Our tour round New Zealand was kind of a whistle-stop tour, in which we gave ourselves only five weeks to do it all! Half the time we spent on the north island, and half on the south.
To get south we got the ferry from Wellington, which involved another massive bus ride from New Plymouth to Wellington, and another pre-dawn start to get the ferry itself.
It’s a shame we couldn’t have spent more time in Wellington. On the one evening we spent there, just taking a few hours to walk around and have a soy hot chocolate, we already liked it much better than Auckland. Honestly, if I was flying into NZ this is the place I’d choose to land.
The early start did mean we got to enjoy the gorgeous sunrise on Wellington harbour,
and the three hour journey gave us time to chill out a bit. You…
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