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Kiwi snowgrammers - who to follow this winter

Adventure photographer, Camilla Rutherford (nee Stoddart) reveals her top ten Kiwi snow instagrammers.

Camilla Stoddart, oops, I mean Rutherford lives an enviable life. The supremely talented photographic lass lives on a farm near Wanaka with her recently married farmer husband and her beloved dog Flo. 296 more words


The Land Of The Long White Cloud

In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.


It was an afternoon of yet more clear skies and we were heading out on a boat to go fishing. This was an anniversary gift from our boss, an afternoon on lake Wanaka in his boat in the hope that we’d catch some fish. 364 more words

Dispatch 4.9.1: The Generosity of Friends

Our plans last weekend would not have happened without connections to friends who made wonderful opportunities available to us. We spent Saturday to Monday in Hawea (pronounced Haw-wear), a tranquil lakefront community (pop. 839 more words

Haast Pass - Wanaka - Queenstown

Leaving Franz Josef glacier behind us and looking back with jealousy at the people taking off on their helicopter trips, we headed along to take a look at Franz’s next door neighbour, Fox Glacier. 838 more words

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Lake Tekapo & Wanaka, New Zealand

Lake Tekapo

Lake Tekapo is New Zealand’s highest lake at 710m above sea level and was a fantastic lunch stop on the way to Wanaka from Christchurch by bus. 336 more words

Trip Diary

Our First Wedding Anniversary

Today is our first wedding anniversary, the sun is radiant, the birds are chirping loquasciously and the mountains are reflected in the pellucid lake. We began the day by spending more time than we are accustomed to of a morning with our duvet before meandering into town for breakfast by the lake front. 302 more words