During a month backpacking New Zealand, I ticked off some major bucket list experiences. These included hiking the Tongariro Crossing from Taupo, exploring Abel Tasman National Park, climbing Mount Cook, caving with luminescent glowworms in Waitomo, wallowing in mud spas in Rotorua and best of all, landing on Fox Glacier by helicopter!
Aside from these experiences, I struggled with the cost of visiting New Zealand and ate a lot of peanut butter sandwiches. Although I’d love to create more blog content (I’d only just started my website when I visited NZ), I doubt I’ll be back until I have a decent budget!
New Zealand fast facts:
Capital city: Wellington
Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
Population: 4.9 million
Official languages: English, Māori.