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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

 


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

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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)

 


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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.

 


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

Accommodation
Airbnb

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