Wanaka, NZ

I actually ended up visiting Wanaka twice during my stay in New Zealand, once as a very brief stop on the Kiwi bus, and then once again after Queenstown. For ease, I’ll include both in this post, as on the Kiwi bus stop, we basically did nothing thanks to terrible weather. On the way down … More Wanaka, NZ

Franz Josef, NZ

After a rainy few days down the West Coast, we made it to Franz Josef, where we also caught up with our friend Jay, who had been a couple days ahead of us since Taupo. Tom was happy to finally have some male company again – not that he didn’t love being one of the … More Franz Josef, NZ

Abel Tasman, NZ

After a very long day of travelling, we had finally made it down to the South Island, to the beautiful Kaiteriteri, in the national park, Abel Tasman. Having experienced some chillier weather up in the North Island, it was nice to make it to one of the sunniest places in New Zealand.Β The evening was spent … More Abel Tasman, NZ

River Valley, NZ

One of our last stops in the North Island was River Valley, where we would be staying in a lodge, and the main event – white water rafting! After my experience in Colombia I was so excited to get back on the water again, so this was one of my highlights of the North Island. … More River Valley, NZ

Taupo, NZ

We left Rotorua and headed for our next stop, Taupo. On the way we made a pitstop at the beautiful Huka Falls. The water was such a nice colour, so turquoise and bright… really have never seen anything like it. Of course we needed a few group pics. The girls… and the whole gang We … More Taupo, NZ

Rotorua, NZ

Tamaki Village After our day at Hobbiton, our next stop in Rotorua was to the Tamaki village, to experience some Maori culture! I’d actually been recommended to do this by a girl I met in Brazil, so I was really excited. On the way we had to elect a “chief” who would represent our group … More Rotorua, NZ