My New Zealand Trip Told in 10 Instagram Photos

Happy Sunday everybody! In case you wondered why it’s been so quiet on my blog for the last weeks, it’s because I was travelling around New Zealand. We were away for three weeks, but it feels like months actually, we’ve seen and done just so much! From spectacular geysers to a pod of dozens of dolphins, a visit to one of the world’s largest film studios, to a pint of beer in Hobbiton, several scenic boat rides, stunning street art, to icebergs floating in a glacier lake, and much much more.

We returned last Thursday after almost 48 hours of non-stop travelling and my body clock is still completely messed up. Hubby and I keep falling asleep on the sofa each night after dinner, which isn’t that surprising since we wake up at 5am each morning. My head isn’t really focussing yet, so for now I’ll share some photos from my Instagram feed here with you. A more detailed report of our trip will follow on my dedicated travel blog Done That Been There, but I have so many stories and photos to share so I’ll probably return with Kiwi-themed blog posts here on Dutch Girl in London as well.

Auckland: the start and end of our trip

 

The largest geyser in the southern hemisphere

 

Bilbo and Frodo’s home in Hobbiton

 

Welcome to Bag End, the Baggins residency in The Shire, Middle-Earth 🙂

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A lazy seal in Kaikoura

 

Sleeping seal ❤️ Funny to see they sleep on their back!

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And more wildlife in Kaikoura! #dolphins

 

A mural by one of my favourite artists in Christchurch

 

Spectacular views in Mount Cook National Park

 

The most famous tree on Instagram! #ThatWanakaTree

 

Stunning nature in Mount Aspiring National Park

 

My first cup of coffee in 4 weeks in Russell, formerly known as Hell Hole in the days of the first European settlers

 

If you want to see more of my photos, please follow me on Instagram: @dutchgirlinlondon or @zarinatravels. I’ll return soon with more photos and stories, but for now I wish you a lazy Sunday (I’ll be on the sofa)!

Zarina xx