It was time to bid farewell to the North Island of New Zealand. We were sad and excited at the same time: sad not just because we would miss the North Island, but that it also meant that half our New Zealand trip was already over. We were excited to see the South Island from what we heard: more rugged landscapes, taller mountain ranges, wilder forests, windier roads, and terrain and climates that changes so quickly that you can pass from winter to summer in less than an hour.
Which island is better? Not fair to say. Both are great and one shouldn’t pick one over the other. And you know what, both islands have equally windy roads, so end the comparisons now!