So after Te Anau, I took an early morning 7am bus which picked me up at my YHA hostel and went on to Queenstown. Queenstown is one of my most anticipated places to visit, purely because it looks like a really compact town, with pretty urban features yet is surrounded by so much nature to see. Prior to arriving, I’ve heard of people who didn’t like it at all, because it is noisier, and way more touristy. I always feel that certain places are touristy for a good reason! And for most of the time, it’s because a place is so worth seeing, that everyone has to visit. Right? Albeit usually crowded for sure. Well, after experiencing a short stay there myself, I’ve got to say it’s definitely worth a trip down, and if given a chance again to go, I’d do skydiving for sure!I did my first ever helicopter ride there, and it definitely was a major highlight of my life!
Upon arrival in Christchurch, I stayed for one night, and then took a morning InterCity bus from the Christchurch bus interchange to Te Anau, which costs $30. The bus journey began at 7.45am, and arrived in the quiet town of Te Anau at 6.30pm, with a couple of coffee/toilet stops in between at Omaru and Dunedin. It was a long journey on the watch, but it really didn’t feel that long because of the beautiful sights along the way, and the half hour stops on between! Was quite happy to get a glimpse of those 2 towns I didn’t get to go. Omaru is famous for its penguins, and Dunedin basically reminded me of a larger, slightly more urban version of Akaroa.
Te Anau is popularly known as the gateway to Fiordland National Park, which was thus my ‘base’ for the Kepler Track great walk!
Have been busy with so much work and other stuff in Dec16, will be back with updates soon. Happy 2017 by the way! My resolution this year is to be fitter and live healthier. What’s yours? Working hard on these Upcoming articles! – 17 Days Backpacking in South […]
I had initially planned for only one Coldplay show, that was the 15 June one. The aftermath of the Wednesday show just left so much to be desired. Something bugged me and I felt like this trip isn’t complete just yet. Furthermore, at that point in time(Before Asia’s dates […]
Finally getting down to write about one of the best days of my life, my first Coldplay concert in no better place other than the one and only, Wembley Stadium! So the concert was on Wednesday, 15 June 2016, and I flew from Singapore and arrived in London […]
I began my 17 days South Island trip in Christchurch. Took a red- eye direct flight on Singapore Airlines and arrived at about 10am local time. I booked an Airbnb accommodation, mainly because I’d wanted a space to store my hard case luggage, without incurring massive storage fees for that 2- week period of backpacking. Luckily, the host of my apartment agreed to keep my luggage, until I was back 2 weeks later.
My main aim on this second visit was to truly experience what NZ is about. The amazing landscapes, and the ruggedness of travelling through it all…
I’ve received some requests to share my itinerary for my 17 days trip to the South Island of NZ, and without further ado, here it is! I’m almost done with the full post with pictures, and it should be up by this month! So stay tuned for it […]
I’ve just put up the post on Kepler track last week, took me about 4 days to write. I hope most of the details are covered, since it has been a couple of months back. I’m currently filtering out and reviewing the photos taken for the rest of the […]
We left Botlierskop game reserve on Wednesday noon for Mossel Bay and had our 584713th seafood platter hahha. With this roadtrip being a coastal drive, every meal is made up of seafood selections and I’m totally not complaining! What you get is definitely fresh from the sea and […]
On the first morning in Knysna, we did the most amazing and pretty scary activity of walking with a cheetah in Tenikwa National Park. Each of us took turns to walk Duma, our wild friend for the day. It was really quite scary when it was my turn […]