Once the first weekend blitz was over, I had to catch a train up to Newcastle Australia where I would be studying at the University of Newcastle. The campus was gorgeous. It felt like I was in the middle of a jungle.
Throughout the semester the group I traveled with would met up to go on more adventures. We went paddle boarding, sand boarding, and visited a Reptile zoo. And of course I met some crazy animals along the way.
One weekend I went down to the Blue Mountains Katoomba with the student exchange program. There are over 30 paths with varying lengths to walk in the Blue Mountains. When I went they were doing fog testing, I don't know wha exactlyt but thats why my photos are all foggy. Usually the Blue Mountains are clear and you would be able to see across for miles. Before taking a hike around the mountains we went to a street that had street art, which I thought was amazing to see.
After the Blue Mountains bonanza, I went up to Cairns Australia where it's always hot. The Great Barrier Reef is located just outside Cairns. I conquered my fear and went scuba diving for the first time at the Great Barrier Reef. I was so terrified but it was a great time overall.
Tongariro Alpine Crossing. 20 km walk. I took this after I climbed up Mt Doom aka Mount Ngauruhoe
River Valley Lodge. This place didn't have wifi, so it was so nice to just hang out and talk to everyone on the trip.
Auckland Sky Tower. I stayed in Auckland for 4 days after I finished the bus tour and I explored a bit.
First morning in Queenstown and I was welcomed with a beautiful sunrise.