Early last month, I was lucky enough to get to visit beautiful New Zealand on a school trip. We spent 4 days hiking around Lake Waikaremoana, and spent the rest of the time soaking in the beautiful culture of New Zealand. While the hiking was fun (ish:/), I absolutely fell in love with the kindness of the local people, and how laid-back and down to earth the vibe was. Here are some photos that try to capture and recreate the amazing feel of New Zealand.
Downtown Rotorua- 10am
And we sailed away on our last night. NZ, you were incredible!
Traditional Maori Mirai- we were extremely lucky to get to stay here for 2 nights
On our last evening, we took a yacht ride on Lake Rotoiti to the natural hot springs
ROTOVEGAS! We spent our last day luging and white water rafting
Traditional Maori Hangi- they cook their food underground
We were able to visit a Maori Village where they put on a water show for us
The cutest little lake in the middle of the mountains
Lake Waikaremoana from 1,000m high!
Lake Waikaremoana from a higher angle
Lake Waikaremoana right before the sun began to set
Caught this beauty of a sight during a quick lunch stop on our way to the lake