The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is heralded as one of New Zealand’s greatest day hikes and ranks among the top ten single-day treks in the world. With such a reputation, you can expect to be blown away by the spectacular dramatics of this alpine landscape. The challenging journey takes you across a
Take to the water on Lake Taupo and explore the scenic Western Bays of Lake Taupō to see the huge Māori rock carvings at Mine Bay. Step aboard the electric yacht with Sail Barbary, and not only experience sailing on the crystal-blue waters of Lake Taupō, but do so sustainably
Listen to the podcast New Zealand’s cultural hub of Rotorua, known for its geothermal activity and fascinating Māori culture, is also home to a conservation initiative balancing tourism to educate and get results. Rotorua Canopy Tours takes you on a journey through a prehistoric native forest while engaging in essential conservation work.
A picture tells a thousand words, which is why photography is a great story teller for conservation work. One third of New Zealand, some 8.5 million hectares, is in public conservation land and a dedicated team of Department of Conservation (DOC) rangers get to see parts of the county that locals and
Opening in December 2019, New Zealand’s newest and 10th Great Walk the Paparoa Track will traverse the Paparoa Range, replete with limestone landscapes, verdant rainforest and astonishing views. The rugged west coast of New Zealand’s South Island draws travellers in search of the country’s wild heart. Not only is the Paparoa Track New Zealand’s
An exclusive agreement between Australian adventure travel specialist, World Expeditions, and the New Zealand owners of a vast, high-country working sheep station, will give walkers an opportunity to hike - without crowds – beyond the beautiful Ben Lomond Trail near Queenstown, through privately owned land offering stunning views down to Queenstown and the Shotover River. The
AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand co-founder Henry van Asch has revealed a world-first adventure tourism experience the “Nevis Catapult” in the Nevis Valley near Queenstown, New Zealand. The Catapult sees thrill seekers experience up to 3G of force and speeds of almost 100km per hour in 1.5 seconds, as they are
When it comes to places to hike and explore out amongst the wilderness, visitors are truly spoilt for choice in New Zealand, especially in the South Island. For those looking for some hiking happiness head to Hanmer Springs. Located just under 2-hours drive from Christchurch, the quaint township is famous for