Rich with various natural beauties and opportunities for leisure, Kaikōura’s pristine landscape fits the picturesque South Island dream of any intrepid traveller. Whether you are exploring it as a family, on a couple’s weekend away, or even on your lonesome, you will have no trouble finding company amongst the local wildlife and bustling tourist scene.
In the far north of Finland, traditional culture meets modern life in a beautiful landscape that switches dramatically between seasons.
Bhante Henepola Gunaratana stated, ‘The you that goes in one side of the experience is not the same you that comes out the other.’ Silently channelling that mantra, we took the plunge, into hot and cold, to the edges of our comfort zones.
New Zealand’s coasts and rivers were once busy with schooners, paddle steamers, tugs and other vessels, carrying cargo and passengers and delivering associated services. In Canterbury, those memories live on in two special vessels, Steam Tug Lyttelton and Kaiapoi’s River Queen.
Retired University of Canterbury forestry professor Geoff Sweet was at the forefront of research in one of New Zealand’s most productive industries.
The Riverside Market on Oxford Terrace in the heart of the city has opened its doors and is a feast for the eyes…and the stomach!