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Terrific trekking: the FSNBF's second trek of 2004 will boast one of our most fantastic destinations yet. Trekkers will set out for New Zealand between 15th and 27th October to explore the hidden valleys, braided rivers and magnificent glaciers of this spectacular country. You too could experience the awesome natural beauty of New Zealand's South Island on this walking and cycling trek of a lifetime.

New Zealand is a country of rare seismic beauty. It boasts glacial mountains, fast flowing rivers, deep clear lakes, hissing geysers and boiling mud. There are also abundant forest reserves, long deserted beaches and a wide variety of flora and fauna, including the kiwi, endemic to its shores.

The people, bound in a culture that melds European and Maori ancestry, are resourceful, helpful and overwhelmingly friendly and the extraordinary place names--including Te Awamutu, Whangamomona and Paekakariki--are resonant of this extraordinary country.

Visitors to the islands can choose from any number of vigorous outdoor activities including hiking, skiing, rafting and, of course, bungee jumping. …

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