NZ in Three Speeds

A Guardian travel article offers a three-pronged approach to seeing NZ. The first writer covers the entire span of 90 Mile Beach by Blokart, a NZ-designed sailing dinghy on wheels. “So much power without an engine is hard to believe, as though a huge hand is pushing you smoothly across the sand,” he writes.” The second goes horse riding in North Canterbury, courtesy of Hurunui Horse Treks. “It was thrillingly wild, with jaw-dropping views of the craggy, wonderfully named Hooligan Range and beyond, across the plain, to distant blue hills beneath a vast expanse of sky. I felt every inch the cowboy, especially when we opened the throttle and galloped alongside the Hurunui River.” The third writer opted for a Southern Wilderness-led walking tour of Lake Rotoiti, in Nelson Lakes national park. “We were a world away from the adrenaline sports that people flock to New Zealand for. Our walk, modest enough, had given us a slow-burn appreciation of New Zealand’s breathtaking scenery and wildlife. And when you have crossed the planet to get there, why not take all the time you can to enjoy it?”


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