My lovely and I did an impromptu trip, booking our tickets on the last day of school before break! New Zealand is the natural stop for Australian's on their way to the USA so I had been to the airport many times, but never out. And I must say I was soooooo glad to only have a 4 hour flight for this holiday rather than another 13 on top of that!
If you want relaxing, New Zealand is the place to go. It's quiet, everyone is so friendly, it is so easy to get around and so much to do. Some parts of New Zealand reminded me of Hawaii (although obviously not as hot) and other parts of Northern California. It was beautiful and just what we both needed. Here are some happy snaps.
Wellington was like San Francisco, complete with it's own little cable car!
Napier was devastated by an earthquake in 1931 - it was rebuilt in the 1930's Californian style - beautiful! Not sure what the tree cosy was for, but it was cute!
only have less than 10 Starbucks in the whole of Australia, that's right LESS THAN TEN! So when I go overseas I get so excited to have a Starbucks Coffee I just have to take a photo! Starbucks and I used to be daily friends.....
The mud pools at Rotorua were a bit smelly!
At the Thermal Hot Springs - the geyser here was amazing!
Every teacher needs an half hour session in 38 degrees C (108 F) mineral springs water just to relax! Especially when it is a private spa overlooking Lake Rotorua - needless to say, we went back again the next day!
So now I have a week to get stuff done at home - perfect! I'll have my 100 followers giveaway up and going later in the week so make sure you call back and enter, there are some great prizes!