In the middle of my HSC year (2012-13), during my holidays, I took a trip to The Land of the Long White Cloud. It was my first overseas trip.

I left a few days after Christmas, spent New Year’s in Wellington, and arrived back in Australia a few days into the new year.

During the three weeks I spent there, I travelled around Aotearoa (North Island) and Te Waipounamu (South Island).

I saw the Christchurch Cathedral during reconstruction, just weeks before the final earthquake destroyed the building.

I visited the Church of the Good Shepard, a heritage listed chapel built in 1935 by pioneer families of the Mackenzie County. The chapel is famous for its spectacular views over the Mackenzie Valley lake, framing Mount Cook (Aoraki).

Franz Josef Glacier

Franz Josef Glacier