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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


Queenstown considers tourist levy after claim crowds 'threaten wellbeing'

New Zealand’s ‘adventure capital’ proposes NZ$7.50 charge to fund infrastructure to help cope with large numbers of holidaymakersFed-up residents of New Zealand’s biggest tourist town are pushing ahead with a plan to charge international tourists for the privilege of visiting the area.Queenstown, situated in the picturesque Southern Alps region of New Zealand’s South Island, is buckling under its own popularity, with 34 international tourists for every resident. Continue reading...
Tags: Travel, World news, Asia Pacific, New Zealand, Nz, Queenstown, South Island, Southern Alps


Best train ride in New Zealand

New Zealand has so much natural beauty to offer, it can almost be overwhelming. One of the best ways to appreciate the stunning scenery of New Zealand’s South Island is to travel by train, from Christchurch on the east coast to Greymouth on the west coast. The TranzAlpine Railway takes about four and a half hours, but given the epic views constantly scrolling past your window, you’ll wish it took a lot longer. Covering around 140 miles one way, it traverses the sprawling Canterbury Plains,...
Tags: Travel, Australia, America, New Zealand, Alps, West Coast, Train Travel, Christchurch, Sarah, Sugarloaf, South Island, All, Springfield, Arthur, Greymouth, Cass


Southern Hemisphere spring travel

While the northern hemisphere prepares for the shorter days and colder nights of fall, people south of the equator are venturing outdoors to soak up the sun. From South America to Oceania, spring is here in the Southern Hemisphere — and now is the perfect time to visit. Travel south now and you’ll beat the heat — and crowds — of these destinations’ summer months. You’ll also find that most places offer killer travel deals this time of year. Instead of raking leaves and adding layers, come che...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, South Africa, Santiago, Sydney, New Zealand, Cape Town, Patagonia, South America, Venice, Buenos Aires, Queenstown, Table Mountain, Oceania, South Island, Atacama Desert


New Zealand opens human catapult

You’ve been zip lining before. Maybe you’ve been bungee jumping or even skydiving. But even the most seasoned thrill-seekers haven’t tackled the newest, most adrenaline-pumping experience to come out of New Zealand. AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand just announced the launch of the world’s largest, most extreme human catapult in the world: the Nevis Catapult. Located in the remote Nevis Valley below the Southern Alps near Queenstown, NZ, the Nevis Catapult is designed for optimal height, speed, an...
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Extreme Sports, Johannesburg, Nevis, Southern Alps, Nevis Valley, Extreme Sports New Zealand, Human Catapult, Queenstown NZ, Nevis Catapult, James Morgan Photography Housed, Orlando Towers The post New Zealand


Innovation in the Balkans – Part I – Northern Croatia and Slovenia

The region known as the Balkans, located in southeastern Europe, runs from the Southern Alps to the Greek peninsula and is surrounded by the Adriatic, Ionian, and Black Seas.  The region is a crossroads of civilizations, with major influences from ancient Rome to the west, the Austro-Hungarian Empire to the north, the Greeks to the ...
Tags: Europe, Tesla, Rome, Innovation, Slovenia, Croatia, Balkans, Southern Alps, Austro Hungarian Empire, Adriatic Ionian, Northern Croatia


RTW Day 43 TranzAlpine Railway

I have been looking forward to today. We are taking the TranzAlpine train a 150 mile coast to coast journey through the Southern Alps to Christchurch.Time to pack. We dont have much stuff there are 15 occasions on this trip when we are restrict
Tags: Travel, Southern Alps, TranzAlpine Railway, Christchurch Time


When to climb the greatest mountains

Since I first started climbing , I must have spent hours typing “when is the best time to climb…” into search engines and then crawling through websites to find the key piece of information I needed. Only when I have a date in mind can I start to think about the practicalities of actually trying to climb a mountain (i.e. booking time off work, flights, budget, gear, etc). To solve this problem once and for all, we have put together a mountaineering calendar of the world’s greatest mountains and...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Mountains, Japan, Usa, Colorado, Indonesia, California, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Africa, Earth, Colombia, David


7 Best Places to Stay in Queenstown

The South Island of New Zealand is home to the scenic town of Queenstown. This destination is known as a place for incredible landscapes, amazing views, and unending opportunities for outdoor recreation. Queenstown is surrounded by the Southern Alps and borders Lake Wakatipu, so many of the hotels boast incredible vistas right from the rooms.
Tags: Travel, Queenstown, Southern Alps, South Island of New Zealand, Lake Wakatipu


