After a seamless and enjoyable trip we have safely arrived in New Zealand. Other than a slight hiccup at the airport in Fiji it was a great trip.
Despite the check-in staff’s bizarre denial of delays, the flight with Air New Zealand was fantastic. Good food, the best in-flight entertainment choices we have ever seen, and free wine. Other than the two largest malls in Auckland we did not see much of the city on our arrival. Hopefully we will get a chance later to spend some time there.
The allure of unknown travel is always a lot of fun. However, it is also wonderful to have a welcoming committee waiting for you when you arrive in a new destination. When we disembarked from our bus in Waihi it was incredible to be welcomed by family and have it feel it had only been a short time since you have seen them instead of the seven years it actually has been.
We are set and ready for an epic three months exploring the corners of New Zealand. Stay tuned for more on our house sitting and camping around this friendly and beautiful country.