Well, my time in NZ has unfortunately come to an end. It is the most beautiful country and definetly exceeded my expectations! Each town and place were different and I saw it all - glaciers, rainforests, the southern alps, lakes, sheep, etc. It really is a hiker's paradise. I will definetly be back with a … Continue reading Off to Africa!
Tomorrow is Christmas and my last day in NZ! I fly out Monday morning to Africa (well, a loooong day of flights via Sydney and Dubai). I wanted to get one last hike in before I leave and one has constantly been recommended in Queenstown - the Ben Lomond trail. It's estimated to take 6-8 … Continue reading Last Days in NZ!
I'm back in Queenstown for a few days and am so excited to explore! One of the main attractions here is the gondola. The base is just outside of the main downtown area and it takes you to the top of Bob's Peak. At the top, you can paraglide, go luge riding (not sure what … Continue reading Queenstown Gondola
I've spent the past few nights in Te Anau, a small town SW of Queenstown and the entrance to Fiordland National Park. I didn't have very good wifi and didn't take a ton of pictures but wanted to share what I had! The Kepler Track, which is one of the "Great Walks" of NZ starts … Continue reading Exploring Te Anau
Queenstown has stolen my heart! I only arrived last night but absolutely love it! I know I say that about every town I visit, but they're all so amazing in different ways. Queenstown is definitely the biggest town I've been in quite some time and it's actually refreshing! Smaller towns are great but there's only … Continue reading In Love With Queenstown
The storm rolled through yesterday and today was gorgeous! I went on the infamous walk here through Hooker Valley, to see Mt. Cook. The weather literally could not have been better as there wasn't a cloud in the sky obstructing the view. It was the first really clear day where I was able to see … Continue reading Views of Mt. Cook
Yesterday I arrived in the town of Mt. Cook, near the base of the mountain. It's an extremely small town with just two hostels, a couple motels and a visitors center. I wanted to get some hiking in, so I'm here for a few days. When I arrived it was gorgeous outside, but the weather … Continue reading Mt. Cook National Park