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Anyone else dreaming/ planning a #roomwithaview this weekend? #MakeItHomeNZ  @_chooby
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“Home is in the mountains.”
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Anyone else dreaming/ planning a #roomwithaview this weekend? #makeithomenz @_chooby ・・・ “Home is in the mountains.”

Not hard to see why NZ was a prebuilt set for LOTR. Goblin forest dishing up the mossy goodness. #MakeItHomeNZ  @rhockridge
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“I freakin love a goblin forest. Here's my brother making his debut on my insta.”
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Not hard to see why NZ was a prebuilt set for LOTR. Goblin forest dishing up the mossy goodness. #makeithomenz @rhockridge ・・・ “I freakin love a goblin forest. Here's my brother making his debut on my insta.”

Mt Kapakapanui
Did you manage to get your boots dirty this weekend? Let us know in the comments if you did! #MakeItHomeNZ  @dionandrews
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“So stoked to be breathing in the crisp winter air of the beautiful south again.
This shot is a highlight moment taken from the southern alps, soaking up summer morning light. Currently dreaming in anticipation of what they have to offer us this winter though 🤘
stay tuned friends x”
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Did you manage to get your boots dirty this weekend? Let us know in the comments if you did! #makeithomenz @dionandrews ・・・ “So stoked to be breathing in the crisp winter air of the beautiful south again. This shot is a highlight moment taken from t

If you’re heading out this weekend please take care. Make sure you follow the outdoor safety code especially ‘tell someone your plans’. #MakeItHomeNZ  @cur.lange
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“How tiny we are compared to these mountains  The fresh air we get when we’re out there is amazing and I really don’t like to imagine a planet where the air we breathe is all polluted and we’re no longer able to enjoy the simple things in life like in this photo.”
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If you’re heading out this weekend please take care. Make sure you follow the outdoor safety code especially ‘tell someone your plans’. #makeithomenz @cur.lange ・・・ “How tiny we are compared to these mountains The fresh air we get when we’re out th

It’s like someone flicked the ‘winter’ switch! (Please be extra careful around edges, especially ones with snow) #MakeItHomeNZ  @tomakass
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“Last weekends mission in the hills. Fair amount of snow building up now too! Tip from the trip, hot pams beans in the stanley_brand  food flask make for awesome hot winter snack in the hills!”
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It’s like someone flicked the ‘winter’ switch! (Please be extra careful around edges, especially ones with snow) #makeithomenz @tomakass ・・・ “Last weekends mission in the hills. Fair amount of snow building up now too! Tip from the trip, hot pams be

This picture was taken before the last storm but it’s too good not to share  #MakeItHomeNZ  @william_stiles
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First light at 1800 metres. #muellerhut
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This picture was taken before the last storm but it’s too good not to share #makeithomenz @william_stiles ・・・ First light at 1800 metres. #muellerhut

Aoraki/Mount Cook National Park
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Fair to say winter is well and truly here. Right on time! If you’re keen on exploring the backcountry regions of New Zealand follow our sister page the @nzavalancheadvisory for daily updates on the conditions. #MakeItHomeNZ   @aliwonderlandnz
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“Read my new blog post about my journey to Aoraki Mount Cook, one of the most beautiful and special places in New Zealand. 
Link in bio @aliwonderlandnz”
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Fair to say winter is well and truly here. Right on time! If you’re keen on exploring the backcountry regions of New Zealand follow our sister page the @nzavalancheadvisory for daily updates on the conditions. #makeithomenz @aliwonderlandnz ・・・ “Re

Keep an eye @metservicenz for updates on the weekend weather. Snow is forecast to
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Keep an eye @metservicenz for updates on the weekend weather. Snow is forecast to

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Did you know that the Tararua’s are one of the highest for search and rescue in the country? Often (falsely) viewed as easy, the combination of geography and wild weather roaring in from the ocean makes this popular tramping location one that demands respect and thorough planning. For more information on how to plan successfully head to our website #MakeItHomeNZ  @rakairoahori
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The Te Araroa trail in the Tararuas.
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Did you know that the Tararua’s are one of the highest for search and rescue in the country? Often (falsely) viewed as easy, the combination of geography and wild weather roaring in from the ocean makes this popular tramping location one that demands

If this shot doesn’t make you want to pull a sickie and lace up the boots then we don’t know what will!  #MakeItHomeNZ  @welive_here
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“This route has been high on the mission list for a while now. The timing and/or weather was never quite right, so planning was put on hold until now. And man, oh man, did it live up to all the hype! Earny Burny ️”
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If this shot doesn’t make you want to pull a sickie and lace up the boots then we don’t know what will! #makeithomenz @welive_here ・・・ “This route has been high on the mission list for a while now. The timing and/or weather was never quite right, s

