Home of the Maori culture.
This is NEW ZEALAND. Land of endless beauty.
It takes roughly two full travel days to arrive to this enchanting country. But it’s well worth it.
I spent one month backpacking both the South and North Islands of New Zealand.
First touching down in Auckland and rushing straight to the Hobbiton Movie Set.
It was everything I had always imagined and so much more. Lord of the Rings is one of the many reasons that New Zealand is famous.
I felt a great sense of peace the first week as I explored many farmlands and held a lamb. In New Zealand there are more sheep than people!
By the second week, I hopped on a short flight and flew to the South island.
I spent the rest of the remainder of my time surrounded by nature. Standing beneath mountains that touched the clouds. The massiveness that was at every turn, waiting to be witnessed. A truly breathtaking experience.
Exploring Milford Sound was one of my favorite highlights.
New Zealand is one of the most travel-friendly countries that I have yet to experience.
It also is famous for its food! Especially, the green lipped mussels and eggs benedict!
When in New Zealand, it is perfectly acceptable to eat dessert for breakfast!
Make sure to hike Tasman Glacier and drink 100 year old glacier water!
And be sure to spend a weekend wandering the streets in Queenstown.
New Zealand does not disappoint!