Murchison, New Zealand

I spent two weeks in this little town in Tasman region of the South Island. Murchison is also known as the “whitewater capital” of New Zealand due to nearby rivers. 

I stayed at The Lazy Cow Backpackers which is an excellent, cozy place.

Right across is the Ultimate Descents where I’ve done my first whitewater rafting for free! This is because they just needed people to fill the raft for the practice of their future instructors which I believe are students from Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology. How lucky were we! Thanks again for this opportunity guys!


Me and this German girl, Beate were going to Kahurangi National Park but didn’t make it. These pictures are just on the way. 🙂 


I went to Maruia Waterfalls with the Swiss guy, Christoph. 


My English host Ali and Phil were kind enough to show me around. They first took me to see Rotoroa Lake in Nelson Lakes National Park which is so beautiful. 


Then, we had lunch at The Red Barn Animal Park and Cafe where I fun feeding these cute living beings. 


I did the Skyline Walkway which was harder than I thought it would be but the views were amazing so of course it’s worth it. 


Here’s the view of this little town taken while I head my way up to Skyline Walkway. 


Just the day before I left Murhison, I got to do whitewater rafting again but this time we had to pay NZD 20 per person which is super but this time, they had professional photographer so all these nice photos in action were captured. What a lovely experience! 


There is the Cow Shed Restaurant. Phil makes perfect cappuccino. 🙂


Ali cooks delicious, yummy, sumptuous  food! These are what I got to try. Just yum!


And here are some beautiful photos I’ve taken during my stay in Murchison. 



Most people stay here just for a night to rest from a long drive but Murchison has a lot to offer and is worth staying for 3 days or so. This is now one of my favorite places in New Zealand. 🙂

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