Wow, I must admit: that question really "winded" me. Not at first - because at first I thought, cool, I'll think of something I want to do in New Zealand. But then the longer I was thinking about it, the harder it was becoming because I got really... stuck with the choices that if I could do ANYTHING, what would I do?
One thing was money: if I assumed that money was not an issue, then it opened up possibilities that I hadn't considered before. Maybe sail a yacht around the South Island? Trek through difficult portions of the Southern Alps with a good friend of mine, a mountain guide on Mount Cook? Learn to fly a helicopter in Wanaka?
But, no, I thought - I don't feel passion towards those choices. I mean, I'd like to do them, yes, they're luxurious, yes, they sound exciting, yes, and they're normally out of my price range. But if I only had ONE choice and I could do ANYTHING, then in all honesty, I would actually choose to do...
...exactly the same thing I did in my first year in New Zealand, and that is to simply backpack the length of the country at a leisurely pace and to follow the seasons to where the work is.
I would stay at simple, cheap backpackers' hostels along the way and make friends with the people who stay there.
I would jump into wintery lakes with them, clothes and all, and laugh about it afterwards.
Sometimes, I would even put a wetsuit on - not that it helps much :)
I would buy an old campervan and let it take me to places that are too far to walk or take a bus to.
Whenever between jobs, I would head in the mountains and just... be.
Sometimes alone; sometimes I would take these trips with friends I make along the way. Even in rain.
Because money wouldn't be an issue, I would continue trying out things that are fun: like bungy jumping, and long-cable canyon swinging.
Head out on a boat.
Oh, and I would definitely do more canyoning! That was really fun.
Most of all, I would take the time to just be, and move unrushed, and rather than having an itinerary and a plane to catch and a rental car to drop off, I would just... be.
Yeah, I would just be, to be honest. I'd have the luxury of time.
That, and a lot of hikes of Department of Conservation land. :)
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