Climbing: facing your fear

Fear. It can be irrational. Paralysing. Occasionally insightful.

Queenstown: aboard the TSS Earnslaw

Lake Wakatipu was once home to a number of steam-driven watercraft, in the days before road-building in the Lakes District...

Tasman: a taste of everything

Richmond has a large mall, serving the surrounding Waimea Plains, with plenty of cafes, big-box shopping stores and a busy downtown.

North Egmont short walks

These short walks are in the Egmont National Park, at North Egmont Road end.

Veronica Loop Track

This is pleasant walk uphill through changing alpine rainforest, with an optional detour to a lookout point offering views of...

Lake Matheson Walks

The unsurpassed views and mountain reflections from the forested shores of Lake Matheson make this easy walk one of the...

Egmont National Park: the shining mountain

Seen from above, the Egmont National Park on the western coast of the North Island forms almost a perfect circle,...

Golfing in an alpine amphitheatre

‘Upon the upland road,’ James K.

New Plymouth: mountains and masterpieces

We get to New Plymouth on dark but the hotel is easy to find and we’re soon settled in and...

Kaikōura: where crayfish and mountains meet

There is a magical place in New Zealand where the mountains literally meet the sea – as if a fairytale...

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