A Walk in Good Company

“On the South Island, it’s fun and games with Kiwis on a privately operated trail that delivers fine coastal scenery, rustic lodgings and, happily, no crowds.” LA Times writer discovers the joys of NZ tramping the way it should be – minus the 20,000 tourists. From scaling extinct volcanoes to swimming with sea-lions, the Banks Peninsula Track lives up to its reputation for varied and breathtaking sights. Along with the flora and fauna were the people: “As usual, the greater part of NZ’s charm was in the breezy grace of its residents.”


Tags: Banks Peninsula Track  Los Angeles Times  NZ flora and fauna  NZ tramping  South Island  

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…