The Mueller Hut route is a 6-7 hour advanced hike offering stupendous views of Mount Cook, Mueller Lake, Hooker Lake, and surrounding peaks.
Tasman glacier and Tasman lake are short hikes easily accessible from the White Horse Hill campsite in Mount Cook National Park.
Isle of the Dead is a tiny abandoned island cemetery, home of 1600 unmarked convict graves from Tasmania’s famous Port Arthur convict colony.
Gunung Ledang (Mount Ophir) is a challenging day climb in a national park on the border of Malacca and Johor states, with expansive views from the summit.
This abandoned house, known as Edgecumbe, is one of several derelict structures on Penang Hill, and dates from the colonial era.
Arusha National Park lets you see wildlife close up, with very convenient access from the city. It also offers the unique chance of walking safaris.
The Hooker Valley trail takes you through Mount Cook National park to Hooker Lake, with magnificent views of Mount Cook and the Hooker glacier.
Endau Rompin National Park is home to pristine rainforest, clear waterfalls, elephants – maybe even Malayan Tigers and critically endangered Sumatran Rhino.
Doubtful Sound kayaking offers a tranquil alternative to Milford Sound, where you can enjoy the beautiful landscape with hordes of tourists.
Gunung Panti forest reserve offers a strenuous but short hike to the mountain’s summit, with great views over the surrounding forest. It can be completed as a day trip, or an overnight trip using the campsite at the summit.