I’ve really enjoyed looking back on our New Zealand experiences and remembering all of the good times and sharing them with you, but none of it would have been the same without our amazing housemates and friends we made. We are still in touch with almost everyone that passed through our lives, and are happy to call many of them close friends still today.
We went to explore two thermal areas on the North Island, the first being Orakei Korako. A short boat ride led us onto this amazing thermal park filled with geysers and sulphur pools. Ever since I went to Yellowstone National Park in America I’ve been fascinated by the thermal activity and the impact it has. Not to mention the pretty colours and formations that come about.
We headed to Waitomo to go black water rafting and see some glowworms, and on our way back to our campsite we saw something called “The Shearing Shed” which claimed we could pet bunnies. How can you resist that?!
We decided to stop off in Auckland for a few days working our way back down the North Island. After visiting I couldn’t believe I had lived in New Zealand almost an entire year without going once. It’s such a nice city, with plenty to do. There was some sort of Chinese festival going on while we were there so there were decorations throughout the streets and in a huge park.
She’s a lady, woaaah ohhh ohh she’s a lady. I may or may not have hummed this on more than one occasion when we decided to go sailing with this Yacht charter company. We were trying to figure out the best way to travel around the Bay of Islands and being on land alone just wasn’t cutting it. We looked at some kayak trips but then saw these Yacht cruises. You can do full day or half day ones, and I’d highly recommend it.