The Wild Edge

New Zealand’s dramatic scenery is the backdrop for an 11-day “fall” fashion shoot in the latest issue of National Geographic Adventure, which takes the writer/photographer and his models from Auckland to Te Anau. “This is the country whose most famous and revered citizen Sir Edmund Hillary, was a mountaineer,” Steve Casimiro explains, “where they invented jet boats, commercialised bungee-jumping and turned helicopters into backcountry taxis … Facts which reflect the distinctly Kiwi spirit: clear-headed determination, ingenuity born of extraordinary isolation, and an unbridled and creative approach to adventure.” “And of course, there’s the land. Whether it’s the Maori earth-spirit influence or the simple fact that the country is home to the full gamut of Lord of the Rings landscapes, geography is a fixation that trumps even religion.”


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Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

Wellington Has Treats Around Every Corner

“In an otherwise resolutely outdoorsy nation, New Zealand’s capital focuses on art, craft and culture,” Larissa Dubecki writes for Gourmet Traveller. Dubecki explores the best of Wellington’s art, food and shopping scenes. “Wellington’s…