Spending my birthday in Bali to kick off three months abroad in Southeast Asia!
After my Abel Tasman adventure, I headed to Golden Bay to check out some more beaches and Farewell Spit, the narrow sand spit at the Northern end of the South Island. The drive from Moetuka was short and only took me an hour. When I arrived at my hostel, I asked what beach I should […]
I started driving to Moetuka the day after I climbed Franz Josef Glacier. I found out from the Franz Josef DOC office, I should make a few stops on the way. The first stop I made was to Hokitika. Hokitika is a town on the South Island that is known for Pounamu or Greenstone Jade. […]
After finishing Routeburn Track, I knew I had to start making my way up the South Island. Next up.. Franz Josef Glacier! Franz Josef is the steepest guided glacier in the world and one of only three glaciers in the world that descend into a temperate rain forest. All three glaciers coincidentally lie on the […]
After I finished Milford Track, I vowed to myself, I would do Routeburn Track no matter what. I planned on going to the DOC office the next day to see if any huts were available. Luckily, I didn’t have to, as Joyce from the Idaho group was impaled in the leg by a tree trunk on […]
I’m officially on the North Island! Wellington, to be exact. I actually cried because I didn’t want to leave the South Island as I think I’m obsessed with it.. But, here is my very belated post from my trip to Wanaka. Before heading to Wanaka, I wanted to check out Glenorchy which is where some […]
I have officially been in New Zealand for 5 days. To say I’m in love with the country would be an understatement. I flew into Auckland and then directly to Queenstown, which is located on the South Island. It is called “The Adventure Capital of the World” and with good reason. Bungy jumping was invented […]
I leave for New Zealand in a week and a half. I am so excited because this country has been on my Bucketlist forever. I will be starting in Queenstown to adventure through the South Island and make my way up to Auckland via rental car. Then, I will explore the North Island on the […]