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…
In the early spring of September 2014, I decided to take a super spontaneous trip somewhere, but didn’t know where to. Work was absolutely draining at that point, and I told myself that I needed a break, no matter how little the days I could afford. And so, I applied for my leave a week before, booked my tickets, squeezed time out every night for about 5 days to plan, and I got my 5 days trip to South Island, New Zealand! Essentially minus off the flight, it was a 4 days 5 nights trip. It turned out to be one of the best breaks I’ve ever had thus far, and it’s this trip that made me love last minute trips even more.
Currently at the airport waiting for my flight back home. Spent yesterday at the Astro cafe on top of Mt John, at Tekapo, and it was amazing. The last time I was there in early spring, it snowed for a while there and it was so cold! This […]
Spent 2 peaceful nights in Wanaka after Queenstown madness. Had the most delicious cloudy bay clams and tiramisu at an Italian place called Francesca’s. Yum. Oh before I move on, just like to share something about Queenstown again. Very happy to claim that I’ve a better impression of […]
Started this morning with a nice easy hike up to the summit of Queenstown hill, at 907m. The elevation was manageable, and I got to see a really nice view of the gorgeous Lake Wakatipu and the town. Well the next part of my day was truly the […]
Spent my last night yesterday, in Te Anau with a spontaneous glow worm cave visit. Didn’t know what to do after watching a short film ‘Ata Whenua’, so I just walked to Real Journeys to see what else is on for the evening. Luckily there was still one […]
Started my first multi day hike with one of NZ’s great walks — the Kepler track. Ive never done a multi-day hike before so I didn’t know how it’s really going to be like. Day 1 was really tough, cos I haven’t got used to hiking with 10kgs […]