Tagged: New Plymouth

[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 8

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Leaving New Plymouth for a really long journey to Wellington. We decided to have a really simple stopover at Wellington just for our ferry over to the South Island. This journey took us 5hours, probably the longest for the past 8 days.

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First thing in the morning: Breakfast! :)

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Just outside our airbnb, and i have my usual tea in the morning ;)

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Because its gonna be a super long ride, we need a full tank this round.

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After 2.5 hours of car ride, we need toilet, we need food, and we were here for a short break. It’s such a pretty cafe in this small town – Foxton.

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Shopping District + Dinner

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Wellington remind me alot of Melbourne, a shopping district. I bought my first purchase in New Zealand – Pandora. I got my NZ exclusive charm. I have made a point to buy a exclusive charm every trip to keep this travel bracelet very very memorable :)

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When I was checking the places to eat in Wellington, there’s plenty… so much but we only have 1 meal for today… For photo worthy, I decided to be crab shack because its in Tiffany colour haha.

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Maybe we were a little earlier :p

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Too much choices, so spoilt with choices except our pocket wasnt. :p

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You know, once you had the best calamari, its so hard to get one to replace…!

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We thought the soft shell crab is tasty and better comparing the two.

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Main course for sharing :)

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They are pretty nice to remember the name haha :)

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its so crowded when we leaving

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Open concept kitchen :)

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You can opt for outdoor seat too.

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Crab Shack @ Wellington
5 Queens Wharf, Wellington, 6011, New Zealand


Mount Victoria Lookout @ Wellington

And, a simple trip up Mount Victoria for the view before the sunset down :)

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What a great day for such view :)

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Airbnb

 photo IMG_0648 copy_zps9mqddxmj.jpgWe booked the airbnb with a label as The Castle (in Lower Hutt), to find out its designed by a well-known New Zealand architect Ian Athfield. The rooms have great view of Wellington Harbour. During our ride over, we will be having a great view of the beach for the entire ride from Wellington. Such breath-taking :)

P.S. Ian Athfield is really famous with his work especially – Wellington Central Library, Jade Stadium in Christchurch, and even Bangkok rapid transport system.

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The stairs, that teng said it look like beauty and the beast dungeon. she doesnt have a good feeling of the entire stay, while I find it alright, too steep and narrow stairs.

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the room, with those pillar around, I knocked straight in front of my entire face the next morning :/

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Toilet

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bathroom. (i didnt post the kitchen and other rooms because…. it doesn’t look as good as it is haha)

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A gift for myself, spot this cute kiwi that is exclusive in NZ :)

 

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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 7

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Waking up a little late because it’s a wet morning. The rain just get heavier and heavier so we slowly had our breakfast made by me. I can’t do much, but scramble egg with salmon is all I can do :) Yet the rain got even heavier even after our breakfast, so we decided to wait a little more while watching tv and arranging our laundry….

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Our yummy breakfast. Scrambled egg with prawn (yummy really, should i do it this friday?)


Mount Taranaki
They said, if we are lucky, we will get to see the snowy top of Mount Taranaki, but due to the rain this morning, I guessed, we might not be that lucky this time.

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here are are at Mount Taranaki, but we didn’t hike it because the route was “closed” maybe because its slippery and dangerous due to the rain in the morning.

So we headed to Dawson Fall instead.
At this visitor centre, such a good view of Mount Taranaki ;)

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Proceed to Dawson Falls :)

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A short walk from Egmont National Park, about 20mins (to and from) I think? A walk that worth of this……

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So, here’s 1 photo with Dawson Falls, its quite a small one to be honest :p

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Dinner made by teng, yummy, the sauce was good, I remembered a little white wines too. haha :p

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Airbnb

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 6

[#HELLOSIHUIGOESNZ Oct-Nov 2017]

Honestly, I really doesn’t feel like leaving our Airbnb because it’s so comfy. It’s probably our best stay for the last 5 days in NZ. But we need to embark the journey of 3hours. And first business of the day will definitely our breakfast! We passed by Replete Cafe & Store, and decided this will be our awesome breakfast before we reached our next airbnb.

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Replete Cafe & Store
45 Heuheu St, Taupo 3330, New Zealand

 


>>> Three Sisters and The Elephant

One of the main reasons why we went over to New Plymouth is to see the famous Three Sisters and The Elephant that located near Tongaporutu. Originally, there’s 3 (25 metre tall) rock formations by the sea but eventually its left with 2 now, and currently the elephant truck is destroy in 2016 :( Years of sea waters/ rains/ sun and wind……

The most interesting fact about viewing the famous three sisters and the elephant is that we have to wait for the low tide, which took us about 2 hours, around 6pm to be able to walk over on the soft sand over. If not, you probably gonna swim over :p

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Found this place of happiness where beautiful cows and wonderful sky :)

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Spot them! :)

Three Sisters and The Elephant
Clifton Rd, Tongaporutu 4378, New Zealand

 


Our Airbnb & Dinner! :)

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Went over to COUNTDOWN and got all these…. any idea what we wanted to do tonight? :p

We decided to stay away from New Plymouth, at this small town where we didn’t regret in fact, filled with surprised of how beautiful this place is.

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 photo IMG_0577 copy_zpswsab4jwb.jpgAnd, we craved for steamboat. We had seafood steamboat yummmmmmy. *the chicken thigh is amazing tender!

 

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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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