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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Luxe Guide to a Next-Level New Zealand Getaway

Luxe Guide to a Next-Level New Zealand Getaway

“New Zealand gives good VIP and VIO (very important occasion) treatment. At the top end, the pristine landscape is matched by impeccable service,” Anna McCooe writes in a travel piece for…