Icy southern beauty

“New Zealand is the land of all things possible,” Josh Green writes in a travel piece for the San Jose Mercury News. “It’s one of those places where you would like to take a vacation and then forget to return home. The South Island, in particular, offers a road system capable of taking you on a circle-tour that offers charming cities, a gorgeous coastline, glaciers, staggering sounds and some very quiet places. A mere day’s drive away [from Abel Tasman National Park] are the Franz Josef and Fox glaciers. As you might see in Alaska, these glaciers almost kiss the coastline. A helicopter gives you the most direct start on the glacier, dropping you off in the middle for guided walks (complete with your own giant axe-wielding guide to keep you safe).”


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What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

What to Do in Cool Lil’ Wellington

Wellington is, “of course”, the more “Melbourne” of the North Island’s two largest cities, according to Pedestrian TV correspondent Chantelle Schmidt. Schmidt writes that Wellington is “art, vintage, bars and all-round…