New Zealand Travel Bucket List

When we first got here to New Zealand nearly five months ago, Emmett and I made a "bucket list" of things that we hoped to do during our Working Holiday. We've added a few more things to our list as we've heard about them from other travelers, but for the most part it hasn't changed. Below this, you'll see what's on our list. We've actually done quite a few of these things already - each one with stars after it has been accomplished. As I make posts about each of these, I'll add links to them. Some of the items won't necessarily warrant their own post so I've included some pictures within this list.

  • Dig our own hot tub at Hot Water Beach.**
  • Find a paua shell on the beach.**
  • Watch an international rugby match in a pub.**
  • See a rugby match in person.
  • Relax in some natural hot springs.**
  • See a glacier.
  • Go "blackwater rafting" in a glowworm cave.**
 Photo taken in the cave by our guides from  The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.  Poor Emmett, too cold.

Photo taken in the cave by our guides from The Legendary Black Water Rafting Co.
Poor Emmett, too cold.

  • Visit Fiordland National Park.**
  • Check out geothermal Rotorua.**
  • See the Aurora Australis/ Southern Lights.
  • Eat pavlova.**
  • Drive successfully on the left.**
  • Hitch-hike long distance.**
  • Do the Tongariro Alpine Crossing.
  • Cruise Doubtful Sound.
  • Do an extended hike/ a New Zealand "Great Walk."
  • Go to the World Sheep Shearing Championships.**
  • Visit Mt. Cook/Aoraki National Park.
  • Take a ferry across the Cook Strait.**
 Goodbye, North Island!

Goodbye, North Island!