Glenorchy, New Zealand
If you’ve ever experienced a day like this when you’ve slogged away for days and days, often through terrible weather, then you’ll know just how good it can be. Winter doesn’t mean you have to hide indoors! So long as you’ve planned well, have the right gear and are making good decisions - particularly about route choices - you can often have the hills all to yourself (at least it feels like that anyway). Head to our website for planning resources and tips to help you create a winter trip of a lifetime! #MakeItHomeNZ  @jessicarblair
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“On top of the world  You could not have wiped the smile off my face if you tried, as the feeling standing there was indescribable!”
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If you’ve ever experienced a day like this when you’ve slogged away for days and days, often through terrible weather, then you’ll know just how good it can be. Winter doesn’t mean you have to hide indoors! So long as you’ve planned well, have the ri

*NEW* ALPINE TRAMPING SERIES - The Routeburn Track

A popular 33km tramp (hike) over the main divide, which takes approximately three days to complete.  The alpine section of this ‘Great Walk’ will take the entirety of your second day and runs for approximately 10km. In this video we will look at the track as if we were starting from the Glenorchy side, but the tramp can be attempted in any direction. Use this video as part of your planning so you have a successful adventure and make it home safely 
Watch > https://bit.ly/2K1pwno (link in Instagram bio as well) 
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*NEW* ALPINE TRAMPING SERIES - The Routeburn Track A popular 33km tramp (hike) over the main divide, which takes approximately three days to complete. The alpine section of this ‘Great Walk’ will take the entirety of your second day and runs for ap

How’s this for a #roomwithaview  #MakeItHomeNZ  @tomakass
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“Waking up in a tent on a cold frosty morning in the southern alps, does it get any better? Even if the mega moon kept me up most the night!”
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How’s this for a #roomwithaview #makeithomenz @tomakass ・・・ “Waking up in a tent on a cold frosty morning in the southern alps, does it get any better? Even if the mega moon kept me up most the night!”

Hands up  if you’ve been on a backcountry trail run? Would you? For some time-poor outdoors folks this is often the only practical way to get their ‘fix’ in a half day. We’re keen to hear your thoughts! #MakeItHomeNZ  @jollytrailrun | @arcticxc
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Hands up if you’ve been on a backcountry trail run? Would you? For some time-poor outdoors folks this is often the only practical way to get their ‘fix’ in a half day. We’re keen to hear your thoughts! #makeithomenz @jollytrailrun | @arcticxc

What a country we live in eh! If you’re keen on exploring the west coast make sure you’re well prepared. The weather can roll in FAST and could catch you out. Rivers rise quickly here and rain is an almost dally occurrence so your wet weather  equipment will be tested for sure. #MakeItHomeNZ  @hami.tangiora.nz
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“Looking down on and checking myself out in that giant mirror “
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What a country we live in eh! If you’re keen on exploring the west coast make sure you’re well prepared. The weather can roll in FAST and could catch you out. Rivers rise quickly here and rain is an almost dally occurrence so your wet weather equipm

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Feeling a little like winter is just about here? If you’re heading outdoors please take a minute to consider what you’d do if *this* kind of weather rolled in. If you’re unsure what to take head to our bio for a link to our planning tool ‘Plan My Trip’ which has a seasonal gear list amongst other things. #MakeItHomeNZ  @dylanarthurnz
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“I always stand in absolute awe seeing the raw scale of nature compared to human creation”
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Feeling a little like winter is just about here? If you’re heading outdoors please take a minute to consider what you’d do if *this* kind of weather rolled in. If you’re unsure what to take head to our bio for a link to our planning tool ‘Plan My Tri

One of those moments you have to earn. Somehow a coffee + epic sunset/sunrise soothes sore shoulders. Where’s the best outdoor adventure sunrise/sunset you’re seen? Let us know in the comments. #MakeItHomeNZ  @ben.holyoake35
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“One of the best sunrises  I have ever seen in my LIFE!! Taken from Trilobite Hut  in the middle of Kahurangi National Park ️️”
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One of those moments you have to earn. Somehow a coffee + epic sunset/sunrise soothes sore shoulders. Where’s the best outdoor adventure sunrise/sunset you’re seen? Let us know in the comments. #makeithomenz @ben.holyoake35 ・・・ “One of the best sunr

Kahurangi National Park