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The Paparoa track on the West Coast has thus far not been the easiest of New Zealand’s great walks to enjoy. Not because it is either more arduous or logistically challenging than other options. It’s simply because it refuses to stay open for very long.
Our nation was recently released back into the wild. New Zealand stepped down a grade from its ‘Level 3’ COVID-19 lockdown to a (much more conducive to adventure) ‘Level 2’.* *Basically this meant that we could start hanging around in groups outside our household ‘bubble’ and get out and about tramping and adventuring again. We opted to avoid the classic ‘Into the […]
There are so many adventurous options for alpine exploration available near Christchurch. It may seem a bit unimaginative to choose to climb the same hill twice within six months. But Mt Torlesse is an especially convenient peak for a day trip—and our local tramping club has run two trips up it already this year. Once in summer once in early winter.
Humour (Or terrible attempts at it)
Already in existence are of course the classic travel words that grace the ‘top ten travel words’ lists that can be found everywhere. Words like Fernweh which is more or less German for ‘wanderlust’. Which to me seemed a little strange at first, because the word wanderlust also originated from German…It would seem though, that Fernweh (more like the opposite of home-sickness) […]
Like much of the rest of the world, here in New Zealand we’ve been cooped up in our houses for the last few weeks. All as part of the COVID-19-smashing lockdown and general social distancing efforts. Over that time a few different ‘Lockdown Personalities’ have begun to emerge, which one are you?