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Mark Chipperfield - Journalist, Travel Writer and Beer Sleuth


As a travel writer I’m interested in seeking out authentic experiences and meeting colourful, off-beat personalities. If my writing does not inspire others to travel with a similar spirit of adventure and generosity, then I have failed.

Here is a small sample of from my recent travels – just click on the links below:

Click below to link to the articles.

Christchurch, Akaroa, Mt Cook and More:
New Zealand Travel Supplement

The Sydney Morning Herald, March 7 2014

Trip of a Lifetime: Great Ocean Road

Daily Telegraph, December 19, 2013

Around the World By Rail: Darwin to Sydney

Daily Telegraph December 9, 2012

24 Hours in Portland (Oregon)

Sydney Morning Herald, November 19, 2011

Countdown to the Rugby World Cup

The Sydney Morning Herald, August 20, 2011

RWC: New Zealand Cities Guide

The Daily Telegraph (UK), April 14, 2011

The Ghost of Breaker Morant

The Sydney Morning Herald, September 4, 2010

Secret Maori Business

The Sydney Morning Herald, March 3, 2010

Before we set off to our mysterious appointment in the ancient beech forests of New Zealand’s Kaweka Ranges I am handed some flat river stones, a carved wooden totem called a Po, a piece of shiny black obsidian and a single rubber glove. more...