We can definitely take this DM or FB messenger. I think we talked on there once before when we were going to meet up at Holiday Valley. Anyway, a super express version of my trip
Day1 - Land in Auckland, hiked Mt Edna volcanic crater. Ate meat pies, then drove to Piha Beach to swim in the Tasman Sea in giant waves!
Day2 - Drove to Waitomo Glow worm caves. Rappelled into the caves blackwater rafted and spelunked a bit, saw a million glow worms. Then drove to Lake Taupo that night and checked into our airbnb
Day3 - We were supposed to hike the Rongario Volcano but it was canceled because of bad weather. This was actually a good thing as we needed a rest day. We spent the day soaking in geothermal pools then did a night on the town and got pretty wrecked.
Day4 - Drove to Rotorua and toured the steam vents and National gardens, hopped a flight in the afternoon to Christchurch. Once in christchurch, we checked into our hostel and went out to watch a big Rugby game that the whole country was watching
Day5 - Drove to Mt Cook and hiked the 6 mile (roundtrip) trail to the Glacier base where we drank single malt scotched cooled by glacier ice. The views were INSANE, the hike was perfect.
Day6 - Drove to Lake Wanaka for the afternoon then continued down to Queenstown where we checked into our Air BNB and had a wild night on the town. Queenstown has a great night life.
Day7- Drove to Milford sound and took a boat out to the Ocean and back. The drive was insanely long for a one day round trip but the views were the most amazing places I've ever seen in my life. This is the place they filmed Lord of Rings. Amazing temperate rainforest with glacial topped mountains.
Day8 - Bungee Jumped off the Kawarau bridge, then spent a day in town seeing the sites. Queenstown is an awesome little city. The remarkable mountains are fantastic.
Day9 - Flew back to Auckland and started the long trek home..