have been a hiking lover since I was a child. During the last 10 years of my life I have been searching for the next epic trekking route to complete from around the world. The fact that I was fortunate enough to live in New Zealand for 4 years gave me the opportunity to experience amazing walking trails like George Sound Track and the Hollyford – Pyke River Loop, some of my all time favourite routes.
I also got the chance to explore other parts of the world like hiking the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal, walked to the top of the Mauna Kea Volcano in Hawaii and reached the Everest Base Camp in Tibet. They were all memorable routes. However, I am ever hungrier than before in my personal quest of finding the best trekking routes around the planet.
DUSKY SOUND TRACK – NEW ZEALAND
I have done many hikes around Fiordland National Park but this is one I am still missing. The Dusky Sound track is one of the country’s longest and most isolated tracks. This 84km track traverses three major valleys and crosses two mountain ranges, connecting Lake Manapouri and Lake Hauroko. Along the way you will hear and see a wide variety of forest birds, including yellowheads (mohua), yellow-crowned parakeets (kakariki), weka and kea. It is a challenging trek, where you must cross 21, 3 wire bridges and can expect to encounter tree falls, knee deep mud, tree roots and river crossings.