The Island of Wine

We started out the morning a bit earlier than normal, but considering we’ve had a few late starts it really wasn’t all that early. Maree droped us off at the ferry on her way to work. We decided to go check out Waiheke Island- about a 30 minute ferry from Auckland. Waiheke is mostly known…

One Tree Hill

We had no concrete plans for today so we chilled for awhile in the morning and watched a few more episodes of the Bachelor New Zealand (it’s much worse than the U.S. but still addictive). Maree realized she had some work to do so she decided to drop us off at One Tree Hill, which…

The Village of Hobbits 

HOBBITON TODAY!!! If you don’t know what Hobbiton is then I don’t know why you’re even reading this, but it’s where they filmed parts of Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit movies. They ending up leaving the hobbit village (all of the house’s are certified buildings apparently) and turned it into a tourist destination. …

Glowing in the Caves

Welp it rained all day, but we were in caves all day so it didn’t even matter! So really it was a fantastic day!  We left for Waitomo around 9am. Waitomo had a bunch of caves and is known for having glow worms in the cave!  The first cave we went to was Aranui Cave….

KIWI’S ❤❤❤❤❤❤

Maree’s awesome mom… sorry Maree’s awesome mum did my laundry for me! What a sweet lady 😊 Maree’s roommate, Deb, came up to Hamilton last night and the four of us headed out around 9am to Rotorua, which is basically the Yellowstone of New Zealand. Just like Yellowstone, Rotorua smells like eggs… YUM! But also…

Hamilton & Raglan

Alexis arrived in the morning so I went with Maree to pick her up from the airport. From the airport we headed over to Omana beach. It was a super nice day out so we strolled around the beach for a little while.  From the beach, we headed back to Maree’s apartment. We picked up…

NEW ZEALAND!

Sam had go to the airport at 8am this morning to fly home. BYE SAM. My flight wasn’t until 4pm so I had some time to spare. I FaceTimed my parents in the morning before heading out. I decided to head over back by the Opera House for a little while to hang out before…

Australian Animals

We decided to head to the Featherdale Wildlife park in the morning! I know we went to a wildlife park on the Great Ocean Road, but we (I) really wanted to see koalas and a few other Australian animals and this wildlife park was much more diverse than the last!  First things first, koalas are…

Blue Mountains?

We actually had a pretty concrete plan to start our day. We had to get to the central train station by 7:20am so we left the house around 6:50am.  It took us about 2hrs to get to the Blue Mountains! No they aren’t actually blue. I guess they’re called the Blue Mountains because the mist…

Sydney Costal Walk 

After 6 weeks of writing blogs I’ve basically given up on any creative blog names so just going to state the facts now! We planned a beach day and decided to go check out Manly beach. There is a ferry that takes you right to the area the beach is in. Originally our plan was…

Sightseeing Sydney

Made it to Sydney! Got to sit in the emergency exit row so had nice amounts of leg room for the 2hr flight. Once we got to Sydney, we took the train to meet up with Sam’s friend Andrew who we are staying with. We got some dinner before bed. Pretty chill day. This morning…

Cruising the Whitsunday’s

Our sailboat departed at 3pm from Airlie Beach. There were 10 other passengers on the boat and two crew people. Our captain went by the name Jelly (I’m told his real name is Kane) and he told us it takes about 3hours to get from Airlie Beach to anywhere exciting. So we got our swimsuits…