Walking in the Realm of the Giants

If New Zealand is famous for something, then it’s for nature, begins a German Lonely Planet Traveller magazine feature. The best way to experience the landscape, the publication recommends, is by hiking the Routeburn Track in the south west of the country.

The “exciting” 32km-long track is the newest of New Zealand’s Great Walks, and “one of the most beautiful … encounter spectacular views and mystical moments.”

The 13-page spread also includes recommendations for accommodation, eating and sightseeing in Queenstown. For a top of the range stay in the town The Spire Hotel is mentioned, while Little Paradise Lodge on Lake Whakatipu is suggested as value for money.

For “discerning travellers to Queenstown expecting luxury transportation and drivers” Lonely Planet promotes Black ZQN.

Original article by Christa Larwood, Lonely Planet Traveller, August/September 2015.

Tags: Black ZQN  Great Walks  Lonely Planet Traveller  Queenstown  Routeburn Track  

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

The New York Times Sends the World to Northland

In Northland, “cultural lessons await, as do hot springs where visitors can recharge body and soul,” according to Daniel Scheffler writing for The New York Times. The region is included in…