New Zealand has to be one of the prettiest places on this planet. It is not only totally stunning but also home to some of the world’s best adventure tourism; the highest ratio of sheep to people; the best beer (Monteith’s) and chocolate (Whittakers); and the most interesting culture!
I didn’t really think that words could do it justice so I put this quick (well…7 minute long) video together to showcase just a few of our most memorable moments:
Here’s a little more information on some of what we got up to in this video to help you make some of these amazing memories for yourself:
Exploring Mount Eden, Auckland// Driving our Jucy Nissan Sunny to Paihia in the Bay of Islands// Soaking up some NZ history at the Waitangi Treaty Grounds// Kayaking to Haruru Falls in Paihia// Learning to surf in Raglan/ Feeding orphaned animals at Juno Hall hostel in Waitomo// Skipping towards the Glow Worm caves with Spellbound Tours// Discovering the real middle earth at Hobbiton in Matamata// Hiking to the top of Mount Maunganui// Taking in the sulphur scents of the thermal pools in Rotorua// Learning the Haka at the Tamaki Maori experience// Admiring the beautiful Huka Falls// Skydiving with Taupo Tandem Skydiving// Taking the ferry from Wellington to Picton in the south island// Walking to the Centre of New Zealand in Nelson// Kaikoura’s playful seal colony// The beautiful peninsula walkway in Kaikoura// The best day with Dolphin Encounter (watch an even more in-depth video of this epic tour here)// Riding the Queenstown Gondola/ Luging on Bob’s Peak// Jet boating on the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers with ThunderJet // Driving to Milford Sound// Cruising with Jucy on Milford Sound// Experiencing the Nevis Swing (see us do this twice here)// Taking in the incredible views from the top of Queenstown Hill
Other experiences not to be missed that our GoPro didn’t capture are: bathing in the thermal pools in Rotorua; exploring the totally free Te Papa museum in Wellington; taking a walk through the stunning Abel Tasman National park; soaking in some more thermal pools in Hanmer Springs; hopping on a big red bus for a city tour of Christchurch; enjoying the view of Lake Tekapo from the top of Mount John; eating a Fergburger in Queenstown; catching a movie in the cutest cinema Paradiso in beautiful Wanaka; and visiting Monteith’s Brewery in Greymouth.
Oh, and a top tip for booking tours in NZ – always check out www.bookme.co.nz to get lots of great discounts!