Franz Josef, South Island, New Zealand: 12 – 14 February 2017

On the way to Franz Josef, Kiwi made us stop for an hour long walk along part of the shoreline. We were upset that we weren't just going to our destination, but this stop actually turned out to be rather nice. The Cape Foulwind walk is famous for the Tauranga Bay seal colony, panoramic views…Read more Franz Josef, South Island, New Zealand: 12 – 14 February 2017

Abel Tasman, South Island, New Zealand: 06 – 09 February 2017

Abel Tasman National Park contains the Abel Tasman Cost Track, one of New Zealand’s great walks. It’s 60 km of ocean-front trail, beech forest, and incredible views. We chose to take a water taxi from the town of Marahau, where the trail terminates, up to Bark Bay and hike the 21 km back. The trail…Read more Abel Tasman, South Island, New Zealand: 06 – 09 February 2017

Picton, South Island, New Zealand: 04 – 06 February 2017

After spending just one evening in New Zealand’s capital of Wellington, we caught a ferry across the Cook Strait to Picton. Picton is the gateway into the South Island and is located in the Marlborough Region, which is famous for its wine. Most of the wine in New Zealand is produced in the Marlborough Region,…Read more Picton, South Island, New Zealand: 04 – 06 February 2017

​Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand: 30 Jan – 02 Feb 2017

Tongariro National Park is oldest national park in New Zealand and is a both a natural and cultural UNESCO World Heritage Site. We loved this park for its three active volcanos, Tongariro, Ruapehu, and Ngauruhoe (also known as Mt. Doom from Lord of the Rings). The Northern Circuit, one of New Zealand's Great Walks, is…Read more ​Tongariro National Park, North Island, New Zealand: 30 Jan – 02 Feb 2017

Waitomo & Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand: 27-29 Jan 2017

Both Waitomo and Rotorua are towns near the middle of the North Island that we hit on our tour south.  WAITOMO Waitomo village consists of companies that cater to tourists wanting to visit the glowworm caves. This was one of the destinations at the top of our lists, but in reality, it’s quite a scam.…Read more Waitomo & Rotorua, North Island, New Zealand: 27-29 Jan 2017