The 6 Best Snow Adventures In New Zealand

“The land of the long white cloud is home to breath-taking topography that ranges from indigenous beech forests to scorching beaches to wine country,” writes Elyse Romano for D’MARGE. In winter New Zealand’s mountains take centre stage for a vast array of snow, sports and arctic adventures.

Skiing & Snowboarding
New Zealand’s winter treasures revolve around skiing and snowboarding and there’s a long list of resorts and runs to choose from.

Glacier Hiking
Take a helicopter ride up one of New Zealand’s glaciers to experience the ice on a glacier hiking tour.

Ice Diving
In the alpine town Wanaka you can join dive master Steve Traynor in one of his annual expeditions below the iced-over surface of Lake Alta – given that you are an experience diver.

Hot Springs
“New Zealand’s hot springs are especially inviting when snow is on the ground,” reports the article. Relax in thermal pools, saunas and steam rooms in Hanmer Springs or Tekapo Springs.

Dog Sledding
Join “man’s best friend for an unforgettable winter adventure on the spectacular trails of the Southern Alps.”

TranzAlpine Train
The TranzAlpine train “links South Island’s east and west coasts, from Christchurch to Greymouth, via the Southern Alps.” Especially in winter the 4.5 hour journey is a must-do.

Article Source: D’MARGE, Elyse Romano, August 8, 2016

Image Source: Facebook – KiwiRailScenic

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