Today really hasn’t been one of my favourite days in New Zealand as we’ve spent 11 hours of it sitting on a bus on the way from Wellington to Auckland. If we were travelling on the Greyhound buses in Australia, I don’t think it’d have been too bad at all; I like the opportunities you … More The Bus of Pain
“Abandon ship! Abandon ship! This is the call to abandon ship immediately!”. Everybody glanced around the room, judging other peoples’ reactions and deciding what to do. Lying back on the lovely comfy seat, I carried on reading my book and snuggled up into my lovely warm fleece. You might think that that’s a bit of … More Seals, Splashes and Sinking: Our Trip Back To Wellington
Rolling over as the alarm burst into life at 7am, I pulled the covers back over me in a bid to get back to sleep. It was far too early to be up to face another 9 hour bus journey and so snuggling back up seemed like a much better plan and although I didn’t … More Christchurch Bound
Towering mountains coated in a thick layer of bushy green trees rose out of the ground whilst birds of prey with red, brown and white plumage soared through the air. Satisfied looking cows munched on the luscious grass in vast fields, rivers ran a dazzling grey path through and a goat perched on a table, … More On Route To Franz Josef
Eggs…rain…eggs…rain; these are the sights and smells I encountered upon first arrival in Rotorua. Hmmmm. Perhaps not quite the introduction to the town I had imagined but it seems like a lovely place and I’m looking forward to getting to know it better. * * * * * * Waking up at 8:30am to the … More To Rotorua!
People quickly crossing in front of you, shouting across to each other and quite clearly in a hurry. I was well aware that as a city, Auckland was a busy place but I hadn’t quite expecting it to be this bad! After waking up and checking out of the alright but-not-the-best hostel by 10am, we … More A Day In Auckland
Drip, drop, drip, drop….not the most promising of starts to the day but it was how our last day in Kerikeri, and indeed the Bay of Islands, began. Oh dear. At 9:30am this morning, I opened my eyes, saw the rain pelting down outside and then rolled over. Oh no. It was really disappointing to … More Rain Before The Falls
It’s been another really busy day in terms of travelling as we had to get our first Naked Bus from Auckland all the way up to Kerikeri where we would be spending the next few days. Codie’s mum knows somebody who lives there and we were going to stay with them for a few days … More Our First Proper NZ Day