Top 12 experiences from one year of travel in New Zealand
We arrived in New Zealand March 24th, 2015 and a year later today, we start travelling in Australia and two months later onwards to Bali and Bangladesh! We are a little nervous, mostly excited, super happy and grateful to have had such amazing travel experiences in New Zealand. We are also a little bit sad to be leaving our home by the sea, our very own ‘paradise bubble.’
If you have been following our blog for a while, you will have seen our many posts of all the travels we did around North and South Island. We did three campervan trips, several road trips, one flight (just me, guilty of doing that) and several ferry crossings. We have lived like locals in Auckland and can recommend several great place for good food, where to get the best coffee and which local sightseeing are fun for families. We have become quite the expert on planning road trips lasting 4 days to 2 weeks. We have a lot of local information and knowledge on accommodations, attractions, restaurants and where to go. Drop us a line if you need help planning your New Zealand trip, we would love to help and have much knowledge on how to plan a the perfect vacation – for all kinds of travel style – budget, outdoor based, adventure, and luxury.
The four of us have sat down the last couple of days, reminiscing our year of travel in New Zealand and what were our highlights – which ones were those unique experiences that we have not encountered anywhere else in the world, many that were a first for all of us. We went from our top 5, to top 10 and finally settled at top 12 🙂 For further details on why these magical spots and adventures were the most memorable, you can click the link and have a read, perhaps you might want to do many of them yourself when you visit New Zealand!
7. Living by the sea, St Heliers Beach – have swam, kayaked, boogie boarded and chilled by the beach more times this year than all times before this one year!
8. Wild Camping and our favourite campsite, Kaikoura
All these were just a glimpse of all that we experienced in this one year of life and travels in New Zealand. By the time this post comes out, we will be in Melbourne from where we start our 2 month epic road trip around Australia. We hope you continue to follow us on our travel adventures around Australia and continuing onwards to Asia!
Goodbye New Zealand, thank you for the amazing one year of travel, adventure, laughter, family bonding and countless memories, it’s been magical 🙂
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