Hike: Stewart Island’s Northwest Circuit

In Hiking, Travel, Video by Dave Fanner0 Comments

I managed to convince my wife that it would be a good idea to celebrate our second wedding anniversary hiking in knee-deep mud for two weeks on remote Stewart Island, down in the Southern Ocean.

The Northwest Circuit is a challenging 125km hike that takes in the sweeping beaches, rocky headlands and stunning scenery of New Zealand’s southern-most island. It’s been on my bucket list for at least a decade and now that I’ve done it I can say it was everything I was hoping for and much more.

Sandflies were a bitch, though.

Shot on Panasonic GH5, using the 12-60mm & Laowa 7.5mm. LX100 for a couple of extra shots as well.

I used the SteadXP stabiliser for some shots, it was a funny type of old-school experience with that footage as I didn’t know what the shots would turn out like until I was back at home in Australia and had post-processed them…a month later. Results were OK, but not as good as other examples I’ve done.

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