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Snow falling at Fiordland National Park Visitor Centre is today’s photo of the week.

The snow showed up around the country last week just in time for the arrival of the school holidays—the busiest two weeks of the ski season.


The snowy and icy conditions have affected some of the tracks in the Fiordland National Park, so if you are planning on visiting please check the latest Fiordland alerts.

Photo by Caroline Carter, Partnerships Ranger.

Snow blanketing the Croesus Track is today’s photo of the week.

The Croesus Track crosses the Paparoa Range, between Blackball and Barrytown, on the West Coast of the South Island.

It is a beautiful and easy walk—ideal for people new to tramping.

Croesus Track blanketed in snow. Photo: Jason Blair | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Originally constructed in 1881, the track is an old mining trail and features many historic sites, as well as a variety of vegetation, wildlife and panoramic views.

The track is now the premier mountain biking track in the Greymouth area.

Photo by Jason Blair | CC BY-NC-ND 2.0