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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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…