Guilt-free Getaway

Travel writer Caroline Hendrie neutralised the carbon footprint she incurred flying to NZ by staying at the south island’s Wilderness Lodges. Run by ecologist Dr Gerry McSweeney, the Wilderness Lodges scored top marks for eco-credentials in British author and environmentalist Alastair Sawday’s Guide to Green Places to Stay. One lodge is located at Arthur’s Pass, the other at nearby Lake Moeraki. Writes Hendrie, “I would have been happy to stay in this carbon-neutral environment for ever, but instead returned home more in tune with nature and aware that there is more to saving the planet than planting trees.”


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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…