First stop was Mount Victoria Lookout after a drive along the water, where through the rain and clouds we made out Wellington, the capital of New Zealand. From there we made our way to the Travelodge our hotel for the next few nights. Continue reading “Wellington”
We had two nights at Skotel resort, the main purpose of our stay was so that we could do the Alpine Crossing and see a live volcano. Unfortunately, the weather was crap so there was no transport for the crossing. Continue reading “Tongariro National Park”
After a long days drive we finally made it to Rotorua, the town of hot springs and mud baths.
We made a few stops along the way one being Whangarei Falls, Auckland and Matamata (the town that is also known as Hobbiton, as it is the nearest town to Hobbiton.) Continue reading “Rotorua”
We were picked up by Topdeck at 11am from Mecure Auckland which is on the wharf. Our tour leader was the same as last year’s being Dan.
We left Auckland at 12noon and hit the holiday traffic straight away. It took us 5hours to get to Paihia.
I could tell that I had changed country straight away because of the cooler climate and deserted airport, oh, and the Maori tributes.
I stepped onto New Zealand (Auckland) soil at 4pm after one of the best flights I had been on. Continue reading “Auckland”
So I am heading over to New Zealand’s North Island in my Christmas break. It will be 2 weeks of spreading my wings and do as much as I can. I will be travelling on Topdecks 7 day Northern Explorer trip with 2 extra days in Auckland and Wellington. Continue reading “New Zealand Bound – Bucket List”