Hey all! Hope you are all well and apologies for not getting on here sooner! We have written the blogs for the South and North Island and our road trips around the country but are running out of time to type them before we go Island Hopping in Fiji so will do a very short version now and we'll have to type them up back in the UK at this rate!!
South Island - we had 12 days here in our camper van and covered over 3000 miles! Jimmy doing most of the driving but I did have a go too! Highlights included a glacier hike at Fox Glacier (and this was a hike- nearly killed me and I didn't have a very fetching outfit on either it was purely for the warmth!), Milford Sound, Cadbury World Tour at Scottish style town Dunedin, Whale Watching at Kaikoura and thermal hot pools at Hamner Springs (even if I did have to have first aid here due to the change in temperature and me nearly fainting!!!) but all fine now!
North Island - we had 13 days here in total in a snazzier version of the first camper van which had built in hobs and a grill and fridge,woo! Luxury almost! We did nearly 3000 miles in this van also, again Jimmy main driver apart from on the brewery tour day where I turned into Des! Highlights from the North Island include Auckland city, Wellington city, zorbing at Rotorua with water - hilarious! Maouri village and free thermal mud pools here also, Waitomo Caves (gloworms).
Overall we have loved NZ and would definately recommend the place but have also spent enough time in a campervan for now!!
We are now in Fiji and look forward to seeing you all back in ther UK on the 5th May!! xxxx