Southern Lakes: a place for all seasons

In the constellation of New Zealand’s most scenic places and star attractions, the Southern Lakes region burns so brightly that,...

Mackenzie: for lovers

The first time I laid eyes on Aoraki Mount Cook I cried like a baby.

Ruapehu, Ngāuruhoe and Tongariro: live the high life this winter

Donating the area that is now National Park to the people of New Zealand before the government could nick it...

Central Otago: good curling to ye

No one really knows where the peculiar sport of curling originated, but there’s no doubt it was the Scots who...

Ruapehu: an alpine adventure playground

The broad area around Tongariro National Park must have been a majestic place when Māori enjoyed undisturbed possession.

Ruapehu: family-friendly fun

It is inevitable that as soon as a young child arrives on a ski field, zipped into multiple layers of...

Adventure time: hitting the slopes in Wānaka

I’m sliding into a blank white abyss and I can’t see a thing. Snowflakes stick to my face.

Adventure time: cross-country skiing

It was one of the tragedies of history that skiing was invented at a time when the technology of ski...

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