Mosgiel people will already know what a sweetheart the Silverstream floodbank walk is, writes Clare Fraser.
What is it about walking? Primarily, it’s a form of transport. But at times of distress walking can act like a giant cradle, rocking and soothing a frazzled nervous system, writes Clare Fraser.
The best volcanoes are the ones that happened a long time ago, leaving their fingerprints for us to discover.
Just above Opoho we’re lucky enough to be able to walk across a working farm while soaking up views of hill and harbour loveliness, writes Clare Fraser.
On the one hand, housing development near the Wanaka lakeshore may seem exclusive. On the other, it’s opened up areas that used to be blocked to the public, writes Clare Fraser.
Lucky Kurow has the new Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail going right through it. The town’s gained an easy-access, flatland walking track along riverbank, past vineyard and farmland, writes Clare Fraser.
Inland from Otago’s coast is a whole other world of rocks and barrenness. New Zealand’s only inland salt lake adds to the bizarre landscape. A walking track around it’s shores takes about an hour.
We have had the secret places to ourselves, and perhaps for a little while longer, writes Clare Fraser.
What’s between Milton and the coast? The McNally Track lets you find out and subtly slips in a sense of wider perspective, too, writes Clare Fraser.
The Seasider train’s two-hour stop in Waitati is the perfect amount of time for this one-plus-hour loop around the Orokonui Lagoon. The first half is mostly flat and the excellent standard of track...