If anything has impressed me in the travel industry it has to be the chance to drive a brand new Audi on the ice-testing track at the Southern Hemisphere Testing Grounds in the Cardrona Valley. Read about this exciting place and the opportunity you have to do something very different.
Virtually pioneered by pilots and skiers in New Zealand, heli-skiing is sought by advanced skiers and boarders as the ultimate mountain “buzz”. Mark Sedon, one of New Zealand’s most experienced mountain men, takes us on a downhill journey of spectacular proportion. Along with an overall mountain winter story we have loads of snow and ice in this edition.
A piece on Parnell - one of New Zealand’s first boutique shopping areas - gives Auckland-bound travellers an insight into this beautiful precinct.
Steve Khatib our roving golf editor plays some of the best courses Auckland has to offer and enjoys a few days in “the big Apple”. Auckland is experiencing record inbound visitors and is obviously providing great accommodation, activities and events that are satisfying these travellers.
I had a wonderful weekend on Stewart Island recently followed by another incredible experience at Mt Cook. Read these stories in the regional sections along with other interesting accounts our travel writers have experienced.
Enjoy our fascinating country, culture and our spectacular scenery. Give yourself plenty of time as we offer so many options. It really is a big small country.
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