Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Holidays in New Zealand

So I'm back in New Zealand for the Christmas new years break. Traveling around with Dylan another volunteer from Samoa. We're in about the middle of our trip. We spent the first week on the north island divided between Auckland and Rotorua. Then came to the south island for our last two weeks.

In Auckland we just kind of hung out got used to the developed world again. We headed to Rotorua Christmas day. There we did two main activities the mountain luge and sledging.

Luge course



Aftermath of going fast, but how else should you go?




Sledging is a great way to go down rapids.








On the South Island we spent a night in Christchurch then went to Mt Cook for a night. We did a short day hike there.











We were able to get beds the 30th in Queenstown but for new Years Eve we camped out with a bunch of others on the rugby club pitch in the middle of town. It was better than staying in a hostel.






Lake on the Road to Milford Sound.



The Chasm gorge on the way to Milford .







We got lucky and we're able to get beds at Milford lodge which turned out great because it rained hard over night. We also hoped to do a kayak trip on the sound but they were full. So we ended up taking one of the boat cruises which was fun because the waterfalls were all going full on. Thats it for now hope all is well .



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Blogger Bradpetehoops said...

So beautiful place, wow, Samoa. Have a nice day!

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