Hiking This Restless Land

With Mt Ruapehu’s Crater Lake hotting up once more, I thought some of you would like to see it before it blows again. We hiked to the rim at 2,600m last week (Below the 2797m summit – the highest peak in the North Island) with debris covered glaciers below us. We probably wouldn’t have made […]

Captivating Canterbury

What a beautiful time of year to be visiting the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. My journey so far has taken me from Christchurch to Lake Tekapo, with stop offs in Geraldine, Temuka, Timaru and more. I’ve had an absolute ball meeting some wonderful people and seeing such a diverse range of sights. […]

Massive, historic calving at Glacier Terminal Face

Thirty to 50 million tonnes of ice has crashed off the Tasman Glacier Terminal Face in a massive calving that has resulted in at least 20 significant ‘bergs floating in the Tasman Glacier Terminal Lake – adding more drama and spectacle to an already dramatic landscape. The process began earlier this month when the terminal […]

Mother Nature lines up spectacular ice show at Tasman Glacier Terminal Face

Mother Nature is set to put on a spectacular show at Aoraki Mount Cook’s Terminal Lake with what could be the biggest ‘calving’ of ice from the glacier face ever seen. A 20 to 40-metre rise in the height of the Tasman Glacier’s terminal face, thanks to a 250 millimetre downpour of rain over the […]