub for outdoor and nature lovers with plenty of adventures easily accessible, whether you want to go on a scenic flight, glacier hiking, quad biking, climbing or the famous Franz Josef Skydive.

On a side note a little history, the town is named after the glacier which itself was named by Julius Von Haast, in honour of the Emperor of Austria, Franz Josef.Continue Reading

Wellington: A Month In New Zealand

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Mount Taranaki view

Wellington, the capital, is a bustling, modern city but has a super chilled atmosphere.

It is a great place to hang around for a while, enjoy the food, local spots and also get a bit of hiking done in between!

Being surrounded by ocean and mountains Wellington has a perfect balance between city life and easy access to the outdoors!Continue Reading

Auckland’s Hidden Gems Guide: A Month In New Zealand

Have you ever dreamed of traveling in New Zealand? Yes? Then you’ve struck gold by reading this!

Before I share my story with you from New Zealand here is a highlights video showing what you can expect to see if you follow some of my tips!

You also get to learn a little more about myself in this 4-part article series across New Zealand that I have written for you budding travelers and Azedo.

I never thought I’d be off to New Zealand in winter. I’m an adventure and outdoor lifestyle photographer based in Europe.

When the opportunity arose to travel and shoot images for tourism boards in New Zealand over the course of a month, I quickly said yes and started planning all the breathtaking places I wanted to visit.

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