New Zealand, South Pacific

South Pacific Part 11: Last stop – Queenstown & Glenorchy

Our last stop of our 2 weeks New Zealand adventure: Queenstown ūüôā We took the¬†Crown Range Rd again to get back to Queenstown from Wanaka and what a huge difference it made on a sunny vs cloudy day! It was so foggy that we couldn’t see the mountains and lake on the background: We reached… Read More South Pacific Part 11: Last stop – Queenstown & Glenorchy

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South Pacific Part 7: Stargazing at Lake Tekapo and 3 Hours Hike Mount Cook

With less than 4 hours of sleep to catch our early morning flight at 7:10 AM to Queenstown arrived at 9:00 AM, we were tired but once we stepped out the airport, the fresh mountain air woke us up! We gave Apex Car Rental a call and they sent their shuttle over to pick us… Read More South Pacific Part 7: Stargazing at Lake Tekapo and 3 Hours Hike Mount Cook

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South Pacific Part 6: Colorful Geothermal Valley of Rotorua

Our first “real” New Zealand adventure started with a side trip from Auckland to the colorful geothermal valley of Rotorua. Early in the morning, we checked out the hotel and paid our $30 NZD internet bill for 2 days (yikes) and lugged our luggage up the hill to Europcar. The office just opened but a… Read More South Pacific Part 6: Colorful Geothermal Valley of Rotorua

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South Pacific Part 5: A Visit to A Great Friend in Auckland

New Zealand, we finally made it here…the furthest country in our 5 years of travel and probably the furthermost in terms of distance from Boston! In the flight we were given an immigration plus a declaration form…it was the longest form ever with specific questions! New Zealand has strict bio-security laws on what you can’t… Read More South Pacific Part 5: A Visit to A Great Friend in Auckland