Continuing our journey on the South Island we get all around the Southern Alps and to the rough west coast where the world’s most accessible glaciers are located. The scenery remains outstanding and the sights of the exposed glaciers at such low, nearly sea level altitudes is something remarkable. For some reason this does not … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Glaciers, Arthur’s Pass & a bit of Christchurch.
Having just been to Milford Sound I thought nothing could match the breathtaking views of the fjords. And I was wrong. Glenorchy route is considered one of the most scenic in the World. I seriously wonder how many “one of the most” does New Zealand have? Luckily I took another million photos to prove that … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Glenorchy, Wanaka and Blue Pools.
As my adventure on the North Island has finished it’s time to discover the South Island. It is very different, colder, more remote and rough – but probably more beautiful. I’m saying probably, as we all have different tastes, but majority of people I spoke with share the same perception of the two islands. Both … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Milford Sound
Auckland is the biggest city in New Zealand and many think it’s the capital city, which of course, it is not – Wellington is. Despite not being the government main city, it is a business centre for the country and perhaps it has the best climate to live in! No wonder so many people call … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Auckland, Wainamu Lake and Te Henga
So, is there anyone who has not seen the Lord of the Rings or the Hobbit? If so, then he or she must catch up as otherwise this post will make no sense at all. It’s been a few good years since the movies were released, but the story was so good it’s an easy … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Hobbiton (& a bit of Waitomo Caves)
The North Island adventure continues. After the splendid visit to the volcano island I headed to admire another seismic wonder – Wai-O-Tapu Geothermal Field. The picturesque lakes and steaming caves do remind the visitors that the ground in New Zealand does not sleep. This wonderland is located on one of the most active volcanic areas … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Rotorua
Note: my visit to White Island took place before the deadly eruption in December 2019, which killed 21 people. For obvious reasons the island is no longer open for public visits. I think I booked this excursion only a few days before it took place and I was put on a waiting list. Luckily I … More Dreaming in New Zealand: White Island
New Zealand’s North Island is a fantastic place for anyone looking for vivid contrasts and drastic landscapes. One moment you see lush, fantasy-like green hills and the next you face snow-covered dead-zone volcanoes. It’s like this place was made for everyone to enjoy in their own way. It definitely fits my taste! From lush, green … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Tongariro NP
New Zealand you say, huh? And why dreaming? Everybody has bad days in their lives and when I had mine I wished to escape from reality and go as far away as I could and New Zealand was the furthest place I could think of. Luckily the grim days are not so common now but … More Dreaming in New Zealand: Wellington
I hope nobody thinks that 10h is enough to see Sydney! But when you are limited by stopover hours and you are not too lazy to waste spend this time at the airport, then it’s plenty of time to check a few places in the city. Also the train linking the airport with the city … More Sydney: 10 hours in the city.