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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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High Wire Views Zip Lining Over Queenstown

The doors shut abruptly and the cable car wobbles as it leaves the ground. I grasp hold of the handle above the sliding door. I really hate these things. Why do they always appear to be so fragile? It’s as though at any moment the small metal box in which I...
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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 surrounding greywacke rock. A composition of hard ...
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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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Diving With Sharks On Australia’s Osprey Reef

I can feel my heart beating rapidly and it’s taking all my concentration to keep a terrified look from attaching itself to my face. I sit down on the bench and take a deep breath. I'm going diving with sharks at Osprey Reef. ‘So when we get down there will th...