For three incredible weeks in July/August 2013, my girlfriend and I travelled from the top of New Zealand to the bottom on a Kiwi Experience Bus. We experienced a breathtaking variety of landscapes, partook in some extreme adrenaline-filled activities and were completely blown away by the entire country. This is our story.
Our next stop was steamy Rotorua, the geothermal hotspot and New Zealand’s most visited natural tourist attraction.
Crossing Tongariro (aka Mordor from Lord of the Rings) was the greatest hike of my life.
At River Valley, I went Horse-Riding in Hobbit-Land.
The one we had been waiting for: it was time for Queenstown…
For some mad reason, we threw ourselves off a canyon!
The very next day we went snowboarding at Cardona!
We had a well-earned drink … at an Ice Bar!
We checked out Milford Sound, which Rudyard Kipling called ‘the eighth wonder of the world’.
Our final stop was Christchurch, a place rebuilding with hope after the tragic 2010/11 earthquakes in the CBD.