Hanmer Springs: alpine adventures and indulgence

There’s only one thing better than lounging in soft mineral water heated by thermal springs and that’s lying in soft...

Night skiing at Coronet Peak

Those who have enough trouble staying on their feet in skis or on a snowboard in optimal conditions will wonder...

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,...

Mid-Canterbury: the South Island’s best-kept secret

It doesn’t get more classic South Island than mid-Canterbury.

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...

Arrowtown: golden history

The Australian plate hit the Pacific plate with a bloody great crunch, shoving a bunch of the earth’s crust upward...

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: 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.

Clutha Gold and Roxburgh Gorge: cycling the Otago river trails

I begin my ride in Clyde, a hamlet settled in the 1860s after the area’s first gold strike.

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