NZ island named Dark Sky Sanctuary

New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island has become the first island in the world to be designated an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Located off the north-eastern coast of Auckland, the island’s night skies will now be officially protected. Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the island community is…

Aurora Expeditions introduces Antarctic skiing

Travellers to Antarctica will now be able to go skiing, with Aurora Expeditions introducing the classic winter sport to its tours. The polar cruise specialist is also adding snowshoeing to its list of activities for the 2017/18 season. The skiing in Antarctica tour option means Aurora passengers…

Adventurers turn to Colombia

Colombia is at the top of adventurers’ wish lists, with World Expeditions reporting a strong increase in interest this year to the South American country. The fascination can most likely be attributed to the fact Colombia’s political climate is settling following decades of civil conflict,…

Mt Buller opens with free night skiing

Mt Buller, in the Victorian Alps, has also announced it’s opening ahead of the official start to the Australian ski season, beating Perisher, in NSW, by one day. Buller will have lifts turning on Friday, June 2, allowing skiers and snowboarders to hit up…

Perisher to open early

Chilly temperatures and steady pre-season snowfall has been enough to convince Australia’s largest ski resort to open a week early. Perisher, in the NSW Snowy Mountains, will kick off the season on Saturday, June 3. The resort made the decision after 20cm of snow fell…