Wanaka: a jetboating adventure and 4WD farm tour

I’d heard great things about the Matukituki Valley. A fellow backpacker on my previous trip to New Zealand had recommended it to me. I was keen on seeing this area for myself, so I booked a day tour this time around. The morning activity was a jetboat tour along the Matukituki River with Wanaka RiverContinue reading “Wanaka: a jetboating adventure and 4WD farm tour”

Sunny side up

After a long drive from Christchurch, we finally arrived in sunny Wanaka! It’s a small town that is gaining heaps of popularity as a quieter alternative to Queenstown. I hope it doesn’t gain too much popularity and thus risks turning into a second Queenstown. That would be a shame for this cute little town. WeContinue reading “Sunny side up”

It’s always going to be like this, isn’t it?

As I write this post, it’s a dull and grey day in December, and we’ve had our first bit of snow. Life happens completely indoors. Ideally, I’d hibernate through to March, haha. I can’t be bothered doing anything other than sit on the couch snuggled up under a blanket while watching Netflix and enjoying a cupContinue reading “It’s always going to be like this, isn’t it?”

Rate or nah – Part 2 of 2

As you may know, last December/January I travelled through New Zealand with my mom. We had an amazing time and I still have heaps of travels stories and photos to share. For this blog post, I thought it’d be a cool idea to review all the hostels that we stayed at during this trip (dueContinue reading “Rate or nah – Part 2 of 2”

Matukituki River

The gorgeous Matukituki River is a braided river in Mt. Aspiring N.P. on the South Island of New Zealand. One day last January, I did a jet boating tour in the morning and a 4WD tour in the afternoon (during which I took this photo). The area is stunning!! It was also one of my favouriteContinue reading “Matukituki River”

Oops, I did it again! Feat. That Wanaka Tree

Because I simply can’t get enough of New Zealand, I went back recently! From mid December 2017 to mid January 2018, my mom and I travelled through this beautiful country together. Fourth time for me, first time for her. Mom wanted to see for herself why I love this country so much, and consequently fellContinue reading “Oops, I did it again! Feat. That Wanaka Tree”