Hello everyone, it sure has been a while! I am forcibly willing myself to be more active here as I’ve just relaunched my YouTube channel a month ago and have now put all of my focus there. This blog is of the utmost importance to me so it is time I started treating it as such!
Check out the video that I vlogged as I hiked this beautiful trail!
This particular trail, a 2 – 2 and half hour walk, which is located just 20 minutes off Queenstown by car, is called the Twelve Mile Delta and it runs parrallel to Lake Wakatipu, this trail actually ends up connecting to another trail called Bob’s Cove, which in itself is a beautiful little walk.
I had the luck of the gods by my side as the weather was just perfect for the start of this trail, one that I did at least 4 years ago!
So the plan was to start at this parking lot/ Camping space and finish both the Twelve mile Delta trail and the Bob’s Cove one as well. This is a flat and easy trail so don’t expect to much of a challenge by the way! This hike was done a while ago but I still remember the feeling of euphoria as I was literally the only person at that car park.
As you follow the trail you see a river winding in and out of your view which gives you such a good feeling to be surrounded by nature and the sound of the river flowing was just music to my ears! You also constantly entering thickets then followed by wide open spaces which is just the way I like my walks!
As you walk along this trail you see several trails that leading in different directions, some of them take you to either dead ends or a small view point, the others take you out to the main road.
The image above is actually a spot where they filmed a scene from the third Lord Of The Rings Movie! Check out this link to see which scene am talking about and let me know in the comments below if it’s looks familiar to my vlog! (minus the Giant CGI Oliphants!!)
After passing through numerous bridges build over pristine little waterfalls the trail finally starts to head upwards and in the direction of Lake Wakatipu.
After following the trail that runs by Lake Wakatipu you eventually get to the sign that directs you away from the main trail and towards the Bob’s Cove section, that’s when the uphill trail begins!
Once this short but rapid elevation is done and you get a chance to catch your breath you notice that you are greeted by breathtaking views as you realize that you are actually on a cape. This gives you the illusion of standing between two different lakes!
Once this was all over I would have had to walk all the way back from where I came from in order to get back to my car, I, however, decided that that was too boring so I started walking to the beginning of the Bob’s Cove trail, in the OPPOSITE direction of where I was supposed to go, just so that I could walk along the main highway in the hopes of seeing something new!
Once the dodging of cars, due to there being no real side walk to walk on, became usual I actually started to enjoy myself as I’ve drove on this road plenty of times but never actually took the time to realize, A: how long it would be and B: you get to see some pretty cool things along the way!
A couple or so of hours later I gratefully got back to my car after taking a few more diversions along the way! This trail taught me something different. It showed me that you did not always have to take a “trail” in order to experience the place that you are in.
Sometimes a highway will do!
Thank you for checking out my blog and I hope you enjoyed this little piece that I had SO MUCH fun putting together! I am certain that now I can get into the groove of things and update all of you more regularly. Please check out my YouTube channel here and consider subscribing if your into the kind of content I vlog about as well as write here. Also consider checking out my other article on my top travel series here.