Exploring New Zealand - My destination hit-list for my second trip to NZ

Exploring New Zealand -
My destination hit-list for my second trip to NZ

YES, our time here in New Zealand (#purenewzealand) has been epic, outstanding and beyond reasonable doubt one of the most beautiful locations of our entire trip.  In fact, we haven't even left New Zealand yet (we're heading up to the North Island for a few days exploring) and I'm already starting to plan out the second trip to this magical place.  Maybe it's because we're from the mountains of Colorado that we felt like this place was a reminder of home, maybe it's because this place is just so gorgeous around every windy bending road or across one lane bridge.  New Zealand captivate us, I constantly had to catch my jaw from dragging on the ground, or had to stop myself from taking too many photographs - but in a place like this, there's no such thing as too many photographs.  I'm sifting thru over 2,500 images I've taken over the past two months, it's hard to focus on which road trip was the MOST epic as they were all outrageously memorable.  New Zealand found a special place in my heart, I felt at peace here - we felt at home beyond able to communicate with the local people (although some of the Kiwi sayings still confused me) I even caught myself saying 'How ya goin..?' during the last couple weeks on the South Island.  In my opinion I wish we could have found work here plus working holiday visas, and continued to explore endlessly, my photography quest was not complete in this short two month spree as we raced from one location to another.  I could easily spend 6 months to a year here - and I'm already planning to come back for a second trip sometime in the future... enough text here's some images to feast your eyes on

 EPIC MOUNT COOK AT SUNSET - PINK AND BLUE ALPINE GLOW

EPIC MOUNT COOK AT SUNSET - PINK AND BLUE ALPINE GLOW

Now onto my hit-list for my second future trip to New Zealand here are some of the areas I would revisit, spend more time in or check out for maybe a week at a time:

  • Franz Josef Glacier / Fox Glacier
  • Arthur's Pass
  • Devil's Punch Bowl
  • Marlborough Wine Area
  • Lake Hayes and Lake Matheson
  • Hokitika Coastline
  • Abel Tasman
  • Treble Cone
  • Reach the Mueller Hut up across from the powerful Mt. Cook (seen above)
  • Another visit to Milford sound and also Doubtful Sound
  • Another visit to Fiordland National Park
  • Routeburn Track or another one of the Great Walks
  • Nelson Lakes National Park

Many of these ideas were from my sister/brother who guide us through our trip here and also this article: 10 Must See and Dos on the South Island of New Zealand and also try googling South Island Must Visit Places thanks for reading our blog and for following along these adventures... it's surreal to me that this is slowly coming to an end, the adventures won't stop here on MEETYOUTHERE.ME and also keep following us here on Instagram (@meet_youthere) to stay up to date with our latest trips, more blogs coming soon from our entire trip around the world! ~MYT