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DESTINATIONS AUSTRASIA | NEW ZEAND


backpacker vibe, and a great spot to pause for a break on a whistle-stop tour of the country.


ABOVE: White Island, Bay of Plenty


including Cox & Kings and Austravel, offering dinner, kayaking and wildlife-spotting along the way. Kaikoura: The country’s whale- watching capital is the place to go to see sperm whales year-round, as well as orca (December to March) and humpback whales (June and July), with a host of local providers


offering wildlife cruises. It’s all thanks to a quirk of oceanography that sees the continental shelf drop off sharply into deep underwater canyons, and a constant stream of plankton swirling upwards as the warm northern current meets the cold Antarctic flow. It’s also a laid-back coastal town with a


IN THE AIR Franz Josef Glacier: There are plenty of viewpoints to see the Franz Josef or Fox Glaciers from ground level – though they are shrinking further back with each passing year – but the only way to truly appreciate their scale is from the air. Imagine soaring over the vast, icy-blue expanse, scored with deep crevasses and dark moraines and the occasional ant-like trail of intrepid ice climbers. Some flights touch down if weather conditions allow: Do Something Different has a Twin Glacier Helicopter Flight (30 minutes, with a 10-minute snow landing, from £164); while Topdeck Travel’s Pure Adrenalin tour includes an optional heli-hike or ice walk at Fox Glacier. White Island: Ever wanted to get


close to an active volcano? White Island in the Bay of Plenty is the country’s only permanently active marine volcano. Compare the distinctive cone shape from the air with a walk through its lunar-like landscape on a helicopter flight and landing. It’s an optional extra from Rotorua – another centre of volcanic activity thanks to its bubbling mud pools – on APT’s 16-day New Zealand Getaway (from £3,499 via Travel 2). Auckland: New Zealand is the home of the bungee jump – you can still go back to where AJ Hackett started the trend at Kawarau Bridge, near Queenstown – and that area is a centre for adrenaline sports of every stripe. But if clients fancy city sightseeing along with their rush of endorphins, the Auckland Skyjump is a good stand-in, offering 11 seconds of freefall at speeds of up to 50mph, from Auckland’s highest building. Prices start at £110. TW


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