Tag Archives: Tongariro National Park

Adventures for Absolutely Everyone

Adventures for Absolutely Everyone

“When people ask about my favourite countries to get away from the stresses of today’s contentious world, New Zealand is right up there, offering just about everything a traveller could want: vast stunning landscapes,…

Ten Top Outdoor Adventures in New Zealand

Ten Top Outdoor Adventures in New Zealand

New Zealand is virtually synonymous with vast tracts of unspoiled nature that provides everything from ski slopes to big waves. CNN pick the best of the best wild places, including Auckland’s west coast beaches,…

A Haven For Thrills

A Haven For Thrills

“When you really want to get away from it all, there’s no better place to visit than New Zealand’s North Island,” according to an article in thesundaily.my. The article recommends starting in Auckland,…

Best Places To Hike In New Zealand

Best Places To Hike In New Zealand

As the New Zealand summer is quickly approaching, people from all over the world flock to New Zealand. A guest post on Buzzfeed lists some amazing places to go hiking in New…

Must-Visit Destinations in New Zealand

Must-Visit Destinations in New Zealand

It is New Zealand’s glorious, spectacular and diverse scenery that has long inspired many travelers to visit the country. In an article for Living + Nomads Hai Chuyen reveals the 10 most…

The Experience of a Lifetime

The Experience of a Lifetime

“A trip to New Zealand might just be the experience of a lifetime.” Queenstown and Christchurch are widely known for their extreme sports and cultural attractions, but New Zealand’s North Island also “has a…

An Epic New Zealand Road Trip

An Epic New Zealand Road Trip

There’s a lot to see in New Zealand. Shannon Ullman shared the highlights of her three month road trip itinerary with Travel Pulse. Auckland is a great place to start a road trip….

Great Lake Trail

Great Lake Trail

Follow 100% Pure New Zealand on an epic bike journey on the Great Lake Trial. The adventure starts at the shores of beautiful Lake Taupo and takes in the…

New Zealand Geothermal Attractions

New Zealand Geothermal Attractions

Take a look at a video guide by My Destination New Zealand to the very best geothermal attractions in New Zealand. The visits include White Island, Tongariro National Park…

New Zealand Knoll Ridge Cafe: Best Designed Cafe in the World

New Zealand Knoll Ridge Cafe: Best Designed Cafe in the World

New Zealand’s Knoll Ridge Cafe has been named the best designed cafe in the world by London-based design website Design Curial. The New Zealand cafe is perched dramatically on Mt Ruapehu, New Zealand’s largest active…

Outflanking the Tolkien Fans on Tongariro

Outflanking the Tolkien Fans on Tongariro

Before Peter Jackson and his film crew rolled into town, Mount Doom went by the humble name of Mount Ngauruhoe, the fearsome volcano which forms the centrepiece of New Zealand’s Tongariro Alpine Crossing, the…

New Zealand Named Best Tourist Destination

New Zealand Named Best Tourist Destination

New Zealand has been voted as Telegraph reader’s favourite country at the Telegraph Travel Awards 2014, for the third year running. Almost 90,000 people voted for their favourite travel companies and destinations, making it…

Tongariro National Park Running to Its Own Geological Beat

Tongariro National Park Running to Its Own Geological Beat

“The Tongariro Crossing is regularly called the best day walk in New Zealand, but with big claims come big crowds. At the height of summer, up to 1000 people file across the 19km-long trail…

Solitude

Solitude

Part 3 of 4 of an absolutely stunning timelapse series through the always changing landscapes of New Zealand. Shot over a 4 month period this video takes you on…

New Zealand Landscapes Timelapse

New Zealand Landscapes Timelapse

View this amazing timelapse film shot around the volcanic plateau in the Tongariro National Park World Heritage area, under New Zealand’s beautiful southern hemisphere skies. This video was produced…

Taking in the Majestic

Taking in the Majestic

“New Zealand is a country of breathtaking extremes and that is spectacularly evident in the central North Island where you’ll find the world famous Tongariro Alpine Crossing,” Australian reporter Greg Sweetnam writes. “Even before…

Creators and Destroyers

Creators and Destroyers

The history and breathtaking landscape of New Zealand’s first national park, Tongariro (which dominates the middle of the North Island) is subject to an in-depth analysis by travel writer Mel White and photographer Stuart…

Earthly Paradise

Earthly Paradise

A South African couple take a tour NZ by campervan, pronouncing it “Eden on Earth.” Highlights include the Moeraki Boulders at Omaru, Lanarch Castle, Franz Josef Glacier, Tongariro National Park, Sandspit and the Waipoua Forest.