Leaving New Zealand – Thoughts & Reflections.

Our month in New Zealand was jam-packed. We were constantly on the move and never seemed to stop. The country is unequivocally the most beautiful I have ever been to, with every single kind of terrain and environment under the sun from glaciers to rainforests, sand dunes to crystal clear blue lakes surrounded by hills. […]

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Day 30-32, Kiwi Experience: Christchurch.

We arrived in Christchurch on 16th April in the early hours of the afternoon and the first thing that struck me was how much building work was going on in this city. I had heard that this was one of the places in New Zealand that had been affected greatly by past earthquakes; most notably […]

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Day 28 & 29, Kiwi Experience: Lake Tekapo.

We spent another whole day in Queenstown before hopping back on the main Kiwi bus route to Lake Tekapo. We stayed in a beautiful campsite park right in front of the lake and were able to take strolls along the water at a whim.  Lake Tekapo is famous for its unrivalled view of the heavens […]

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Day 25-27, Kiwi Experience: The ‘Deep South’

Our Kiwi Experience pass also included Milford Sound and the ‘Deep South’ package and even though after Queenstown we were ready to head onto Australia, we decided to make the most out of the money we paid.  On hindsight I wish we hadn’t done this part of our trip and if you have a choice […]

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Day 21-24, Kiwi Experience: Queenstown

We arrived into beautiful Queenstown mid afternoon after leaving Wanaka and had a wander around before meeting with friends. The town is small but beautiful, looking like something out of a sky resort! Hugging a huge lake and climbing the surrounding hills, it’s one of the most striking places we visited in New Zealand.   […]

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Travel Update!!

We flew to into Melbourne, Australia on 18th April and hired a car that would take us along the Great Ocean Road to Adelaide, which is where we have been staying for a few days. Tomorrow we will be making our way back to Melbourne to explore the city.  Over the next few days a […]

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Day 19-20, Kiwi Experience: Wanaka.

We regretfully left Franz Josef and headed through the countryside towards Wanaka, a beautiful town set on a lake surrounded by snow-capped mountains. A lot of people say that this is what Queenstown used to be like years ago, before it became so developed. While some of the enroute stops on the Kiwi Experience bus […]

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Day 16-18, Kiwi Experience: Franz Josef.

As previously mentioned this destination was one of the most anticipated in New Zealand and for good reason! Franz Josef is a tiny town in the South Island that is dwarfed by the Franz Josef Glacier. The scenery is simply breathtaking, I almost don’t think photos or a description would do it justice. You just […]

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Day 15, Kiwi Experience: Abel Tasman National Park.

We were up and out of the hostel at 6.30am the next day to get a good walk into the national park, as our bus left at 10.30am. We started out in the dark and followed the main coastal path for 1 and a half hours before turning back. We saw Weka’s, a type of […]

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