The trip of a lifetime! New Zealand!

Meredith Jones Start Date: Mar 16, 2017 - End Date: Dec 19, 2017
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My Travel Story

by: Meredith Jones Start Date: Mar 16, 2017 - End Date: Dec 19, 2017
I have always loved traveling. If I could do it full time I would. Learning about new cultures or just seeing new geology excites me. I am super excited for this New Zealand trip with my friend Chelsea. I was willing to go alone, but this will be much more fun. I want to see the world!! 

A little about our trip that I planned... 

We fly into Auckland and will make our way all the way down to Wellington where the ferry is to the South Island. From the South Island we will fly out of Christchurch. I will be diving at one of the top dive sites of the world, Poor Knights near Whangarei. We will take hour long hikes to breathtaking waterfalls. We are spending Christmas at Cathedral Cove. A  beautiful and famous beach. We will walk where the cast of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit walked at the set in Hobbiton and see the Glowworms hanging from the caves in Waitomo. A thermal Wonderland with Lady Knox Geyser is definitely on my list. 

There is so much secenery you do not get to see here. Beautiful snow capped mountains! One lane roads you share with train tracks! Glaciers! Who else gets to take a helicopter to a glacier and walk around on it :D I may be able to dive the Milford Sound at the Fiordland National Park. You should look it up. Beautiful! 

She and I can explor the Moeraki Boulders beach and make our assumptions to how these giant rocks got there. I'm excited for the sunset stroll at Allans beach to see the yellow eyed penguins and quite possibly the southern lights. 

I will be spending my Christmas and New Years there and I am a little sad that I will miss spending it with my family BUT when else can you do this?? I know I will go back in a few years but I need your help to make it there this year.

If you do end up donating for the trip I will bring you back a part of the culture of New Zealand. :D 
  • New Zealand