April 17th: Today’s the day! The day I fly home! This last week in Auckland has been much too long. We spent several days sitting around, watching TV or movies all day just trying to make time pass by faster. We should’ve either stayed on the road longer (but to be honest, we were pretty […]Read More NZ: I’m Alberta Bound
April 9th: It was a very relaxed day today as we allowed our bodies to recover from the hike. When we finally left our cozy resort, we stopped at the Spa Park next door so I could get photos of it. We’d meant to swim, but the wind was cold and we were clean. It […]Read More NZ: Rotorua and Hobbiton
April 7th (continued from previous post) : We arrived at the Oturere Hut shortly after 1pm, and with great relief put up our feet to rest. We enjoyed a cup of tea, a bathroom break and a couple of snacks. We chatted with some really lovely Kiwi women and exchanged fun travel stories. Eventually, we […]Read More NZ: Tongariro Circuit – Part 2!
April 6th: Hike of the Day: Whakapapa Village to Mangatepopo Campground (breaks included): 8.29 kms / 2:27:10 It’s Tongariro day! This is the big hike we’ve looking forward to for ages. The hike with Mount Doom, the great one with volcanoes, and it is time! Since we had a short day of hiking today, we […]Read More NZ: Tongariro Northern Circuit
Shoutout to Pauline, Baxter and Alex! Hiiiii and thanks for reading this! March 3rd: Hike of the Day: Car Park to Putangirua Pinnacles via streambed (return trip): 2.60 kms / 1:04:02 Time to explore the Putangirua Pinnacles! After breakfast we got ready and made the short trek out to them. It was easy to follow […]Read More NZ: On the road again…
Shoutout to my parents and Kimi! Thanks for everything, I love you guys a ton! March 31st: Goodbye Picton! We waved goodbye to the South Island as we rode on the Interislander ferry back up to Wellington. We landed shortly after noon and set off to explore all of the things we hadn’t had time […]Read More NZ: Capital City Explorations
Shoutout to Kim! Read this blog for a secret message 🙂 March 28th: It was our day to explore Christchurch! It was surely going to be interesting to see considering the 2010 and 2011 earthquakes they suffered. And holy was damage done. We parked in central downtown and everywhere we walked there were massive spaces […]Read More NZ: Christchurch, Akaroa & Kaikoura***