Well, I’m finally getting around to writing about my New Zealand adventure. Honestly, it’s about time. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to get my pictures from my phone and camera to my computer. The New Zealand trip was one of the most amazing weeks I was able to experience during my time in Sydney. With two other people from my apartment, we rented a car from Jucy car rentals for a few days and drove around the south island.
Getting to New Zealand was an adventure in itself. Our first flight was delayed, causing us to miss our connecting flight. As we missed the last flight to New Zealand that night, we stayed in a hotel right next to the airport and flew out first thing in the morning courtesy of Qantas. Honestly, it was the nicest place we stayed the whole trip. Hostels are great and all, but they certainly aren’t a hotel.
We drove from Christchurch Airport to Wanaka, where we ate but didn’t do much else due to our late arrival. We were able to do a short walk on Mt. Iron, which was the first of many beautiful views I was able to see on this trip.
We stayed at Flying Kiwi’s backpackers, where one of my companion’s passport was stolen. Note to the wary: MAKE SURE NO ONE FOLLOWS YOU INTO THE HOSTEL. It really threw a wrench in the whole trip, especially his.
Queenstown was another jump in the long line of many that I have done now, but it was the highest bungy I’ve done to date. I was as scared as I was for the first one, but I definitely didn’t tell anyone in my group that.
We drove to Te Anau to see a glow worm cave tour. The glow worms and the caves themselves were so cool. Unfortunately I couldn’t take any pictures of the cave, but I can assure you that everything I saw was so cool! The underground caves with running water were the most interesting to me, but sitting in a boat in pitch black to see the worms on the cave ceiling definitely didn’t disappoint.
We tried to see the Franz Josef Glacier, but there wasn’t much to see due to weather we were getting at this point of the trip.
|You can kind of see the glacier through the fog.|
|I also ate pancakes at the Pancake Rocks.|
While there are a lot of stories from this trip, some of them are stored better in memories, not the internet.
Until next time,