Posts Tagged ‘new zealand’
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Flying High Above Real Middle Earth

Encompassing some of the most dramatic scenery on the planet, New Zealand’s south island is noted for its ability to inspire a longing for adventure. Alpine peaks, glacial lakes and vast stretches of uninhabited wilderness pr...


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An Underworld Adventure In Te Ananui

Paparoa National Park is often overlooked by travelers who drive the length of New Zealand’s Westland. With miles of unfettered wilderness to explore and only a few pockets of civilization along the way, it can be a tough ord...



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Great Sights Of The Milford Sound

Hidden away in the south west corner of New Zealand’s south island, Fiordland is the perfect playground for an adventurous traveler. Bursting with contrasting textures and color, the indomitable peaks that reach out into the ...


Favorite #Travelgrams From My South Island Road Trip

The latter half of 2013 provided some of my most memorable travel experiences to date. Exploring frozen landscapes, zip lining through ancient forests and kayaking on glacial waters, New Zealand is a location bursting with acti...



Uncovering the Real Night Sky in New Zealand

There have been moments throughout my travels when I’ve noticed that the glinting lights of the night sky overhead are much more prominent than usual. On those occasions when I’ve been far enough away from the cities and to...


Discovering The Beauty Of An Aerial Existence In Aoraki

New Zealand is famed for the magnificent alpine range that has forged its way skyward amongst the varied landscape of the south. Formed by a powerful tectonic force that has diverged and subducted the neighboring Pacific and Au...



Kayaking The Glacial Waters Of Lake Wanaka

The wind whips my hair into my eyes as I stare out across the mass of undulating waves. I stand and contemplate the scene before me. This morning I’m joining the crew of Wanaka Kayaks, SUP & Sail and the thought of paddli...


A Visit to the Sacred Waters of the Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Reserve

Deep in the heart of New Zealand’s North Island is a fiery landscape peppered with turbulent geothermal activity and phenomenal displays of volcanicity. Well known for its unstable setting atop the Australian and Pacific Plat...



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Responsibly Sourced Adrenaline With Ziptrek Queenstown

Adrenaline. Love it or hate it there’s really no escaping the stuff when visiting New Zealand’s adventure sport capital, Queenstown. Set in the heart of the Southern Alpine Range aside the glacial Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown ...


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Exploring The Poor Knights Islands Marine Reserve

The Poor Knights Islands are the remnants of a 4 million year old rhyolitic volcano. Sitting at the edge of the continental shelf, the islands are a heaven for marine life and offer intrepid explorers the chance to discover an ...