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Skybound - a Journey in Flight ~ Rebecca Loncraine

'The loveliest places of allare those that look as ifthere's nothing thereto those still learning to look' 'Deserts for Instance' - Brian Turner (Elemental - Central Otago Poems) Choosing another book from the shelf of Journeys that I plan to do from my armchair this year, and 'learning to look' at new places is becoming a real treat. I'd no sooner travelled back in deep time searching for Doggerland with Julia Blackburn and Time Song than I decided I was ready for a bit of vast open sky a...
Tags: Books, Wales, Rebecca, New Zealand, South Island, Picador, Tony, Kaikoura, Southern Alps, Aoraki Mt Cook, Trisha, Brian Turner, Dovegreyreader, Offspringette, Otago Rail Trail, 2019

Five unmissable places Kiwis would like to keep to themselves

This piece was contributed to the Expedia Australia blog from Tourism New Zealand. New Zealanders are a parochial lot, never happier than when telling overseas visitors about their stunning country. And yet there are some places that are so undiscovered, even the proudest Kiwi might not know them or think to tell you about them. Here are some of New Zealand’s lesser-known gems. Waitaki From huge Paleolithic boulders strewn across the beach to iridescent blue lakes and limestone cliffs studded...
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Christchurch, North Island, South Island, Hooker, Rotorua, Dunedin, Kiwis, Whakatane, Invercargill, Maori, South Island of New Zealand, Aoraki Mt Cook, Abel Tasman National Park, Hector

Top 10 Guest Photos 2017

Hello and Happy New Year! There are certain things that you come to depend on, events that happen consistently and predictably. We like to think our annual photography competition is one of these events! Every year the team here at Active HQ gather around a big screen in the staff lunch area to let the competition entry images soak in – we let ourselves be inspired. Fresh from our own adventures over the festive season, it’s easy to let the mind wander… “what it must be like to gaze up at the Pa...
Tags: Photography, Hiking, Competition, Wildlife, Patagonia, Jaguar, South America, Jack, Bucket List, Mont Blanc, Kayaking, Active Adventures, Trip Of A Lifetime, Steven, Patrick, Diane

Climber rescued from New Zealand mountain after alerting UK Coastguard

An English climber had a lucky escape when he was rescued after injuring himself on a remote mountain in New Zealand. The 64-year-old mountaineer from Leeds was attempting a solo summit of Mt Mabel, 4.3 miles south of Aoraki Mt Cook on New Zealand's South Island, when the accident happened.
Tags: UK, New Zealand, Leeds, South Island, Aoraki Mt Cook

Body on New Zealand glacier returned to family after nearly 42 years

The body of New Zealand teenager David Erik Moen was discovered at the foot of Tasman glacier in January and police have now confirmed his identityThe body of New Zealand teenager David Erik Moen has finally been returned to his family, nearly 42 years after he went missing during an Aoraki/ Mt Cook climb.The well-preserved remains of the 19-year-old climber were discovered at the foot of Tasman glacier in January, and police confirmed his identity on Thursday. Continue reading...
Tags: World news, Asia Pacific, Mountaineering, New Zealand, Glaciers, Aoraki Mt Cook, David Erik Moen