It is time to share with you our NZ Adventure aka Honeymoon!!!
As we have (I think) previously stated we spent a whole gosh darn month in the land of the white cloud!
Everyday was an adventure. A glorious, gorgeous, grandiose adventure!
We spent time on both islands (North and South) about 2 weeks each.
There was one count of sea sickness on the ferry between the two of us…I won’t embarrass myself or my husband recounting that tale except to say he was quite the gentleman throughout the whole 3 hr situation err….ride. 🙂
We will be uploading a how-to/tips/type travel guide blog soon for you or anyone you know who is planning a holiday to kiwi-land.
Til then here’s a snapshot album of our adventures:
Rangitoto Island just a ferry ride away from Auckland
It is a volcanic island that emerged from the ocean about 600 yrs ago
Hanging in a lava flow (Rangitoto)
Skyline of Auckland from Rangitoto Island
On our first day in New Zealand walking around the harbour
Art work on stairs in a shopping area (Auckland)
That gorgeous tree there in the middle is my favorite, Silver Tree Fern!
We brought back a souvenir made out of its wood, it’s lovely.
This is Hahei beach just at Cathedral Cove, we spent the morning sea-kayaking!
Our guide was phenomenal and enthusiastic the whole time. When we arrived he made us fancy coffee (latte, macchiato, coffee, cappuccino, ect.) or hot chocolate with cookies during our break.
I may have gotten carried away with these pictures but this day was by far the best day in NZ!
Starting at 7am and not finishing til around 5 or 6pm.
This was our canyoning trip in the Sleeping God Canyon.
There was hiking, rappelling/abseiling, zip lining, jumping and a two person team of professionals that made the adventure exciting, doable, and safe. Its a nerve wracking adventure with the heights and loads of water and they were pro! I can’t get over our guides they were stellar! (Russ & Wayne)
Check out their site!
We started at the top and went all the way down! 😀
I figured this one needs no introduction and no out-roduction either.On the same day as above we also ended up in Rotorura.
This is what we experienced:
Te Puia is a Maori cultural center where we experienced a traditional Haka and Poi dance, authentic dinner that had been cooked by geothermally steaming it for hours, the Pohutu geyser at night (they served us hot chocolate), and beautiful native carvings/buildings. We both even participated in the haka/poi dancing. :DI will leave you here in Rotorua and when we come back in a couple days our journey will begin in Tongariro, NZ….
(to be continued)Peace, Love, and Happiness on your life journey,