So Friday evening I booked a bus ticket to head down to New Plymouth for the weekend! It was a bit of a whirlwind visit but I'm so glad I went, as despite the fact I had a test on Wednesday and a 3,000 word essay due Thursday the weekend away was the perfect get-away!
New Plymouth was beautiful, so once I got of the bus (it was a 4hour journey) I took a quick stroll along the eastern section of the Coastal Walkway to find a hostel - you couldn't book a hostel room online with less than 48hours notice so I just had to wing it and hope there would be room!
I visited St Mary's Church which is the oldest stone church in New Zealand! Visiting the 'old' building in New Zealand always reminds me just how young the country actually is!
Although this was a little bit of a weird sign to stumble across on my walk!
I made sure to fit in the Coastal Walkway while in New Plymouth as it's a beautiful path that's been built to run right alongside the coast for 13ishkm (8miles)
There's the Wind Wand, which is a pretty famous landmark for New Plymouth on the Coastal Walkway
This was one of my favourite beaches - can you see how the clouds are reflected in the wet sand!!
This is looking back at New Plymouth, you can just see the two nature reserved islands out to see
Leaving you with one of my favourite pictures from New Plymouth!