Perhaps the most spectacular of New Zealand’s elements; here are some of our favourite ways to experience the majesty of the country’s fiery mountains and flowing glaciers…
SET FOOT UPON AN ACTIVE VOLCANO
Experience the brilliant heights of Mount Tarawera, the active crater floor and steaming lake of White Island on a private and intrepid helicopter tour. Not only will you walk on Mount Tarawera volcano itself, but you’ll also explore its domes and craters before crossing to the lunar landscape of White Island, an island in the middle of the ocean…
FLOAT ABOVE GLISTENING GLACIERS
Embark on a helicopter tour above the stunning blue and white hues of Fox glacier, stopping atop this dramatic scene for a champagne picnic or an icy hike in regions only reachable by helicopter. The glacier is constantly changing and is an incredibly delicate and important part of New Zealand’s icy world that you won’t want to miss.
BASK IN A NATURAL WARMTH
Heated by geothermic activity far below the earth’s surface, the hot pools of Franz Josef are a thoroughly luxurious place to while away an afternoon. Amidst the dense rainforest, yet sheltered from the elements, there are three main pools and three private pools too, each filled with the freshest glacier water. Spa treatments are available here, making this the perfect post-hike retreat or honeymoon indulgence.