17 April 2014

New Zealand, Aoteoroa, Land of the Long White Cloud #travelthursday

Home of the mighty Kiwi, how many ways do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
It's pretty gorgeous, if I do say so myself.
View of White Island from Ohope Beach, Whakatane

It's a tiny but beautiful island waaaaaaay over the other side of the world that more than makes up for it's size with sheer passion and friendliness.
Auckland's Sky Tower: tallest building in the southern Hemisphere that you can eat in, gamble in and pay to jump off (attached to a zip wire).
The exhilarating opportunities for extreme sports are too numerous to be sane.

Rotorua on the Luge.

It's full of musty mountains, hobbits, sheep and friendly people.

Wellington (aka Wellywood after the Lord of the Rings workshops) has an amzing view from the cable car and gardens)

We love our pop.

Eight metre bottles of lemon-ish-pop. World famous in New Zealannd.

The surrounds are pretty geothermic, volcanic and all sorts of excitement.
The sights, sounds and smells of sulferous geothermally active Rotorua

The views, well, they're ok I guess.

The hills and peaks of our mountainous countryside

And oh, the beaches. Probably the aspect I miss the most living in this coutry. Some smart person calculated that no-one living in New Zealand is more than 3 hours drive from a beach.

...and of course our natural icon, the Kiwi himself (this pic is terrible, but they are nocturnal which is rather hard to photograph.)

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  1. Ohope is my most favorite place in all the land! I love it! This made me wanna go home!


  2. take me backkk. I love/hate your NZ posts because they always really make me want to go back to live and then realise that probably won't happen :( Did you photograph that kiwi in the wild?! We saw one at a wildlife centre, and I never realised they were so big!

  3. Why yes, yes you have! Just let me save up for about 5 years and then I'm there! :) Seriously though, what a beautiful country you are from! And only 3 hours from the beach at most? I miss that. Definitely my favorite thing about living in Florida.

  4. Yes, yes, I'm convinced! Been convinced for years! It sounds a beautiful, scenic and wonderfully friendly place! x

  5. It's so beautiful there. I would love to visit one day but sadly won't in the near future. My darling friend Gyda lives in Auckland now.


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