Hear a couple of two week New Zealand highway journey because the Newbie Traveler talks to Hanson Cheng.
Hanson was in New Zealand for a complete of three months however has a particular a 2-week itinerary for us. Hanson did a visit from Auckland within the North Island to Christchurch within the South Island. He rented a camper van and recommends you get one with a mattress and a bathroom to have extra choices the place you’ll be able to keep.
On the North Island, he recommends heading to the Coromandel Peninsula close to Auckland with a cease alongside the best way to hike The Pinnacles. He then suggests a go to to Cathedral cove in the course of the day then once more at evening for the stargazing. For an uncommon expertise convey a shovel to Scorching Water Seashore. Dig a gap within the sand close to low tide and let the underground scorching springs flip your gap right into a scorching tub. Go to the attractive close by Karangahake Gorge for a hike to see the stays of outdated mines within the space.
From there he takes you right down to Tongariro Nationwide Park for extra mountaineering, though we additionally discuss concerning the possibility of exploring Hobbiton close to Matamata or the tradition and outside actions of Rotorua. He talks about another free spot for seeing glow worms at Mangapohue Pure Bridge Stroll close to Waitomo. After a cease in Wellington, Hanson heads to the South Island on a ferry.
On the northern finish of the South Island, there’s extra mountaineering at Abel Tasman Nationwide Park and what could also be Hanson’s favourite cease in all of New Zealand Wharariki Seashore. On the proper time at Wharariki, you’ll be able to stroll out to a seal colony. You possibly can’t method them, however they will method you.
Mount Prepare dinner is Hanson’s favourite spot to go mountaineering and tenting. He says that Roy’s peak has among the finest views in New Zealand.
Queenstown is a thrill heart. Hanson went skydiving there. We discuss bungee leaping, zorbing, and different loopy Kiwi actions. Even should you don’t like loopy adventures Queenstown nonetheless has nice websites. Moki Lake close to Queenstown is the “epitome of an ideal campsite” in his opinion.
After a go to to the Fjord lands close to Milford Sound, he headed right down to Porpoise Bay and Cannibal Bay. You possibly can swim with porpoises at Porpoise Bay the place Hanson took browsing classes. Then Hanson headed as much as Christchurch the place he flew out.
Whether or not you discover simply the North Island, or simply the South Island or each, a highway journey by New Zealand will delight you.
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The Pinnacles (Coromandel Peninsula)
Tongariro Nationwide Park
Abel Tasman Nationwide Park
Arthur’s Go Nationwide Park
Aoraki / Mount Prepare dinner
Waihi | The Martha Gold Mine
McLaren Falls Park
Blackwater Rafting within the Waitomo Caves – New Zealand
Mangapohue Pure Bridge Stroll
Matamata (Hobbiton Film Set)
Weta Digital: Visible Results
Weta Studio Excursions
Greatest campsites in New Zealand
Freedom Tenting New Zealand
Roy’s Peak Monitor
Zorbing – Driving a Human Hamster Ball
Ben Lomond (Otago)
The Remarkables Ski Space
All you need to find out about journey in New Zealand
I’m presently on a 8-week epic journey that’s taking me by Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand, Laos, Macau, and Hong Kong. Though I’ve traveled to a few of these locations earlier than, as soon as I’ve my itinerary set, the very first thing I did was to obtain and take heed to all of the episodes about these nations or cities from the Newbie Traveller Podcast. I do know I might all the time be taught one thing from Chris’ company who’re educated concerning the locations. I additionally take pleasure in Chris’ interviewing type and I really like his questions close to the top of the present: what the guidebooks miss and what are the overhyped websites that I may skip. Lastly, the present notes for every episode are nice assets, some I’ve used.
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