Jeff & Kristine
Jeff and Kristine
Jeff & Kristine
Jeff and Kristine will shortly be taking their first "out of the country" trip together in November 2015!
When trying to decide where to go and what to do, New Zealand seemed the perfect answer to both those questions. We enjoy the outdoors and "doing" while "seeing." Family and friends have visited New Zealand and we've heard nothing but wonderful tales from their adventures.
So...to celebrate 10 years of marriage we decided to create our own tales and experience new adventures!
Where will we go what will we do? Let me tell you, we have a jammed packed itinerary in place. Here's a snap-shot of our itinerary and we will be posting about each stop along the way.
We have also decided to eschew hotels/motels. Instead, we are staying exclusively at airbnb accommodations. Kristine spent vasts amounts of time exploring the different options and we are excited and anxious to stay at these wonderful places.
11/14 - 11/17 - Auckland - Kristine has planned a dinner cruise, the Coast to Coast walk and possibly a wine filled day on Waiheke Island.
11/17 - 11/19 - Waitomo - We are going to experience the Black Abyss Tour that Black Water Rafting Company offers...this is beyond exciting and you should check out the video of what we are going to be doing and decide for yourself if we are crazy or not!
11/19 - 11/22 - Rotura - Hobbiton will be toured (Jeff is very underwhelmed about this but Kristine is anxiously waiting to have a beer in The Green Dragon!), mud bath and sulfuric spas, Maori Hangi dinner performance, zip-lining and paddle tours to hot springs are just waiting for us there!
11/22 - 11/25- Taupo - White water rafting and mountain biking are one day's excursion while the next day we will be hiking the Tongariro Crossing. From what I understand we will be able to view "Mt. Doom" in the TLR movie and the views to be expected are amazing!
11/25 - 11/27 - Wellington - Time to enjoy city life and explore Cuba Street before we leave the North Island. We are also going to hit Weta Caves - why come to New Zealand without getting a huge dose of LTR?
11/27 - 11/28 - Greymouth - Excited to drive the coastal highway and check out the scenery while driving the Great Coast Road route to our destination.
11/28 - 11/30 - Franz Joseph - Our most exciting excursion will be happening here...we will be able to partake in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with the Glacier Heli Hike!!! Kristine is ecstatic for this adventure!
11/30 - 12/3 - Queenstown - Our last stop, and who knows what exciting adventure awaits?! We'll be exploring the downtown area along with the neighboring cities before we fly out of Queenstown to Auckland on our last day...then it's on board back to Los Angeles and then home!