All posts tagged: New Zealand

InterContinental – Wellington, New Zealand

What A luxurious stay at Intercontinental, Wellington Where 2 Grey Street Wellington 6011 New Zealand The Experience “I don’t remember the last time I was this tired”, I muttered to Kayla as we walked down the coast of Kiakoura on the South Island of New Zealand. We were on the way to the Dolphin Encounter center to put on our wet suits and be transported by boat to the middle of the ocean where we would be spending the morning swimming with 800 dolphins. Later that day we travelled to Wellington, where we spent the last night of the 21 day adventure tour saying our goodbyes over lots of drinks and shots. Waking up the next day with not only a stinking hangover, but a dark cloud over my head because the best 21 days I have ever experienced had ended, was exceptionally hard. But not all was lost, because I was about to check in to one of my favourite hotels in the world – the Intercontinental in Wellington. As I stumbled into the …

G Adventures – Best of New Zealand Tour

Let me begin by saying that I never wanted to come to New Zealand. In fact, I was dead against it. An ex girlfriend of my brother almost took him to live in Pukekohe six years ago. I vividly remember her describing her home country – lots of sheep and you could walk for miles without seeing a single soul. Back then I was in full force London mode and the thought of not being squidged up against a random gentleman’s armpit during rush hour on the tube filled me with dread. Fast forward six years and not only did I leave London in 2014 to live in Melbourne for fourteen long months, but I had landed on New Zealand shores with only a backpack and a wheelie case full of belongings to see me through the next six months of travelling back to London. Having endured a stressful beginning to the trip with a mistaken detour to Wellington, flight delays, two overnight flights with no sleep and a four hour wait until check in …