Trampers from New Zealand

Spurwink Island Path

Gord Follett

Dec 10, 2012

Trampers from New Zealand

Monday, December 10, 2012

They couldn’t be farther apart (approximately 16, 000 km in fact), yet Newfoundlanders have a lot in common with New Zealanders. Both island peoples have developed distinct cultures and are renowned for their friendliness, humour and hospitality. No matter how far they travel, Newfoundlanders and New Zealanders (Kiwis) also share a strong sense of place – and with their respective homes boasting such stunning scenery, dramatic landscapes and endless outdoor adventures, who can blame them?

So it’s not surprising that hiking (or “tramping” as Kiwis call it) is one activity that locals have been enjoying for years at both ends of the globe.

Please read about the recent visit of a group of Kiwis to Newfoundland. The article entitled, A Step in a New Direction by Linda Browne, is reprinted here in PDF format with permission from the Down Homer.