The Most Beautiful Place I’ve Ever Seen: Milford Sound

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We left Franz Josef after a night of the hardest rain I’ve seen on my trip so far. I was desperately hoping that it would move off or abate by the time we got to Queenstown. I had a lot planned for the adrenaline capital of New Zealand and didn’t want it spoiled by too much bad weather. The first day I headed out to Milford Sound. It’s world famous for its amazing views and incredible walking track. While we didn’t have any time for walking the track we took…read more


Monteiths Brewery Tour in Greymouth

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Not being able to make it all the way from Nelson to Franz Josef in one day, the buses stop in Greymouth for the night. There isn’t much to do in Greymouth but wander around. Someone had mentioned it wasn’t a very pretty city and I can’t say that I was impressed with any of it. Neptunes, the hostel we stayed at, was quite nice and we were stuffing our faces with free, fresh, baked good before we had even checked in. A couple of us threw on the running…read more


Sailing the Whitsundays

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It was simply amazing. ¬†After driving around so much I was definitely looking for a chance to relax on the boat. With any kind of tour though, it depends on the group of people that you go out with for how relaxing your trip is. I had heard that some of the boats were party boats, some of the boats were more orientated towards sailing. I didn’t want to get on a boat that everyone partied 24/7 but I also didn’t want to get on a boat with a bunch…read more