Montag, 7. Januar 2013

Auckland, North island, Queenstown

Finally, i stayed 7 weeks in Auckland... Part of the reason was that I rented an Apartment to live in Downtown as my host family lived far away from it...

I met awesome people from all over the world. Most being Japanese or Brazilian.
I also had time to visit the nature in the north island, highlights being coromandel with the hot water beach, Hobbiton (The scenery used for the hobbits in Lord of the Rings and the new movie The Hobbit) bay of islands, 90 miles beach and the beach near piha in the west with black sand! 
South Island definitely has beautiful nature and Queenstown is certainly the city of Adrenaline :)

Top of the north island!

Sand Surfing! :)

On the way to bay of islands

 Rugby while visiting the language school in Auckland

Hobbiton on the north island

Apartment in Auckland with our chinese friend

Christmas with friends in Auckland :) was legend - wait for it - dary!

 Hike on the Rangitoto island next to Auckland

Golum at the airport in Wellington :) (The Hobbit was first released here ;) )

New Years in Queenstown try to light up a coconut coal :)

 Our new Van in Queenstown

Hiking in Queenstown, the reward is the beautiful view on the town

Queenstown on the way to the top of the mountain

Our new van after Queenstown :P

Milford Sound on the south island

First Commercial Bungee Jump in the World Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown


After :)

Canyon Swing near Queenstown - one of the most entertaining and thrilling overall activity I have done in my life :)

 Except perhaps for skydiving in Queenstown =)