Category: Travel

[#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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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! :)

 


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

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

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Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 10

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

These were one of our main highlight of our New Zealand trip. I know many people did skydiving, water rafting or even bungee jump too. But, we did none of this because we are really scare of those exciting extreme sport haha. So, we did this instead – Dolphin Swim.

So we drove 45mins (honestly, this is nothing when you had mostly 2hours ride in previous nights) back to Picton Ferry Terminal as that’s where the pickup point. This time, we used the simple route that our host told us to avoid the crazy up and down steep mountainous route.

Dolphin swim with Eko Tours

Eko Tours given us a magical wet suit that is really different the norm. The special material of the wet suit that serve like a float, a life vest too. With no doubt, we wont able to dive in the water no matter what haha.

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This clip is film when I was swimming with them.

This clip is filmed on the yacht we took, look how happy they were that day!

It’s really one of my most enjoyable activities till date. I have no problem with swimming but being first time to open sea, it’s something makes me a little nervous and exciting. Having a family of dolphins swimming around us, and enjoying our company as much as we enjoyed theirs totally. I strongly encourage anyone who is heading to New Zealand (South island) to experience this! It’s something memorable that you want to bring back.  A kind of happiness and laughter seeing all this wildlife just 0 distance from you! :)


Lunch at Saint Clair Family Estate

We knew we wanted our lunch to be one of the vineyards when we drove past this morning. We just not sure which one to visit, but driving pass a few and we decided this because it looks pretty (super photo worthy too!) And, we never regret too. It’s one of our top food list in New Zealand (during our stay) too.

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Lunch view was so good so great! :)

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Our lunch is served :)

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We had Cloudy Bay Clams, the pasta is really homemade style that taste really interesting. Their white wine sauce is homemade brand – Saint Clair white wine.

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Salmon Fillet, we thought its just salmon fillet, but we were surprised it came with tomato risotto too, we definitely didn’t expect this.

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Inspiration from the kitchen, because we thought everything gonna be really small, we have something we thought – salad. It came out more than just a side, more like a main to us haha.

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Makana Confections
Right opposite the vineyard :)

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We drove opposite to this makana confection to just take a look, and ended up buying 1 chocolate pack eat. I bought this – Macadamia Butter Toffee Crunch for my dad, and regret just 1 pack, it doesnt take too long to finish that very small pack. My dad loves it, its coated with macadamia, or rather we can’t see much of anything except macadamia. We love it totally.

Saint Clair Family Estate
Corner of Rapaura & Selmes Road, Blenheim (Route 62)

Makana Confections 
Opposite Saint Clair Family Estate (Route 62)


Dinner at Captain’s Daughter

This is my favourite restaurant with the best food in the entire New Zealand trip. So much praise with their service and the food especially :) It’s round up our havelock journey with a blast! :)

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The beef, I heard from teng its so good, one of her favourite during our NZ trip! :)

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This, truffle prawn risotto was my favourite meal in the entire NZ trip. The taste really out of the world, because so good so simple. The prawns so fresh so much so big. I mean, the entire plate is really good that I still missing it so much now.

Captain’s Daughter
72 Main Rd, Havelock 7100, New Zealand

Before we say goodnight to our last night here, I have to share how enjoyable this 2 night were. Havelock is indeed a hidden gems, a tiny town where you might mis-looked as you might choose to stay between Picton or Nelson. I’m glad very very glad to stay here instead. Our host really nice, and food really good, and everything just simply started with a blast since we reached South. Even the car was a better ride haha.


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Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 5

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Our simple day started with traveling from Rotorua to Taupo. Having 5 hours before check-in our next accommodation we had really plenty of time to explore along the way. We decided to head over to the Huka Fall first and eat later. Beautiful scenery will spice up our taste bud haha. According to some of my friend, Huka Fall is one of the filming destination of LOTR, I guessed fans shouldnt miss it. The clarity of the tiffany blue water is really amazing. So pretty!

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the tiffany blue water ;)

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You can take a cruise to get closer the Huka Fall or even the Jet boat (We taking the jet boat in Queentown so we not doing it here though we pretty much tempted! :p)

Huka Fall
Taupo 3377, New Zealand


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Lunch at Huka Prawn Park, this plate cost us – $49.90NZD

Huka Prawn Park
Karetoto Rd, Wairakei 3377, New Zealand


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Hello from Taupo! :)

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world’s coolest mcdonald in the world :)

Taupo Mcdonald
48 Roberts St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand


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Taupo Cafe Baku
2 Roberts Street, Taupo 3330, New Zealand


Our airbnb for a night at Lake Taupo.
One of my top 5 accommodation :)

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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 1

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Travel with Air New Zealand.
We bought our air fare via Singapore Airline, but they co-share with Air New Zealand. It’s felt reasonable for me since I generally prefer direct flight (you can take SQ plane if you pick the option of transit in Sydney) and this is the best flight to Auckland.

We bought our multi-cities ticket Singapore > Auckland + Christchurch > Singapore at about SGD1,400. It’s pretty pricey for a low peak season but this is the best we fare! Any day earlier or later cost near SGD1,800. I know there’s many SQ promotion going around but, as we doing multi-cities and we don’t want to waste any time taking domestic flight back to Auckland so we go ahead with doing multi-cities ticket.

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I thought it’s good to experience different airline too. NZ’s safety precaution VCR is pretty interesting; you should pay attention to it if you are taking them next time.

Interesting Facts on AIR NZ
1) You can chat with your fellow passengers as long you got their seat number
2) Ordering any other snacks/drink/wine through the touch screen tv, make life easier
3) They served decent food, and they have New Zealand Ice cream for snack *yums

 

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