New Zealand

30/01/07 to 07/03/07


During 2007 I spent 5 weeks touring New Zealand, firstly on South Island and then on North Island. This was an independent tour for which I planned the itinerary and booked all the accommodation and trips before I left England. I spent the first week with a friend and we stayed at her brother's house and in motels. For the rest of the time I hired a car and stayed in youth hostels.
Much of the holiday was sight seeing with short walks but there were some longer walks which encompassed a variety of landscapes and experiences. These varied from the picturesque bays in the Abel Tasman National Park to the starkness of the volcanic plateau on the Tongariro Crossing.

Below are links to each of these walks:

Milford Track  - a mountain track on South Island

Franz Josef Glacier - one of South Island's accessible glaciers

Tongariro Crossing - volcanic plateau on North Island

White Island - an active volcano off North Island




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