New Zealand Travelogue 2017

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

If you have follow closely, I have finally (oh yes!) finished this 20 days of travelogue for New Zealand. Honestly, it’s pretty time consuming since I have to go through all the photos and worst, my poor memories to recap all in details. I’m glad I did it, because when I miss going holiday, I can read back and remember all the good old days 😂

Since wordpress love to post the latest entry first according to date, and it will be quite difficult to go through and finding all the entry from the first post (if you are using mobile, the scrolling can be quite tiring haha 😝) So this post will be really helpful for navigation to whoever is heading soon.

Note, this is based on October 2017 – November 2017 Traveling. 💕
Click on the photo or link for the specific direct link 💕

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Day 1: Flying via Air New Zealand (Direct) to Auckland from Singapore (LINK)

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Day 2: Leaving Auckland for Hobbiton Movie Set with yummy Bagel as breakfast (LINK)

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Day 3: Exploring Glowworm Caves & Wairere Falls! (LINK)

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Day 4: Visiting Rotorua tourist attractions! (LINK)

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Day 5: Taupo: One of the world’s coolest Mcdonald 🍔🍟 (LINK)

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Day 6: New Plymouth: Three Sisters and The Elephant 🐘👱‍♀️👱‍♀️👱‍♀️ (LINK)

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Day 7: Hiking Day: A little of Mount Taranaki and Dawson Fall. (LINK)

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Day 8: Heading Wellington for a night, and a view of this little city! (LINK)

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Day 9: Hello South New Zealand, Havelock one of my favourite places in SNZ. (LINK)

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Day 10: Heading for Dolphin Swim (BEST EXPERIENCE) and many food hunting! (LINK)

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Day 11: Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes (LINK)

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Day 12: Fox Glacier Hike! Love it! (LINK)

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Day 13: Heading to Fairlie, and this is Arthur Pass (LINK)

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Day 14: Mount Cook, Hooker Valley Hike. Best scenic in NZ! Include Lake Pukaki & Astro Cafe (LINK)

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Day 15: Church of the Good Shepherd + Tasman Glacier (LINK)

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Day 16: Hello Wanaka, and their Lavender Farm 🌾🌷🌹🌻🌼🍂 (LINK)

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Day 17: That Wanaka Tree 🌳🌴🌊 (LINK)

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Day 18: Hello Queenstown, and that’s Mount Remarkable (LINK)

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Day 19: Jet Boat at the most dangerous road in NZ, and Mrs Ferg (LINK)

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Day 20: Hi Christchurch, a quiet one…. (LINK)

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Day 21: Goodbye Christchurch! Hello back to reality! 😢😢😢 (LINK)

I hope you enjoyed my travelogue and will be anticipating the next one coming up :)


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Airbnb (email me at justchuasihui@gmail.com)

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 21

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

And, lastly, the last of NZ for #hellosihuigoesNZ.

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Grab a breakfast for sharing. My usual Earl Grey with definitely makes the best pair with my heavy breakfast!

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Reality hits!

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Goodbye Christchurch!

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How beautiful to fly above Mt Cook, one of my favourite place in NZ :)

Good bye New Zealand, you have been great :)

I will do up the next entry with all the daily travelogue link in sequence which will be a good help if you are reading this 😊 You can leave me a comment/email me at justchuasihui@gmail.com if you need the direct link of my AIRBNB :)

💕And, you should also anticipate the next few entries because it will be on my Winter Hokkaido trip (Dec 2017) too! Meanwhile, you can jump over here to share my white christmas happiness :) 💕


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Canon M3, Go Pro 4 Hero, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

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Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 20

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Good Morning! It’s a raining morning, and we saw a really big wide beautiful rainbow but, sadly… it’s too far to capture on phone :(

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It’s our day to travel to ChristChurch today! But we decided to have our breakfast at Mr Ferg at the city centre before heading over :)

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Arriving Mr Ferg Burger with anticipating because its seems like everyone asked us to try when they heard of using heading to NZ.

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Not a beef person, so opt for the fish. Might not be the best option… But the fish is good!

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Not difficult to guess which flavour I picked. It’s really cold that day, but I feel if I didn’t eat I will regret lol. Teng opt for her donut as she can’t forget how good it was yesterday!

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Airbnb!

After many hours of drive, we finally reached our place!

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I love how big this airbnb is because, when packing is involve you need this space. Its only within 10minutes away from the airport too. Perfect for a return flight home!

 


And, we almost forget its weekend, and headed to a quiet city centre of Christchurch hahahahahahaha!

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This quiet haha.

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Our last dinner in NZ made by teng, and we eating penang kwaytiao! 😂
And this also mean, we spent the next few hours, packing our luggages and watching Netflix haha!


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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 19

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Good Morning!
I made breakfast today, while we resume our 13 Reasons why! :)

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I hope the weather will turned better since we are doing our last activities of our NZ trip – Jet Boat. In Queenstown, you can do many different extreme sports but we can’t (we scary and I mean really scary haha!). So, here you go – Jet Boat. I decided to choose Skippers Canyon because I see reviews are good. Well, it’s quite a good experience!

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In real life, this rock does look like Gorilla :p

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Before reaching the base for Jet Boat, we had to go through Skippers Canyon road which is known as one of the best scenic route in Queenstown. On top of this, its also labeled as one of the most (third to be exact) dangerous road in the world. – We survived, though I really feel worried as the road really narrow and steep. Thanks to our guide, he is full of humor and did share some laughter with us :)

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Only managed to take this photo (in the jetboat) without losing my handphone haha

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Our jetboat driver was good, he made a few 360 degree spin and that’s exciting.

