Family Visit

My family and close friend took the long trek out to New Zealand to come and visit me. It was cool showing them around the country I have fallen in love with, but I’m not sure they really had enough time in Wellington to experience all of the reasons why I love it so much. I flew up to Auckland to meet them and then we drove down to Rotorua and Taupo on our way down to Wellington. On the way back up to Auckland we stopped in New Plymouth and Waitomo. In Waitomo we went on a tour of the glowworm caves and it just happened to be a private tour because no other groups signed up for that time slot, which was pretty cool!

Presephanie, Joey, and I at the Weta Workshop Caves in Wellington

Once we made it back up to Auckland we flew over to Sydney where we spent the next 5 days. My favorite part of Sydney would probably have to be Manly Beach, only because it was gorgeous and we went on a really nice day. The Zoo was fun as well, but I was pretty gutted that we weren’t able to hold any koalas, just stand really close to them and get a picture with one. It is what it is, I suppose. Next time I’m back in Australia I’ll have to get my kangaroo selfie and cuddle a koala in Queensland.

Sydney Opera House

Presephanie and I tried kangaroo together for the first time, it was almost like eating venison. I found it to be quite tasty actually, maybe even better than steak since I didn’t have to pick around the fatty parts (they’re very lean animals). We also tried crocodile, it was almost like chicken but more chewy.

My kangaroo burger! It was actually really tasty😋

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