New Zealand

Extreme of the extremes

There are scores of extreme sports and activities to do in New Zealand.

Jet boating near Queenstown, New Zealand

Jet boating near Queenstown, New Zealand

 

Could select from bungy jumping, sky diving, white water rafting, jet boating and what not, if you just please.

The choice is overwhelming. As if you'd migrate from a communist block country with empty shelves in the shops, to a  READ MORE »

Shouldn't Queenstown be situated in Queensland?

Queenstown, New Zealand's capital of extreme sports, manages to disguise as a nice, cozy and peaceful small town at the same time.

Cozy streets with a good view, Queenstown, New Zealand

Cozy streets with a good view, Queenstown, New Zealand

 

A lake,  READ MORE »

Milford Sound — as far opposite from sand desert as possible

Rain in large quantities is not useful. Even in agriculture. That's a fact.
Today we found out that it does good to Milford Sound, one of the wettest places in the world, which gets to live under a nearly constant shower, accumulating to a staggering 6,8 meters of rainfall per year.

 

Cruise ship leaving to fjords, Milford Sound, New Zealand: Adjusted shadows and highlights

Cruise ship leaving to fjords, Milford Sound, New Zealand

The positive thing is that it  READ MORE »

Mirror this, State Departments of Tourism

A glorious view, mountains, forest, crystal clear waters of the lake and ice fresh air.

Hordes of international tourists, old and young.

This needs a very serious approach to all the infrastructure, right?

 Mountainous landscape around Mirror Lakes, Milford Sound, New Zealand
Mountainous landscape around Mirror Lakes, Milford Sound, New Zealand

 

Maybe in Australia.

Here, in New Zealand, they (probably quite an official governmental institution called the Department of Conservation) managed to drop a small creative  READ MORE »

Beautiful, but remote

Printing house, White and brown, Invercargill, New Zealand

Printing house, White and brown, Invercargill, New Zealand

 

A group of five American millionaires arrived to Invercargill, the centre of the Southlands region today, to play a round or two of  READ MORE »

Steep steps

It appears that Dunedin, the second biggest city in New Zealand's South island, apart from huge population of students, is also home to the world's steepest street, Baldwin st. On average, at each 3.41 meters of horizontal travel it gains 1 meter of height. The steepest section is 1 : 2.86.

 

Running down the steepest street in the world, Dunedin, New Zealand

Running down the steepest street in the world, Dunedin, New Zealand

The street hosts  READ MORE »

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