Charting the Edge

Sydney’s Morning Herald publishes its 2003 top-10 lists for global rovers with Aotearoa again destination du jour. The chart toppers – Wine: Marlborough (“with its combination of bush, mountains and coastline … Cloudy Bay, Cairnrae and Allan Scott are names to check out”); Animals: Taiaroa Head’s Royal Albatross Centre (“the world’s only mainland breeding colony for these impressive seabirds … the concorde of the skies” above); Gourmet: Gourmet Garden Tours (“crispy pan-fried baby salmon served with stir-fried kumara threads in the Panorama Room of the Hermitage Hotel”); Walks: Fiordland’s Hollyford Track; Snow: Tasman Glacier; Adrenaline: Fly by Wire in Queenstown (“the world’s fastest controlled ride” in “the crucible for New Zealand’s adventure sport industry”) and Auckland makes the Music chart along with New Orleans, London and Memphis (“enough to entice Neil Finn home … the core of a South Pacific groove”)


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