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[#fly2NZ] New Zealand Day 14


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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[#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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