Phillip Wong // The Articles

Aquatic Sound and Fury

22nd October 2014

Seal Rock.

Reiterating my previous advice, a 2h cruise down Milford Sound might sound like a lot of time, but it slips by very quickly. And while the storm that had arrived the previous day seemed like it would lessen the experience, that’s exactly the opposite to reality.

Milford Sound’s shear walls of hard rock give rise to waterfalls everywhere, but the majority are only temporary. Once rainfall stops, 90% of waterfalls disappear within 2h.

The shear rockfaces near Harrison Cove.

The Redwoods

9th October 2014

A walker enters The Redwood Memorial Grove in Whakarewarewa Forest.

Californian Redwoods were planted in Rotorua for their distinctive wood characteristics, however, the climate wasn’t ideal and only a small proportion of the original plantations remain roday. You can get up close and personal with them in the The Redwood Memorial Grove which surrounds the visitor centre. Within 50m of getting out of your car, you can be right here walking through these giants.