Day 14 is a little different as there are two sides of the day. My side and my fiancé. I’m going to start with mine because is the unpleasant one and I want to end this post on a high. When we felt for New Zealand it was at the beginning of the pandemic. AtContinue reading “New Zealand Diary Day 14 – Milford Sound”
Day 13 started awfully early. We had booked with doubtful sound kayak tour (The guys were amazing and I highly recommend them) and we had to report at their office in Te Anau is at 6.30am. Which mean we had to wake up at 5.30, lucky us their office was just a 5 minutes driveContinue reading “New Zealand Diary Day 13 – Doubtful Sound Kayaking”
Day 12 started with this lovely sight just outside our bungalow. I mean isn’t that beautiful? The weather was a little raining but we had come prepared for that. It is worth mentioning that the temperature difference between Matamata and Te Anau was easily 10 degrees Celcius down! But we didn’t care! So we madeContinue reading “New Zealand Diary Day 12 – Te Anau & Kepler Trail”
Day 10 was cave day! I had booked to visit Ruakuri and Waimoto caves on the same day. Fun fact I don’t like close spaces and yet I love caves! I found them fascinating!
After a couple of very full days, we decided that day 9 will be more relax and just do some visiting. So our plan was to drive to Taupo, which is about 1,5 hours from Matamata where we were staying, for some sightseeing and then stop at Rotorua on our way back for some lugeContinue reading “New Zealand Diary Day 9 – Taupo & Rotorua Luge”
Day 8 was a very busy and emotional day. It was the day that I finally fulfil one of my dreams, which was to visit the Hobbiton movie set, and after that, we had a day full of Maori culture which I found so fascinating! So here how this day went! Hobbiton Movie Set TheContinue reading “New Zealand Diary Day 8 – Hobbiton & Maori Culture”
The day started very early. We booked with the Orca Wild Adventures, and we needed to be at the Tauranga Marine at 7:30 which was around 35-40 minutes drive from where we were staying. We arrived at exactly 7:30 and to my surprise (and I felt a little shame) we actually where the last oneContinue reading “Exploring New Zealand Diary – Bay of Plenty, Swimming With Dolphins”
The Poor Knights Islands are a Marine Reserve and Nature Reserve about 20km off the Tutukaka Coast in Northland and they are internationally renowned as one of the premium dive destinations worldwide. We had to be at the Tutukaka marine at 7:30 and it’s around a 30 minutes drive from Whangarei. There we meet withContinue reading “Exploring New Zealand – Diving at the Poor Knights Islands”
Διαβάστε το άρθρο στα ελληνικά: εδώ Russell, also known as Kororareka in the early 19th century, was the first permanent European settlement and port in New Zealand. It is situated in the Bay of Islands, in the far north of the North Island around 1.5 hours from Whangarei. There are three ways you can get there. FirstContinue reading “Exploring New Zealand – Russell”
Our first official day in New Zealand we decided to visit two places. Mount Manaia Track (get some walking down after so many hours on a plane and a car) and the Whangarei Falls.