NEW ZEALAND WINTER | Queenstown and Auckland

My Boyfriend moved to New Zealand in April and it's pretty hard living in different countries.
I flew to New Zealand to visit him and go skiing. I completely fell in love with skiing and him even more. 

We hung out in Auckland for two days then headed down to Queenstown to spend some time together before his family arrived. It was kind of weird being around someone again after time apart but after about 5 minutes I couldn't remember being without him.

We flew into Queenstown as the sun was rising which is both beautiful and terrifying as you fly in through the mountains. I would totally recommend anyone booking a flight to arrive as the sun is rising and getting a window seat!


We spent about 6 days on the slopes which I totally loved. He had to go back to Auckland for work when I went skiing for the first time. His mum walked up and down the kiddy track teaching me to do snow ploughs and turns. His Dad then took me on some starter slopes, showing me where the good bits of snow are, how to avoid other people and how to put my weight over my toes, propelling myself down the mountain. His sister and her friends took me on some slopes and we made a pretty cute bunch of snow bunnies all together. When it was finally time for my boyfriend to teach me, his family already had! It was pretty lovely for everyone to spend so much time and patience helping a noob like me!

Once Ferg came back, we went skiing some more and visited Milford Sounds which is the most beautiful place ever! Huge mountains spring out of the water and a delicate cool mist covered the horizon creating this really beautiful, eerie feeling.

The drive there is pretty dangerous as you have to go THROUGH A MOUNTAIN, but luckily Ferg is a good driver!

Most of these Images are from our travels in the car, where we stayed (Milbrook Resort; SO BEAUTIFUL) or Auckland. 

Every time I visit New Zealand I fall in love with it in a new way.