Here’s a recap of our 40th Anniversary trip. It’s an anniversary travel journal of sorts. We hadn’t expected to keep an anniversary travel journal when we started, but it grew into one as the trip progressed.
The trip began in Honolulu. We then flew to Auckland and began a 12-day land tour. The tour began in Auckland and headed south, but on 27 Mar, the fifth day of our tour (depending upon when you start counting) we received news that record rainfall on the west side of New Zealand was going to cause a major change of plans. Bridges and roads had been washed out and would take weeks to open safely. We were very disappointed that we didn’t get to take the TranzAlpine train ride we’d booked, but delighted we weren’t stranded in a local gymnasium like many others in the affected area.
Click any item in the list below to view. In the beginning, the photos come up as a PDF. Some of these files are large and may take a minute or two to download! Later on, we got smart and started handling this via my normal photo uploading process. After that, the anniversary travel journal posts load much faster!
Anniversary Travel Journal Posts
Travel Journal – 23 Mar (New Zealand – Auckland to Wellington)
Travel Journal – 25 Mar (New Zealand – Rotorua to Wellington)
Travel Journal – 26 Mar (New Zealand – Wellington through Cook Strait to Christchurch)
Travel Journal – 27 Mar (New Zealand – Moeraki Boulders and Dunedin)
Travel Journal – 29 Mar (New Zealand – Queenstown)
Travel Journal – 30 Mar (New Zealand – Queenstown through Milford Sound)
Travel Journal – 31 Mar (New Zealand -Te Anau to Wanaka and the Oakridge Resort)
Travel Journal – 1 Apr (New Zealand – Wanaka to Lake Tekapo)
Travel Journal – 2 Apr (New Zealand – Lake Tekapo to Christchurch)
Travel Journal – 4 Apr (getting settled into Sydney and the Sydney Opera House)
Travel Journal – 5 Apr (our quirky hotel room and the Big Bus Tour around Sydney)