New Zealand

My Best Adventure Yet

On My Way

New Zealand is the coolest place. At least that's what Iv'e heard. My Dad went there on a job trip a few years ago. He said it was the most beautiful place he had ever been. I just got on a plane to get there. I'm staying there for a week. My plane trip cost $1,741 for a round trip. 21 hours to go.


Iv'e been on the plane for at least three hours. There is this little kid behind me that keeps kicking the seat and if he doesn't stop soon I swear he's going to need to learn to fly really fast. But that's not even the worst of it. We had minor turbulence earlier, and I get motion sick real easily. So I asked the flight attendant for some cider. That was 30 minutes ago!


About two hours later, a flight attendant asks me to move seats. When I asked why, she told me that the mother of the kid that kept kicking my seat didn't appreciate me harassing her son. On a normal day, I would have refused to move. But today wasn't normal. I would have jumped at the opportunity to do anything besides sit. So, of course, that is exactly what I did. The flight attendant moved me to a free seat in the back of the plane, apologizing all the way for the inconvenience. I sat down at my new seat and looked out the window.


I woke up to the sound of a voice on the intercom saying that we were landing to get gasoline. I hadn't realized that I had fallen asleep. I checked my watch. 10 hours left! This was going to take forever.

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My dad was right. New Zealand is amazing! I'm only just getting off the plane. I fell asleep nine hours before we landed, so I got a pretty good rest.


I check into my the West Plaza Hotel. It is at 110 Wakefield St, Te Aro, Wellington 6142, New Zealand. It is $79 per night, so I need $553 for the hotel alone. It has a free breakfast bar and a restaurant which will take about $280 for the whole week so I'm up to $838 in all.


There are a lot of things that I want to do in Wellington. I'm only doing the ones that are free because, from what I've heard, they're the coolest. I plan on visiting the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. It is a museum on the history of New Zealand, One of it's coolest exhibits is the Colossal Squid. The Colossal Squid is the world's largest squid and the museum's is the largest found yet.

I also want to visit the Mount Victoria Lookout, a platform on a high hill where you can go and see the incredible sight of Wellington from a bird's-eye view.

One of the things my dad told me about was the Hobbit set. It is the actual set from the movie. You can see all the houses that were made, but I don't think you can go inside.

Finally, my favorite, the hot springs. The hotsprings of New Zealand are well known. I really want to see all of them. Some are reserved because of the primates that live near them.


I'm getting to all these places by hitchhiking and biking. This is because I do not have a car and I don't want to rent one because I'm trying to save money for meals, seeing as how I don't have much money left after the plan ticket.


I can't wait to see all of these amazing things. New Zealand is sure to be an amazing experience and I'm glad to get to see it.

Fun Facts

  • New Zealand is the first place on Earth to see the new year's sunrise.
  • New Zealand's state bird is the Kiwi.
  • In 2006, an Australian tried to sell New Zealand on eBay.
  • New Zealand has an official wizard appointed by the prime minister.
  • No matter where you are in New Zealand, you will always be less than 80 miles from the ocean.
  • New Zealand's most popular meat is chicken.
  • New Zealand was undiscovered and devoid of human beings no more than 800 years ago.
  • New Zealand is home to 4 million people and 50 million sheep.

Prices All Week

List of things payed for + prices +

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Lodging + $553 +

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Spending Money + $200 +

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Food (Hotel Restaurant)+ $280 +

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Travel/Airfare + $1,741+

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Total: $2,774