Auckland Adventure Weekend

Rafting a Waterfall | Auckland, New Zealand | Adventure Weekend | College Study Abroad |IFSA-Butler Natural Hot Springs | Auckland, New Zealand | Adventure Weekend | College Study Abroad |IFSA-Butler  
The Auckland team woke up bright and early to hit the road with the crew from Multiday Adventures. Three hours later we found ourselves in the beautiful (and smelly) ROTORUA!! After a scrumptious lunch the guides at Mountain Bike Rotorua set us up with safety gear and some pretty sick mountain bikes. We spent the next few hours racing through some epic trails in the redwood forest.
From the redwoods we jumped on the gondola and headed up the mountain taking in the glorious views. We then screamed down the luge track at an awesome pace!
Once we had worn ourselves out we headed back to the accommodation to strip off the layers of mud before heading out for dinner at the Fat Dog café! Massive meals! Delicious food! Great company!
After eating so much I felt like I might explode we headed back to our apartment for Tim Tams, ice cream, cards against humanity, popcorn and the kiwi film Boy!!!
After a short sleep thanks to daylights savings we woke up to the smell of bacon, eggs, toast and baked beans. YUM! Following breakfast the guides took us for a tour of the boiling mud pools and told us a bit about the history of the area. We then headed to the river to gear up and take on some massive rapids and the highest waterfall you can commercially raft in the world!!!
In true kiwi style we dined on fish’n’chips with tomato sauce for lunch before cutting flax and having a weaving lesson. Epic weekend!
Flax Weaving | Auckland, New Zealand | Adventure Weekend | College Study Abroad |IFSA-Butler Mountain Biking | Auckland, New Zealand | Adventure Weekend | College Study Abroad |IFSA-Butler