If hiking is something new to you, you may want to join a hiking club in your area and do some walks in your own country first before you come over. And the good thing is: I would not change anything about that trip or what happened to me during that trip, because I learned from it and grew. Trust your innermost feelings, act upon them, and get out of dangerous or threatening situations as quickly as you can. When the day arrived, I packed my bags and my brother dropped me off at the airport. Yes, I arranged everything from flights to car rentals, ferry transfers , scenic flights, etc. And then I remember arriving in Auckland and walking straight to the shuttles as if I were living in New Zealand and knew exactly where I had to be.