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New Zealand, Australia and beyond

Days 1-3

all seasons in one day 15 °C

So, this is the beginning of my adventure, and I have no idea where or when it will finish. Leaving England was hard, saying bye to so many people I love. Now, after two long flights, over 31 hours of being on the move and a quick stay at a hostel, I’m on the bus. Well, coach, to be more precise.
The Kiwi Experience starts here!

Friday 5th October
I’m doing the Sheepdog tour, plus Milford Sounds. A minimum 17 day tour, and I’ve given myself 18 days. Fingers crossed it works! We are on our way to Hot Water Beach from Auckland, stopping off at Thames and Cathedral Cove along the way. Hot water apparently comes through the sand and you can go kayaking…good thing my bikini and towel are in my massive rucksack…whoops!
Making friends already though, so it’s all good.

Friday evening
Today we saw some amazing landscapes. After the 30 minute trek to Cathedral Cove, we came to a stunning beach and gorgeous view. Clear water and soft sands. The trek back up…not so fun! Hot Water Beach lived up to its name. After trying to build a small pool whilst being blown by the wind and bashed by the sea, we hijacked somebody else’s pool for about 2 minutes, before being scalded and giving up. What we did experience was lovely though. There is the opportunity to try again at 6am tomorrow…..we will see!
The hostel is lovely, modern and clean. Shower was great. There are seven of us in this room tonight. I think it will be nice sharing a room tonight, having some company whilst settling in.


Posted by Charlief 14:23 Archived in New Zealand Tagged landscapes beaches

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