Black Water Rafting in Waitomo

A friend told me about this before I left home and after seeing too many horror movies like The Descent I swore I would never, ever do it. It basically involves crawling into a pitch black cave system half-full of water with a head torch and an inner tube, hoping you make it out alive. …

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Hiking the Tongariro Crossing

One of the most popular day hikes in the country, the Tongariro Crossing in the Tongariro National Park is 19.4km of volcanic terrain, active volcanoes, green lakes and a side trip to the top of Mount Doom is the weather is nice enough. It's an easy enough hike even if you're not in the best …