Getting off the plane in Auckland
Monday, 29th September 2014
Our first destination on our journey across New Zealand - landing in Auckland and checking out the most populous city in the country.
The Coromandel peninsula, hot water beach and cathedral cove
Wednesday, 1st October 2014
Our first stop after picking up the van was to head up the coromandel peninsula and see hot water beach and cathedral cove.
Relaxing and checking out the hot springs around Rotorua
Friday, 3rd October 2014
Rotorua is a strange strange place! The town is full of geothermal activity, mud pools, geysers and steam just rising from the fields around it. Due to this however, the whole place smells of sulphur... more ›
Exploring Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park
Tuesday, 7th October 2014
Hunting for Mount Doom (Mount Ngauruhoe in real life) and looking at lots of pretty waterfalls around Lake Taupo and Tongariro National Park.
Black water rafting in Waitomo glow worm caves
Thursday, 9th October 2014
Sounds much more extreme than it is but it was incredibly fun!
A bad drive from Waitomo to Wellington
Friday, 10th October 2014
Getting from Waitomo to Wellington proved a little more awkward than we had originally thought it would!
A quick hello to Farewell Spit
Saturday, 11th October 2014
Our quick visit to the end of the world.
The Buller River: Jetboating and swingbridge adventures
Sunday, 12th October 2014
Our adventures on and above the beautiful Buller River
Treasure hunting on the west coast of New Zealand
Monday, 13th October 2014
Find out whether or not we made our millions in gold and gemstones as we tried our hand at being treasure hunters on the west coast of New Zealand's south island.
Heli-hiking on Franz Josef
Tuesday, 14th October 2014
Our most expensive 'day activity' in New Zealand; A really enjoyable experience heli-hiking on the Franz Josef glacier.
Queenstown and Wanaka, towns in the Mountains
Sunday, 19th October 2014
Our two favourite towns in New Zealand nestled in some very pretty surroundings.
What Milford Sound is like on a rainy day
Monday, 20th October 2014
Is it worth visiting Milford Sound on a rainy day or should you not bother? We ended up visiting on one so let me fill you in on what it's like!
Our favourite campsite in New Zealand
Tuesday, 21st October 2014
The campsite we loved so much we came back for a second night. Great facilities with a few bonuses thrown in!
One of the best walks you'll ever take
Wednesday, 22nd October 2014
An epic 3 hour walk winding through some of the most breathtaking scenery we've seen. Massive recommendation!
Tekapo and the dark sky reserve
Thursday, 23rd October 2014
Not our most extreme of days, chilling around Tekapo followed by a night of wrapped up star gazing from our campsite in the dark sky reserve.
A dander around Christchurch
Sunday, 26th October 2014
A walk around the still recovering city of Christchurch.