Dipping into the Serene

The Whanganui River Great Walk features in the December issue of online magazine InTheFray, which writer Aaron Richner describes as a “river is so peaceful that [reflection] can stretch into infinity, and time, a construct for lesser beings, vanishes.” “There are other moments, both in life and on the river, that demand action … reaching and pulling at the churning water while wrenching at the river with your paddle, manoeuvring your canoe around rocks and keeping yourself upright and inside the boat. It is a rush, a blur of action independent from conscious thought, and it is  even fun when you spill into the river.” Richner also visits Renwick’s vineyards, tramps the Rees-Dart Track in the Southern Alps and climbs Avalanche Peak, near Arthur’s Pass.


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