If I had gone on a getaway to Fiji instead of roughing it that weekend, I would’ve missed out on some truly breathtaking sights.

With 5 miles left to go on their longest day of hiking the Abel Tasman Coastal Track, Lily and her friends really needed a morale boost. What they got was that and so much more.

Lily Hurley is an Environmental Studies student at Fordham University and studied abroad with IFSA-Butler at the University of Auckland in New Zealand in 2016.