The Latest from New Zealand

Sep 16 11:35pm
Auckland

Memories of Rarotonga

by Isabelle

As the mid-semester break arrived, I had the opportunity to travel outside of New Zealand for a few weeks. Don’t get me wrong, I love everything about Auckland…but the IES Abroad program’s trip to Rarotonga (an island in the Cook Islands) had left me dreaming of sunshine and warm weather for weeks.

Aug 22 1:12am
Christchurch

There Are No Baby Carrots in New Zealand

by Lexi

And other things I have noticed in kiwi grocery stores

Aug 20 6:11pm
Auckland

My First Great Walk: The Heaphy Track

by Isabelle

The ultimate tramping experiences in New Zealand are the Great Walks. These treks are famous for their length, the beautiful scenery, and the diversity in tracks. As several of my Auckland friends and I love to hike and camp, we traveled down to the South Island this weekend to do the Heaphy Track. Along the west coast of the South Island, we planned to take four days to hike the 78 km across mountains, plains, and beaches.

Aug 18 1:09am
Christchurch

Fridays are for the Trails

by Lexi

A peak (get it??) at my love of trail running in New Zealand!

Aug 1 5:18pm
Auckland

Feeling on Top of the World!

by Isabelle

Hiking is one of my biggest passions and in my first few weeks in Auckland, I've gone to as many places I can to walk trails and climb up mountains. One of my favorite things about Auckland is that it has an abundance of opportunities to climb up hills or mountains and get amazing views of the New Zealand landscape, even within the city. I’ve come to really appreciate how close nature is to the city in Auckland.