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Okarito & Some Other Stuff – Day 153

Okarito is this untouched sweet little lagoon on the west coast that Claire, Rachel and I went to for a camping kayaking girls trip. The B&B was booked out by a group of 5 guys who have been friends for over 20 years and take a long weekend each year to get together in new…… Continue reading Okarito & Some Other Stuff – Day 153

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Drifting Sands, Hokitika – Day 149

I am enjoying my time here at Drifting Sands B&B in Hokitika. We have been here for just over a week and have had a really nice time hanging out with Claire and all her guests.  A few highlights: – on our first night here we met a lovely sweet French family with 2 young…… Continue reading Drifting Sands, Hokitika – Day 149

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A Backpacker’s Dream – Day 140

Landed at our next WWOOF in the beautiful (& rainy) Hokitika.  The night we spent at Westport had free unlimited wifi – which is seriously unheard of in New Zealand – but we took advantage of it and watched one of my mom’s favourite movies, My Best Friend’s Wedding with Julia Roberts. Forgot how much…… Continue reading A Backpacker’s Dream – Day 140

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Birthdays and the SOUTH ISLAND – Day 138

So technically I have two birthdays this year.. a New Zealand birthday and a Canada birthday. 😉 For the ‘New Zealand birthday’ I woke up to some delicious pancakes made by Kristi before I got up. She even put a candle in one for me! I spent the day like I have the other days…… Continue reading Birthdays and the SOUTH ISLAND – Day 138

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Okataina – Day 134

Hi All, Greetings from Okataina, a small little family run farm that we are WWOOFing on until January 15th. The farm is in a tiny town in the Manawatu region of New Zealand called Sansun… It only has 250 houses! The family we are staying consists of Kristi (Mumma), Paul (Dad), and little William who…… Continue reading Okataina – Day 134

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Tongariro Alpine Crossing – Day 127

Heeeelloooo, heelloo, hello (that’s meant to be an echo)  Today was definitely one of our coolest days in NZ. After staying in Rotorua for the night we made our way to Taupo. This place is famous for all kinds of activities but specifically it is famous for Tongariro National Park which has one the of…… Continue reading Tongariro Alpine Crossing – Day 127

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On the Road Again – Day (I lost count but I’ll get back to you)

Kia Ora Readers, ( that’s Hello in Maori) Long time no post! Our time in Katikati was a one of a kind experience. There were many moments that were really incredible and other times where I found myself disappointed.  The Fruit Vans The fruit vans company should not be considered a WWOOF experience because it…… Continue reading On the Road Again – Day (I lost count but I’ll get back to you)