Surely you’d think after almost two months in Europe I’d be back home relaxing, but nope – I bought some spontaneous flights to New Zealand and headed off for a South Island tour with Haka Tours. 

15th November; My first day in Christchurch, I started the morning gliding down the Avon River and then took in some street art.

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16th November; Today started off very early – it was a 3am wakeup for some hot air ballooning! With Ballooning Canterbury I took in the panoramic views of the Canterbury plains and then made my way to Castle Hill – known for its limestone rock formations and as a filming location for Narnia: The Lion The Witch and the Wardrobe. Then I stopped at a waterfall at Arthur’s Pass before heading home.

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17th November; Stepping into the Lord of the Rings! I jumped onto a Hassle Free tour of Edoras.

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18th November; My Haka Tour begins! starting in Christchurch and making our way to the beautiful Lake Tekapo

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19th November; Lake Tekapo to Queenstown

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Lake Pukaki with a view of Mt. Cook

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Along the road…

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Queenstown Gondola

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20th November; Flying to Milford Sound for a cruise!

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21st November; Queenstown to Wanaka

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22nd November; Wanaka to Franz Josef


That Wanaka Tree

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Along the road…

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23rd November; Franz Josef

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24th November; My Haka Tour has come to an end – and I’ve decided to head to Akaroa for the night to get up and close to some local animals.

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30th November; And now I’ve flown up to the North Island! Today I walked around a crater in Rotorua…

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