Category: New Zealand 2017

[#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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[#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! :)

 


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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)

 


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Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 13

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Remember I mentioned about booking our accommodation for Franz Josef last? One of the mistake we did yet a blessing?

Because it turned out a great weather for us totally. If we followed “the right route” we will not able to have a mirror effect lake as it’s raining last 3 days of our trip, and we supposed to travel back and staying at Fairlie instead. What a blessing! :) 

Guess we made a sweet mistake.

 


 

Breakfast at Full of Beans

Kenneth used to work here during his working holiday, so we tried here since we need to get breakfast nearby before our super long journey!

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Simple breakfast for sharing! :)

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Well, it’s a super long journey for us from Franz Josef to Fairlie, and we decided to take another route – Authur’s Pass to have a scenic view :) I have to say, the south scenery really very pretty, so effortlessly pretty.

 

 


Airbnb @ Fairlie :)

Long journey, but thankful to the awesome weather! :)
Once again, I am so happy with our accommodation and we decided to end our night slightly earlier today! :D

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Our next home! :)

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My host is a farmer! and he had a bigger farm far far away from here, he pointed – that field, haha!

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Hello Billy, the 4weeks old goat! :)

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So true! haha :p

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We didn’t want to do much, especially after a long drive. We ate our favourite simple dinner with many cheeses and eggs! :)

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Good Night :)


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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 12

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Our next journey will be driving to Fox Glacier directly for our Fox Glacier Heli Hike which is a combination of Fly in and out via Helicopter and walking on on the Fox Glacier. This is our 2nd highlight of our NZ trip! :)

Having the thrill of helicopter flights, we get to a higher point and explore a part of the glacier where there’s ice caves over the pinnacles of the ice fall.

The safety procedures really very long, explained every single detail. The helicopter ride we took at 12 apostles really just guided us directly to the helicopter without any explanation haha. But better to be safe. We will be equipped with leather walking boots and Crampons + Walking poles that will be given only when we are up on the ice!

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Took together with other strangers, but die die want selfie :P

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The view ;)

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While waiting for our Crampons + Walking poles!

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Beautiful sight! :)

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We were lead by a taiwanese guide, and most of our tour are from china, so she seems really happy to speak in chinese instead :p

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:)

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our guide ensure everywhere was really safe for us before we proceed! :)

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Us :)

This is a short clip I did and edit on my phone on that day :)

I strongly encourage anyone who is heading to NZ to take this tour. Although the price is a little steep, the experience in return is so memorable. I remembered sharing alot with my friends that, this is something worth heading for. We can’t get to see this in most Asian countries either. Do it, im sure you will enjoyed like we do! :)

 


The Landing @ Franz Josef

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Our dinner is simple, really simple at one of the random restaurant along Franz Josef (Cron St). We knew the dinner won’t be amazing since it’s along “the-you-know-it-attraction-and-you-dont-want-to-give-hope“. I will suggest you buy food from the FourSquare along Cron St, and made your own dinner in your accommodation.


 

Airbnb @ Kahere Retreat

Staying along Franz Josef Glacier area, you knew you will be paying alot more than expect. This is our most expensive stay through our entire New Zealand trip. I can’t say it justify because it’s really expensive.

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Self check in, so we took the jug with my name on! :)

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Good Night! :)
The wifi was not strong, neither our data was strong… One of the nights that we doesn’t need to do work, doesn’t need to be connected… Great rest! :)

We planned all our stay from north to south. We planned so much and keeping this last (which ended up a little detour cos we can’t travel to Lake Tekapo across the mountain… but, it’s a blessing in disguise despite the long journey! We had a good awesome lake view – more on that later~)

 


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