With less than a week to go until I LEAVE AUSTRALIA and head to NEW ZEALAND I wanted to share with you my wish list for the next three weeks and what the exact plan it…
Before I go somewhere new I always make a list of the cities, towns, tourist attractions and middle of nowhere places I want to visit. I might have read up about the place before I go or it might be somewhere I have just seen a silly photo of and really want to go take my own photo like it. This is just a personal list and something I like to do.
Here it is for New Zealand:
- Go White Water Rafting
- Go jet boating
- Visit a Maori village
Auckland Cathedral Cove Hot Water Beach Waitomo Caves
Rotorua Taupo Hike the Famous Tongariro Crossing Wellington
- Rangitukia/Tatapouri – First sunrise in the world!
Take a Picture at Milford Sound Christchurch
- Able Tasman National Park
Queenstown – Snowboard/ski Franz Josef – Glacier Hike
- Kaikoura – Swim with dolphins
The Plan looks a little like this:
On the 24th July we Land in Auckland and will be jumping on the Zephyr Kiwi Experience bus. Our main stops are:
- Cathedral Cove
- Hot Water Beach
- Tongariro Crossing
- River Valley Adventure Lodge
- Abel Tasman National Park
- Lake Mahinapua
- Franz Josef
- Mildford Sound
I have the option of spending more than one night in each place but considering how the whole trip will take 18 days and I only have 21 I need to use my extra nights with care. The trip automatically includes extra nights in Taupo, Franz Josef and Queenstown and the beauty of the kiwi bus is I can decide on my way round which places I want to stay for longer in. I cannot wait to get back on the road, start making friends and seeing a new place every day.
By the time we get to Christchurch it will be August 13th and the following morning we board a flight to Bangkok. Finally I’ll be going to Asia.