Category: Vacation

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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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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


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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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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! :)

 


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

Accommodation
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 :)

 


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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 15

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Probably one of the hottest day we had, my friend just dump her autumn wear today, basically wearing her summer wear :p We gonna to the famous Fairlie Bakehouse for breakfast before our next small “hike”.

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

 


Fairlie > Lake Tekapo 

Church of the Good Shepherd, is one of the highlight for Lake Tekapo. I have seen so many photos of this church and understanding that from perspective, it’s actually a very small church. But, I never thought it’s way smaller than I thought haha. And lupins are not in full bloom as well (what a waste!)

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Lupin not fully bloom and I am sad :(

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Church of the Good Shepherd
Pioneer Dr, Lake Tekapo 7999, New Zealand

 


Mount Cook – Tasman Glacier Lake

The weather is so hot that we think that we shld not go out and got ourselves bake instead. It’s typically living in a oven that very afternoon. We spent some times doing nothing, people watching at a cafe at Mount Cook Village.

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While driving to Tasman Glacier Carpark, we actually saw some filming going-on, will that be the next Lord Of The Rings? haha. Tasman Glacier wasn’t easy at all, it’s 25mins worth of stair climbing :/ In another word  – non stop of climbing steps for next 25mins.

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Tasman Lake, without all the ice berg :p

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The blue pool that is no longer blue :/

 


Peter’s Lookout

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We can’t help it, but stopped the car and take a look at this amazing lake. This is just simply New Zealand, relax and looking countless of beautiful scenery :)

 


Red Stag Restaurant

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Red Stag Restaurant
53 Mount Cook Rd, Fairlie 7901, New Zealand

 


Lake Tekapo Star Gazing

We signed up this – http://tekapostargazing.co.nz/ for a hot pool while star gazing. Although the weather wasn’t the best, I already spotted so many stars that very day. I can’t imagine with a good clear weather, what kind of sky I will be expecting heehee. Good and simple experience with a guide who shared many stars information and we get to see galaxy as well as the moon through their lens. It’s amazing! :)

 


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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 14

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

We had a really simple day yesterday since we spent most of our time travelling down. Good thing is we get to pass by beautiful scenery and we even got down around Arthur Pass for photo too. So blessed with good weather, definitely a little cold, but great weather for travelling long distance :)

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And, the best part of today, is waking up to a great morning. Sun is not yet not too strong for our tracking later on. We have some itinerary line up for a great day like this and let’s started with the first one.


Fairlie > Earth & Sky – Astro-Cafe

First, we will be passing by Lake Tekapo and headed to the instagram-worthy Cafe in the south – Earth & Sky Astro Cafe. If I did not remembered wrongly, we need to pay 8NZD for each vehicle and after the payment, the route is a little challenging because its steep and narrow :p

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Standing right in front of our car!

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#the sky, imagine the sky at night with full of stars.

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teng said, i need a “influencer shot” lol

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Check out the view of Lake Tekapo!

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my breakfast view is better than yours!

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Astro cafe is located at Mount John observatory where you can star gazing too :) And we will able to have a overview of the pretty mirror effect of Lake Tekapo as well. So pretty!

Earth & Sky – Astro-Cafe
Mount John Observatory, Godley Peaks Rd, Lake Tekapo 7945, New Zealand

 


Lake Pukaki
Mount Cook Alpine Salmon (Freshwater King Salmon)

Next, we will be driving 40mins to Lake Pukaki, and enjoyed our salmon meal. We thought of having a fuller meal this time round since we will be doing tracking after this and our host told us to prepare some snack over as well. (We bought chocolate and chips!)

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look at the mirror reflection of Lake Pukaki! :)

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that’s a whole lot of salmon!

We bought freshwater king salmon from the Mount Cook Alpine Salmon store and ate right in front of this mirror reflection view. I am lacking of vocab for it, but you can totally see from the photos! :)

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Mount Cook Alpine Salmon
Lake Pukaki Information Centre, SH8, between Tekapo and Twizel, Pukaki 7999, New Zealand

 


Mount Cook – Hooker Valley Track

Next will be driving to Mount Cook and through the entire journey, is effortlessly beautiful. I wanted to sing James Blunt’s You’re Beautiful. The snowy cap mountain make us speechless and we just can’t believe this is New Zealand. It’s definitely one of the prettiest place I visited (of cos, I still love Europe more). I have to say, if you didn’t visit Mount Cook, you really missing out something gorgeous in New Zealand.

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on our way! :p

On our way to Hooker Valley!

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top view :)

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can’t help to post so many photos, and I already filtered so much out :/

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I wish I can do nothing and stare at the sky

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At night, back to our home for the night. The sky turned a little pink (in real life)

 


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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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