I had only been to New Zealand once before and hadn’t experienced its beauty like we were able to this time. From the day we arrived we were in awe of the glistening lakes and the snow capped mountains.
On our way back from Glenorchy on day one we saw our first sunset over Queenstown and it was just magical. The sky lit up pink and purple behind The Remarkables and the moon was rising in the distance. We sat on the shoreline and cuddled (or huddled as it was pretty cold haha) and waited until the pink left the sky and the Queenstown lights shone over the lake. Memories like this are what make travelling so special and I am so thankful everyday that I get to share these with Daniel.
It’s not often that you go to a new place and feel like you are on another planet but when we arrived in Milford Sound we felt just that. The cliffs surrounding the water were so high and the water below them was crystal clear and reflecting the blue sky above. I think what made it feel so special was that there was so little sound. Everything was so quiet and you were able to just appreciate everything and take it all in.
We were blessed with gorgeous weather whilst we were travelling around the South Island and this meant we were able to tick off so many bucket list items. After climbing Franz Joseph Glacier we made our way around to Mount Cook and were treated with some of the most amazing views we have ever seen. The Hooker Valley Track is just jaw dropping and every turn you make there is something new to feast your eyes on. Once we reached the end of the track we saw Tasman Lake. Shards of glacial ice covered the edge of the aqua blue water. We couldn’t resist picking them up, even though our fingers felt numb!
New Zealand is such an underrated beauty and you truly can’t imagine the incredible things you see until you get there. We came back home feeling like we had travelled to another world. We will be back!