It may be summer but it's snowing on Mount Wellington when a group of cyclists begin their hair-raising descent.
Rotorua. Geysers and hot pools right? Well yes, but there's also speed, adrenalin, engines, mud, sweat and a whole lot of screaming.
New Zealand has one of the world's best hikes, according to National Geographic.
Crawl off the beach towel and there are opportunities on many Pacific islands for unique adventure activities.
We shivered, and I thought about the infinity of the landscape and the intimacy of our tent.