Small group biking holidays in Africa, New Zealand, Chile & China.

Escape Adventures are a small New Zealand based company. They are passionate about biking and driven by the reward that comes from leading the sort of cycling adventure that will touch your soul and you’ll remember forever.

John and Mandy have researched biking routes and nurtured relationships so you can truly immerse yourself in your mountain biking or cycling trip and make your own unique personal encounter.

Their biking routes are made up of a range of dirt, 4 wheel drive and paved roads suitable for anyone with a good fitness level. The biking trips are guided and catered by them and fully vehicle supported so you can experience the best of the landscape, people, culture and wildlife with the comfort and security of a vehicle to carry your gear, or you if you need a break from cycling.

A maximum of 10 bikers (plus Escape crew) ensures that your biking adventure is a personal one and they minimise their impact on the environments and communities they visit.

Small groups also mean that Escape Adventures can offer the best of themselves, always provide fresh and healthy meals, and keep their equipment in top condition.

Their new website can be viewed at Check it out.

Even if you don’t sign up for one of their fantastic adventures, be sure to check out their great photos in their photo library.

Qualmark-rated five-star Eagles Nest offer world class luxury villas in Russell in the beautiful Bay of Islands. Eagles Nest Web site combines the simplicity and elegance of Eagles Nest along with large, strong images and clean, clear lines in the design.

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URL: Kiwi SummerI have put a collection of photos from a week spent at Totaranui in the Abel Tasman National Park. These images capture the essence of camping in New Zealand with hot sunny summer days at the beach and good ol’ Kiwi fry-ups. 

Lucid Design is now offering the use of their new little photography studio. Photographers who need to shoot products, artwork, clothing, portraits etc can rent the space on an hourly basis and have use of the lighting and backdrops. We have two Hensel Pro heads with one medium softbox as well as remote infrared hot-shoe mounted flash trigger.

We will be expanding the studio with time and as demand increases.

For more information, contact Lucid Design on (03) 525 7679 or visit us at 54 Commercial Street, Takaka.


From here bio: “Fine Art photography is the best way to describe my work…perhaps? From Landscape to Street, Abstract to Portrait. I try to breath -using what my mind sees- a new life into my images.”