Zippity Do Dah!

Queenstown – unassumingly hip, unusually sophisticated but down to earth, and home to some of the best ski fields in the Southern Hemisphere.  Unfortunately, my partner and I were suffering from some sort of mutant common cold bug, so snowboarding went out the window.  Worst luck.  But bad luck turned into good luck when we … More Zippity Do Dah!

Thrice As Nice

Continuing on from my two previous posts (These (Hiking) Boots Were Made For Walking) and One Explosive Hike!), this time I’m writing about Tongariro National Park (TNP) in a general sense. Maybe because it’s Winter, maybe because I’d rather be (trying to) snowboard, or maybe just because I want to. Lets start with some Fast … More Thrice As Nice

One Explosive Hike!

Lord of the Rings fans know it as Mt Doom – the volcano where the One Ring was created, and after extensive travels with Gollum and the Hobbits, the place of its destruction.  The rest of us peeps know it as Mt Ngauruhoe, the aesthetically-pleasing volcanic cone of Tongariro National Park. To access Mt Ngauruhoe, … More One Explosive Hike!

A Bath of Laughs

Lets be honest, gas is funny.  We know this from the countless kids fart books that are now readily available.  Gas equals hilarity, but unless the Gasser has eaten something really toxic, bystanders usually remain conscious.  Enter Cameron’s Laughing Gas Pool. Once again, I am writing about Sulphur Point, on the southern end of Lake … More A Bath of Laughs