Whakapapa a Cool Destination

Skiing down the side of active volcano Mt Ruapehu, the Herald Sun’s Sarah Nicholson is “getting to know the Whakapapa ski area… and keeping an eye out for a puff of smoke or vent of steam that might signal an eruption.” “This peak is the North Island’s tallest mountain, rising 2797m above the windswept landscape surrounding Lake Taupo. This is a friendly place, a destination that feels more like a club hill than a major winter destination. Today I’m sticking to a gaggle of blue runs out past a bowl called the Amphitheatre where I can just see the sparkling water of Lake Taupo.”


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Christchurch Opens Its Doors to More US Visitors

Christchurch Opens Its Doors to More US Visitors

American Airlines has announced the first ever direct flight service between the US and Christchurch. Beginning in October of 2020 the carrier will embark on the 13-hour voyage three times a…