There are a lot of awards handed out these days. Most are for performances and craft made by human beings. That’s great, I’m all for that. People can often make trips special, and it goes without saying that that happened when I travelled through New Zealand. But there’s something rather magical about the country itself. The makers of the Lord of the Rings trilogy said that the Oscars they won really should have been awarded to the land the films were set in. So here I give awards to the most memorable moments and places from my time in New Zealand…
Best Sunrise – Tongariro
Best walk – Tongariro Crossing
Weirdest Place – Rotorua
Best Meal – Fergburgers in Queenstown!
Best Day Trip – Glacier Hiking at Franz Josef
Best Water Experience – Black Water Rafting in Waitomo
Best Drive – West Coast of the South Island
Best City – Wellington
Best Hostel – River Valley Lodge
Best Day Out – Cardrona Snowboarding from Queenstown
Best Activity – Horse Riding in River Valley
Scariest Moment – Canyon Swing in Queenstown!
Biggest Letdown – Auckland
Most Pleasant Surprise – Tongariro