East Coast Wanderings: Melbourne

Saturday, 27 February 2016

I've made it to Australia! I've been wanting to come here for years and years and I cannot wait to see what the country has to offer! I absolutely loved the hostel I had for my week in Melbourne: United Backpackers - so modern and had a great bar! It was in such an amazing location with Flinders Street Station and Federation Square right on its door step.

The Rest of Kiwi Experience

Saturday, 20 February 2016

As we left the beautiful glaciers of Franz Josef we visited some even more beautiful stops on the way to Wanaka in the form of Lake Matheson and Thunder Creek. 

We were only in Wanaka for one night but spent the afternoon on the beach by the lake and then went to a cute independent cinema to see The Hateful Eight that evening. There were squashy arm chairs to watch the film in and there was an intermission to get freshly baked cookies and a drink! On the way out of Wanaka we stopped at Puzzling World and played around in the exhibitions for a bit.

Kiwi Adventures: Kateriteri & Westport & Franz Josef

Sunday, 7 February 2016

I made it to the South Island, which looks like something out of Avatar!

Our first stop was Kateriteri in the Abel Tasman National Park which apparently is the only place in New Zealand with yellow sand beaches. The full day we had there was absolutely lush weather which meant our sail boat trip was perfect! There weren't actually that many people from Kiwi Experience on the boat but there were a lot from the Stray Bus which meant we got to mingle with some different people.