Greenstone Track Day Two – Greenstone Hut to McKeller Hut (January 3rd, 2017)

Phone Notes written about Day Two: Day 2 - January 3rd 18km: got a little bit of a later start than I'd hoped to. George sleeps late. I hardly slept last night. But I have to continually remind myself that I'm on holiday; there is no urgent need whatsoever to hurry out of our camp … Continue reading Greenstone Track Day Two – Greenstone Hut to McKeller Hut (January 3rd, 2017)

Hobbiton!! (December 8th, 2017 – Part 2)

(Carry-over from December 8th Part 1) After we got back to the Glow worm check in and cafe to wait for the bus. Onto our next stop: Hobbiton! Seeing this movie set hasn't really been a serious item on my "bucket list" but I really do like the Lord of the Rings movies so I … Continue reading Hobbiton!! (December 8th, 2017 – Part 2)

Hahei & Raglan, New Zealand (December 5th – 7th)

What to say about Hahei.... I left the hostel at about 7:15am to get to the pickup spot not very far away. Our bus today was a step up from the bus to Paihia. More backpackers are heading south than north so they need larger transportation. The drive there wasn't particularly beautiful, but it was … Continue reading Hahei & Raglan, New Zealand (December 5th – 7th)