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This winter we are travelling around the North Island of New Zealand. Skiing, walking and riding - check out our reviews and stories of our adventures.
ski season 2024

Ski Mt Ruapehu this winter


Lord of the Rings movie sites


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Mt Ruapehu Ski Area, North Island - New Zealand

Is Mt Ruapehu open for 2024?

Yes, Mt Ruapehu will be open for 2024. However, several things have changed on Mt Ruapehu since last season. Turoa and Whakapapa are now seperate ski fields.
Ski Mt Ruapehu

Ski Mt Ruapehu. Essential 2024 Ski Guide for Beginners

First time to ski Mt Ruapehu? We all remember our first trip to ski Mt Ruapehu. This guide covers everything you need to know to make the most of your skiing trip.
Roundhill Skifield, Tekapo

What makes a ski field unforgettable? Roundhill Ski Area, Tekapo

So what makes a skifield unforgettable? The snow? the weather? or the company you had that day. We all have those days. The ones you tell yourself you will never forget. In 2023, we had one of those experiences.
Hawaiian tropical holiday

We all want that perfect holiday

Well you can - all it takes is money. We all dream of the perfect holiday when the stress of daily life melts away and we’re transported to an idyllic escape.
Castle Hill, Lord of the Rings

Castle Hill: #1 Exploring Lord of the Rings

Lord of the Rings film set, Castle Hill, in New Zealand’s Canterbury region. This surreal terrain provided the setting for the “Ring goes South” sequence in The Fellowship of the Ring.
Spring skiing at Whakapapa ski field, Mt Ruapehu 2023

Spring skiing at Mt Ruapehu 2023

Spring skiing at Mt Ruapehu offers some of the best spring skiing in New Zealand. The mountain’s sun touched slopes undergo a transformation in spring.
Model Ship at National Army Museum, Waiouru

National Army Museum, Waiouru

The National Army Museum in Waiouru, New Zealand delves into New Zealand’s rich military legacy.

Lake Pukaki, New Zealand

Lake Pukaki is located in the Mackenzie Region of the South Island of New Zealand. It is the largest of three alpine lakes along the northern edge of the Mackenzie Basin.