New Zealand. A beautiful island-country in the South-Western Pacific. It’s made up of two parts – the North and the South Island. Although the South Island is generally characterized by the diverse landscapes of mountains, lakes, glaciers and beaches that make New Zealand a backpacker’s dream, the North Island is nearly just as enchanting. Miles and miles of farmland lead up to the dolphin-filled Bay of Islands, down through the haunting volcanic alpine passes of Tongariro, across to the glow worm caves of Waitomo, and down to the breathtaking bays in the nation’s capital, Wellington. As I studied at Victoria University of Wellington three years ago, this part of the country holds a special place in my heart. It was the joining of new and old memories.
During our trip, we spent 10 days on the North Island; we found time moved slow there and that was exactly how we liked it.
Some of the locations featured below are –
Auckland CDB / Mount Eden
Paihia / Bay of Islands
Rotorua / Kaituna River
Waitomo Caves / Marokopa Falls
Tongariro Alpine Crossing
Wellington / Mount Victoria