How time flies. It’s been two months since that magical trip to New Zealand and I have been getting numerous requests for a blog entry ever since I arrived. Apologies for the long overdue write up, darlings. Work, business, a tooth extraction, several power point presentations and basically LIFE, in general, just happened as soon as I landed in Cebu. Nevertheless, it’s great to be back.
As I down a hot cuppa, legs all wrapped in a cozy blanket, hair tied in a messy bun and a laptop happily resting in front of me on this cold and rainy Saturday night, let me run you through a list of the top 20 things we did in the Land of the Long White Cloud.
Mind you, New Zealand is such a wonderful country and there are so many things to see and do that the mere thought of narrowing it all down to twenty sounds rather impossible. If I could visit it again one day, I am certain this list will double or even triple. So for now, let’s start the ball rolling and hope that one day, we will get to grow this list over time.
Below is a quick itinerary of the places we visited and the things we got to do during our 14-day trip. To anyone planning a visit soon and to those who messaged me about our itinerary, here’s hoping this quick post will serve itself useful for your planning. Cheers!
1. Mount Maunganui
3. Waitomo Glow Worm Caves
4. Hamurana Springs
5. Roto Vegas
6. The Bathhouse Building
7. Rewoods Tree Walk
8. Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland
9. Huka Falls
4. Lake Tekapo
5. Lake Wanaka
6. Wanaka Lavender Farm
7. Alpaca Farm
8. Onsen Hot Pools
Got to fly over Fjordland National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site. Queenstown is, after all, the adventure capital of the world. This is as “adventurous” as I can be for now. Hihi
The cruise along Milford Sound is a must not miss, too. It’s one of the most breathtaking boat cruises we’ve ever had by far.
The highlight of our Queenstown adventure would have to be the Dart River Jet Boat ride. Speeding through and twirling numerous times riding this baby was such an adrenaline-pumping experience.
Ah yes, a trip to Queenstown ain’t complete without tasting the famous Fergburger. Great food coupled with this view? Glorious.
Out of all the places mentioned, we opted to stay in Queenstown the longest since we heard it truly was a wonder to behold. And wonder of wonders, it surely lived up to the hype.
We fell in love with Queenstown the moment we arrived. The wonderful view (how many times have I said breathtaking and wonderful in a blog post, by the way? hehehe), the relaxed vibe, the amazing people—- everything about this place is just so magical. Too magical, in fact, that a portion of a blog post just won’t do it any justice. Hence, a follow up entry dedicated solely to my now second most favorite place in the world (after Paris) shall be in order soon.
It’s a mighty packed list given only less than 2 weeks but it’s absolutely doable. Planning is the key.
Here’s to making beautiful memories no matter where we are in the world.
I hope you enjoyed reading through this quick North and South island itinerary as much as I enjoyed reminiscing and immortalizing it here.
See you all in the next one, darlings!😘
Love and light,