‘World’s finest walk’: New Zealand’s Milford Track being spoiled by tourist hordes

Epic trail in the wild south was once a path to inner peace but popularity has trampled its tranquillity

Julian Worker has written a number of travel books including

Travels through History : France

Travels through History – The Balkans: Journeys in the former Yugoslavia

Travels through History – Northern Ireland and Scotland

Passing panorama: New Zealand’s glory from a train window

Thirty years after the TranzAlpine was launched, Susan Grossman boards one of the world’s most scenic trains at Christchurch, before completing her trip on North Island’s Northern Explorer