Diamond and the Rough

Independent travel writer indulges mind, body and soul in NZ’s up and coming wine and tourism centre, the Wairarapa. After experiencing chocolate therapy at Greytown’s Schoc, sampling the region’s famed Pinot Noir at Tirohana Estate, trout fishing in the Ruamahanga, and relaxing at Wharekauhau Lodge, writer Lucy Gilmore is completely won over. “The Wairarapa still has grit – the type you find with a pearl.”


Tags: Greytown  Independent (The)  Lucy Gilmore  NZ Wine Industry  Pinot Noir  Schoc  the Ruamahanga  the Wairarapa  Tirohana Estate  Wharekauhau Lodge  

Experience True Silence in Doubtful Sound

Experience True Silence in Doubtful Sound

“With towering snow-capped mountains, surreal waterfalls, crystal clear lakes and lush rain forests Doubtful Sound in New Zealand is a destination frozen in time… just like when it was discovered 15,000…