“A little town on the West Coast? I don’t have time to go there. I only have three weeks to travel New Zealand.”
If this is you – rewind.
First of all, three weeks is not enough to visit New Zealand. Second: Franz Josef and the glacier region have it all. There are mountains (really big ones) and glaciers. There is also rainforest, lakes and all of that right at the ocean. When this world was created someone up there probably thought: “let’s spoil this place”.
Twelve days. That was what I had during the recent Christmas holidays. Twelve days to travel. It was the perfect chance to discover the New Zealand North Island a bit more. Because I am based on the South Island I hardly spend time in the North. I do have the occasionally weekend visits, but hardly stay longer than a few days.
It ended up being twelve days of wild New Zealand, with many highlights. To name a few: I walked on an active volcano, witnessed beautiful sunsets, hung out with some crazy friends and then: Castle Point.