The Itinerary

For those who requested a blow-by-blow, or for those who are waiting for us to show up near your town, we thought we should give you our itinerary so you can follow us along our journey. Keep in mind that if it's Monday in the US, it's probably Tuesday in New Zealand... all of these dates are on New Zealand / Australia time.

We know connecting with locals will make this trip even more amazing.  We look forward to seeing many of you in person and learning about your amazing countries.

NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

Dates

Area

Notes / Set Plans

18 Dec

Auckland

Arrive from Colorado, 7:30 am

18 Dec to 23 Dec

Bland Bay, Whangaruru

Checking out the area north of Auckland, including Bay of Islands and Cape Reinga (flexible dates)

24 Dec

Waitomo

Glow worm caves

24 Dec to 27 Dec

Lake Taupo

Spending Christmas on the lake. 

(We keep picturing snow that won’t actually be there)

27 Dec to 2 Jan

Rotorua

Doing anything and everything re: Lord of the Rings, including Hobbiton on January 1st.

Checking out as much as possible

2 Jan to 5 Jan

Auckland

Checking out Auckland with our son before he heads back to college in the US

5 Jan to 13 Jan

Road trip to Wellington

We will be working our way down the east coast staying at Whitianga, Ohope, Napier, and finally ending at Lower Hutt in Wellington. We’ll be stopping for a night or two at each place.

13 Jan to 3 Feb

WORKING

Wellington / Lower Hutt

We plan to work during the bulk of this time, and Samantha will be doing schoolwork.

We hope to meet with many people at the Xero offices and a few other peers in the area.

SOUTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

3 Feb to 24 Feb

Driving Tour

We have a driving tour and some excursions booked but would love suggestions.

If you are on the South Island, let us know. Maybe we can meet up!

NORTH ISLAND, NEW ZEALAND

24 Feb to 17 Mar

WORKING

Auckland

We plan to work during the bulk of this time, and Samantha will be doing schoolwork.

We hope to meet with many people at the Xero offices and a few other peers in the area.

AUSTRALIA

17 Mar to 24 Mar

WORKING

Sunshine Coast

 We planned to just hang out at the beach, but we found out the Accounting Business Expo 2019 was going on, so we'll be making a quick trip there on 19 - 21 March. We hear there are about 4,000 attendees each year, so we hopefully we can meet lots of people there!

24 Mar to 30 Mar

WORKING

Gold Coast

Heather Smith has organized the Cloud Accountants and Advisors MeetUp on 27th March at 5:30pm – 7:30pm in Brisbane.

30 Mar to 6 Apr

WORKING

Melbourne

 Visiting Xeros, clients, and other people in the area.

6 Apr to 17 Apr

WORKING

Sydney

 Visiting Xeros and other people in the area.

TRAVELING BACK TO US

17 Apr to 5 May

WORKING

Travel Home

Taking the slow boat home. We go from Sydney to Papeete (Tahiti), Moorea (French Polynesia), Bora Bora, Maui, and end up in Honolulu visiting Scott's mom who lives in Hawaii.