I should have been working, however I decided to go for walk through Northlands Shopping Centre. I saw this beautiful, stylish elderly lady standing in the middle of the arcade with a walking stick. I didn't ask, but I think she would have been in her mid 80’s. We made eye contact - she signalled for me to come over, so I did.
Heli-skiing and heli-boarding are New Zealand's ultimate adrenalin-rush in the mountains. The Southern Alps offers countless virgin snow slopes and glaciers, which can only be accessed by helicopter or ski plane. Gliding effortlessly down untouched powder slopes.
Take off on a swinging ‘surfari’ Downunder, and discover New Zealand - one of the world’s exciting surfing destinations. The New Zealand Information Network has compiled this guide to New Zealand’s best surf breaks to help you enjoy our surfing playground to the max.
New Zealand is a freshwater angler’s dream location. Our trout and salmon fisheries are rated among the best in the world. Every year thousands of Kiwis and overseas visitors experience the wonderful angling opportunities afforded by our pristine lakes, rivers and streams.
This guide to National Parks compiled by New Zealand’s Information Network as a means of introducing you to our top natural attractions. We will provide an overview of the character, striking features and wildlife of each park, and will outline the major walking and tramping tracks.
This guide to New Zealand Forest Parks has been compiled by the New Zealand Information Network to assist outdoor enthusiasts. New Zealand’s 20 Forest Parks preserve much of the ancient beauty and grandeur of our native forests.
New Zealand's Information Network has provided this summary of the main wine growing regions and local vineyard trails as a guide for the visiting wine enthusiast. For a small country on the Pacific Rim, New Zealand is having a remarkable impact on the world wine scene. Missionaries planted our first vines as early as 1819, but only in the last two decades have we seen this country
Is Freedom Camping allowed in New Zealand? And other frequently asked questions. Freedom Camping or Free Camping is still allowed in New Zealand. However, due to the actions of a few selfish people, this may change in the future.
Surrounded by crisp air and standing under a magnificent Oak Tree, I watched while night became day. As the light filtered through the dying leaves slowly things became clearer. Features on faces emerged, details of our surroundings more obvious.
Visit the ‘Kauri Coast’ in the ‘Winterless North’ of the North Island and you will be entering the cradle of European civilization in New Zealand. Hokianga and the Bay of Islands are where the first mission stations and colonial settlements were established in the 1830’s.
Three extinct volcanos, now eroded into steep broken hills, form an impressive backdrop to the lush green farmlands of the Waikato basin. These volcanos are poor cousins to the three snow-capped giants of the Tongariro National Park. In past epochs they would have stood exceedingly tall.