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

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Airbnb

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