Julie New Zealand 4 Comments

I had once heard that New Zealand is such a beautiful place that you can’t believe it, even when you see it with your own eyes. We have only been here several days now and I agree with that statement. New Zealand just may be the most beautiful country we have ever visited.

We arrived in Auckland from Fiji, spent a night in the hotel by the airport, and then flew to Queenstown in the south island. The airport in Queenstown gets my vote for the most beautiful airport in the world. As we stepped off of the airplane onto the tarmac, we were greeted by blue skies, the colors of autumn, and our first view of The Remarkables, a rocky mountain range featured in “The Lord of the Rings” and a popular skiing destination in the winter.

Wow!

Queenstown Airport

As we walked through the airport, picked up our rental car, and then drove into Queenstown for lunch, I found myself saying “Wow!” over and over again until it became some kind of joke.

Wow! Look at all of the ads in the airport for paragliding, bungy jumping, skiing, and jet boat riding (Queenstown is New Zealand’s adventure capital).

Wow! Look at all of the cool restaurants in Queenstown. There are people sitting at outdoor cafes drinking beer (it’s been quite a long time since we’ve seen that!).

And later, as we drove south to Te Anau, we were all saying “Wow!” as we went around every turn, another stunning view unfolding before our eyes.

Tyler Rivenbark

 

Wow!  Look at those mountains!

New Zealand Scenery

 

Wow!  Look at all of those sheep (there are more sheep than people in New Zealand)!

New Zealand Sheep

 

Wow!  Look at that view!

New Zealand Road

New Zealand Landscape

New Zealand South Island Road

New Zealand Road

And this was just day 2 of an almost one month journey through New Zealand.

Wow! We are so thrilled to be here!

Wow


More Information about New Zealand

OUR FAVORITE EXPERIENCES IN NEW ZEALAND: All four of us went bungy jumping in Queenstown which was a blast. The Tongariro Alpine Crossing is our favorite hike in New Zealand, followed by Roy’s Peak Track. We also love Queenstown and simply road tripping through this beautiful country.

NEW ZEALAND ROAD TRIP: With 3 weeks in New Zealand, visit the highlights on a road trip to the North Island and South Island. If you have less time, you can shorten this itinerary by spending 2 weeks on the South Island.

 

Planning a trip to New Zealand? Read all of our articles in our New Zealand Travel Guide.

 

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    Irene

    I love watching you . You are doing a very good job with pictures and information about he places. I am learning sooo much! Thanks forsharing

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    Yin Jun Li(Celine)

    Now my turn:Wow!!!!Hey the earthtrekkers,haha,I have a good friend named Yan,she is on her one-year WHV(working holiday visa) time in New Zealand now,and she is a tour guide,really hope she can help with something!here is her email add:yanshaflow@gmail.com and I ve also asked her to follow you!haha

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