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

Hobbiton, NZ

Of course, a trip to New Zealand wouldn’t be complete without a stop at the famous Hobbiton! Luckily for me, this was a gift from Alex for my birthday (thanks bro!). We rounded the corner into Hobbiton and it did not disappoint. Our first stop was by the vegetable gardens, which is where Bilbo runs … More Hobbiton, NZ

Waitomo, NZ

After one of the, arguably, worst night’s sleep of my life (rivaled only by the freezing cold first night of the Machu Picchu trek) we headed on our way to Waitomo and the glow worm caves! This was one of the activities myself and Grace had most been looking forward to, so we let the … More Waitomo, NZ

Auckland, NZ

After 5 months in South America I finally boarded a flight to New Zealand – finally back to an English speaking country! I was also meeting my cousin Grace, who had been working there until I got there. This is going to be a pretty lengthy post, so I advise grabbing a cup of tea … More Auckland, NZ