Frankie and I flew into Auckland on Sunday, April 21 and flew back to Sydney on Thursday, April 25, 2013. I spent Friday, April 26th on my third 10-hour train between Sydney and Grafton and then got right back into the swing of things in Grafton with Jane’s mom’s BBQ and fishing with Chris, both of which I’ve already shared here!
I’m so glad I got to visit New Zealand while I was down here, and I’m especially glad Frankie and I took the time to visit some islands surrounding Auckland. We hadn’t known where to fly into or what to do in New Zealand (planning everything was so new to us!), so we just chose Auckland because we had heard of it haha. It ended up being a lot of fun, but going out to the islands was a must to get a taste of what New Zealand has to offer in terms of nature and views. I would have loved to get to explore the South Island, but I’m happy to take what I can get and I really loved our trip.