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.
Taranaki Falls + Mount Ruapehu (Tongariro National Park) 🇳🇿Read more: Taranaki Falls + Mount Ruapehu (Tongariro National Park) 🇳🇿
We never knew about Tongariro National Park, how the 8-hour Tongariro Alpine Crossing hike is a must-do or how you’d have a drop-dead view of mountains/ volcanoes while hiking, until we were into our fifth day of our road trip.
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!
Tolaga Bay Wharf – NZ’s Longest Wharf 🇳🇿Read more: Tolaga Bay Wharf – NZ’s Longest Wharf 🇳🇿
Got around to chatting with a staff at the gas station when we were heading to Gisborne and she suggested we head to Tolaga Bay Wharf.