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***
March 25th: Onwards we drove, and arrived in Dunedin (dune-eden) after a quick stop at Lake Waihola. We’re in the Otago region now! We found parking in town, ready to pick up Andy’s license…. and then realized today is Sunday. We can’t pick up Andrew’s license because the AA building is closed for the weekend. […]Read More NZ: Hello Dunedin, We’re here to stay!****
March 22nd: It’s time to move on. The journey continues further along the southern scenic highway in the Southland area of NZ, with a stop at Lake Manapouri on the way out of town. As we left, the surrounding mountain tops (where we would’ve been last night!) were covered in snow! Now we head to […]Read More NZ: The Catlins****