Activity 2: Your tour of New Zealand is going to start right here in Auckland. Watch theTourist video for Aucklandto learn about the awesome things that you can see and do in the city. Once you’ve finished, choose your favourite five activities from the video and list them on your blog.
My 5 Favourite Activities: Auckland - City video:
1. My first destination would be visiting the Rainforest of the Waitakere Ranges.
Reason: Having to experience that would be astonishing. exploring the rainforest and seeing all kinds of different species of animals. And seeing animals I wouldn’t be able to see back in my home area would just be brilliant.
2. My second destination would most likely be the Piha Beach.
Reason: I’ve only been to Piha Beach once and it was significant. Just walking, with the sun in my face and feeling the sand on your feet and the fresh breeze flowing past, Who would say no to that?.
3. My third destination would have to be The Auckland War Memorial Museum.
Reason: Visiting a Museum is something I have never done but wanted to do. Visiting Auckland War Memorial Museum is like a dream come true, one to have fun and two to learn more about the place which I call home. (New Zealand) - (Aotearoa)
4. My fourth destination would happen to be Base Jumping off the New Zealand Sky Tower
Reason: Base jumping off the New Zealand Sky Tower isn’t an opportunity everyone may get but me telling my friend I did it would be unbelievable. Ever since I was young I have been afraid of heights, plummeting down the rainbow’s End Fear Fall is a height I can handle but looking down from the sky tower and even worst Base Jump off is something I’ll have to overcome.
5. My last destination would be to stop by The Auckland Park Domain.
Reason: The Auckland Park Domain is the place to go, be free and escape all stress. Or Though I have only been their once that’s an experience I’ll love to have again.
Activity 1: Go to the Tourism New Zealand website and click on the ‘Facts - New Zealand People’ tab. Read about the people of New Zealand and then choose three interesting facts to post on your blog. The facts must be written in your own words. Do not simply copy and paste the facts from the website☺.
The People of New Zealand - 3 Facts
New Zealand Population
Here where the 4.4 million New Zealanders (Kiwis) populate over three-quarters of our population live in the North Island of New Zealand with one-third of the total living in Auckland. The other main cities of Wellington, Christchurch, and Hamilton are where the majority of the remaining kiwis may live.
Around the 15 - 1600’s before Christopher Columbus and the whole of Europe who was afraid they were going to plunge off the edge of the world, The Maori people voyaged thousands of mile across the undisclosed Pacific Ocean in their canoe boats and became the first settlers in New Zealand (Aotearoa - Land of the long white cloud). Even still today Maori Culture plays an important part in New Zealand Aotearoa.
Mateship on the Sporting Field
In the two world wars, it was witnessed a lot of casualties happened, affecting mostly the New Zealand Male population. But with that being told it brings loyalty and friendship closer -Mateship-. Things like that are still seen here today on the sporting fields whether it’s Hockey/Ice Hockey, Volleyball or Rugby. In New Zealand Rugby Football is on top of the list for sporting entertainment and is the most popular sport in New Zealand, with the legendary All Blacks having an amazing series with The Lions with the last game a fifteen All draw. Though the sport has public school beginnings in England, in New Zealand rugby is definitely the strong-hold sport of a man.