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Experience Weekend

This past weekend, the IFSA Butler Auckland crew headed down to Rotorua for NZ Experience Weekend. Exciting and exhausting, it was a blast! Saturday we spent the morning “riding a giant through the redwoods” AKA mountain biking. Afterward, we went luging while enjoying the beautiful views of “Rotovegas.” The day was topped off with a fantastic dinner at the Fat Dog and a birthday cake for Megan!

Sunday was the true highlight of the trip. We got up early to checkout some hot springs before we went whitewater rafting! It was a blast…I was even lucky enough to be on the raft that capsized going over the World’s tallest commercial whitewater rafting waterfall. Despite being freezing and terrifying, it was a ton of fun! After laughing at the photos and drying off, we enjoyed fish and chips overlooking Lake Rotorua. The weekend was perfect, and we headed back into the city enjoying the scenery along the way. Now, I’m back to major assignments for the next two weeks!


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