After a difficult start in Queenstown we took to the road and began driving through the country. To keep our costs down we used relocation vehicles which meant that our transportation was free but time restrained! It didn’t give us oodles of time to navigate our way from the south to the north but that somehow didn’t matter. Over the course of a week we found several reasons to love New Zealand without detouring or actually, even trying to!
Arthurs Pass is just one example of the plethora of mountain passes you can drive through in New Zealand.
It’s no surprise that one of the reasons to Love New Zealand is for its superb hiking. Day hikes to week long expeditions, we just can’t wait to get out and do some more.
Castle Hill boasts some seriously enormous boulders which are great for climbers.
Kea’s are over-friendly and seriously funny birds. Tourists are encouraged not to feed them as it can harm their health but you can still get ever so close to them but beware, they cause havoc to parked vehicles.
It’s easy to find a gorgeous view in New Zealand, especially around one of its many lakesides.
(yes even David Attenborough filmed this one, a hidden little pool at the bottom of a waterfall where the youngest seals spend a few days learning how to swim)
Oyster catchers feeding at sunset.
A blood red moon rising behind the seals of Kaikoura.
There are so many to choose from in New Zealand, from mud baths to luxury pools. I got to try out this one as a special treat for my birthday, certainly loving life in this candlelit spa.
Auckland Whale and Dolphin Safari offer you great sighting opportunities for marine mammals. We saw no whales but got some great dolphin and gannet action.
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