Tagged: Rotorua

New Zealand Travelogue 2017


If you have follow closely, I have finally (oh yes!) finished this 20 days of travelogue for New Zealand. Honestly, it’s pretty time consuming since I have to go through all the photos and worst, my poor memories to recap all in details. I’m glad I did it, because when I miss going holiday, I can read back and remember all the good old days 😂

Since wordpress love to post the latest entry first according to date, and it will be quite difficult to go through and finding all the entry from the first post (if you are using mobile, the scrolling can be quite tiring haha 😝) So this post will be really helpful for navigation to whoever is heading soon.

Note, this is based on October 2017 – November 2017 Traveling. 💕
Click on the photo or link for the specific direct link 💕

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Day 1: Flying via Air New Zealand (Direct) to Auckland from Singapore (LINK)

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Day 2: Leaving Auckland for Hobbiton Movie Set with yummy Bagel as breakfast (LINK)

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Day 3: Exploring Glowworm Caves & Wairere Falls! (LINK)

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Day 4: Visiting Rotorua tourist attractions! (LINK)

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Day 5: Taupo: One of the world’s coolest Mcdonald 🍔🍟 (LINK)

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Day 6: New Plymouth: Three Sisters and The Elephant 🐘👱‍♀️👱‍♀️👱‍♀️ (LINK)

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Day 7: Hiking Day: A little of Mount Taranaki and Dawson Fall. (LINK)

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Day 8: Heading Wellington for a night, and a view of this little city! (LINK)

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Day 9: Hello South New Zealand, Havelock one of my favourite places in SNZ. (LINK)

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Day 10: Heading for Dolphin Swim (BEST EXPERIENCE) and many food hunting! (LINK)

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Day 11: Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes (LINK)

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Day 12: Fox Glacier Hike! Love it! (LINK)

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Day 13: Heading to Fairlie, and this is Arthur Pass (LINK)

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Day 14: Mount Cook, Hooker Valley Hike. Best scenic in NZ! Include Lake Pukaki & Astro Cafe (LINK)

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Day 15: Church of the Good Shepherd + Tasman Glacier (LINK)

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Day 16: Hello Wanaka, and their Lavender Farm 🌾🌷🌹🌻🌼🍂 (LINK)

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Day 17: That Wanaka Tree 🌳🌴🌊 (LINK)

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Day 18: Hello Queenstown, and that’s Mount Remarkable (LINK)

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Day 19: Jet Boat at the most dangerous road in NZ, and Mrs Ferg (LINK)

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Day 20: Hi Christchurch, a quiet one…. (LINK)

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Day 21: Goodbye Christchurch! Hello back to reality! 😢😢😢 (LINK)

I hope you enjoyed my travelogue and will be anticipating the next one coming up :)

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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 4


We thought of having fish and chip to try the difference between Australia and NZ. There’s shouldnt be a big difference we thought. So, I went online and google and found this place that got some awards and really popular in Rotorua. (but we fare differently!)

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It looks like some fast food restaurant, but we give some doubt since, MCD is good! :p

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Our simple order, but the chunky fries are too much for us.

Oppies Fish & Chips And Chinese Takeaway
 259 Fenton Street, Victoria, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
*No parking lot, so we actually parked near the Countdown that is 5 mins by walking?
*Not worth trying🙄, I will spend the money on MCD even there’s MCD everywhere in the world

Te Puia – Rotorua Geothermal & Geysers

Rotorua has some attractions, and we planned to cover them today since they are all located very near each other. So our first stop will be looking at the Geothermal & Geysers. I longed to see the one in Iceland (which is so pretty on photos!), so this will be a good “replacement” I thought. I assume.

We bought our ticket at the counter and decided to go for Te Ra Experience with Add on Haka that cost us 69NZD per pax. This package included

  • Explore Te Whakarewarewa, a 60 hectare Geothermal Valley.
  • A Kiwi House & Viewing Enclosure
  • Traditional Māori Carving and Weaving
  • Māori Art & History
  • A model Pre-European Māori Village and sacred Marae
  • Taonga Gallery and Gift Shop

To highlight the entire 69NZD Package

  • We didn’t get to see Kiwi because the room is so small and so dark and they are hiding 😧
  • Carving woods display but we didn’t get to see them do it or neither we get to do hand-on 😧😧
  • You still able to go to the Gift shop even without the package (haha!) 😧😧😧

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Te Puia – Rotorua Geothermal & Geysers
Hemo Rd, Tihiotonga, Rotorua 3040, New Zealand

Lake Rotorua and walking around the city for food :)

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And, soon dinner time :)

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We ordered stonegrill set because everyone seems to order that. We picked the custom grill so we picked 1 chicken 1 beef. – 28.90NZD

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Basil Chicken Pasta :) 🍝

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Oyster, yet not the best. I remembered how nice the one in Tasmania!

Craft Bar And Kitchen
1115 Tutanekai St, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand

Stopped by Kuirau Park

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Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua

A total of 21 suspension bridges between 22 Californian coastal redwoods with LED design by David Trubridge (NZ world-acclaimed design and sustainability champion). We picked Nightlight over the day time because we wanted to experience something different as we able to do natural walk the next few days too. This 40 over illuminate and feature light will illuminate 115 years old redwood tress for a night forest environment experience.

This night-time experience offer visitors and locals the opportunity to explore Rotorua’s majestic Redwood forest under the shroud of darkness; illuminated by Trubridges’ bespoke creations to create an immersive and captivating environment.

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Redwoods Treewalk Rotorua
Long Mile Road, Whakarewarewa, Rotorua 3010, New Zealand
Ticket: 25NZD

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Back to our airbnb with this view, and last night at Rotorua!

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