Walking The Green Hills

Geo 44.0933 171.243On the road down to Queenstown from Christchurch is a hidden little gem of farmed rolling green hills backed by the Southern Alps. This area is known as Beautiful Valley 15 minutes west of Geraldine. Here is where my Dad and extend
Tags: Travel, Christchurch, Queenstown, Southern Alps, Green Hills, Beautiful Valley, Geraldine Here


Extreme geothermal activity discovered beneath New Zealand’s Southern Alps

Unusually high temperatures, greater than 100°C, have been found close to Earth’s surface in New Zealand – a phenomenon typically only seen in volcanic areas such as Iceland or Yellowstone, USA.
Tags: Earth, New Zealand, Iceland, Southern Alps


Multi-day Hiking in New Zealand’s Backcountry, and 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Guided.

Hiking up Siberia Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park. The team here at Active Adventures are an outdoorsy bunch. Every weekend you’ll find a handful of us out there in the hills, or on the rivers, getting stuck in to New Zealand in all its natural beauty. One of our favourite ways to spend a long weekend is by grabbing a backpack, packing a toothbrush, a cooker, a few meals, and a sleeping bag, and heading for one of the 950 huts dotted all over the country. Here we’ll talk about spending ti...
Tags: Outdoors, Hiking, Backpacking, New Zealand, Siberia, National Park, Great Walks, Andy, Active New Zealand, Active Adventures, Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, Robert, Milford, Southern Alps, Milford Track


Multiday Hiking in New Zealand’s Backcountry, and 8 Reasons Why You Should Go Guided.

Hiking up Siberia Valley in Mt Aspiring National Park. The team here at Active Adventures are an outdoorsy bunch. Every weekend you’ll find a handful of us out there in the hills, or on the rivers, getting stuck in to New Zealand in all its natural beauty. One of our favourite ways to spend a long weekend is by grabbing a backpack, packing a toothbrush, a cooker, a few meals, and a sleeping bag, and heading for one of the 950 huts dotted all over the country. Here we’ll talk about spending ti...
Tags: Outdoors, Hiking, Backpacking, New Zealand, Siberia, National Park, Great Walks, Andy, Active New Zealand, Active Adventures, Nelson Lakes National Park, South Island, Robert, Milford, Southern Alps, Milford Track


Daydreaming about a trip to New Zealand

One of the best things about being a global traveller is planning the next adventure. Whether it’s exploring the grungy streets of São Paulo, or even arranging to meet up with friends in France, there’s nothing better than doing some online research to see what the attractions are in your next adventure. New Zealand has long been a dream destination for many people, but it can prove to be a little too expensive to get to. But with dropping airfares, it seems that The Land of the Long White Cloud...
Tags: Travel, France, Blog, Vogue, New Zealand, Milford Sound, Wellington, Auckland, Sao Paulo, North Island, South Island, Tongariro National Park, Southern Alps, Aoraki Mount Cook, Long White Cloud, SkyCity Casino


Climate Change News: New Zealand's Glaciers Are Retreating NASA Images Show

New Zealand has more than 3,000 glaciers -- and they’re retreating, new images released by NASA Friday show.The glaciers have been receding since 1890 with short periods of small advances, NASA said. Most of the glaciers are located in the Southern Alps on the South Island in New Zealand.
Tags: News, Nasa, New Zealand, South Island, Southern Alps


Changing grip for serve

Hi Alois and Jeff Greetings from the Southern Alps of France!  I am retired here (for the skiing and mountain walking) but I have recently started to play table tennis again.  I used to play almost every day in my youth - and then in the league teams on Merseyside in UK I have found your coaching advice excellent - thank you!  I used to coach tennis and skiing so I appreciate your methods re understanding, demos and practice - superb! We only have a very small club in our (small ski village) wit...
Tags: UK, France, Sport, Merseyside, Southern Alps, Alois


Snow lakes sea sigh this is NZ

A spectacular view of Mount Cook Mount Tasman and The Southern Alps started our day. When you are in the township of Fox drive towards Lake Matheson and look behind you when you reach the motels on the edge of town. Today was unparalleled beauty clear
Tags: Travel, Fox, Nz, Southern Alps, Lake Matheson