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One of the popular bungee jump at Queenstown. No, we can’t do that too! haha

Skippers Canyon Jet Boat
https://www.skipperscanyonjet.co.nz/


Mrs’ Ferg Bakery 

We aren’t hungry but thought having a cup of drink and share a dessert will be good for our stomach haha. So, we bought this – Ferg’s Famous Boston Cream Donut ($4.50). I drank their Hot Belgium Chocolate that taste so good! :)

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You can’t see it but the donut is filled with so much cream!

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haha my friend and her full of cream hands! She loves it so much that she say she will get one before we left for Christchurch! :)

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Overview of Lake Wakatipu :)

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Apparently, we are not the only one haha.

Mr Ferg Burger
PO BOX 797, Queenstown, New Zealand 9348


Back to AIRBNB

We decided to end the day slightly earlier and go back to catch up some work, and 13 reasons why as well. Oh, we dropped by New World this time haha.

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Our dinner definitely better than yours! haha. And while sipping this chicken soup (with pho!) watching the last bit of 13 Reasons Why! haha!!!

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Yes, We ran out for a cup of drink again. I ordered my Hot Chocolate again haha FAT DIE ME! :p


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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 18

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Good Morning! Its a raining morning and we gonna have a short drive to Queenstown. We have already planned to have crepes this morning since we drove pass the little car cabin yesterday.

Breakfast @ Charlie Brown.

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Plus, the staff who did it is cute hahahahahhahahaha!

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Picked Banana chocolate crepe for sharing! :)

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The menu! :)

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We bought our drink here for the drive! :)

Charlie Browns
77-79 Brownston Street
, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

The Coffee Shack
75 Brownston St, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand


On our way to Queenstown!

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Driving pass~

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Because its raining, so we just headed here for a random lunch. (not so impressive)

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Calamari, but I still love the one in Perth! :)

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Pastry with chicken! :)

After lunch, we have a walked around the city centre…..

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And yes, I grab a cup of hot chocolate for such cold weather too! :)

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Walking around the city centre :)

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Airbnb & Dinner

One of our favourite airbnb during our entire stay. The entire room is so warm and comfortable despite its been raining the past 2 days!

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Just in front of The Remarkables! :)

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We went to our favourite supermarket – Countdown, and this time near our new home at Queenstown. We love our new home so much, and the fact that we can watch Netflix on tv quite shiok :)

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We made thai prawn salad and watched 13 Reasons why! :)

 


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Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 17

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

I always look forward to our home-made meal because I can have really fresh baby spinach as side. I doesn’t know how Aussie and NZ did this, but its so fresh than home. Something I wished I have this back home too.

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Our breakfast that doesn’t look good but taste alot better than it looks haha! Salmon with chives cheese cream with potatoes and mushroom!

Our day was really simple, just do some simple walks around Wanaka. My plan was head over to That Wanaka Tree, and have a walk from Glendhu Bay. We will ended a short walk at city centre, and buy some groceries from New World.

 


That Wanaka Tree

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Everyone in New Zealand will travel down to Wanaka for this tree. Apparently, its really a small tree haha! But with the perfect background it looks so pretty!

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I think I am lucky enough to have this little people around…

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So I can get perfect shot :)

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That Wanaka Tree
59 Wanaka-Mount Aspiring Rd, Wanaka 9305, New Zealand

 


Glendhu Bay

My dear friend gave up because she find it boring, I do agreed. So we decided to end our track and headed back early :)

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Meanwhile along Glendhu Bay!

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We saw the family!

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We picked up a couple from Germany! 

We picked a young couple from Germany at Glendhu Bay and send them back to Wanaka city centre where they left their caravan this morning for the hiking. We exchanged some chats, and they even show us their caravan and told us is really small but everything you need is inclusive – and this included a small kitchen too :)

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At Trout Cafe for waffles. We actually went in for Calamari, but apparently that’s only for dinner menu -.- So, we ate waffles intead, which was pretty not bad :) Sadly the service by the chinese lady is really bad :(

Trout Cafe
151 Ardmore Street, Wanaka, 9305

 


Dinner

Teng is in good mood of making chinese cuisine today!

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That Wanaka Tree @ Night

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So dark, so cold, we headed out for this shot and return :)

 


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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 16

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Leaving our 9th airbnb. I’m glad Angela and Greg has been really lovely and sharing us some farm tips, we also get to see the silly cute billy that is just 4 months old. It’s been a great 2 nights stay with them. We got all our laundry done, have great sleep because of the comfy room with great views.

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Oh yeah, the sun is out! It’s one of the most sunny days throughout the entire trip. I’m glad I packed 2 set of sport wears so I could wear one of them today! Phew :)

Next, we are approaching towards the last week of our trip. Time flies! We decided to go back to Fairlie Bakehouse for breakfast!

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We thought this is really good and alot better than their pies!!!

Fairlie Bakehouse
7925, 72 Main St, Fairlie 7925, New Zealand

 


Wanaka Lavender Farm

I understand that lavender only bloom during summer and the best time to visit in NZ is January. But I doesn’t want to give up, and thought maybe there’s something else we can see. Maybe a lavender soft serve ice cream :p

And, it’s on our way to our next accommodation where I thought we could give it a try to visit it.

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Have a break from the drive :)

Wanaka Lavender Farm
36 Morris Rd, Wanaka 9382, New Zealand

 


Airbnb & Dinner

We booked our Airbnb near Wanaka so its easy for us to travel around! Our room is so big that we can opened our luggage fully and do lots of packing.

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Airbnb

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