The following itineraries center around 5 major areas / adventure hubs, each with its own tracks and a sampling of different activities and commitment levels. From hardcore kayakers to people just wanting to travel around, tramp, and maybe learn to surf or paddle, there’s something for everyone.
Scott Sporleder, Director of Filmmaking at MatadorU, on Troll’s Tongue, Fjord Norway: Is this the sickest view on the planet?
From the 10,000ft snow-covered peaks of the Southern Alps, which run down the middle of the South Island like a spine, to the geologic bizarreness of the North Island and its resultant volcanoes, geysers, and other geothermic phenomena; from the dramatic, glacier-carved Fiordland sounds, to the temperate rainforests of the West Coast and Northland’s mangroves…there’s a lot to take in. Here’s a start: 23 looks at New Zealand’s stunning geographic diversity
A huge thanks to Fjord Norway for making this trip possible. Click to see more amazing photos: Kayaking some of the best whitewater on Earth: Fjord Norway