Snow in May does not stay, so old timer skiers in Wanaka say

Chain fitting in the Cardrona Valley today, for going over the Crown Range Road to Queenstown

A selection of photos of the early season snow around Wanaka- most of them are in the Cardrona Valley. Click on any image to begin a manual slide show… [AdSense-A]

New Zealand’s clean green image – a couple of points of view

New Zealand’s clean green image personified in the Strath Taieri ~ photo Southern Light For the third summer running now in Mt Aspiring National Park, I interact with many tourists intent on being the overseas equivalent of a New Zealand tramper. Most know our “Clean Green” marketing ploy is not what it seems, and that… Continue reading New Zealand’s clean green image – a couple of points of view

The nearby Cardrona Valley and a weather change

We’ve just had many days of settled weather in Wanaka and in winter this equates to either an inversion cloud base hanging over the town [where the temperatures actually are higher as one ascends – proved by going up to a ski area], or the skies stay clear and we have wicked frosts… And it’s… Continue reading The nearby Cardrona Valley and a weather change