New Zealand

New Zealand | Christchurch: May 18, 2013

May 18, 2013 Driving to Christchurch Today (we just posted our Franz Josef Glacier experience as today, but that was yesterday), we drove from the glacier to Christchurch, basically a coast to coast long haul drive and our longest on this trip. We were looking forward to it as we had...

New Zealand | Franz Josef: May 16-17, 2013

May 16, 2013 Driving to Franz Josef Glacier This day was going to be our longest drive to date and we were already feeling quite weary from our travels around South Island (two nights here, a night there, packing, unpacking, cooking, driving, etc.) But we had heard that this drive was...

New Zealand | Wanaka: May 15, 2013

May 17, 2013 writing about May 15, 2013 Driving to Wanaka We headed off to Wanaka from Te Anau, having visited the pristine paradise that is Milford Sound, and the amazing drive there and back (aside from the tunnel bit). This was just a one-night stopover we'd planned on our way to the...

New Zealand | Te Anau: May 13-14, 2013

May 16, 2013 writing about May 13, 2013 Driving to Te Anau After checking out of our hotel here, we got picked up by our car rental company and got a (thankfully) newer car than the one we got in the North Island. We went into Queenstown, especially to pick up the kiwi we had missed out...

New Zealand | Queenstown: May 11-12, 2013

May 16, 2013, writing about May 11, 2013 Heading to Queenstown in the South Island Just updating our travel blog after quite a hectic week here in the South Island of New Zealand. We left the crazy geothermal wonderland that is Rotorua to catch our flight from Auckland to Queenstown. We...

New Zealand | Auckland: May 6-7, 2013

May 7, 2013 Auckland, New Zealand! After a day of being in planes and airports, we're finally here in this tiny remote nation. And we lose four hours. Shucks! Just a day here and we were quite tired and jet-lagged, with poor Kaelen really losing it on the flights/airports. We feel bad...