Palmerston North to Wellington 🇳🇿Read more: Palmerston North to Wellington 🇳🇿
Skipping a proper post on Palmerston North cause we only stayed one night as a stopover before continuing on the journey to Wellington.
Lower Tama Lake Walk (Tongariro National Park) 🇳🇿Read more: Lower Tama Lake Walk (Tongariro National Park) 🇳🇿
We actually were about to make the drive to our next destination – Palmerston North – but I felt that if we didn’t squeeze in another walk in Tongariro National Park with such perfect weather, it’d be the biggest regret I’d have for the trip.
National Trout Centre (Turangi) 🇳🇿Read more: National Trout Centre (Turangi) 🇳🇿
We had intentions to return to Tongariro National Park to do at least one more hike. Couldn’t miss spending time there since we specially made plans to stay in the area.
Rock Sliding in Gisborne! 🇳🇿Read more: Rock Sliding in Gisborne! 🇳🇿
Had nothing much planned for Gisborne – we were exhausted from getting up at 3am to be the first to catch the sunrise – but we unexpectedly discovered a cool free thing to do: Rock sliding!
First Sunrise of the World (Te Araroa) 🇳🇿Read more: First Sunrise of the World (Te Araroa) 🇳🇿
A travel friend told us about heading to East Cape Lighthouse in Gisborne to be the first few in the world to see the sunrise for that day.
Whakatane (3D2N) 🇳🇿Read more: Whakatane (3D2N) 🇳🇿
This may seem a bit off the beaten track but we covered Whakatane in our journey as we made our way to East Cape Lighthouse to be one of the first few in the world to watch the sun rise! (I’ll talk more on that in my next post)