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New Zealand North Island

New Zealand is one of the most beautiful Countries on the planet in my opinion and is famous for its  picturesque landscape, its national rugby team, and its indigenous Maori culture. The country has a diverse natural beauty, including jagged mountains, rolling pasture land, steep fiords, and pristine lakes.

New Zealand - It's made up of two main islands, the North and South Islands, and over 700 smaller islands. The country is located just south of Australia. My Suggestions: Spend more time in the South Island then the North Island. South is much more prettier.

Travel Tip: If you have the time and the resources, my suggestion is to rent a Van and travel both the islands.

My New Zealand Trip Map, the red line in the map is from Auckland I flew to Queenstown. Click on the Pictures to Enlarge


Arrived in Wellington after 11 PM, probably the last flight coming in, the immigration office looked at me with suspension of being an immigrant to NZ, asked to see my return ticket, after a few questions and answers, I showed my itinerary of things to do and cities I am going to visit, which included bus times, flights, the whole 9 yards. Dude seemed impressed, said I was very organized, stamped my passport and off I went.

Outside the airport, a cold night, I caught which seemed to the last shuttle about to leave, 10 bucks to a 7 minute ride to my hotel.

Pictures of the city I took from Mt Victoria, Wellington

Parliment, Wellington


Taupo was a one day stop for me on my way to Auckland. Its a beautiful town on the shores of lake Taupo, the biggest lake in New Zealand. I leave you with some pictures.

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Rotorua is located on the shores of Lake Rotorua, which the city is named after. Rotorua is known for its geothermal activity, Māori culture, hot springs, and mud pools was a short Stop, if you are hungry, check out the Gold star bakery, just off the main road near the bus stop and tourist information center.


I spent 4 days in Auckland, the city sits on top of a volcanic field. One of the 4 days I spent in Rangitoto, a volcanic island near Auckland.

Rangitoto Island 

A volcanic island in the Hauraki Gulf near Auckland, New Zealand. 

Coffee is Pretty Good in NZ

From Auckland, took a Flight to Queenstown.

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