Due to its proximity to that fabled utopia, Glenorchy, at the head of the western arm of Lake Wakatipu, has been called the gateway to paradise. And in many ways, it’s true — it’s especially easy to believe if you can imagine that angels are manifested on earth as sandflies. Read the story . . .
Few people find themselves out in the open air in the mountains at night, so quite apart from the skiing, just being on the slopes under a full moon (or crescent moon, or no moon) is an unusual and affecting experience. Read the story . . .
Alpinist and climber Paul Hersey chooses five one-day hikes to our mountain tops to celebrate International Mountain Day. Read the story . . .
Cruise on board the vintage steamship TSS Earnslaw and view stunning south island alpine scenery. During your cruise across Lake Wakatipu explore the decks, watch . . . More . . .
Film critic Sarah Watt explores how movies put New Zealand on the map — and how it can be something of a blessing and a curse that, nowadays, most people immediately think of The Lord of the Rings when it comes to local cinema. Read the story . . .
Maori knew about the glacial defile between the coastal flats of South Westland and the high tussock-land surrounding the southern lakes from their expeditions in search of pounamu, or the campaigns mounted by northern iwi to kick southern iwi butt, and vice-versa. Read the story . . .