The first city worth visiting after all the small places I saw for the past week or so was Dunedin. It has an interesting history and fascinating architecture.
At the far south of New Zealand, literally where Highway One ends, you can catch a ferry to Stewart Island or Rakiura for a good hike.
I ended up taking a daytrip to Milford Sound. My best advise for a budget traveler is to save every penny you have and head down – it’s worth it!
Before I share the story with you about offering myself up for another crazy adventure in my continuing efforts to confront my irrational fear of heights, here a crazy jet boat-ride story.
The mountains of the national park are giving the Wanaka area the rugged backdrop, while Lake Wanaka provides the town and park with quiet, rippling, reflections.
Weeping Franz Josef
I was looking forward to seeing – and more than that, being on – a glacier, and Franz Jozef is the most famous one. This, despite suffering from vertigo.
Abel Tasman National Park
A month into my New Zealand itinerary, I felt I couldn’t afford a leisurely day and arranged a walk in Abel Tasman NP with its handsome beaches and panoramic views
I arrived in Picton with the ferry from Wellington. As I entered the Marlborough Sounds I almost couldn’t believe my eyes. This area is like a paradise! The Marlborough Sounds […]
This blog post talks about museums in New Zealand and Canada and highlights a visit to the National Archive that keeps the original Waitangi Treaty.
My hike in the Tongariro National Park was drenched with white-knuckled and terrified moments.