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.┬áThe 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

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