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Sailing On The Indomitable Milford Sound

Tucked away in the south west corner of New Zealand, Fiordland is a landscape brimming with contrasting textures and colour. While the view today is one of indomitable peaks reflected in the inky waters of the infinitely deep sounds, Fiordland was once envelo...
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Kayaking The Glacial Waters Of Wanaka

There are times when I contemplate pinching myself, just to check that I’m not dreaming. When the scene before me is just too idyllic, or when the sky is a shade of blue so uniform that it looks as though rend...
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Diving The Wreck Of Australia’s SS Yongala

As the waves hit the bow of the boat the vibrations reverberate through my body. I’m sat on the side of an inflatable dinghy, clad top to toe in my scuba diving gear, speeding out towards the horizon. This is my first real wreck dive and I’m a little nervous....
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Jet Boating Beside The Tasman Glacier

Glaciers have been carving out the landscape of New Zealand’s Southern Alps for the last two million years. Like a skilled potter carving lumps of clay from his mould, Mother Nature has made light work of the ...
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Confessions Of A Divemaster In Training

I pause, grabbing hold of the thick woven anchor rope my heart leaps forward into my mouth. My breathing becomes irregular and I start to take large gulps of air. I’m hovering, suspended in a bubble of deep bl...
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Hiking New Zealand’s Only Active Marine Volcano

As we step off the jetty the earth crunches beneath our feet, all around us Mother Nature displays her unyielding power.Plumes of white steam rise from craters and above us the cliffs are tarnished with hues of yellow and red. Gases hiss and roar as they e...