Trekking Frozen Tears

“With the help of experienced guides it’s possible to safely enjoy the exquisite beauty of [New Zealand’s] ancient, frozen rivers, their icy blue splendour glowing in the southern hemisphere’s brilliant summer sun,” Carmen Gentile writes for Time. “New Zealand has hundreds of glaciers that meander imperceptibly slowly through valleys flanked by craggy, snow-covered peaks. At Franz Josef Glacier guides will take you on a half- or full-day exploration of this ice flow that Maori call Ka Roimata o Hinehukatere (The Tears of Hinehukatere), after a local legend about a woman who lost her lover while climbing in the mountains, her frozen tears forming the glacier.”


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Visiting New Zealand’s Oldest City Dunedin

Visiting New Zealand’s Oldest City Dunedin

“Dunedin has long had a reputation in New Zealand as the country’s avant garde student haven, a gritty post-industrial city now home to artists, musicians, academics and more than a handful…