Holy! Somehow I have been in New Zealand for over two months now. Time sure does fly when you’re having fun!
My first two months here were spent travelling around, and while I didn’t do as much during my second month here, I have still done a lot in the last four weeks, following my post about My First Month in New Zealand.
However, it is now the end of what I’m calling my first chapter in New Zealand.
I am done travelling around this beautiful country (for now), and I have moved into a house, and now I am starting to look for work.
I am someone who likes to have a bit of a routine so I am excited to start this second chapter of my New Zealand journey. I will do a whole post on this soon.
Here are my favourite pictures from my second month in New Zealand.
I was in Nelson for Christmas, and this was my first Christmas away from home. I’m very grateful for the people that I got to spend Christmas with this year. They made not being home worth it.
Following Nelson, I was in Kaikoura for a day, then I was off to Christchurch. I spent my birthday and New Years Eve in Christchurch with my friends, so it was great! For my birthday I spent the day with Johan, Mattias and Fredrik and I took pictures of them biking, which was actually a lot of fun because I got to spend the day outdoors, and I was taking pictures! Two of my favourite things. And, I actually had the best New Years I’ve ever had. No expectations = the most fun.
My Two Week Road Trip
After Christchurch, I rented a car and I did a two week solo road trip. This was a last minute so there were definitely some hiccups along the way. However, I went to Greymouth, Franz Josef, Wanaka, Queenstown and Milford Sound.
I struggled both physically and mentally with Roy’s Peak. However, the view from the top made it oh so worth it.
I do recommend getting up early to do Roy’s Peak for two reasons. 1) It gets very busy. So going early allows you to get to the top and enjoy it without a bunch of other people around. On your way down you will see just how many people are then on their way up. And 2) there is zero shade on this hike, so you are exposed to the sun the whole time. The earlier you go the better so that you’re not hiking in the direct sun and heat.
Another day, another difficult hike. Again, it’s worth the view. Here is the Ben Lomond track in Queenstown.
They say Milford Sound is the eighth wonder of the world and it’s not hard to see why.
Stay tuned for lots of new content coming soon.