If you haven’t been to New Zealand (or you haven’t already written about it for the Indie Travel Challenge):
Imagine you’ve just been handed a round-trip ticket to Auckland. You’ve got a grand total of three months to spend there. You can travel as much as you like within the country, hopping between islands whenever you like, but you can’t leave New Zealand. Tell us what you’d do with three months in New Zealand – whether you’d base yourself in one place or travel constantly, what activities you’d make sure to do, and what you’d skip.
If I was going to New Zealand, the first thing I’d do is go on every stupid, possibility of death ride thing I could find! New Zealand and Australia have the reputation as being a bunch of adrenaline-psychos with an exorbitant amount of crazy, possibly deadly contraptions that usually involve some kind of rigging and a lack of fear of death.
I want to find these, and go on them.
I am also a giant nerd and would want to do the Lord of the Rings tour and see all the places the lord of the Rings was filmed. Why?
1. make my similarly nerdy friends jealous
2. take beautiful photos
3. see if I’m actually short enough to fit into the hobbit homes without having to duck
I really have not much idea of what I would want to do in New Zealand. That’s part of the fun of it. I want to see the beautiful scenery, do some crazy things,
(I WANT TO ZORB!)
stay with some Maori and see the indigenous culture, eat a ton of foods I’ve never had, and go get my geek on with a Lord of The Rings tour.
But exactly with who, or where?
If I’m going to New Zealand for 3 months, I want to meet some people from there and do whatever they say I do. I love winging-it when I travel sometimes; and I just feel like NZ would be a great place to just show up and go with the flow!
I am also so open for suggestions and offers! (hint, hint, hint)
This is part of Boots n All 2012 Indie Travel Challenge. I’m doing this in hopes of becoming a more consistent and better travel-blogger. And going to get my geek on in New Zealand!
About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.