New Zealand: My Next Location

New Zealand seems like a beautiful place to visit.

I have a tendency to travel in organised group travels – purely because I’m too lazy to actually organise things such as how to get between cities when not flying and what hotels I’m staying at.  I also don’t travel with the same company twice, because YOLO?

Anyways, I just thought I would take this particular opportunity then to announce that you’ll soon be seeing photos on here of a new location, that in particularly of New Zealand.

Doing a tour called Pure Adrenalin seems intimidating – and to be honest, it kinda is. I chose it however because its a decent length of time, and affordable. I also get to see the beautiful South Island, and towns such as Christchurch, Wellington and Queenstown (the international adventure capital).

I must admit that I’m a person of impulse, but I feel that its how all things should be done. An impulse to travel to an unknown place, followed by careful planning on how to fulfil that impulse. If I wasn’t that sort of person, then I wouldn’t have visited a place like Laos – one of my favourite places in the world.

New Zealand was similar in this process of impulsive booking, whereby in thirty minutes I was browsing catalogues and had made the decision, and booked, my trip.

So, for 14 days I’m going to be touring the South Island, which in itself seems like a fairly magical place.

I am so excited, on the 5th of February I’ll be flying out of Sydney airport in the evening to arrive in Christchurch at midnight, whereby I start my travels a few days later.

First stop – Fox Glacier, where I’m planning on a Fox Glacier Heli hike. Being a fan of caves, this looks like something I’d immensely enjoy. From Fox Glacier we move to Queenstown, known also as the adventure capital of the world.

As of yet, I’m unsure of what activities I would be participating in at Queenstown. I’m tempted to say bungy jumping, but I’m really unsure. Hang gliding and horse riding seem like a must.

After a few days in Queenstown, I’m told we’ll be moving into Fiordland, supposedly a beautiful and must-see location with the renowned Milford Sound. A cruise sounds lovely here, and more nature-based activities will be found at the next location of Lake Ohau, which involves a 13km bike ride. Its been a while since I’ve ridden a bike that far, but it can’t be that hard…right?

Surely by this stage I’d be extremely sore but we’ll also be going to Christchurch to Kaikoura. Visiting an ancient Maouri Pa seems extremely exciting. In Nelson, theres the opportunity to swim with seals and dolphins, which is something I am very interested in doing.

My last location is Wellington, which I’ll be staying in for a few days and then am also flying out of back to Sydney.

My trip to New Zealand is a short but sweet one. It’s one of those places I feel like I should definitely take a GoPro (good thing I still have my Dad’s).