Republic of Waiver Forms

“It’s perfectly normal to jump off buildings, planes, canyons and bridges in New Zealand,” writes the Globe and Mail’s Robin Esrock. “No other country compels visitors — of all ages — to push their limits.” Esrock explains that Kiwis take great pride in their adventure activities and have successfully build a “polished” tourism industry around them. “Most activities are focused around the adrenalin capitals of Rotorua… and Queenston; consider them the Republic of Waiver Forms. Sign the dotted line, and let’s go.” Esrock gave countless activities a go, giving both Queenstown’s Canyon Swing and NZOne Skydiving a fear rating of 9/1.


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Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Magical Moments in Time at Mangonui

Australian journalist Jane Nicholls and her New Zealand-born husband visited Mangonui/Doubtless Bay to “capture the simple magic of childhood holidays” for her own family. Nicholls recalls the time there in a travel feature for…