Watch: The epic scale of New Zealand in winter

Follow Matador on Vimeo Follow Matador on YouTube FILMMAKERS AND ADVENTURERS, Alexander Brown and Mascha Blome, circumnavigate the Southern Alps on a winter road trip in New Zealand. Join the couple as they explore the snow covered paths of the top national parks in New Zealand including Aspiring, Mt Cook and Lake Wanaka.
Tags: Travel, Cook, Adventure, New Zealand, Road Trip, Lake Wanaka, Roadtrip, Southern Alps, Alexander Brown, Adventure Gear


Get up close to NZ’s Glaciers

There’s no denying that New Zealand’s South Island is one of the most beautiful parts of the world and while I may be a little bias, driving through my homeland’s Southern Alps region leaves me taken aback each and every time. I have no shame in admitting that I love an epic adventure. Whenever there is an opportunity to hike a mountain, jump off a bridge, get up close and personal with a volcano or scale a Glacier for that matter, you can count my camera and I in. Having grown up in Auckland, I...
Tags: Travel, New Zealand, Christchurch, Auckland, Nz, Queenstown, South Island, Franz Josef, Southern Alps, Mount Cook, Franz Josef Glacier, Hokitika


On Shooting Gallery: SG Goes To New Zealand – Part 2

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Tags: Featured, New Zealand, Southern Alps, John Carter, Shooting Gallery, Red Stag, Four Seasons Safaris, Michael Bane Dianne Liedorff Muller Ryan Muller


Mountaineering calendar: When to climb the world’s greatest mountains

Since I first started climbing , I must have spent hours typing “when is the best time to climb…” into search engines and then crawling through websites to find the key piece of information I needed. Only when I have a date in mind can I start to think about the practicalities of actually trying to climb a mountain (i.e. booking time off work, flights, budget, gear etc). To solve this problem once and for all, Atlas & Boots has put together a mountaineering calendar of the world’s greatest moun...
Tags: Europe, Mountains, Japan, Usa, Colorado, Indonesia, California, Mexico, France, China, Russia, Africa, Earth, United States, Everest, Nepal


The Colour ~ Rose Tremain

I must confess that I read the first half of The Colour by Rose Tremain about ten years ago before giving up...  'Joseph and Harriet Blackstone emigrate from Norfolk to New Zealand in search of new beginnings and prosperity. But the harsh land near Christchurch threatens to destroy them almost before they begin. When Joseph finds gold in the creek he is seized by a rapturous obsession with the voluptuous riches awaiting him in the deep earth. Abandoning his farm and his family, he sets off al...
Tags: New Zealand, Buckingham Palace, Norfolk, Kathmandu, Christchurch, 2016, Ross, South Island, Harriet, Joseph, George V, Southern Alps, Otago, Eleanor Catton, Hokitika, Dovegreyreader


New Zealand's The Pioneer 500km MTB stage race gets off to a brutal start

The Pioneer is the first race of its kind. It covers over 500km of trails, with participants set to climb over 15,000m during the seven-day stage event. Raced in teams of two, the course takes is riders through New Zealand's Southern Alps using farm tracks, NZ cycle trails, double- and singletrack. Racers will pass through soaring mountain peaks, skirt crystal clear lakes and traverse golden backcountry. All in all, it looks like being awe-inspiring, challenging and truly epic.Professional cycli...
Tags: UK, New Zealand, Christchurch, Nz, Commonwealth, South Island, Cooper, McConnell, Southern Alps, Matt Page, Sam Gardner, Pioneer New Zealand, Team Danton, Anton Cooper, Dan McConnell, Christchurch Centre


The 6 best shots I got in 15,500 miles of traveling New Zealand

BETWEEN OCTOBER 2014 AND SEPTEMBER 2015, I travelled 25,000+ km (15,500+ miles) across both main islands of New Zealand, including the smaller and less-known Stewart Island (NZ’s 3rd biggest island), most of the time road tripping with friends in a camper van or in my own car. What I saw in New Zealand blew my mind. Not only did I find some pure wilderness I’ve never seen before, but also a true paradise for any outdoors enthusiasts and of course any landscape and travel photographers. Not to me...
Tags: Earth, New Zealand, Nz, Kiwi, North Island, South Island, Lake Wanaka, All, Wanaka, New Zealand Images, New Zealand Outdoors, New Zealand Landscapes, Franz Josef, Stewart Island NZ, Mount Ruapehu, Tongariro National Park