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New Zealand, South Island, Part I

After spending 2,5 months in Sydney, it was time to go to New Zealand. So on the 17th of march, St Patrick’s Day, I boarded the plane from Sydney Airport and flew to Christchurch. 1,292 more words



The town of Wanaka was one of my favourite destinations in NZ. Sitting right at the bottom of the lake of the same name the mountain scenery was much less impressive but the feel of the town was very welcoming. 413 more words

New Zealand

20 photos from 12 days touring New Zealand

How do I begin to write about a trip that was a non-stop highlight reel? I can’t pick a favourite. I can’t sum it up in a quick, casual, water cooler conversation. 1,404 more words


Wanaka: a place of challenge and wonder.

I have never peaked a mountain by foot in my life.

Roys Peak in Wanaka was the first (real!) mountain that I ever peaked.

Now, for some people, reaching the top of some mountain may seem insignificant. 369 more words

A new and comprehensive guide for teachers and snowboarders

The hard work of the SBINZ crew is now being represented in a brilliant new publication. Since 2004, I have seen the organisation go from strength to strength, being well represented both in NZ and abroad. 149 more words


New Zealand: Queenstown to Fox Glacier

Today we continued on Highway 6 out of Queenstown and through the Karawau Gorge on the modern concrete bridge. The 1880 old bridge nearby became the world’s first commercial bungee jumping venture. 456 more words