64. Complete A-Z challenge for New Zealand (10/26)
The A to Z Travel Challenge involves visiting 26 towns, villages, or cities that begin with the letters A-Z. I thought this would be a fun adventure and I want to complete this challenge as a part of getting to know my own country, New Zealand. It doesn’t have to be the first time I’ve been there (although I do plan on trying to find new places). I also would like to try to do something local (shop, restaurant, or historical site) even though I don’t need to in order to count it. If you have suggestions for places to visit in New Zealand please let me know by email or with a comment below! As I have created this as a page I will be continuously updating it as I visit each place in the A-Z Travel Challenge. You can see pictures from my A-Z Challenge on my Instagram.
C – Cambridge, 18th June 2016
The first time I went out to Cambridge was for an End-of-first-year-of-study party at one of my classmate’s houses.
D – Dunedin, 25th August 2015
I visited Dunedin as a birthday holiday for myself. I went down to spend time and celebrate my 20th birthday with my cousin.
H – Hamilton, 26th November 2014
The first time I came to Hamilton was to meet my God-daughter, and little did I know that I would end up living there.
I – Inglewood, 6th January 2018
I visited Inglewood, in Taranaki with my boyfriend for his ex-flatmate’s wedding. It was a beautiful wedding by Lake Ratapiko.
M – Maketu, Bay of Plenty, 6th May 2017
I went out to Maketu to visit my mum and other family members after my Uncle’s wedding. We stayed in a beautiful bach by the beach.
N – New Brighton, Christchurch, 2015
I will always remember visiting New Brighton for the first time as an adult. It was a very spontaneous day trip going back to the place my parents used to take us kids to.
P – Paeroa, 19th May 2017
I stopped in Paeroa for a veggie burger and L&P on the way to a young adults camp with
R – Rotorua, 31st August 2017
We went to Rotorua Girl’s High School as a part of our Vision College Tour in 2017. It was such an awesome bonding time with my fellow classmates as well as an amazing time performing. Best audience ever!
T – Tauranga, 2nd September 2016
I visited Tauranga for the first time as a part of my first Vision College Tour in 2016. We went to Bethlehem College and man we were knackered by the end of that day!
W – Waitawheta, Bay of Plenty, 21st May 2017
I visited Waitawheta with the young adults from my church for our yearly camp. Such a great bonding time with some awesome worship that I got to help curate.