Tag: Queenstown


Great kiwi driving routes: the Southern Scenic Route

New Zealand, I have found, has named its highways very appropriately. There’s the Surf Highway with great surf beaches, or the Forgotten World Highway, that looks like Jurassic Park (with a forgotten republic thrown in there, just for kicks). This article is about the Southern Scenic Route, and let me tell you, the route really lives up to its name. Read more →

Milford sound at dusk

Travel photo: Mitre Peak, Fjordland

Mitre Peak is probably the number one star attraction of Milford Sound. The mountain was named after bishops’ headwear due to its shape resembling that of a mitre. At 1692 metres it towers high over the fjord on the South Island of New Zealand. Milford Sound is a UNESCO World Heritage site and attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors per… Read more →

lindis pass

Travel photo: Lindis Pass, South Island

Lindis Pass is located in northern Otago on New Zealand’s South Island, between Cromwell to the south and Omarama to the north. State Highway 8 takes you via Lindis Pass, linking the Mackenzie Basin with Central Otago. It is, like a few other special places in New Zealand, an incredibly scenic drive; no signs of civilisation, but mountains and tussock… Read more →

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