The tennis player and I have squeaky new passports and are ready to dip our ‘kinda’ post pandemic toes into a bit of overseas travel. Ok we know the pandemic isn’t over but we’ve sat on our hands for three years now. It’s time to be braver and hope for the best. We thought New Zealand would be a good start. Neither of us have been there before and New Zealand is our neighbour and we’ve long wanted to visit! Also – how glorious does it look in all the photos!
We plan to make it a 2-3 week holiday visiting both the north and south islands. Being the nature lover that I am, I want to see all the beautiful things, the scenic stuff, the pretty stuff, the must get a photo of stuff, the takes your breath away stuff, and the stuff that fills my cup! We’re not interested in any extreme sports but would do some tamer fun stuff. I love poking around gift shops and those quirky shops that sell a delicious mix of offerings like art, creative wares, antiques, and gift options. I love antique shops, art galleries and old buildings, and a bit of history, so some of all that would be nice sprinkled in amongst inhaling all the beautiful nature.
We plan to hire a car and drive around incorporating a few tours and days trips here and there. I’ve visited a travel agent and have this great book to look through to begin my planning, but meanwhile, I’d love to hear from you!
So to the more seasoned travellers amongst you, and particularly those of you who have been to New Zealand, I’d love to hear your views on:
- What’s some must see’s?
- What should we not bother with?
- Where’s some nice places to stay?
- What’s some fun things to do?
- Anywhere we simply must eat at?
- What else should we know?
- What is your absolute favourite thing to see or do in NZ?
Thanks in advance for helping me plan our trip!
Ciao for now,
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