New Zealand Experiences Rankings

1. Waitomo Caves — tubing

2. Ice climbing at Fox Glacier

3. Scrambling up Mount Doom (aka the active volcano known as Mt. Ngauruhoe)

4. Nevis bunjy jump

5. White-water rafting in Rotorua over a 21-foot waterfall

6. Seeing yellow-eyed penguins in the wild at Nugget Point

7. The beach at Cape Reinga

8. Snowboarding at Mt. Hutt near Christchurch

9. Abel Tasman National Park

10. Round the Bays fun run

11. My birthday eve

12. Milford Sound

13. Hot Water Beach

14. Murawai (black sand) and Piha beaches

15. Hiking/running in the rain at Paihia

16. Te Papa — New Zealand’s national museum

17. Fresh fruit/ice cream

18. Learning how to play touch rugby/Aussie Rules

19. Wanaka, its fall colors and beautiful view of the stars

20. Watching horse races

21. Learning the haka

22. Running a half-marathon around Mount Manganui

23. Going to an All Blacks test match

24. Hanging in the gypsy caravans

25. Doing group projects with people around the world

26. Zorbing

27. Watching my first rugby game in person


In Australia

1. Snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef

2. Seeing koalas at a sanctuary

3. Petting a kangaroo

4. Being scared of being eaten by a wild pig/seeing cassowaries in the wild at Daintree National Forest

5. Exotic fruit tasting

6. Being in the clouds at Blue Mountains

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