Tag: south island

  • Goodbye Queenstown, Hello Fiordland

    Goodbye Queenstown, Hello Fiordland

    June 3, 2013 Today was another day of travel from Queenstown to Te Anau. I was sad to leave Queenstown behind because it’s been my favorite place so far, but I was excited to go to Te Anau because it’s near Milford Sound in Fiordland. Unfortunately, the only road that goes to Milford Sound is […]

  • I Love Queenstown!

    I Love Queenstown!

    June 1, 2013 Queenstown has definitely been my favorite city that we’ve visited so far. I love the city feel with the mountains and nature activities incorporated into their lifestyle! The Remarkable mountain range which is the scene that Queenstown is frequently pictured with is truly remarkable. People come here for an adrenaline rush and […]

  • Our Journey to Queenstown

    Our Journey to Queenstown

    May 30, 2013 Today was another long day of travel with many stops along the way. We woke up at 5:30am. I know that I can easily wake up at just about any time of the morning, but it definitely doesn’t get easier! We were on the road by about 6am. Since it was still […]

  • Stereotypical Floridian: Excited for Snow

    Stereotypical Floridian: Excited for Snow

    May 28, 2013 Another travel day along the West Coast. We started our morning with a free day in Hokitika. They are know for punamu (or jade) stone. We got really excited when we walked along the beach because we thought that we were finding some, but it was really just sand molded together that […]

  • Blowholes and Pancake Rocks

    Blowholes and Pancake Rocks

    May 27, 2013 Right now, we are in a travel-heavy portion of our trip. Since we’re trying to cover the main spots of the South Island in a short period of time, our time on the west coast is pretty brief. We’ve been only spending a night or two in each location and there’s been […]

  • Maori Haere Mai (Maori Welcome)

    Maori Haere Mai (Maori Welcome)

    May 19, 2013 Today we arrived in Kaikoura. It’s a coastal city on the north eastern part of South Island. It’s a beautiful coastal town where you can see the mountains and beach at the same time. I’m not used to that in Florida! As soon as we got there, we were greeted by a […]

  • An Adventure to the Container Mall

    An Adventure to the Container Mall

    May 18, 2013 Today was our free day in Christchurch. We went back to the container mall. This is a mall made out of shipping containers. Each individual shop is within a container. It’s quite interesting and a little hard to imagine without seeing it. There was a great little Greek food place there where […]

  • Rebuilding Christchurch

    Rebuilding Christchurch

    May 17, 2013 Today, our group really got to experience and witness some of the devastation that Christchurch has been dealing with for the past two years after the earthquakes. First, we met up with the leader of the Student Volunteer Army that banded together after the first earthquake in 2010 to help clean up […]