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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 18


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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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 16


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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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 13


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 11


Our 5hours journey started again, the reason for this is because, we wanted a stopover at Greymouth as we don’t think we will have enough daylight to drive to Franz Josef, and it’s wiser to stay at Greymouth and head over to Fox Glacier that morning for our tour. (long story, but you get what I mean after the next few post too!)

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Before we leave, here’s a photo with our lovely host, whom so nice to us. She shared so many stories to us regards to this little town, giving us more insight of this hidden gem. She also shared with us that, along Pelorus river there’s stayed a postman who bring goods and letter over to the mountainous area opposite our stay.

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Takeaway coffee at one of the very small cafe along havelock! :)


Nelson – Boat Shed Cafe

We decide to do the route > Nelson > Greymouth :)

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Is it spring that is coming?

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A found in Nelson. I have to say Nelson is really pretty, probably because its locate at eastern shores of Tasman Bay. It’s the oldest city in the south, 2nd-oldest in the entire New Zealand, which I don’t exactly feel it. The blue sky and sea make it so pretty.

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Lunch served! :)

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Pan roasted snapper – 33.50
w mung bean sprouts, red onion, cucumber, cashews, chilli & coriander salad w lime & tamarind dressing

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Ōra king salmon carpaccio – 15.50
w avocado, radish, chives, soy, lime & chilli dressing, sesame seeds & sichuan salt & pepper

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Bbq Coromandel scallops – 23.50
w cauliflower purée, boudin noir, fennel, cress & lemon

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Nelson – Boat Shed Cafe
Wakefield Quay 350 State Hwy, Stepneyville, Nelson 7010, New Zealand


Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes

I saw so many instagram photos of pancake rocks, so many fancy photos of this “must-visit” attraction. We visited it late due to our long drive journey from Havelock. but, we manage to catch the sunset nearby.

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this is the pancake rock! :)

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This pancake rocks is not too difficult walk, just a 20mins loop walk, its not exactly interesting but good to have a good spectacular view of the westerly sea, and sunset makes it orangish-and pretty.

Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes
Main Road, Paparoa, New Zealand


Airbnb @ Greymouth

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On our way to our airbnb! Beautiful sunset :)

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Our host is away for their son birthday party when we arrived, but its not difficult at all. I actually appreciate the easy and smooth check-in for us, and even appreciate more than our host visited us and have a chat that last 30mins or so. You know your host doesn’t need to do so but they did, its really nice for them to know how we are doing and need any help! :) I recommend this stay too! :)


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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 9


Our Day starts really early, as there’s several things we need to do before heading for the ferry at Wellington Harbour.

  • Full tank pump (ya again when we just do a full tank yesterday haha!)
  • Return our car (clear all the rubbish)
  • Check in before 815am (our ferry is at 9am)
  • Had breakfast (it’s very important for my friend lol)

We left our place earlier, despite, we were stuck in the jam badly. Probably everyone is heading to the city for work? A short 20mins turned out near 40mins…. Lucky we still in time include having breakfast lol.

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Thank you Toyota Rav 4 serving us great :)

It’s pretty easy for us as we just parked our car at the designated area (for europcar, same for the rest, just check the board and park haha) And headed for a simple check-in. We managed to clear all 2 big luggages and 2 hand carry for check-in Yeah!

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doing my freelance work throughout the ride!

Our Journey from South to North ;)

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Reaching at Picton Ferry Terminal, we picked our car, a smart car.

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And head over to our new home for 2 nights at Havelock. Nevertheless, GPS guided us to this scenic route that is really freaking challenging. Teng’s driving skill instantly up another level after that.

Late lunch at Mussel Pot (recommend by our airbnb host)

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I don’t eat mussel but I am going to give the first try here. Teng said, she never knew mussel can be this fresh and those she ate before is crap haha. According to our host, havelock is a “mussel port”, all the mussels in NZ come from this little town.

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The Mussel Pot Restaurant and Cafe
73 Main Rd, Havelock 7100, New Zealand

Captain’s Daughter (recommend by our airbnb host)
That evening, we decided we are too full for a meal, but get a drink instead. I ordered Ice Chocolate and guessed what was given? :) Amazing!

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There’s iced chocolate, with ice cream + chocolate syrup and oreo! Mr barista forgot about I having it away, and put it in a jar cup for dine in. I brought it back the next day since we having our dinner here tmr (It’s the best dinner I have entire 20days!)

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Airbnb (one of my top 5 accommodation in NZ)

Havelock is a really small village in Marlborough region in New Zealand. We call Havelock a hidden gems, that I really wish many people will try to explore here a little. A little quiet, a little interesting, a little more stories to tell.

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Our airbnb is so beautiful right? The bed is so comfy :)

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Not forgetting, we have awesome view too :) My view when I was rushing for work that evening! :)

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The little boat that belong to my airbnb host :)

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 2


We reached Auckland around 11:30pm. It’s quite a long flight, nearly 10 hours straight flight. Thanks god for the 2 meals in flight, we are probably full and decided to go straight to our first airbnb, wash up and have a good sleep (and in between, doing some works etc).

I didn’t take much photos of our first accommodation because it’s really small to capture in detail. They do  have everything like a small kitchen, small wardrobe and a small queen size bed. That very night was raining heavily, and we could feel the raindrops hitting the caravan badly HAHA.

Our plan for the day is AUCKLAND > MATAMATA > ROTORUA :)

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#Behind me is our first house of #hellosihuigoesNZ. It’s quite an expensive, cheap and worth the experience. but definitely a little troublesome because you can’t open your luggage here definitely.

Our travel time was about 2hours from Auckland to Hobbiton Movie Set. Our next meal will be only during our dinner time at our 2nd home. So our plan was to have a good meal and this include one of our favourite (in this 20 days in NZ) is at Best Ugly. Best Ugly are famous with their bagels, and we are not disappointed at all. ☺

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Teng had Tuna Melt, and not surprising I have my King Salmon ☺ Their ingredient is really generous and we felt really happy with our first meal of the day ☺

Best Ugly Bagels
3A York St, Newmarket, Auckland 1023, New Zealand
Note: You need to pay and park your car at the side, please prepare coin for all parkings☺


So, our official first road trip in New Zealand start. 2 hours car ride from Auckland to Matamata.

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We stopped by somewhere.

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Hobbiton Movie Set to know more about how Peter Jackson as a director found out this special land and his ideas for this movie.

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So blessed with good weather! :)

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The only door that is open in the hobbiton movie set, and just in case you thought its furnish decor, it nothing inside haha :p

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Walking to the The Green Dragon Inn :)

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Hobbiton Movie Set
501 Buckland Road, Hinuera, Matamata 3472 New Zealand
Cost: NZD79

Matamama > Rotorua

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On our way to our 2nd accommodation, we saw rainbow :) And actually its a double rainbow as we drove :)

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Home for 3 nights :)

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Kitchen that we cooked up our first dinner at Rotorua! :)

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Thank you my friend for making sautéed mushroom and herb salmon pasta  ☺

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