Probably the saddest day of my travels was leaving New Zealand. I lost my heart to the country, and not even the following month in Australia could change this. Before I came to NZ I loved riding through nature and appreciated beaches. NZ showed my my love for mountains and hiking. The nature is incomparable in it's beauty and the people there are one of a kind. I would miss out somebody when naming all of them. The people I travelled with, met on the road, worked with and for, have been riding or driving with. To many to name. Sit back and relax for some impressions of my favourite places.
Starting off with Northland and it's beautiful beaches. Namely Paradise Island on the bay of islands.
Beach and mountain rides.
Hiking up in Coromandel.
The Queen Charlotte Sound.
Working & riding in the vineyards of Marlborough.
The pacific coast.
Glacier Country & Mt Cook.
One short picture collection can of course not be without forgetting anything, but it's a pretty good shortcut. Last but not least I made a quick overview for all those who lost track where exactly I've been:
I started off in Northland, from Auckland to Whangarei to Paihia further on to Kerikeri for work, a quick weekend detour to Kaitaia and 90 Mile Beach and then back to Kerikeri and finally down to Auckland again before leaving for Rotorua.
Over christmas I crashed at a friends family in the Waikato and for new years up to Coromandel.
I flew from Hamilton into the capital, stayed a few days and crossed the Cook Strait by ferry. Short layover in Picton before working in Blenheim, back to Picton for the Queen Charlotte and then down the pacific coast. Finally a big highlight: crossing Arthur's pass with the Trans Alpine to Greymouth.
Maybe my favourite part: The west coast, up to the Abel Tasman and back down to Glacier Country.
Finally: Wanaka, Queenstown, Fjordland, Mt Cook and a quick detour to lovely Akaroa before flying out to Sydney.