Welcome to Snorkels to Snow!
We are a New Zealand couple obsessed with ocean and snow sports. This is our travel blog where we aim to inspire, engage and educate our audience.
On our blog you’ll find the following categories:
SNORKELS: Our ocean adventures, predominantly scuba diving travel
SNOW: Skiing and snowboarding missions
DESTINATIONS: Our posts categorised by destinations, including our LIFE IN FIJI section, detailing expat life in the islands and Fiji travel tips
TRAVEL: Travel tips and tales, advice and lessons we’ve learnt about starting a travel blog
We believe our style of travel – by heading to the ocean or mountains – gives us the best view of any destination we visit!
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Oh New Zealand, you beauty!
My sister is so lucky to have the Abel Tasman National Park on her back door step! What a view...who wants to take a dip?! 🏊🏼♀️
Ah the Abel Tasman National Park...never a bad day here. Except the time we woke up to find mice had eaten our chocolate in the campsite 😒
One of my all-time favourite places in New Zealand for summer is the Abel Tasman National Park near Nelson.
You can hike or kayak around the beautiful bays and inlets, short walks to multi-day excursions for the full track.
It was after a couple of days kayaking together here two years ago that Jo
Is New Zealand on your travel list for 2018?
We love the lakes in the South Island - although they're a bit chilly to take a dip in, even in the middle of the summer!
West Coast of New Zealand...so untouched and beautiful.
Lake Hawea through a crystal ball...#newzealand
Just a few more days left in this paradise...but we bought a section round these ways so kinda committed to coming back now 😉 Can't wait to be based here more permanently! #queenstowndream
Fully in love with #Queenstown and the ever changing hues of its lake. So excited that it will become our future home!
Have you visited Queenstown before? Was it a summer holiday spot or winter playground?
Happy New Year!
We've said goodbye to 2017 and now we're kicking off 2018 in the sunshine in Queenstown - the adventure capital of New Zealand! Where are you beginning 2018?
What an amazing year 2017 has been - what was your travel highlight? Favourite country? Most exciting adventure?
One of my highlights was snorkelling the Silfra in Iceland for sure!
The water visibility in the Silfra fissure in Iceland can easily reach 100m. Did you know it's so pure you can even drink from it? So if you get thirsty mid-snorkel...you know what to do 🤣
I can't believe I finally ticked off the number one item on my bucket list - snorkelling the Silfra Fissure in Iceland! I wanted to scuba dive but I'm not drysuit certified, a requirement these days.
Did you know the Silfra fissure is the gap between the North American and Eurasian continental plate
Just more horsing around in Iceland.
Look at their stumpy little legs...they're so cute!! 😍
Icelandic horses are so funny...I loved capturing their crazy expressions. What's the funniest animal expression you've ever photographed?
Most people think of Icelandic horses as beautiful, pretty, cutesy animals with luscious locks. I'd agree - but I'd also add, they make the most ridiculous faces too!
I loved photographing these horses in Iceland!
Sometimes the patterns of the #NorthernLights are just incredible...this one almost looked like an angel, if you tilt it on the side a little 😇
Do you do the same with cloud formations and see shapes and objects in the sky?
Huge thanks to @auroraholidays for the experience of a lifetime!
Sometimes while watching the #northernlights in Lapland, I half expected Dr Who's TARDIS to suddenly appear in the sky.
Sadly, that never occurred.
Every capture different...just like fingerprints, no two aurora are the same.
As we head into the final 2 months of the year, what moments in 2017 took your breath away?
Not hard to guess the standout moment for me - Aurora chasing with @auroraholidays #FinnishLapland ☺️
I had to pinch myself so many times to make sure this was real. It's incredible to see the #northernlights dance and move so quickly across the sky in Lapland. No pattern is the same, every photograph unique.
Where would like go to see the northern lights?
Each night in #FinnishLapland we'd drive around chasing clear skies to see the northern lights, but some of the best shows were right outside my cottage at @auroraholidays by Utsjoki. How far would you travel to see the #northernlights ? I think my efforts from New Zealand to Lapland were pretty des